TED Talks: Hyeonseo Lee

Submitted by: Ani187 3 years ago

""My Escape from North Korea""
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Male 2,027
Id watch it, but I hate TED talks so much, that I wont. I figured you`d all want to know.
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Male 14,330
@Squrlz4Sale

Lol!
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Male 6,227
@ McGovern: LOL. I was actually *this* close to posting a comment that you`d probably be happy to help in any way you could.
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Male 14,330
I offer her and cute girls like her refuge at my place! Gotta do my part to help of course!
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Male 14,773
She`s filled out well. Mmmm.

I am a big fan of Korea, including all the Korean people, whether they live in the South or North. Reunification will be a painfully difficult process for both sides and for many countries that must support the process. I stand ready to devote a significant portion of my time and financial resources to them when the time comes.
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Male 6,227
@ AJ: Sank chew! That`s awesome: an Elizabethan squirrel. Rawwwr! =^.^=
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Male 10,339
Very well said Squrlz. Thanks.

Here`s a lady squrl for being so cool.


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Male 6,227
(Cont`d)

This is a bit of a stretch, but part of the reason I am so opposed to the NSA activities is it has the same effect as all such monitoring does. Fewer and fewer people dare to speak out when they know everything can be overheard. Already we`re hearing stories from American journalists that they are having a harder and harder time getting their sources to talk about ANYTHING critical of the U.S. government. Many refuse to communicate by phone or e-mail now, insisting on in-person meetings only, and some have stopped communicating at all.

So all of a sudden, Fourth Estate news coverage critical of the government slows to a trickle. Wonderful for the government; horrible for the democracy.
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Male 6,227
@ Auburnjunky: Well, I think part of the reason revolts don`t occur in NK is because everyone knows they`re living in a surveillance state: everything you say is likely to be overheard by an informant and anyone saying anything contrary to the dictatorship is whisked away to a labor camp, never to be seen again. Consequently, it is virtually impossible to start a resistance when you can`t tell who might be willing to join you. Sure, some of the people mouthing the propaganda are faking it, but some are truly brainwashed. By design, no one in that society can trust anyone else. Children, for instance, are given rewards for turning in their parents for anti-regime comments (better schooling, shoes, food luxuries, etc.).

(Cont`d next post)

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Male 10,339
They all must secretly know how bad it sucks there.
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Male 10,339
Why don`t they all, and by all, I mean all of them just line up, and rush the border. 90% will make it. Freedom, and the end of the oppressive state.
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Male 17,512
We, the free peoples of the world, are going to have a lot of work to do normalizing and un-brainwashing the North Korean people, when that regime finally fails. We are not equipped to handle that job right now, not by a long shot.

If we don`t prepare for this eventuality we will regret it. There will be mass suicides, poverty, anarchy and starvation otherwise.
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Male 2,711
It`s not that I am unsympathetic to their plight in North Korea, but I`m much more worried about how bad things are here in America.
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Male 6,227
@ Atrayu4u: North Korea really is a nightmare. Earlier this year I read the book *Escape from Camp 14* by Blaine Harden. The details of life in the prison camps are so horrid you`d have a hard time believing me if I described them here. If you have Netflix, you can see the movie version of the book (which is actually better than the book). It`s called *Camp 14: Total Control Zone* and it`s available for streaming. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about just how bad things are in North Korea.
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Female 1,478
I hadn`t realized so many people were trying to escape :(
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Male 24
@dirtysteve00 They shortened it from Tedious Talks to TED talks.
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Male 373
Anyone else find TED talks tedious and preachy?
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Female 4,447
Link: TED Talks: Hyeonseo Lee [Rate Link] - ``My Escape from North Korea``
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