North Korean defector says 'even North Korea was not this nuts' after attending Ivy League school
‘America’s future is as bleak as North Korea’ says defector
Park transferred to Columbia University in 2016 and was deeply disturbed by what she found.
"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.
During orientation, she was scolded by a university staff member for admitting she enjoyed classic literature such as Jane Austen.
"I said ‘I love those books.’ Then she said, 'Did you know those writers had a colonial mindset? They were racists and bigots and are subconsciously brainwashing you.," recalled Park.
It only got worse from there as Yeonmi realized that every one of her classes at the Ivy League school was infected with what she saw as anti-American propaganda.
She was also shocked and confused by issues surrounding gender and language, with every class asking students to announce their preferred pronouns.
"It was chaos," said Yeonmi. "It felt like the regression in civilization. Even North Korea is not this nuts. North Korea was pretty crazy, but not this crazy. People have lost the ability to think critically. The people here are just dying to give their rights and power to the government. You guys have lost common sense to degree that I as a North Korean cannot even comprehend. I guess that's what they want, to destroy every single thing and rebuild into a Communist paradise."