|POL POT: MAY HE ROT IN HELL|
It's late and I am running out of time for today, but I wanted to post this. I have to post this today.
Last night I finished a book a friend of our's lent me, In the "Shadow of the Banyan." It is the incredible story of the experiences of a young girl trying to survive the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge. It is both horrifying and, yet, somehow, also "beautiful."
What happened in Cambodia after the takeover by the Khmer Rouge is nothing short of pure evil. What makes it worse is that it was done in the name of "communism" and in the name of "Revolution." What makes it even more worse is there was a time, before we knew what was happening, that people like me thought the Khmer Rouge were good people and we rooted them on. That fact makes me a little sick now. I mean, what am I to say. We didn't know. Although we really didn't it sounds kind of lame now. To be honest, I am not even sure how quickly I believed what was happening when word began to leak out of the mass atrocities, killings, and bizarre genocide of a people by others of their own. It took probably a little while before I could believe something so horrible wasn't just false propaganda put out by the "imperialists." Well, it wasn't.
I absolutely do not want to hear from any defenders of Pol Pot and his bunch of thugs, if such still exist, and I fear they do.
As I was finishing the book I ran across this article from AFP.