Cultures are different between countries. A simple border can make the whole difference between life and death, feast or famine. Born one mile in either direction can mean survival or perishing, freedom or imprisonment. This isn't Game of Thrones. This is Korea today. Perhaps because both of my children spent six months living with Korean families after our house burned to the ground, I'm more aware, more sensitive to the plight of these people with their amazing cultural background.
There's a lesson to be learned from their struggles. And not just affecting the Koreas. Affecting America.
Please allow yourselves a chance to become engrossed in a contemporary escape story. Inspiring? You bet. Desperate? More than you know. But amazing? You bet. Find the time to listen to this first hand tale. And then ask yourself are you appreciating your life here as much as you should? And also ask yourself if you're going to allow these same things to happen to your friends, you neighbors your land as happened across the sea.
If you don't exercise your vote and stop the oppression here in this country as well as abroad, this might just be the pulling back of the curtain, giving you a view of what the future holds.
It may be grumpy old white men who want to take those from you, but who will they target next? They've already gone after women, the poor, immigrants, education, healthcare, privacy, human rights, children, Jews, gays, Muslims, Protestants, Blacks, Browns, Asians, New Englanders, West coasters.
Look, the threat to our freedoms are real.
We're letting some very extremist people and their dangerous attitudes mold decisions in Washington. And they're not letting up. Our vote is the only way to stop them. They know this. So they're out to stop our voting privileges. Put pressure on Congress to open up the vote, and protect it. Once that's gone, we're only moments in time from becoming North Korea.
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