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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Year Zero – The Silent Death of Cambodia

"John Pilger's work has been truly a beacon of light in often dark times. The realities of our time he has brought to light have been a revelation, and his courage and insight a constant inspiration." -Noam Chomsky

John Pilger vividly reveals the brutality and murderous political ambitions of the Pol Pot/Khmer Rouge totalitarian regime which bought genocide and despair to the people of Cambodia while neighboring countries, including Australia, shamefully ignored the immense human suffering and unspeakable crimes that bloodied this once beautiful country.

Year Zero – The Silent Death of Cambodia

Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia is a 1979 documentary film by John Pilger concerning first the bombing of Cambodia by the U.S. that took place in 1970, the subsequent brutality and genocide that occurred when Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge militia took over, and finally the lack of aid given by the western countries.

President Nixon and Mr. Kissinger unleashed 100,000 tons of bombs, the equivalent of 5 Hiroshimas. The bombing was their personal decision; they illegally and secretly, they bombed Cambodia, a neutral country, back to the Stone Age. And I mean Stone Age in its’ literal sense.

Today, George Bush and Tony Blair are culprit in genocide. They are radical christian nut the most of tha war is raised for Oil and Arm lobby.

The most intolerant people are also the most conformist blinded by ideologoes of nationalism and religiousness . They enjoy privilege and entertainment while the world is burning with poverty, wars and hunger. I am deluded with the life and the world full of ignorant people pretending to have good intentions.That is why I read and watch pages from forgotten history to know velied barabarity of human race.

More on this Topic : The Killing Fields is a 1984 British drama film about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, which is based on the experiences of three journalists: Cambodian Dith Pran, American Sydney Schanberg and Briton Jon Swain.


  1. That is why I read and watch pages from forgotten history to know velied barabarity of human race.

    Very true yayaver..... Our ignorance of history and lessons therein makes us commit the same mistakes, crimes and blunders again and again....

  2. Thanks Akash for coming here. Blog traffic has quite reduced these days.

    Going in the topic, I will say : its mad mad mad world... Either these people will drive me mad or I will prefer to live in seclusion to avoid fools.

    This documentary should be part of our curriculum in colleges....

    World needs knowledge with good intentions..

  3. you know since our childhood and student days (u might be knowing the mentality of a lower middle class family in a small town/village), we are taught that history and other social science subjects does not have any value in our studies. And just for the sake of getting marks we should study the subjects. Whereas, we should garner knowledge and concentrate on maths & science subjects then only we'll be successful in our life. But lack of real knowledge of history will lead to creation of scientists inventing the atomic bombs and playing as an instrument in the hands of power.

    Traffic might have reduced but the quality of your posts remain continously of high standards. Actually, everywhere we seek the lighter posts, trying to have fun reading them. And we avoid confronting the serious topics because it shakes and agitates us, it leaves us without answers or to say wondering about the possible answers. And you know, most of us behave as cowards when it comes to answer the serious questions.

  4. Utility purpose learning is indeed needed for getting a secured earning in the India. Still, a college should be the place where one should discuss serious topics. Technological studies lack social,economics and psychology as subjects. While students understudying social science find them out of job market.So there is a vast gap between standard education and Indian education.

    Also, most of the academics are producing students with suppressed creativity and non questioning attitudes.

    We lack individuality in the personality and courage to fight for right answers. People seek lighter posts to have fun and sorry they have known lately true nature of this blog. They call my blogs as dark, yet it is mild by the reality standards.

    Thanks for coming here and encouraging me in tough times when words are hard to come by...



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