Chong Kim exposed as a liar and a fraud

http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2014/06/04/chong-kim-the-woman-whose-allegedly-true-story-served-as-the-basis-for-megan-griffiths-film-eden-revealed-to-be-a-fraud

 

 

Eden is the sex-trafficking drama allegedly based on the real-life story of Chong Kim. The film earned Seattle filmmaker Megan Griffiths the 2012 Genius Award in Film. (Here’s further gushing from me about Griffith’s gripping film.)

Today brought this Facebook update from the nonprofit organization Breaking Out (bolds mine):

To all our loyal followers,

We regretfully want to inform everyone the results of a year long investigation by our highly experienced investigative unit, thatChong Kim whom has claimed to be a survivor of human trafficking is not what she claims to be.

After thorough investigation into her story, people, records and places, as well as, many interviews with producers,publishers and people from organizations, we found no truth to her story. In fact, we found a lot of fraud, lies, and most horrifically capitalizing and making money on an issue where so many people are suffering from.

We have found several other organizations, other than ours, who have been defrauded by Chong collecting money in their name, using their 501 c3 status for her benefit while none of these organizations have seen a dime. I ask if anyone has sent money or goods to Chong Kim for another organization to please contact us as we are leading the legal pursuit of the issue.

Through our investigation we have found many other good non-profits who were afraid to speak out for fear of backlash. Well, we at Breaking Out, while expecting her loyal followers to give us backlash, we have collected the facts and evidence to prove our claims. We are ready with others supporting us to take full legal action against Chong Kim.

While like many others, we at Breaking Out continue our dire work to help the victims of Human Trafficking. We do so with limited funding and we believe the despicable acts by Chong Kim is hindering and re-victimizing legit human trafficking victims. This is why she and others like her need to be stopped.

If anyone has donated any money to Chong Kim under Breaking Out or any other organization or if you have any other questions about this matter please feel free to contact us.

 

 

hundreds more men and boys are singled out and killed by Boko Haram.

CNN has a new report for us about the recent activity of Boko Haram:

 

Hundreds of people were killed in raids by Boko Haram Islamic militants in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, on the border with Cameroon, with some sources putting the death toll at 400 to 500. On Tuesday, heavily armed men dressed as soldiers in all-terrain vehicles and on motorcycles attacked neighboring Goshe, Attagara, Agapalwa and Aganjara villages in Gwoza district, shooting residents to death and burning homes

The attacks forced surviving villagers to flee to Cameroon and into the Mandara Mountains on the border. ‘The killings are massive. Nobody can say how many people were killed, but the figure runs into some hundreds,’ said Peter Biye, a lawmaker in Nigeria’s lower parliament representing the Gwoza region.

Don’t be fooled by gender-neutral words like “people.” As the article continues to say (which is not said in the CNN television broadcast, which you can view above):

The attackers, who posed as soldiers, told residents they had come to protect them from Boko Haram and asked them to assemble. They singled out men and boys and opened fire on them, Biye said. 

A local leader in Attagara village, who fled to nearby Madagali town in neighboring Adamawa state, said the death toll was staggering. ‘The death is unimaginable. We have lost between 400 and 500 people in the attacks in which men and male children were not spared,’ said the local leader, who asked not to be named for security reasons.

‘The gunmen pursued on motorcycle people who fled into the bush in a bid to escape and shot them dead. Even nursing mothers had their male infants snatched from their backs and shot dead before their eyes,’ the local leader said.

This isn’t anything new with Boko Haram, either; back in March of this year I wrote an article that was largely ignored about their singling out and killing of boys in attacks on Nigerian schools. I drew this from reports from news sources that were similarly ignored by the public at large.

In early May the news that Boko Haram had kidnapped 200+ girls, however, catapulted “social justice” warriors into cataclysmic outrage, as I documented here. Politicians like Biden and Obama grandstanded (grandstood?) on the issue and pledged military intervention. Twitter and Facebook “activism” went ablaze, and the mainstream media reported on the girls day in and day out.

The killing of the boys was not just ignored during the outrage, but dismissed. Why?

Many rationalized that no matter how many boys had been killed in the past, the fact is that we can’t do anything for them because they were dead, whereas we can still “bring back our girls.” My counterargument was that by remembering are boys and making them a part of the conversation we can potentially save boys who might be killed in the future.

Well, now it’s the future. Now more men and boys – hundreds, in fact – have been killed. Far more than the girls who have been abducted. To those “principled dissenters” I have only this to say – what’s your excuse now?

The deeper problem, of course, is that when it comes to men and boys there’s always an excuse. Just like the 30+ years of men’s and boys’ academic underachievement that has been ignored by education “experts” – with every excuse given in the book – we don’t have reasons.

We have rationalizations.