What were your grandparent's occupation?

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  • #4601

    smokeybandit
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    We lost a lot of lives during the genocide and many occupations fell to the wayside.  Before the war and atrocities, many people lead honourable lives.  What were your grandparent’s occupation?

    • My grandfather was a firefighter
  • #4602

    smokeybandit
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    This facebook test also confirms it LOL

  • #4605

    Mr.Children
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    This is a great question. Most of the time, especially in the news, Khmer Americans rarely talk about what they did before the war. They usually blame the war for why they are poor and unsuccessful. Rich and well off Khmers were getting killed off, while the poor was left..do the math! I wish Khmer people would realize this because

    I think it’s more beneficial for a kid to know that he’s from a poor family in Cambodia….rather than stuck in blaming the war. When people think they are unsuccessful because of war, they will continue to blame the war and rely on time for improvement. When people realize that they are from generations of poverty, instead, they”re more likely to focus on breaking that poverty mentality.

    • #4606

      smokeybandit
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      Great speech, but you didn’t answer the question.

    • #4607

      Mr.Children
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      Sorry, I actually did, but KL has a glitch I guess, so I forgot to add it again. My grandparents worked in business and government office work. Half of my grandparents were capitalistic types, while the other half were stereotypical rely on the government types. In America, the business side of the family prospered, went to college, learn english, etc. The government side relied on government assistance, fail, in school, don’t learn english, etc.

      People blame the war, but how their grandparents are strongly reflect on they are in America.

      • This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by  Mr.Children.
    • #4609

      smokeybandit
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      That’s interesting that you’re grandparents were successful and working for the government. I take it that was before the KR took over and screw things up. I guess I know a few KR families in the area. There was this Khmer girl dated a white guy and he ended up being in my class. He told me that she told him her parents were Khmer Rouge. I told him that’s not necessarily a good thing. I don’t think he spoke to her again.

    • #4610

      Pleu
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    • #4614

      Mr.Children
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      The problem with people working for the government in countries like Cambodia has less to do with merit and more to do with connections I believe. So when you bring these people to countries like America, they become reliant on the government. Though we need governments, it’s not really a productive in a lot of things. People in the government don’t think about saving money, efficiency, and results. People who are government minded are also communist minded. They may not be KR, but they’re enough to allow KR into power.

      Most Khmer people who came to America are poor or communist minded and many are KR. We never want to admit that because it’s shameful..but just do the math. If the educated were being killed off..who is left? It’s not because of the war that our people tend to rely on government assistance, live in poor areas, and are uneducated. If it was the other way around where the uneducated were killed off and the educated came to America, we would be doing so well in America. If there was a war in the US and the people who graduated the top schools migrated to Cambodia as refugees, you think those people would say that they are poor and uneducated because of the war? Hell no…they would be getting back on their feet and prosper. And that’s exactly what Khmer people who did well before the war did in America. There were young Khmer people that just went straight to college in the 80s. Right now, I see people who are coming from poor and war torn countries in the middle east…and they’re doing pretty well and going to college…yet you got Khmers who been here for decades and can’t figure basic sh*t out. It’s not the war…it’s a lot to do with your background. You take a trailer trash from the US and put him in another country, and you still get trailer trash.

       

    • #4617

      Pleu
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      in constrast, i was was thinking, this topic cuts to the core of contrast.. for the majority at large

      of how refugee parents & grands worked klang na!

      yet now the kids & their kids mostly don’t work at all, instead stealing their pai/ma/ta/yiey’s credit & money for drugs etc.. sleeping in all day,  then eating and partying with homeys & hoes all nite, for decades on end (except while serving jail/prison sentences, etc), breeding with sdek/kmao indiscriminately.

      sure the welfare helps pay for groceries, and german car installments for a while, but they’re still energy vampires  shamelessly living only off their own parents/grands’ indefinitely

       

       

    • #4620

      Mr.Children
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      Khmer parents work hard like latinos work hard in low wage field jobs, like blacks work hard in the field when they were slaves. When they get the money, the spend it on sh*t that doesn’t make the family prosper. By mid 80s and 90s, most Khmer parents had nice new and luxury cars. Instead of taking that money to move out of the ghetto, they put that money into pretending to be rich, while living in the ghetto. Between paying buying a cheaper car so that you can save more money to live in a better neighborhood…the car usually wins. Plus, in the ghetto, you get government assistance. It’s a trap by the system to keep dumb people in the ghetto..and typical Khmer person fell for it. Even guys who have good careers can’t get away from the ghetto because he can at least raise his kids under his wife who pretends to be single and get government assistance.

      The kids are bad..but it starts with the parents. The parents care more about saving money for to visit Cambodia and pretend to be rich, than to invest in their own kids.

  • #4618

    smokeybandit
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    A lot of Khmers here in Canada moved into their houses straight from the refugee camp. We lived at my uncles home for a few years before moving out. We didn’t buy our home until the third wave, around early 2000.

    • #4625

      Pleu
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      yea, uso accepted relatively so few ‘refugees’ from its own bombings & kr coup, compared to canada, france, and australia.

      and uso required refugees to have private (ie, missionary) sponsorships which other countries didnt require.

      we see the same ‘bomb & ban’ policy today, where uso bans people from the same countries it is bombing (yesterday mideast, today south/central america, tmrw asia at large).

      seeking refuge in the same country that genocided one’s grand/parents is same as jumping out of pot and into fire

      canada has only 20 nuclear plants, whilst uso has at least 200, so its clear where khmers will prosper between the 2 parts of america, in the long run!

      uso is also 10 times more as crowded than canada,  and canadiens still have 10 yrs left til they too becomes a full-fledged NWO police state subject to imminent martial law like uso already is poised for.

      our grands are likely rolling in their ‘graves’ while we’re so distracted with smartphones, nazi cars, & all the false flag massacres =/

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