I came back from Cambodia a week ago after working there for a year. What I noticed is how our own people are so dumb, naive, and just want to hurt each other, rather than trying to help each other and grow a stronger nation. Honestly, how dumb can the whole country be???
For example, the rice that we eat here in the U.S. everyday, do you know where 90% of it comes from? Sure, it comes from Thailand (printed on the rice bag), but the people who grows the rice are Khmer people. Khmer farmer work there ass off for months growing, caring, and even packing the rice in bags. Then the Thai people just come, pick up the rice, pay the farmer less than 5% of the total value of the rice and leave. All the Thai people do is load them onto the ship and it gets shipped worldwide. Why can't the Khmer business there help out the farmer and export the rice themselves and keep the GDP in Cambodia rather than to another country?
Well, that was my job there trying to figure it out. Turn out that no one there wanted the other to be better than them??? Isn't that shameful? The business people there didn't want to help because they didn't want the farmer to be richer than them or be successful. Yes, I heard it with my own ears!
I was going to seed my own money to help them, but it seems no one wanted to help each other. Everyone just want to get rich themselves and see other suffer.
I love my country, but from what I see and know, the great country of Cambodia that it was once was will never improve greatly and compete with the other countries until the older generation is gone. Sorry to say that, but it's true. Pol Pot did accomplished his goal by wiping out all the intelligent people and leaving the majority of the country with not so smart people. This is how the once great country of Cambodia became of what it is today!
We was once one of the strongest nation in the World. Angkor Empire ruled Southern Asia. For those that don't know, the people of Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam was all Khmer people once. Why do you think the writing and language looks so similar to Khmer? Now how can a nation that once stood tall and powerful, became the underdog?
So I ask all the Khmer people in the U.S. and worldwide to help each other so we will once establish our ground and emerge as a country to be reckon with.
But as for me, I tried my best to try and change the people, and I will continue to do so to my last breath and drop of blood. I can't do this alone and all I asked is that those who are educated, help educate others too.
Don't worry about who I am, you'll know when the times come.
Just remember, change can only happen when we all work together.