Fox News did not manage to get what they expected from Thor Halversson. The head of the Human Rights Foundation did not give the network the anti-socialism, anti-Bernie Sanders rant that producers expected. Instead, the interview focused on how easily unscrupulous leaders could use socialism to gain power. If the leader is not committed to the ideals of socialism, his regime can easily become despotic and take away the rights of the people.
Halversson remains involved in other efforts to roll back tyrannical regimes around the world. One of his efforts involves helping a defector launch Western videos and films into North Korea using air balloons. The goal of these balloon airlifts is to introduce the inhabitants of the country to the outside world.
Kim Jong-un and his father Kim Jong-Il maintained a tight grip on the country’s press and media. North Korean propaganda regularly touts the evil of western societies and the evils of the capitalist Americans. The balloon flights were started because the defector wanted his former fellow countrymen to know about the outside world. News programs and entertainment DVDs, along with occasional other supplies are sent across the border. Thor at Facebook .
Although certain items in the balloon flights are popular, picking these items up is not without risk. Anyone caught picking them up could be executed for treason. Even with this risk, DVDs featuring American action movies are especially popular. Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger continue to enjoy popularity in the communist country, even though their careers have long been in decline in the United States.