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How come is Pol Pot communist ?

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Post 10 Jan 2010, 05:49
Okay, if you'd like.
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Post 11 Jan 2010, 15:33
I made one in the China box.
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Post 14 Jan 2010, 06:35
Pol Pot was a communist he just had a different view and theory of communism he felt that the farmers where the real working class so he ended up killing around 1.7 million people who were educated, wore glasses, or lived in a city
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Post 14 Jan 2010, 10:19
Why are you comparing Pol Pot to Stalin? The Soviet industrialisation during Stalin's time urbanised the Soviet Union to a greater degree than it had been before.
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Post 15 Jan 2010, 04:32
He isn't. That's his sig.
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Post 16 Jan 2010, 15:57
That was the point made Pol Pot assumed and considered as a communist. A little similar to Maoism : the farmers are the real workers. However, his "feeling" made 1.7 million people died in tragedy.

Anti-Pol Pot to the end of my life.
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Post 17 Jan 2010, 05:43
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He isn't. That's his sig.


Oh. It looked like a picture he had linked to.
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Post 22 May 2010, 04:38
The best way to describe pol pot is as a barracks communist
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Post 22 May 2010, 06:35
No it isn't. At best he could be called a degenerate communist. And even then I disagree with the use of the term communist. Pol Pot's communism had little to nothing to do with socialism and even less to do with a scientific outlook.
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Post 22 May 2010, 06:46
What Pol Pot did sounds like barrack communism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrack_communism
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Post 25 May 2010, 09:12
it was sort of anti-intellectualism. though i think most of his thought was that the third world was poor because it was importing things from the first world countries. thus primitive subsistence farming was better. personally i always thought marxism was strongly intellectualist as there is alot of emphasis on literacy rates and education.

pol pot actually went to university in france i think. i have no idea why he took such paths.

actually i agree with barrack socialism, but also alot of people could say the same about the soviet union no?
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Post 26 May 2010, 04:09
Pol Pot did go to college in France but I think he flunked out.
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actually i agree with barrack socialism, but also alot of people could say the same about the soviet union no?

some people describe the soviet union under Stalin as barrack communism, and after Stalin died the soviet union described PRC under Mao as barrack communism
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Post 28 May 2010, 13:27
[Nikita Rafirudov wrote] As all you know, Pol Pot was hated throughout Cambodia, Vietnam, USSR and the rest of the world. His government and army inhumanly caused the death of 26% Cambodian. As far as I know, Pol Pot is anti Soviet, and so was supported by China as well as some Westerner then to fight agains the USSR and Vietnam. He can be considered Communist that he studied and developed his ideology from Mao Zedong (according to what I studied) but building a 2-million barehand-working argriculture social, massly killing intellectual, monks and "unnecessary" people ? How can such a thing ruin communism's image ? Some of the brain-washed capitalist could think "Communism is like that, cruel and heartless, cause mass murder just to build their empires". Please explain to me at which point is Pol Pot's ideology similar to our communism.[/quote]

Well first of all you are assuming that the USSR is the guide or example all communist societies to follow. Second of all there are leaders that follow all ideologies but are completely insane. Third of all he tried to implement communism in his own way but was just a crazy murderer.
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Post 28 May 2010, 18:42
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Well first of all you are assuming that the USSR is the guide or example all communist societies to follow. Second of all there are leaders that follow all ideologies but are completely insane. Third of all he tried to implement communism in his own way but was just a crazy murderer.


USSR was the "example to follow" for most of 20th century socialist states.
And,he didn't try to implement "communism",he was an imperialist agent and/or a complete degenerate maniac.
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Post 28 May 2010, 20:11
I'm just saying that you do not have to follow the way the USSR attempted to implement socialism. Every country is different and you have to implement socialism. Also Marx did not give us a way to implement socialism which means we do not have to be completely USSR orthodox :P But ya Pol Pot was an ass
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Post 29 May 2010, 08:21
pol pot wanted to skip directly to communism without any industrialization. something he said was that he wanted his country not to depend on the west for anything, he thought that's why people from the third world were poor.
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Post 30 May 2010, 18:36
Greenanarchism wrote:
something he said was that he wanted his country not to depend on the west for anything, he thought that's why people from the third world were poor.

Imperialism is the reason that the third world is poor
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Post 31 May 2010, 03:52
what do you exactly mean by imperialism? military invasions? sanctions? unfair trade? pol pot went to university in france, i mean he's probably not that stupid ( though that doesn't mean much) i am not defending pol pot either, i am saying according to him too much dependancy on western goods was the reason for the third world being poor.
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Post 31 May 2010, 05:43
Greencommunism wrote:
, i am saying according to him too much dependancy on western goods was the reason for the third world being poor.

I'm saying that he is partially right, but its more of a dependency on the west as a whole
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what do you exactly mean by imperialism? military invasions? sanctions? unfair trade?

I mean investment by superpower in foreign markets, either by force or any other means.
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Post 20 May 2016, 02:08
Pol Pot was a maoist scum, nothing more
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