I just watched this video :
and my heart went out to Vy Phalla, the Cambodian woman who is trying to come to terms with the loss of the place she sees as home. We read about the history of various indigenous people having their land taken from them, but this is so literal, so 21st century daylight robbery, that I somehow connected and got to thinking why? It’s not because the street I live on is being dug up, put in a lorry and taken somewhere else, I think it’s because the land I grew up in, the country that I was once proud to be a part of, is now being sold to the highest bidder without a care for the people who make it tick. The super rich have taken over and are mercilessly carving up what we, and our ancestors have built up over the years, and are selling it for a quick buck for their own short term gains. They get away with it because most of the media outlets are in on the game. They are SO GREEDY THAT THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE HARM THAT THEY ARE DOING. (Accidentally hit the capitals button, but it seems to work) To me, this film epitomises the struggle of the small community against the richer, more powerful countries/corporate entities that take what they want regardless of who suffers. Did anyone see that news story of the CEO of a fracking company trying to stop fracking in his own back yard? That’s the sort of horrible, selfish human I’m referring to.
So I took Vy Phalla’s song and added a bit more music to it: