to destroy you is no loss

Dec 6, 2011

to destroy you is no loss

Do you know over 3 million people died because of the actions of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979?

Do you know nearly 2 million of those were murdered in cold blood?

Do you know many, many more lives were cut short or irrevocably changed?

Do you know the Khmer Rouge’s mantra that played daily on the radio was “To keep you is no benefit, to destroy you is no loss.” and that people were told they were less significant than a grain of rice?

Do you know people were clubbed on the head with hoes and then pushed into rivers, ponds, and reservoirs?

Do you know that people who had any education at all were killed while those who could not read or write and often did not think for themselves were promoted to leadership?

This is one reason why I am a defender of liberty, an advocate of liberal arts education, and most importantly, a mother who spends her days teaching her children.

My Worldviews students and I are discussing this book this week and it has touched them deeply. My hope is that they take with them a commitment to freedom and an understanding of the methods of a communist regime. If you have not read Joan Criddle’s book, To Destroy You Is No Loss, read it…it will change your life.

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  1. Anne

    I don’t really see a difference. Sorry. I’m still blind. Did I really make your day?

  2. Anne

    OK, Trying again. No

  3. Anne

    Oh, my good heck! I have seen the light! It’s a miracle!

    • tracy

      Anne, I’m so glad you can see what you are typing now! Jessica is super-amazing! Do you need anything else fixed to make your experience here at WOK pleasant and uplifting? Let’s see, you have your own button to find the blog posts, a large submit button, and text that is non-italicized and dark enough you can read it.

      And yes, you make my day each time you comment…love, love, love to hear from you.

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  5. Anne

    kind of odd that I have to shift reload every single time . . .

    • tracy

      Any time there are changes made, the shift reload empties the cache your computer saves of the site. Otherwise your computer, to save energy will just reload what it thinks is already there. But you shouldn’t have to do it every single time… what browser are you using?

      • tracy

        Oops, that’s was Jessica logged in as Tracy.