Social Justice Warriors talk about animal rights, what about the 25 million North Koreans? Learn more: http://generationliberty.ipa.org.au/social-justice-warriors-talk-about-animal-rights-what-about-the-25-million-north-koreans/Posted by Generation Liberty on Sunday, 5 June 2016
The horrors and nightmares from North Korea are immense: mass poverty, thousands dying every year in concentration camps, and all the while the government exercises totalitarian control over the people.
Yeon-Mi Park, speaking at the recent Australian Libertarian Society Friedman Conference, explores the personal dimension of living in such a backwards country.
Park fled from North Korea to China primarily to find food. This was a decision that could have easily resulted in death. However, after her miraculous escape, she came to learn there was something more out there to aspire to: freedom.
Now living in South Korea, she has been forced to catch up with the world around her: learning about modern technology, such as the internet and being able to name the world’s continents.
Park’s story is not only eye opening but also carries an important message to Social Justice Warriors. While many go out campaigning for trendy global causes, too often people are silent on the human rights abuses in North Korea. Park puts her point pointedly:
It is sad that in the West you have things like rights for animals, but there are 25 million people in North Korea that don’t have [basic rights].
You can watch the whole speech here: