Pol Pot did nothing wrong – and this should not be that hard to get across to anons if their minds aren’t completely addled by dogmatism and book worship. There are many, many lies surrounding Democratic Kampuchea, just as there are lies surrounding the achievements of all socialist states, but around DK the bourgeoisie have tried their absolute hardest to supress the truth of what happened there.
Simply put, there was no genocide and most of the deaths of innocents was actually the fault of the relentless American terror-bombings of the entire country (the real genocide) which killed hundreds of thousands of people. Between 1970-5 alone nearly 1,000,000 people perished from various war related causes, most of them related to America. A “Cambodian Genocide” is not supported by the demographic data either. The numbers saying that 2.5-3 million died at the hands of Pol Pot is bullshit and was used as a legitimization of a decade of illegal Vietnamese occupation.
Pol Pot was certainly ruthless and had large numbers of people killed, but we must always think WHO DID HE KILL? . The answer is reactionaries and exploiters of all kinds. After Phnom Penh fell the officials of the anti-communist Lon Nol government were exterminated, as were any former soldiers of that regime. Nothing of value was lost. The religious were also stamped out, especially parasitical monks. Again, nothing of value was lost. Their temples were reutilized for much more utilitarian purposes. Discipline was much stricter when it came to urbanites, as they were soft and often unable to work. The insubordinate were crushed and used as fertilizer in the rice paddies, still serving the revolution even post mortum. These urbanites were exploiters, capitalists, foreigners and other scum of the Earth. They didn’t need outright exterminated (and they weren’t), but harsh treatment was certainly justified. Likewise the Vietnamese were ordered to be expelled from Kampuchea due to their treacherous designs and sporadic fighting between the countries. Some likely died, but again it was justified. Stalin too moved populations.
DK was the first country on Earth to establish communism through a revolution. In this revolution 95-97% of the population was resettled in collective farms. Money was abolished along with markets and the artificial distinction between intellectual and manual labor was finally abolished through an integration of the two in collective and fulfilling communistic work. Religion, as mentioned, was uprooted and Kampuchea made great strides towards complete autarky. Most importantly, goods were actually distributed according to need within the collective farms to families. All were provisioned from the cornucopia of the Angkar