I was raised in a generation that was trained to view the Vietnamese as victims of American atrocities. Growing up, we were treated to images of children burned by napalm, stories of Agent Orange and “secret” bombings. My generation was the first to experience the naked horrors of war via television and the first to view government crimes against humanity on our color screens.
But, like most things in life, the truth is far more complicated. There are rarely clear-cut “good guys” and “bad guys” when it comes to national/ethnic rivalries. Today, I was chatting with a Cambodian woman and she claimed that the version of Indochinese history I had been taught was all wrong. In her view, the Vietnamese had not rescued Cambodia from the Khmer Rouge. Rather, they were the ones who instigated the genocide in the first place, and then used it as an excuse to expand their empire throughout Cambodia. With great sadness, she explained that the border between Vietnam and Cambodia is an “open border”.
The term “open border” is loaded – especially when one of the two countries, that shares that border, has a population of 86 million while the other one has only 14 million. In practice, what this means is that Cambodia is being inundated with Vietnamese. When I asked the woman if this meant that Cambodians are becoming a minority within their own country, she nodded and almost cried. She, herself, had almost been murdered by the Khmer Rouge – for the crime of being a city-dweller.
“Open borders” is a euphemism for the domination, by populous nations, over less populous ones. In days gone by, it was advanced culture and technology or military might that determined who was the victor and who the vanquished. Now, it is fertility or sheer numbers (the fruits of past fertility).
According to Cambodiana:
These definitions of these major concepts in international relations, known as sino centric “Tributary System”, before the advent of the United Nations demonstrates that Vietnam is not a liberator of Cambodia as they claimed to be. On the contrary, Vietnam colonialism and imperialism is the worst of its kind. Because, unlike western powers colonialism, Vietnam has not been only interested in occupying the land of Chams and the Khmers only for economic exploitation purposes only; it also had committed genocide against those original people of Champa and the Kampuchea Krom, to eliminated them from their ancestral land. SO, for Vietnam, to claim that it invaded Cambodia to save it., is to say the least, a lie.
Few people, listening to the Cambodian woman above, would describe her as “racist” or “Cambodian-supremicist”. All she wants is the survival of her people and an end to their displacement by a similar, related group. Few reasonable people could fault her for that. How much greater is the tragedy of the British, the French, the Dutch and the Swedes, whose nations are being replaced by those who bear no resemblance to them – except insofar as they are human.
Perhaps the pro-white movement should shift its focus a bit and concentrate on opposing open borders of any kind and anywhere. It is not only whites who suffer from open borders, although the loss of the white race would certainly have the largest impact on Mankind overall. It is sad when one people seeks to destroy another. It is even sadder when a people seeks to destroy itself.