QUOTE (Suriin1234 @ Oct 23 2011, 08:16 PM)
Eh you think our ppl built angkor wat? seem to know more about khmer history then some of the khmer here.
Don't let these pseudo-historian, Thai trolls get to you. They are just retaliating because Cambodian trolls made them butt-hurt. And well, that's sad and I feel ashamed of Cambodian trolls that spew out arrogant or false $hit. I am against trolling. But we don't need butt-hurt Thais to antagonize us back either, it just makes the problem worse. There are good Thai people out there like Peaceman, god bless you. lol But not these trolls.
Well, I believe our ancestors are the people of Angkor until Western historians start stating otherwise.
Even though our culture has come a long way and lost some aspects or gathered some influence from neighbors doesn't mean we did not descend from the people of the Khmer empire, wethere it be slaves, peasants, nobility, etc. Of course modern Cambodians includes other diaspora, but that is given in any nation in that region.
These Thai trolls are more than welcome to become historians and postulate that we modern Khmers and ancient Khmer aren't related at all and argue their story against Western historians, but I have yet to hear an unbias Western historian say we aren't descendants of the people of ancient Khmer. Hello? In academic field, they acknowledge the precursors to Khmer are middle Khmer and old Khmer (language of Angkor). Obviously there is a link between peoples as spoken language is matained by living peoples. There is no strong reason to say modern Cambodia is a nation that was created out of the blue and unrelated to the people of Angkor yet decided to claim Angkor as it's past. Dohoho.
ANd perhaps this pseudo-history they try to come up with about Khom is
to disassociate their past history and culture involving modern Cambodians who they consider dark and inferior. I guess it makes some of their heads want to explode to know that all those Khmer cultural elements in their culture come from people with dark skin and living in a poor country. Yes, I'm pulling teh race card up. Thai society is somewhat racist and I wouldnt be surprised if the underlying reason for creating the Khom theory is the result of this racist mentality.