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I remembered reading at some point that some cannabalistic tribes did not consider themselves cannibals. The other "humans" did not speak their language, and were therefore not "human" as they could not communicate. They were destroyed and eaten like any other animal that could not talk.
I really have no idea what you have to imply by any of the above...
Originally posted by audas
Great to see someone on hear ADVOCATING MURDER - it is truly a small mind which seeks to murder and kill to satisfy a bloolust for revenge, small indeed.
Originally posted by zazzafrazz
reply to post by tezzajw
Sadly when you go to Cambodia, Pnom Phen particulary, they have created a tourism commerce from this Kmer Rouge era. The trip to the killing fields is something I actually wish i never did. Not even to honor those who died, its too hard, even the Buddist Temples there cant bring a sence of peace to the fields.
The crimes were beyond baby smashing in to trees, they used very violent forms of killing in the genocide such as axes, spades etc, all to save money on ammo
It isn't even just "extremism" because you can take moderation too seriously too, and hamstring any progress.
Originally posted by NovusOrdoMundi
Duch faces life in jail if convicted by the court, which does not have the power to impose the death penalty.
This is why I despise political correctness. The death penalty is becoming less popular because of it.
People like this murder hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, even millions of people, but we're just going to lie to ourselves and give ourselves a good ol' pat on the back for taking some imaginary moral high road by not forcing these people to suffer the same fate their victims did.
The death penalty was never meant to deter crime, so to use the fact that it hasn't deterred crime as a valid argument against it's use is nonsense. Obviously life in prison doesn't deter murderers either.
What the death penalty DOES do is deliver a form of justified punishment for committing a heinous and violent crime. This right here is a good example of that.
This guy and all of his subordinates need to be smacked upside a tree themselves. If they manage to survive, strap them to that same tree and cut it down. And don't even give them a proper burial. Leave the bastard there to rot.
This is the result of a passive society: too many people get away too easily with too much. If it's ever going to stop, people need to be made an example of.
[edit on 6/8/09 by NovusOrdoMundi]
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by tezzajw
If you think that only "unintelligent" people follow ruthless dictators.. you're sadly mistaken.. in fact so often its the complete opposite.
When your dealing with ideologies your dealing with beliefs... which yes, propaganda is key to spreading those beliefs, but ultimately one decides for them selves.. but to assume all the wrongdoers and their followers are stupid, then you underestimate the ingenius ways they can take you over, among other things.
Originally posted by DangerDeath
Pol Pot was not a communist and nothing he did was communist like.
The Khmer Rouge (Khmer: ខ្មែរក្រហម) was the communist ruling political party of Cambodia — which it renamed Democratic Kampuchea — from 1975 to 1979.
Following their leader Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge imposed an extreme form of social engineering on Cambodian society — a radical form of agrarian communism where the whole population had to work in collective farms or forced labor projects. In terms of the number of people killed as a proportion of the population (est. 1.75 million people, as of 1975), it was one of the most lethal regimes of the 20th century.[cit
It became more Stalinist and anti-intellectual when groups of students who had been studying in France returned to Cambodia. The students, including future party leader Pol Pot, had been heavily influenced by the example of the French Communist Party (PCF).
After 1960, the Khmer Rouge developed its own unique political ideas. For example, contrary to most Marxist doctrine, the Khmer Rouge considered the farmers in the countryside to be the proletariat and the true representatives of the working class, a form of Maoism which brought them onto the PRC side of the Sino-Soviet Split.