Thor Halvorssen Leads Charge For Human Rights With Grit, Determination
Thor Halvorssen is a man of action. This is good news to anyone who is interested in the integrity of human rights around the world. The 39-year-old founder of the Human Rights Foundation pulls up his sleeves and does the dirty work along with his employees.
Thor is known for being an outspoken critic of tyrannical dictators around the world. But he doesn’t just complain about them or do viral marketing to illuminate why these world leaders are bad people; he gets on the ground to fight against them. Right now, Thor is on Kim Jong-Un’s hit list.
Thor Halvorssen took his Human Rights Foundation to the southern border of the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea. It is here that Thor and his foundation waged a war of information on the despot. The crew took high-powered balloons to the border and floated them deep into North Korean territory.
The Human Rights Foundation filled these balloons with cash, educational pamphlets and DVD videos. They aimed to teach the people of North Korea about the world. Education about the outside world is something that Kim Jong-Un specifically outlaws.
Kim Jong-Un’s power derives from great military investment and the ignorance of his people. The citizens of North Korea do not know how good the rest of the world has it, and conditions inside the country are incredibly bad. For years, North Korean citizens have been dying of starvations because the country is not capable of producing enough food. The rest of the world also enforces sanctions on North Korea making food importation impossible. Those sanctions will be in place until North Korea becomes an actual democracy.
By educating the citizens of North Korea, Thor Halvorssen and the Human Rights Foundation hope to bring instability to the country. If enough of the country’s citizens begin to understand the quality of life that could be had if Kim Jong-Un was deposed, then perhaps North Korea’s citizens may begin to fight back. The fall of Kim Jong-Un would be a major victory for human rights, Thor Halvorssen and his Human Rights Foundation.