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Khmer Rouge 'were not bad people'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16028435

Maybe they were just policemen.
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I guess now-a-days, slightly less than 4,000,000 dead doesn't make them "bad people". (While any amount more most definitely would...) F man, talk about "ego", but then, megalomania does demand large doses of denial.
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Can anyone name fore than 2 or 3 Khmer Rouge? My knowledge stops at 1, I think. And he was a bad person.
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Killing Fields...nuff said
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On 2011-12-05 10:30, Duaut wrote:
Killing Fields...nuff said


Agreed.

"They create a desolation and call it a peace." – Calgacus

Social Engineers who come to us in the obvious garments of Fascists, Dictators, etc, the self-deified arbiters of all that is true and righteous and the self-appointed judges of all that is not, never see themselves as “evil.”

They see themselves as solutions to a problem.

As Isaiah Berlin wrote, “To make mankind just and happy and creative and harmonious forever – what could be too high a price to pay for that?”

And with such wishes burning hotly in the minds of the truly sociopathic in our midst do we start to pave that metaphorical road to the Underworld.
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I was interested until I read the link and saw that he was just trying to blame others for his crimes.
What a tool.
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4 mil dead--I'd call that a little 'ornery,' wouldn't you?
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Their argument is that "they" didn't do it, "rogue elements" and the "Vietnamese" killed all those people.
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See, now that's what made it uninteresting. I thought maybe the article was going to go into some Milgram/Zimbardo territory. Like, "good people can do bad things too" and "the situation is more powerful than the individual." But, instead, it was just an attempt to blame other people for their own atrocities. Ruined all my fun.
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What? Did you actually expect something original from them?
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Well, I hoped Smile
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