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The Killing Fields Then and Now

World  (tags: Khmer Rouge, Islamic State, Cambodia, Middle East, state terrorism )

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Is there something uniquely murderous about Cambodians and Arabs? Or is there something else which might account for this psychotic behaviour?

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Justin Vale (13)
Sunday May 3, 2015, 11:03 am
this is a racist article. i can't understand the changes on care2. gotta be that there aren't enough moderators moderating these posts. this is very, very racist. it has no place in normal human society. to the reader passing by, notice how the poster didn't mention the germans in his racist tirade. he didn't mention the turks, the israeli's, the hutu's. he mentioned cambodia but that was just to show the reader that he isn't focusing his racist hate on arabs. can't say nice try because it was a cheap try.

Anna Neusuess (127)
Sunday May 3, 2015, 11:20 am
Well, this is a perfectly new perspective to look at fundamental groups that aim for genocide. While I don't think it's the final truth, that traumatisation by extraordinary violence will enhance fundamentalism and more violence, it could very well be part of it. -
To Justin: The Germans were still hurting from World War I, which had immensely traumatised them (even so, we started the war), when Hitler surfaced. And the violent trauma of the Israelis is a direct result to that.

I think, we tend to underestimate the mental wounds every war causes in everyone, who is affected by it. Not to mention the long-term effects.

Thank you for sharing, Chris.

Chris S (1)
Sunday May 3, 2015, 11:28 pm
Justin, you obviously don't get my point. If you follow the link you'll find it leads to a newspaper cutting. It's from a column. I have 350 words a fortnight, which is why I wasn't able to mention Germans, Turks, Israeli, Hutus. The point of starting the piece with the Killing Fields in Cambodia is precisely to show that Islamic State aren't an isolated phenomenon, that we have been here before. So the answer to the question posed in the teaser "Is there something uniquely murderous about Cambodians and Arabs?" is no. It is the extraordinary violence of the American State which lies behind both of these organisations. If I haven't managed to make that clear, then perhaps that is my fault. But everyone else who has read the article has understood it.

Chris S (1)
Sunday May 3, 2015, 11:29 pm
Thanks for the comment Anna. I can see that you understand my article.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 4, 2015, 12:44 pm
Thank you.

Janet B (0)
Monday May 4, 2015, 2:13 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday May 4, 2015, 3:00 pm
Non-uniquely murderous about Cambodians and Arabs is the Messianic teachings that they were/are following, Communism and Caliphate.

Those Muslims who don't enjoy praying 5 times a day, following Halal diet and other Sharia laws, will also be suffering at the hands of Caliphate rulers when time comes. Exactly like Non-Communist Cambojians were and non-Nazi Germans were.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 5, 2015, 12:51 am
Thank You

Roslyn McBride (42)
Tuesday May 5, 2015, 12:56 am
I don't they're any worse than many others who are so fond of wars & terrorism

Warren Webber (26)
Tuesday May 5, 2015, 10:04 am
Live long and prosper!

Bernie 2016!

Janet B (0)
Tuesday May 5, 2015, 1:35 pm

Adrienne L (9)
Tuesday May 5, 2015, 7:19 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Janis K (126)
Tuesday May 5, 2015, 10:49 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Chris S (1)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 5:46 am
s Bob A, you forgot to mention free-market fundamentalist in your list, namely the neoliberal elite who currently run the world.
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