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Why Tomb’s , Macabre Murder Sites are Attraction

A Perspective on Death, Killers & Government?!

It’s amazing to see the fascination people have with tomb’s , monuments of the dead and raw murder sites. In Cambodia I saw the killing fields where thousand’s of people had been killed by the oppressive regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. polpot


It stand’s a great reminder to the Cambodian people of how oppressive and brutal the regime was . Thousand’s were put into killing field’s and sent to their death for opposing the regime and it’s rulers . I just saw the news that the trial’s of the “ Killing Field’s “ are still going on in Cambodia , backed by the U.N these are trial’s that will in the end help Cambodia end it’s bloody past during the PolPot Regime. The Museum still stand testament to the brutality of the regime.

In Vietnam the War Museum is a testament to the brutality of the war . The unique method’s used by one man to kill another man . The howling children burnt from top to toe by Napalm in the dense forests and which has given rise to Pulitzer Prize Pictures. napalm-pulitzer


The frightened eyes of women hiding in tube well’s and ditches trying to save their lives from enemy solders who attack them .Both Cambodia and Vietnam bare the suffering of war and brutality , which are interwoven in their history . Man is fascinated by evil and why one commits evil , the mind of the evil doer and the deed itself .

In the U.S there are guided tour’s that ferry people from one end of the city to the other to showcase “ The Manson Murders” . These were horrific crimes carried out during the end of the sixties , where Manson ordered his followers to go on a rampage and kill The pregnant wife of Roman Polanski then a budding director. The whole of Hollywood was fascinated by these killings . Theories were made and people wanted to delve into the mind’s of these individuals and their capacity to do evil.

Murder ,Blood , Gore and evil has been an Integral part of the Human Psyche and has been showcased with ample relish and with great fascination .Weather Serial Killers or Barbaric warlords , our fascination with evil continues.

Posted by Anuj Tikku 12:17 Archived in Hong Kong

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