They are seriously mentally screwed up from the experience. My heart goes out to those people. Da was gutshot several times and left for dead. He's walking PTSD.
I knew Cambodia was bad, but until Da and I got drunk together one night, I had no idea how horrible it really was.
This is the outcome of thought police and their favorite issue “Freedom”. The ultimate in that freedom is the power to defend your person. No gun control ever!
Kind oif a half assed article though. It never mentiones the Ideology of the Khmer Rouge.
They werent just communists.
They wanted to create a simplistic agricultural paradise.
This was the only path to try to ultimately implement the ideals of the Green political movement. They make it sound good if you don’t think it through, but what would be required to bring it about is monsterous.
In 1979-80, I worked in Thailand as part of the refugee resettlement program. On occasion, I worked in the camps with the Cambodians. We would try to get the names and information about the family members and close relatives in case they could be reunited. I can remember about 3 words of Cambodian - male, female and dead. Very sad.
I have a buddy from Cambodia who lost a lot of family. He’s a great guy.
Hoeun is my Step-Kids Father.
My Wife went through more Hell than you could ever imagine.
- Saw her Dad shot to death
- Saw her Mom did of starvation in a death camp.
- My Wife was given 1 tablespoon of Rice “per week” in her death camp.
Much more hell than I can write.