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Sep 20 2005
I think you mean to say "wholly" unless you're some right-wing ultra-christian nut-job... - Sep 23 2005
Vader

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Sep 16 2005
too bad, bitches. - Sep 20 2005
megaman

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Sep 16 2005
exactly! - Sep 20 2005
ff7understands

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Sep 16 2005
suck it - Sep 17 2005
Lenin Says

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Jun 24 2004
Hi,

I think a better question would be "Do I care?"

The answer to the aforementioned question is "No." - May 02 2005
Quite possibly. I'm taking a bit of a break for right now, though. - Jul 01 2004
What? - Jun 24 2004
Religion is Poison

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Jun 21 2004
Hi,

I think a better question would be "Do I care?"

The answer to the aforementioned question is "No." - May 02 2005
Are you really that stupid? Any moron that has even bothered attending (much less paying attention in) a high school history class knows this. However, that's not really something easily illustrated in a minimalistic wallpaper of a political figure. If you really want a wallpaper with a three-page long essay for a caption, then by all means, make one. Personally, I think that you're taking the term "background" far too literally. - Jun 24 2004
WTF are you babbling about?

It has been reported that Mao Zhe Dong once said to the Dalai Lama that "Religion is poison." - Jun 23 2004
No. - Jun 22 2004
Castro

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Jun 22 2004
Hi,

I think a better question would be "Do I care?"

The answer to the aforementioned question is "No." - May 02 2005
He was born in Prek Sbauv in what was then a part of French Indochina but is now in the province of Kompong Thom, Cambodia. In 1949, he won a scholarship to study radio engineering in Paris. During his study, he became a communist, and joined an emergent Khmer communist group. This group was called the French Communist Party. In 1953, he returned to Cambodia.

At that time, a communist-led revolt was taking place against the French occupation of Indochina. The centre of this uprising was in Vietnam, but it also took place in Cambodia and Laos. Saloth Sar joined the Viet Minh, but found that they regarded only Vietnam of importance, not Laos and Cambodia. In 1954, the French left Indochina, but the Viet Minh also withdrew to North Vietnam, and King Norodom Sihanouk called elections. Sihanouk abdicated, and formed a political party. Using his popularity and some intimidation, he swept away the communist opposition and gained all of the government seats.

Pol Pot fled Sihanouk's secret police and spent twelve years in hiding, training recruits. In the late 1960s, Sihanouk's head of internal security, Lon Nol took brutal action against the revolutionaries, known as the Communist Party of Kampuchea. Pol Pot started an armed uprising against the government, supported by the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Prior to 1970, the Communist Party of Kampuchea was an insignificant factor in Cambodian politics. However, in 1970 American-backed General Lon Nol deposed Sihanouk, because the latter was seen as supporting the Viet Cong.

In protest, Sihanouk threw his support to Pol Pot's side. That same year, Richard Nixon ordered a military incursion into Cambodia in order to destroy Viet Cong sanctuaries bordering on South Vietnam. Sihanouk's popularity, along with the United States invasion of Cambodia, drove many to Pol Pot's side and soon Lon Nol's government controlled only the cities.

It has been argued that the Khmer Rouge may not have come to power without the destabilization of the Vietnam War, particularly of the American bombing campaigns to "clear out the Vietnamese sanctuaries" in Cambodia. William Shawcross argued this point in his 1979 book Sideshow.

When the United States left Vietnam in 1973 the Viet Cong left Cambodia, but the Khmer Rouge continued to fight. Unable to maintain any sort of control over the country, Lon Nol's government soon collapsed. On April 17, the Communist Party of Kampuchea took Phnom Penh and Lon Nol fled to the United States of America. Less than one month later, on May 12, 1975, Khmer Rouge naval forces operating in Cambodian territorial waters seized the U.S. merchant ship S.S. Mayaguez, the last American merchant ship to leave Vietnam precipitating the Mayaguez Crisis.

Norodom Sihanouk was returned to power in 1975, but soon found himself side-lined by his more radical Communist colleagues, who had little interest in his plans of restoring the monarchy.

By early 1976 the Khmer Rouge hardliners grew tired of tolerating Sihanouk's antics, and placed him under house arrest. The existing government was quickly dismantled and Prince Sihanouk was removed as the nation's head of state. Cambodia became a Communist republic, and Khieu Samphan became the first president.

On May 13, 1976 Pol Pot had been appointed Prime Minister of Cambodia, and began implementing sweeping socialist reforms to the nation. The US bombing had caused parts of the countryside to be emptied, and the cities were overcrowded (Phnom Penh's population increased by over 1 million immediately prior to 1976).

When the Khmer Rouge gained power, they evacuated citizens from the cities to the countryside where they were forced into communal farms. Property became communalized, and education was done at communal schools. Pol Pot's regime was extremely harsh on political dissent and opposition. Thousands of politicians and bureaucrats were killed, while Phnom Penh was turned into a ghost city with many dying of starvation, illnesses, or execution. Landmines, which Pol Pot praised as his "perfect soldiers," were widely distributed around the countryside. The casualty list from the civil war, Pol Pot's consolidation of power, and the invasion by Vietnam is disputed. A figure of three million deaths between 1975 and 1979 was given by the Vietnamese-sponsored Phnom Penh regime, the PRK. Father Ponchaud suggested 2.3 million—although this includes hundreds of thousands who died prior to the CPK takeover; the Yale Cambodian Genocide Project (http://www.yale.edu/cgp/) estimates 1.7 million; Amnesty International estimated 1.4 million; and the United States Department of State, 1.2 million. Khieu Samphan and Pol Pot, who could be expected to give underestimations, cited figures of 1 million and 800,000, respectively. The CIA estimated there were 50,000 to 100,000 executions.

In late 1978, Vietnam invaded Cambodia. The Cambodian army was easily defeated, and Pol Pot fled to the Thai border. In January 1979, Vietnam installed a puppet government under Heng Samrin, composed of Khmer Rouge who had fled to Vietnam to avoid the purges. This was followed by widespread defections to the Vietnamese by Khmer Rouge officials in Eastern Cambodia, largely motivated by the fear that they would be accused of collaboration even if they did not defect. Pol Pot retained a sufficient following to keep fighting in a small area in the west of the country. At this point the PRC, which had earlier supported Pol Pot, attacked, creating a brief Sino-Vietnam War.

Pol Pot, an enemy of the Soviet Union, also gained support from Thailand and the US. In particular, the US and the PRC vetoed the allocation of Cambodia's United Nations General Assembly seat to a representative of Heng Samrin's government. Influenced by realpolitik the US directly and indirectly supported Pol Pot, who espoused a radically revised variant of Maoism adapted to Khmer nationalism. Envisaging a perfectly egalitarian agrarianism, the Khmer Rouge favored a direct route to communism, thus bypassing the intermediate stage of socialism. An autonomist, Pol Pot was quite the opponent of Soviet orthodoxy. Because he was anti-Soviet, the United States, Thailand and People's Republic of China considered him preferable to the pro-Vietnamese government.

At times, the United States directly and indirectly supported Pol Pot and his hostility against the Soviet Union. The US attempted to foster an anti-Vietnamese alliance between Pol Pot, Sihanouk and the nationalist, Son San. In pursuit of this end, Pol Pot officially resigned in 1985, but continued as de facto CPK leader and dominant force within the alliance. Opponents of the CPK claimed that the CPK were sometimes acting in an inhumane manner in areas controlled by the alliance.

In 1989, Vietnam withdrew from Cambodia. Pol Pot refused to cooperate with the peace process, and kept fighting the new coalition government. The Khmer Rouge kept the government forces at bay until 1996, when the demoralised troops started deserting. Several important Khmer Rouge leaders also defected.

Pol Pot ordered the execution of his life-long right hand Son Sen and 11 of his family on June 10, 1997 for wanting to make a settlement with the government (the news did not reach outside of Cambodia for three days). Pol Pot then fled his northern stronghold but was later arrested by Khmer Rouge military chief Ta Mok, and was sentenced to lifelong house arrest. In April of 1998, Ta Mok fled into the forest following a new government attack, and took Pol Pot with him. A few days later, on April 15, 1998, Pol Pot died, reportedly of a heart attack. - Jun 23 2004
Why pr0n with him? - Jun 22 2004
Oh, I definitely have some Korean ideas in store... Kim Jong Il will be up soon. I just have to weed through a few ideas I have for his setup.

By the way, what does your sig translate to? I've been having trouble finding an acurate translation on my own (Read: "Damn you, Dictionary.com!). - Jun 22 2004
Pol Pot, maybe, but not Idi Amin (not Communist, as far as I can tell — correct me, if I am wrong). - Jun 22 2004
I'm Communism

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Jun 21 2004
Hi,

I think a better question would be "Do I care?"

The answer to the aforementioned question is "No." - Apr 29 2005
The wallpapers for this series are not really made to put any particular Communist leaders on a pedestal. All I am doing with this is featuring Communist leaders in general. I just Communist symbolism and artwork.

By the way, that sounds like a really cool shirt... Do you have a picture of it or know of a site that does? - Jun 22 2004
No. - Jun 22 2004
You seem to either be a well-educated student of Russian history, or perhaps even a Russian yourself. Either way, your comments have earned you my respect and gratitude. - Jun 21 2004
Thank you for your support. My next work will most likely feature Fidel Castro. - Jun 21 2004
Why would I do a wallpaper of Adolf Hitler saying "I'm Fascism"? That wouldn't fit the theme. If I was to do a Hitler feature, it would say "I am National Socialism" or something in regards to his blaming of the Jews for every little thing (which is why I would not do such a feature).

If I were to feature the "I'm Fascism" quote, it would most certainly be reserved for Benito Mussolini. - Jun 21 2004
Togo Party

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Apr 27 2005
Do you hear that whistling noise?

That's the sound of this obvious joke that is flying waaaaaaaay over your head.

Of course I know what a bastard this guy is. I do my research before I choose a champion... why do you think there are such large gaps of time between my updates?

Doesn't anyone have a sense of humour anymore? - Apr 29 2005
Thank you for your support! - Apr 28 2005
FireFox

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Apr 27 2005
I don't follow your meaning... I have never hated anyone. I just don't like the text on your wallpaper, I feel the image would look better without it. - Apr 27 2005
E for effort. - Apr 27 2005
God is dead.

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Feb 16 2005
Nice spelling job there, Sparky. - Apr 27 2005
Your ignorance makes me giggle. It never ceases to amuse me how I always seem to generate such knee-jerk reactions from the under-educated masses with so simple an utterance, which isn't even my own utterance nor proclamation of my own belief/theory. You are too quick to attack my personal beliefs when you are not even clear on what they might be. If your "critique" is on the image itself, then it is welcome and I agree whole-heartedly, as my heart was not truly dedicated in the making of this image as it was done hastily.

In either case, téigh trasna ort féin. - Feb 26 2005
Kerry

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Jul 01 2004
To (roughly) quote Adolf Hitler; "Politics is the new art." - Jul 02 2004
No. - Jul 01 2004
Actually, I just posted this for a friend that I work with. He didn't want to make his own account. So this is just a continuation of the political series in general... Fun times. - Jul 01 2004
AWESOME! Thanks for making me laugh. - Jul 01 2004
Ye'H Paw?

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Jul 02 2004
Champion - Jul 02 2004
CHE: Champion of Man

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Jun 25 2004
Dear Jesus,

Please re-read the original description. I never said Che "fought for communism", only that he, himself, was a Marxist, which is true. He fought to liberate people from oppressive imperialist/capitalist regimes. - Jun 25 2004
I would love to hear it! - Jun 25 2004
If you'd like to put something like that together, have at it. - Jun 25 2004
Crusade

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Jun 25 2004
an excellent addition to the dictator series. - Jun 25 2004
Soviet

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Jun 25 2004
excellent job! - Jun 25 2004
Tux Guevara

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Jun 24 2004
I was especially amused by this since I'm actually in the process of preparing a "Champion of Man" featuring Che. - Jun 24 2004
rock on. - Jun 24 2004
got nukes?

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Jun 22 2004
It may not be art to you, but it is to me. - Jun 24 2004
Maybe some of us just get tired of looking at gears and K's all day.

*smooches* - Jun 24 2004
Thank you for the suggestion. I'll see what I can conjure. - Jun 23 2004
Currently, I do. - Jun 23 2004
There's no message, I'm just bored. - Jun 23 2004
Actually, this is relevent to what's going on right now. Don't you ever watch the news? - Jun 23 2004
This is more in reference to North Korea's claim of having their own nuke program. - Jun 23 2004
red white and blur

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May 05 2005
Thank you. - Jun 23 2004
From Russia, with Love

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Jun 07 2004
Honestly, I love my work and don't give two gravy-flavoured-sh1ts whether or not you're offended. - Jun 23 2004
I have enough faith in the administration's judgement, that I can let this image stand on its own. After reviewing the comments left by myself and other users on this piece, my intent is evident. If this image is removed due to the spiteful nature in which it was posted, then I will concede. However, I believe that the administration will allow the users to decide by way of democratic vote, which is the purpose of the voting function anyway. - Jun 21 2004