A young woman named Yeonmi Park, who escaped from North Korea, appeared on the Sean Hannity show this week and described her experience in American higher education as crazy.
She said that she always thought of America as a free country, but then at Columbia University, she found herself surrounded by people policing her language and claiming to be victims of oppression.
How insane does academia have to be for someone from North Korea to say this?
FOX News reports:
North Korean defector says ‘even North Korea was not this nuts’ after attending Ivy League school
As American educational institutions continue to be called into question, a North Korean defector fears the United States’ future “is as bleak as North Korea” after she attended one of the country’s most prestigious universities.
Yeonmi Park has experienced plenty of struggle and hardship, but she does not call herself a victim.
One of several hundred North Korean defectors settled in the United States, Park, 27, transferred to Columbia University from a South Korean university in 2016 and was deeply disturbed by what she found.
“I expected that I was paying this fortune, all this time and energy, to learn how to think. But they are forcing you to think the way they want you to think,” Park said in an interview with Fox News. “I realized, wow, this is insane. I thought America was different but I saw so many similarities to what I saw in North Korea that I started worrying.”
Those similarities include anti-Western sentiment, collective guilt and suffocating political correctness.
Yeonmi saw red flags immediately upon arriving at the school.
Watch the interview below:
Do people who work in higher education find this embarrassing? They should.
'North Korea was pretty crazy, but not this crazy': North Korean defector, 27, who escaped the communist country warns that wokeism is stifling freedom of thought and speech at US universities just like the state does in her homelandhttps://t.co/fNJElIiUeP
— AntifaBook.com (@JackPosobiec) June 15, 2021
Wow! All I can say is, wow. And again, wow.
North Korean defector says 'even North Korea was not this nuts' after attending Ivy League school | Fox News https://t.co/r7pKl3NuuT
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) June 15, 2021
Maybe it takes someone who escaped N. Korea to wake us up in America. @YeonmiParkNK attended a prestigious U.S. university and was shocked at how much it was like the oppression she fled, with anti-Western sentiment and suffocating political correctness. https://t.co/AKNaVaGWKP
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) June 16, 2021
Our entire system of higher education needs to be overhauled.