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    "I escaped a North Korean prison camp" - Shin Dong-hyuk's Survivor Story

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    Dec 2, 2012


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvfiHmOFY78


    Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Kaechon #14, one of the world's harshest labor camps. His parents were political prisoners, declared enemies of the state for having committed minor offenses against the North Korean regime. Shin was routinely subjected to torture and knew nothing of the outside world until his escape at the age of 23.

    Today he is on a mission to tell the world his story. And to remind us of the estimated 200,000 other forced laborers currently languishing under the regime of Kim Jong-un.


    Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
    - Blaine Harden, 2012

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    Let them take their freedom for themselves, if we help they will just exchange one Kim for a Barry. Fuck that.

    Are their gills on this story, cause it sure is fishy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolil View Post
    Let them take their freedom for themselves, if we help they will just exchange one Kim for a Barry. Fuck that.

    Are their gills on this story, cause it sure is fishy!
    He escaped North Korea, he did "take freedom."


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    CBS 60 Minutes
    December 2, 2012

    [Video] North Korean prisoner escaped after 23 brutal years


    Born in a prison camp, Shin Dong-hyuk describes how three generations of a family are incarcerated if one family member is considered disloyal.
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    Watch this on Netflix. Wow, very depressing and sad. Yes, we don't need to intervene, but let's discontinue to stop South Korea from doing so. I'd volunteer to free those in prison camps.
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    North Korea has to be the worst place in the world to live.
    ...but when the trumpets blew again and the knights charged, the name they cried was "Stannis! Stannis! STANNIS!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Watch this on Netflix. Wow, very depressing and sad. Yes, we don't need to intervene, but let's discontinue to stop South Korea from doing so. I'd volunteer to free those in prison camps.

    South Korea can't do anything on its own. Seoul would be blasted in no time if war ever broke out. Best solution is to keep negotiating with them like Western powers are now and hope North Korea eventually opens up and reforms prior to collapse.

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    I watched a documentary on this dude a while back and IIRC he was escaping with a friend but the friend was fried by the electric fence allowing this guy to use the dead body to shield himself to get through said fence. This guy's mom used to beat him every night after she got done working her 16+hr days in a mine, it's hard to comprehend how mind-fucked this dude really is and all that he went through. He even had the tip of one of his fore fingers but off at the knuckle. Plus, many of these prisoners die from starvation and the living situations are riddled with lice and god knows what else.

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    Thanks for bumping this thread. It seems some in the liberty movement are pushing a pro-NK agenda lately.

    Like this guy

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...is-NKorea-film

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    Quote Originally Posted by green73 View Post
    Thanks for bumping this thread. It seems some in the liberty movement are pushing a pro-NK agenda lately.

    Like this guy

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...is-NKorea-film
    I've never understood this strain of thought I've often seen from LRC types. I'm as opposed to intervention as anyone here, but just because we shouldn't be meddling in the internal affairs of North Korea or Saudi Arabia or any other state as a matter of national policy doesn't absolve us of the individual moral responsibility to expose and oppose oppression, violence and evil in those countries.

    I'm amazed at those who think nations that deprive their citizens of their fundamental rights and freedoms far more than the American Federal government does somehow become praiseworthy simply by virtue of being opposed to America's geopolitical goals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkblots View Post
    I've never understood this strain of thought I've often seen from LRC types. I'm as opposed to intervention as anyone here, but just because we shouldn't be meddling in the internal affairs of North Korea or Saudi Arabia or any other state as a matter of national policy doesn't absolve us of the individual moral responsibility to expose and oppose oppression, violence and evil in those countries.

    I'm amazed at those who think nations that deprive their citizens of their fundamental rights and freedoms far more than the American Federal government does somehow become praiseworthy simply by virtue of being opposed to America's geopolitical goals.
    Who is saying that you should be absolved of exposing injustice of any kind? No one. Red herring.

    But should we be closed-minded to valid criticisms of our political system/culture because we don't like the political system/culture of the people making said criticisms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by green73 View Post
    Who is saying that you should be absolved of exposing injustice of any kind? No one. Red herring.

    But should we be closed-minded to valid criticisms of our political system/culture because we don't like the political system/culture of the people making said criticisms?
    It's a question of credibility I believe. North Korea is notorious for human rights abuses and they're a bit hypocritical pointing out how "horrible" America is while ignoring their own flaws. The U.S. has plenty of good solid liberty supporters who can expose America's flaws, we don't need a North Korean dictatorship to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COpatriot View Post
    North Korea has to be the worst place in the world to live.
    Nah. Up there though. There are many places in Africa if not as bad, far worse.

    E.g. Mauritania

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankRep View Post
    It's a question of credibility I believe. North Korea is notorious for human rights abuses and they're a bit hypocritical pointing out how "horrible" America is while ignoring their own flaws. The U.S. has plenty of good solid liberty supporters who can expose America's flaws, we don't need a North Korean dictatorship to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankRep View Post
    It's a question of credibility I believe. North Korea is notorious for human rights abuses and they're a bit hypocritical pointing out how "horrible" America is while ignoring their own flaws. The U.S. has plenty of good solid liberty supporters who can expose America's flaws, we don't need a North Korean dictatorship to do it.
    And what country are you living in right now? Im sorry, but I could but wouldn't give two shits a piss for anything Korea. Not to say I don't wish them the very best, from very far.

    Another case of NUNYA. Whats going on in north korea? NUNYA.
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