August 7, 2019
The Pol Pot regime was the single most brilliant communist regime ever, as it was the only one to implement true communism.
Because Brother Number 1 understood that in order to have a true workers paradise, everyone must live on a rice farm and eat rice soup. If you have any degree of urbanism, you will be dealing with the exchange of goods using money, and capitalism will thus raise its ugly head.
Pol Pot understood that in order to have true communism, you didn’t need a bunch of useless people. You don’t need a big population to run a bunch of rice farms. So he wasn’t worried about mass casualties, because come on, who really cares? Most people are stupid and worthless anyway.
Brother Number 2 has just died.
May he rest in peace.
While Pol Pot has gone down in history alongside Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Mao Zedong as one of the most murderous leaders of the 20th Century, his right-hand man is less known.
But Nuon Chea, the mysterious “Brother Number Two” of the Khmer Rouge ultra-communists, was just as vital a cog within the regime’s killing machine that wiped out up to two million Cambodians.
He was perhaps even more instrumental.
Nuon Chea, who was seen by some experts as the brains behind policies that led to a quarter of his nation perishing, died in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on Sunday. He was 93.
Despite being sentenced by a UN-backed tribunal to life in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity, he was defiant until the end – showing no remorse and refusing to accept responsibility for the crimes committed on his watch.
“If we had let them live, the party line would have been hijacked,” he once told Cambodian journalist Thet Sambath, referring to “traitors” in the regime.
“These were enemies of the people.”
Born in north-western Battambang province in 1926, Nuon Chea studied law in Thailand in the 1940s, where he was introduced to communist ideas.
Unlike Pol Pot and other Khmer Rouge leaders who discovered the works of Karl Marx and Josef Stalin in Paris, Nuon Chea did not study in France
He joined the Vietnamese-led Communist Party of Indochina in 1950 and returned to his homeland to take up arms in the fight against French colonialism.
Nuon Chea was appointed deputy secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, later known as the Khmer Rouge, late in 1960.
He held this position as the Khmer Rouge guerrillas overthrew the US-backed Lon Nol regime in 1975 and inflicted one of the most extreme social experiments the world has ever seen, transforming Cambodia into a brutal mass worksite.
“Nuon Chea was the alter ego of Pol Pot, and actually outranked him in the Communist Party Standing Committee during the first few years of the party,” said Craig Etcheson, a prominent historian of the Khmer Rouge.
“As the person primarily responsible for organisational matters and security in the party, it is arguable that he ultimately had more influence on the development and policies of the Khmer Rouge than did Pol Pot. It is certainly fair to say that he was at least equal to Pol Pot in his importance.”
Chea Sim, a Khmer Rouge official turned defector, explained in a 1991 interview how Nuon Chea laid out plans in 1975 for creating an agrarian socialist state, involving orders to “improve and “purify” the party ranks.
“This was a very important order to kill,” Chea Sim, who later became an influential politician in post-war Cambodia, said. “If people could not do it, they would be taken away and killed.”
By 1979, Nuon Chea was forced to flee back into the jungle as Vietnamese forces overthrew the Khmer Rouge. The world soon started to hear about the horrors the fanatical communists had inflicted on their people.
The Khmer Rouge still controlled areas of Cambodia for the next two decades and Nuon Chea was one of the last high-ranking leaders to surrender to the government in 1998. It took a further nine years before he was arrested on charges of crimes against humanity.
Despite this, “Brother Number Two” stayed unrepentant.
Repentance is for people who do things that are wrong.
And there is nothing wrong with creating a workers’ paradise by death-marching everyone into the jungle to work on rice farms.
I wish I live in the jungle and worked on a rice farm.
Who wouldn’t prefer that to the bizarre and disgusting dystopia we have all had forced upon us in our “advanced” progressive societies?
The BBC doesn’t tell you how the thing is going down in Cambodia.
Brother Number 2 Nuon Chea’s body was laid to rest at a pagoda near the Thai-Cambodian border where friends and relatives trickled to pay homage.
Mr Chea, former deputy secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison over his role during the regime’s brutal rule.
He passed away Sunday evening at the age of 93.
Yesterday afternoon at a pagoda in the village, as Mr Chea’s body was being placed, former Khmer Rouge navy commander Meas Muth came to pay respect to his superior.
Mr Muth, who oversaw islands in Preah Sihanouk and Koh Kong provinces during the rule of the Khmer Rouge, said there was nothing he could have done to help Mr Chea.
“I came here to pay homage and I do not want to say anything,” Mr Muth said. “Even if we wanted to help we can’t because he was 93.”
Venerable Chansomai, chief monk of Kirimorokot pagoda, said when Mr Chea was alive, he chose monks at the pagoda to cremate his body.
“Until now I have never forgotten his good deed that he educated monks at the Kirimorokot pagoda,” Ven Chansomai said, adding that Mr Chea initiated the building of the pagoda.
“I do not know what he had done in the past, but after the integration, he did good things for people and monks here,” he said, referring to the integration of Khmer Rouge soldiers into the government in 1998. “For me, he was a good person and a hero. Even if there were accusations leveled against him, he only talked about patriotism and Buddhism.”
Lor Chea Linda, Mr Chea’s 52-year-old daughter, said her father’s last words were to encourage children to live in solidarity.
“Last month, he told his children that they first have to take care of their health. Second, study hard and third, live in solidarity and do not break up,” Ms Chea Linda said. “Whatever the public said about my father, to me, he did nothing wrong.”
Ly Kim Seng, Mr Chea’s wife, said she misses her husband.
“I still miss him, and most people here like him,” Ms Kim Seng said.
A 67-year-old man who declined to be named said most people in Pailin respected Mr Chea.
“I’ve known him since the 2000s and respected him,” the man said. “People living here liked him.”
He was only ever put in jail because the West and the Vietnamese demanded it. He never actually did anything wrong, and the people were not against him. Probably, he wasn’t actually in jail.
People are gathering to mourn the great hero of the rice fields of paradise.
Furthermore, the death count of the Khmer Rouge is almost certainly vastly overestimated by the Jews who write the books about such things. I mean, no one ever thought you could make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, but these numbers they give are ridiculous.
What I will say is that more people died than died in the fake Jewish Holocaust. So it is suspicious that there is not a memorial in every city in the world for the victims of the Khmer Rouge. I have no idea why that is.