Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Sunday, March 02, 2003

A pair of North Korean refugees are begging Steven Spielberg ta make a movie about the atrocities of under Kim.

In a giant yellow banner hanging behind them, refugees Kim Yong and Min Bok Lee, in English and Korean, asked: "Mr. Spielberg with your attention to the issues you can save over 200,000 lives suffering in North Korean concentration camps." Kim and Lee held a news conference at a Koreatown church Friday to describe what happens at such "management centers."

Kim, who served as a lieutenant colonel with North Korea's Defense Ministry before he fled the country, said he witnessed two men hog-tying his mother to a rod to carry her when she walked too slowly in a food line.

Kim shed tears and had to compose himself with a glass of water.

"It tore my heart out because I was her son and I was just watching this helplessly without being able to do anything," Kim said through interpreter and human rights activist Douglas Shin.

Kim described to reporters how he felt after visiting the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

"I had this urge to tell the world that in North Korea, in this day and age, in the 21st century, something far worse than the Jewish Holocaust is going on right now," Kim said, his eyes tearing once more.

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