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Dead Kennedys – Holiday in Cambodia Lyrics 10 months ago
@[russian:26427] re What cause the rise of Pol Pot? Nixon bombing Cambodia to knock out the Ho Chi Minh Trail. There are plenty of free "third world countries" that don't have leaders that exterminate people. Please point out the bullshit deaths that are lies...Stalin (millions killed), Mao (Millions killed), Pot (millions killed). I will completely agree with you that it happens on the right too: Hitler, Pinochet, Pahlavi...the Contras raped and murdered people...as did the Escuadrón de la Muerte...can we agree that the common denominator is dictatorships? A leader can call themselves whatever they want (e.g. Hitler keeping the name of the Nazi party), but calling yourself something don't make it so.
I am curious. What did Pol Pot do that made him a misunderstood leader? (Land reform = good; killing the landowner = bad.)

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Dead Kennedys – Holiday in Cambodia Lyrics 10 months ago
@[al28335431:26426]: I never said that only leftists are clueless. People on both sides are clueless, but this isn't called "Holiday in Chile," and the refrain isn't "Agusto...Pinochet." With that said, yes, the underlying theme does apply to anyone who hasn't been out of the comforts of home. Also, thanks for the ad hominems. Very much appreciated.


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Dead Kennedys – Holiday in Cambodia Lyrics 1 year ago
@[al28335431:19844] Very classy response. You must be a real sensitive snowflake.

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Dead Kennedys – Holiday in Cambodia Lyrics 8 years ago
It's self-explanatory. He's skewering the people in the opening of the song:
So you been to schools
For a year or two
And you know you've seen it all

Basically, kid who has never been outside the suburbs goes off to college...learns about far left ideology (think Marx) and decides that he/she too will be a "revolutionary." They learn to "appreciate" jazz...thereby "understanding" the plight of Blacks in the US.

Student thinks to self, "Too bad we can't have a state like Marx talked about, where there really is 'justice for all.'"

Biafra is basically satirizing the student who has absolutely no clue what the real world is like.

As was pointed out, Pol Pot killed or "re-educated" college graduates. But Cambodia was just the example. Every "communist" revolution ends up killing the majority of the intelligentsia...they use the students as an alternative to the thugs, but, let's face it, the students get pissy when the great leader begins to oppress the masses. So the leader eliminates them.

Think about it. Then think about who makes up the majority of the student activists at any college campus.


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