US Colleges: No More Free than North Korea

2021 October 11
by bc3b

Would you believe indoctrination at US colleges is as bad as North Korea? This statement comes from a former North Korean who is attending Columbia University.

Life experiences provide us with an opportunity to develop an expertise in certain areas. For example, teachers develop an expertise enabling them to quickly identify students with learning issues, which the educator can then help them overcome. But what about a situation in which these roles are reversed – the rare situation in which a life experience has imbued a student with a certain expertise the teacher lacks? And, more importantly, if the student wishes to share the benefit of such expertise, will the teacher even listen?

Such is the case at an Ivy League college where a student with a unique background is pursuing an education. The student is Yeonmi Park. She lived in North Korea for 14 years before escaping to China in 2007, where she was forced into the sex slave trade, later making her way to South Korea before moving to the U.S. in 2014.

What then is Park’s area of expertise? She says she is grateful for two things in her life of 27 years – first, being born in North Korea and, second, escaping it. Her reasoning is that it is both these events that have shaped who she is today. They are experiences she would not trade for an ordinary and peaceful life. Having spent half her life in North Korea where school begins at an early age to start the indoctrination process of a new generation to support an historically brutal family dictatorship that has ruled the country since 1948, Park knows brainwashing when she sees it. She clearly recognizes when what is supposed to be a teaching experience stimulating independent thinking by students is, in reality, something entirely different. Thus, she can sniff out propaganda indoctrination that seeks to strip the student of independent thinking. After all, some of the best propagandists in the world attempted to do this to her as a child in North Korea.

But what has shocked Park after settling in the U.S. and attending college at Columbia University is that she is being exposed to that which she sought to escape in her native country. She undoubtedly has provoked Columbia professors with the statement, but she maintains not even North Korea was “this nuts” in their brainwashing efforts as is the university in undermining Western cultural and social achievements. And, unlike in North Korea, she is paying a “fortune” to the university to be so indoctrinated.

In an interview, Park said, “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. 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.”

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  1. 2021 October 11 9:43 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Front Line Doctors open another front.

    AFLDS vs. Kaiser!
    This lawsuit challenges Kaiser’s mandate that all 217,000 employees be vaccinated or terminated.

    From the Press Release: “Kaiser’s mandate violates both the Constitution and California State law … Kaiser has acted extraordinarily shamefully. They have done much more than threaten unemployment. They have coordinated with the Federal and State governments to coerce workers through total and permanent industry unemployability.”

  2. 2021 October 11 9:47 pm
    mpt permalink

    I thought America was different, but I saw so many similarities to what I saw in North Korea that I started worrying.

    As are we all dear. As are we all.

  3. 2021 October 11 10:02 pm

    Park is not the first to raise this and will not be the last, few are listening though, and fewer still are refusing to stop funding said indoctrination centers.

    Like 10th or 12th of these “accidents” I’ve read about in just the last couple weeks.

  4. 2021 October 11 10:55 pm
    mpt permalink

    Texas governor bans all COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including by private businesses

    I wonder if this helps the Southwest Airlines pilots as they are a Texas company.

  5. 2021 October 12 2:52 am
    drdog09 permalink


    KH, in CA it won’t even be an ‘accident’. CA has flat out passed a law that school systems can administer that and other procedures without the parents knowledge.

  6. 2021 October 12 4:00 am
    drdog09 permalink

    The OP covered this pretty well. Suggestions from one inside the belly of the beast:

    * Beat on Johnny or Suzie that they have to get a B or better in English, Math up to algebra I level, US history in HS. If you don’t you are letting thousands pass thru your fingers in additional remedial course costs that should have been picked up in the K-12 system. 40% of the applicants at my institution are doing remedial, don’t be one of them.

    * If you can home-school during the middle school years. Research is showing that even a minimal period, 2-3 years improves scores. Personally I think it is because it breaks the indoctrination cycle and injects a level of interest by the student because the parent is doing it. Do it if you can.

    * If your kid is really a go getter, 10th or 11th grade get them enrolled in college level courses. More and more colleges are offering dual credit programs. Points for graduation and marks toward college credit. The institution I am at offer dual credit in both networking and cyber security and it is online and self paced. Depending on the State a % of the cost is already covered by your taxes. If your experience was like mine, Senior year HS is mostly a waste; make use of it elsewhere.

    * College considerations:

    ** First if you are a Texas resident — All institutions must follow WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) for what is content of specific courses. Online here — What that means for parents is, by God do some shopping PER COURSE. What can be $1000 at one institution might be $750 at another. So long as the course is in that online catalog 80% of it is fully transferable for credit for a degree. It is quite possible to cut the cost of college by 1/3rd doing this. Just keep in mind the total course load minimum for the degree that the institution confers. Usually that somewhere around 60 credit hours. With online options this can be big bucks saved.

    ** Forget the brick and mortar. That is don’t be awed by the ivy covered buildings and fancy stadiums. That is being covered by bonds and is not flowing into your kids head. What is the admin:instructor ratio? If its over 50% look elsewhere. Has this school had incidents with kangaroo courts that they run? What is the sex ratio of the student body. If its 75:25 female look elsewhere, there is a reason that is happening and it does not favor men. Do they have —studies depts? Most do but what is their budget? if it is relatively high compared to the over all budget, look elsewhere.

    ** Libraries are no longer relevant in the traditional sense. But are to our online world. What is the number of online collections they subscribe to and provide to the student body? Make comparisons. Are they relevant to the course of study student is going to pursue?

    ** Go here: Before you even look at a glossy brochure do the research. Sit down with the spawn and look really hard at the occupational outlook for what they wish to pursue. General rule — if the occupation cannot cancel the incurred debt in 5 years of gross income be wary. There are exceptions like doctors but in general the rule applies. Realize that the median pay represents the income that an occupation garners with 5 or more years experience.

    ** Frankly college placement services are of dwindling use. Discount their value to a student. You would get better results hiring an image consultant to help develop a good LinkedIn profile.

    ** Be wary of internships. Too many cases that internships lead to nothing jobwise yet the ’employer’ gets tons of free labor. If the internship is offered by a NGO, run away, the experience is valueless.

    ** Civic organizations. Many occupations have outreach programs into/of colleges. The students should join one. Insights into an occupation can be gleaned. And yes in cases internships can be had that have value.

    ** Look at the course catalog and inquire how many instructors are available to teach all courses. Do not get caught in the trap of a single choke point to a degree. Avoid if you will the student having to wait for a course because the Dean of the college is the only one who teaches it and they are on sabbatical. (personal experience on that one.) This is typically prevalent for the third and fourth year courses

  7. 2021 October 12 4:04 am
    drdog09 permalink


    That will be an interesting test in the courts. Per the USC Health and Welfare is a State, not Federal function. Fact the CDC and FDA were only constituted as advisory. (see where that has ended up eh?) Grab the popcorn.

  8. 2021 October 12 4:06 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting — — Considering the timeframe and the persons involved, if I were an NFL owner I would consider those opinions a plus, they were accurate.

  9. 2021 October 12 5:19 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    6th circuit rules 3-0 that Westerm Mich Broncos do NOT need to vaxx

  10. 2021 October 12 6:58 am
    bc3b permalink

    Rookie Georgia cop shot dead on his first day on the job. Since the perp is black, CNN and the rest of the media will ignore:

  11. 2021 October 12 7:03 am
    bc3b permalink

    If you read today’s thread earlier, you may wish to re-read it. Sometimes threads are more interesting the second time.

  12. 2021 October 12 7:27 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    I kinda thought that might get bc’s attention.

  13. 2021 October 12 7:51 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog, that article linked in #9 is amazing. The Solzhenitsyn passage from ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ is chilling. But so is the Michael Caine quote in the middle of the article: “I’m going to die expensive.

    I’d never heard it, so I looked up the source. During a talk he was giving he provided this recollection from when he fought in the Korean War. It is classic!!

    When I was nineteen and a soldier, I often wondered how I was going to be if I knew I was going to die. At one point, we were ambushed in the paddy fields, just four of us surrounded by Chinese. And my instinct — which has lasted me the rest of my life — was: All right, I’m going to die. And that’s O.K. But” — he paused and levelled a heavy finger at the recollected enemy, and at any future adversaries — “as many of you as possible are going to die with me. I’ll take the whole fucking lot.” He grinned. “I’m going to die expensive.

  14. 2021 October 12 8:28 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Saw this posted with no link on Gab:
    “CNBC: Record 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August”

    I’m thinking the totals will be bumping up from here to end of year

  15. 2021 October 12 9:36 am
    justrand permalink

    mpt, if you were TRYING to bring about widespread Vigilante “Justice” in the United States, what would you do differently than what the Loudoun County school board, and “Judges” across the country are doing?

    When citizens, and especially parents, become convinced that there is NO justice except what they themselves mete out, then we will have taken a massive step backwards. We’re at a crossroads, but I don’t expect the Leftists to understand how dangerous the path is that they want us to take.

  16. 2021 October 12 10:23 am
    bc3b permalink

  17. 2021 October 12 10:57 am
    fight on permalink

    BC the production co for the video embodies in their name the entire Biden admistration.
    Their name : Sinking ship productions. I kid you not.

  18. 2021 October 12 12:28 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Anti-Trump leftists caught trying to sell secret submarine data to foreign government.

    As might be suspected, CNN and the rest of the leftist media is remaining quiet about the couple’s political leanings.

  19. 2021 October 12 12:47 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Read of the day. Joe and Hunter Biden shared bank accounts and, despite his denials, Joe received money from Hunter:

    CNN is already working to cover this up.

  20. 2021 October 12 1:34 pm
    mpt permalink

    We’re at a crossroads, but I don’t expect the Leftists to understand how dangerous the path is that they want us to take.

    I’m astounded that the left believes there will be no pushback as they threaten a person’s livelihood to enforce compliance with their whims. When they rob a person of any reasonable avenue to push back against grave injustices, the civilizing influence that western governments up to this point imperfectly provided, they are playing with matches near a powder keg.

    I have to believe they are doing this knowing full well it will blow up in violence in certain instances. The hope being they can turn the situation to their advantage and further vilify the people they have pushed too far. They know that Government, media and big-tech have their backs, but the wildcard is if they can count on support from the public. I suspect that won’t be the case, but I hope that isn’t wishful thinking on my part.

    As the proverb goes: “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.”

  21. 2021 October 12 1:53 pm

    7 – Not to mention said EOs don’t actually exist yet.

    BTW SW continues to lie, and CEO basically also tells Abbott to blow him.

  22. 2021 October 12 2:13 pm
    justrand permalink

    wow the “bad weather” that was only affecting Southwest Airlines planes has apparently stopped!!

    “coincidentally”, the CEO now says he will NOT comply with Biden’s mandate…and the Southwest planes are magically able to fly again.

    weird, huh?

  23. 2021 October 12 2:51 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    22, Amazing

    21, saw a photo of the front of their house. BLM sign

  24. 2021 October 12 3:21 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    23, agree that the Left is advancing boldly without fear.
    The GOPe has proved to be toothless.
    Institutions do nothing to protect the common people: courts, legislators, media, corporations, schools …
    Even large numbers of neighbors remain uninvolved or actively assist the Swamp.

    It’s showtime. Or almost. Perhaps 🙂 🙂

  25. 2021 October 12 4:09 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Texas Ranger must have showed in his officer cuz the CEO is now saying this — — Its one thing to threaten with a lawyer, quite another to have someone with a loaded pistol come knocking.

    Sorry missed #26.

  26. 2021 October 12 4:15 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Indeed. The cats out of the bag. The SW Air situation shows it. Like I said a while back, we can shut this place down anytime we want. Fact it is easier right now with the supply chain all screwed up, alternatives are lacking. Half the truckers walk, nothing anywhere. ATC walks, no flights. Harbor pilots walk, no shipping in a port. There are choke points everywhere.

  27. 2021 October 12 4:20 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Alright TX contingent do we vote for Allen West — — or keep Abbott?

  28. 2021 October 12 4:25 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  29. 2021 October 12 5:05 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    32, JRs California doesn’t exist in their mind.
    When they shut down the economy, they shut down schools and businesses in counties with 0 cases, 0 deaths. To them, SF, LA and maybe Sac are the whole state.

    Who needs a lawnmower in Chinatown?
    The lawns are so small you could use toenail cutters …

  30. 2021 October 12 5:31 pm
    mpt permalink

    The Pols in CA are nucking futs…

    I guess the positive of this is it will just accelerate things faster to wherever the hell is we are going.

    BTW, I wouldn’t mind a total ban on all leaf blowers, of any kind. Our neighborhood sounds like a fricking beehive on steroids on any given weekday from all the leaf blowers — particularly the managed properties across the way from me. Electric blowers aren’t any quieter. I would be happy to pay my gardener to use a rake if need be.

    However, banning gas engines for everything off-road is insane.

  31. 2021 October 12 6:04 pm

    26 – Guess cancellations and customers bailing in droves had the board suggest he take another course of action before he destroyed the company. Then again it’s probably the board to ok’d this course of action in the first place all to save there precocious government contracts to transport illegal aliens all over the nation. I wouldn’t trust anything he has to say at this point however, cause they’re still mandating it on their employees and just using ‘nobody will be terminated’ over it – one company who used such language a month ago is now saying failure to comply is considered a resignation….see nobody was ‘fired’. 😉

  32. 2021 October 12 6:08 pm

    31 – #1 One thing I though of when Abbott announced it “Bet this wouldn’t have happened if his opponent was calling for it”. I’m not big fan of either tbh, tough choice in tx imho.

  33. 2021 October 12 6:10 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    mpt – one of my favorite sayings over the last year (due to covid) – “We all got to die some day!”

    The look on their faces is priceless.

    Just a matter of when, where and who with me.

  34. 2021 October 12 7:18 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    See a headline: “Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner dies”
    Immediately check: Was he recently vaxxed?
    No, had cancer for some time.

  35. 2021 October 12 8:55 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Stuff is happening.
    Los Angeles sheriff says he will not enforce vaccine mandate
    Hundreds of families crowd Stanislaus education office to protest student vaccine mandate
    Newsom Admits 12-Year-Old Daughter Has Not Yet Been Vaccinated Despite K-12 Vaccine Mandate for Rest of State
    ‘This is Not a Negotiation’: Fed-Up Parents Serve Stunned School Board $200 Million Lawsuit Over Mask Mandate
    871 Los Angeles Firefighters to File $1.7 Billion Lawsuit Over Vaccine Mandate

  36. 2021 October 13 3:58 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Keep fighting folks. We give the Pols the keys to the bar to clean the glasses, sweep the floor and take out the trash. But that is all, we own this joint not the Pols.

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