Honestly man to me your nothing but a mere defenseless Khmer person on this site.
And what does that make you? A mere offenser of AF?
You speak as if Khmer people will better themselves if they did not go into wars and such. What will Srok Khmer be if they didn't have those renagades/soldiers/thugs or whatever you may want to call them ? They are the ones who protected the country for so called 2000 years. All you do is talk seriously you do all your researching, but then again I bet you wouldn't even have the guts to protect your people at all with that mindset you have.
Is fighting all you do? Seriously what is that going to prove; nothing but your faked as pride cause that's all you got on the streets. I don't see that fake @$$ pride handing you a paycheck.
My dad was a soldier in Srok Khmer and he fought the Khmer Rouge to at least weaken them. The reason why I have dissed Srok Khmer is because they look down on Khmer people in the Americas who dress in Hip-Hop clothes. I don't get the reason why they say we are wannabe blacks and such, but do you think it's better that I should dress in Khmer Kahom clothes instead since it's more authentic with the Khmer culture ?
Nobody cares how you dress, the more diversity the better. Just don't forget that you also have skaters, nerds, geeks who are your Khmer brothers as well.
You speak as if every Khmer person who is in a gang in the Americas are nothing but mere pests to you, but what are you to those gang members ?
Honestly, they scare the fu-k out of me so I don't associate with them. What's wrong with that -- I don't care to socialize with a thug of any race.
You don't do anything to better this modern day age to better it for the next generation of your people. I don't know how it works in Stockton where I do know that Khmers are killing Khmers over colors and such, but in Oakland it was far more different then how it is over there in Stockton at least we still do fight to protect our own people.
Calm your @$$ down, we aren't being hunted by the Vietnamese or Chinese. I notice that you love using this race card so much. Your race wars doesn't prove anything, your grades, academic achievement, community service means much much more. And it potentially can get you a job. Welfare doesn't count as a paycheck.
To me honestly all you do is yap and yap about the existence and knowledge you know about Srok Khmer and such, but what have you done to better it for the people who are still living in poverty and such and your still calling them wannabe thugs and such. Change is possible but change is also possible through time and you just need to let them have a little more time before you discriminate against the different types of Khmers in the Americas.
I'm creating them and their kids a role model.
The same goes for Srok Khmer who look down on their own people who live in a different country and I truly know it myself since I've experienced it along with others who have gone through it. Your views on Khmer gangs is based upon your own views thinking that they are not Khmer enough for you.
Not true. I forgive them for its not their fault their parent's didn't teach them enough about the Khmer Rouge and how they kill their own brothers like their kids are doing. Chop eachother up like animals how violently you do, you are still Khmer to me.They represent Khmer more then you do honestly because they have the will to fight and die for the name of Khmer.
Really? They are wasting their parent's time just being born to die for no great cause or reason.
Like I said all you do is talk and I'm pretty sure there were never actions involved in your life for the name of Srok Khmer.
So maintaining my culture doesn't count?
Khmer people will always come in different varieties just like the Khmer Surin, Khmer Krom, Khmer Leur, Khmer Kandal, Khmer Americans they are always different from one another, but the thing that holds us all together is that we know who we are and what beliefs we believe in. I have my own reasons for why I dislike some Chun or Yuun people because I have gone through too much with them back in the past in the Americas, yeah maybe they could be different from Chun-Khmers in Srok Khmer but I have also dealt with some Khmer Krom people who look down on Khmer people. I am probably more different then you because it is easy for me to absorb all the negative things that have happened or happens now, but I am also able to let that go and learn from it.
Absolutely no excuse! If you forgive and forget, then why you still have such hideous view on life?
You just have a completely different view from mines because you did not go through any of the things most Khmer people in the USA had to go through back in the 80s-90s. When your a victim of racism and discrimination for over 20+ years it's a different story for the people who have always had it better then others. There were no good kids for me to associate with back in Oakland in school there were nothing but Khmer gangsters and thugs that I could associate something with. The city has always lived in poverty and violence and it will continue to stay the same until it changes in the far future. You don't understand me at all because you don't choose to understand why some Khmers wear Hip-Hop clothes and such and it's because if you were to wear those fobbish looking Khmer clothes from Srok Khmer what do you think all the other ethnic groups will do to those types of people ? You will only be the victim. There are Khmers who have engraved the Hip-Hop culture into their everyday lives, but who are you to tell them they are not Khmer enough to your eyes ? How can you see that they don't practice Khmer culture and beliefs at home with their parents ? How do you know they don't eat bai everyday at home and such ? How do you know that they don't have a Khmer flag hanging on their walls and such at home ? The thing I'm trying to get at is that all you do is talk and once in your life have you ever did anything to protect or do something with actions to better the lives of the Khmer people in America ? What have you done ? Are you only just telling people oh don't do this and don't do that ? Do you really think holding a Khmer person down from doing things is going to help ? Khmer people have always fought for their land and territories for a long time and they are still doing that at Preah Vihear temple and such. I bet on anything you wouldn't have the guts to die for the name of Cambodia since your too into this Khmer history/culture/heritage and such online. I do my researches and such online and with books, but I also know when there is also a reality to live by also.
I think you are living too much in the past man. This is year 2008! My point is, better yourself for the image of your people and maybe we'd get some respect. Street Drama/gang war = Doesn't mean $hit in the working world.