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———————————————————–It’s been 70 or 80 years since ‘Juden Raus‘ was a slogan widely heard.But ‘Jews Out’ is again the war-cry, not just of sectarian bigots like the Muslim Brotherhood, or terrorist gangs like Hamas, but also, it appears, among the groves of academe in the Americas.oooooooooooooooooooooWe posted on intolerance by so-called ‘students’ in the UK’s finest university on a day or so ago…http://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/ignoramuses-cantabrienses-red-rabble-stop-ukip-meeting/… but these days one has to expect brain-dead undergrads to exhibit such imbecilic attitudes.--But how about senior members of the academic community?In America at present, there is bitter bigotry on display, and I re-print this from TIP to explain that statement, and what you can do to register your dismay.0000Last year the American Studies Association voted to ban “representatives” from Israeli universities from participating in its academic conferences. Now the ASA wants to hold its annual meeting at the Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown Los Angeles – with the ban still in place!Otherwise Westin Resorts, in violation of California’s anti-discrimination laws, will rent the rooms while the ASA keeps Israelis out of them. No other country is being subjected to this exclusionary bigotry.--We need to send a message: There’s no place for bigoted discrimination against Israel.Click here to demand Westin follow California civil rights law and avoid playing a role in the boycott of Israeli academics.Don’t let unlawful discrimination take place at Westin Resorts
Although I repeated only yesterday my high hopes for President Jokowi, I am not so naive as to expect he’ll fulfil every well-wisher’s wish-list. Nevertheless, congratulations on his inauguration this morning.
I may get into town to see something of the public celebrations later.
But it has to be said that he could have thought twice before giving his first ‘exclusive’ interview in the Aussie press to Fairfax, the virulently un-Australian media conglomerate.
- Their feverish and fatuous rants on behalf of boat bludgers are old-hat in Oz, but maybe Pak Jokowi didn’t realise how they’d frame his interview. which appears garlanded with their own pro-crimmigrant prejudicial terminology.
They don’t make it clear what were the President’s words and what were Fairfax froth.
- Mr Joko raised concerns about Australia’s unilateral and confrontational asylum seeker policies and specifically warned against the possibility of Australian naval vessels venturing into Indonesian waters without permission as they did on five occasions last year. “We will give a warning that this is not acceptable,” said Mr Joko, in the exclusive Fairfax Media interview.
Right, Fairfax – (or more appropriately, Left, Fairfax!) -First of all, NOBODY calls him Mr. Joko.
But more importantly…
DID Jokowi use the words ‘unilateral and confrontational’ or is that just the Fairfax flunkeys’ ideological salad dressing?
- If he did use those words, then there should be quotation marks of some kind. If he didn’t, then the scribblers are open to accusations that they are mere propagandists.
It might have been fairer (but thus unFairfax) to mention that Australia, far from being unilateral and confrontational, had offered all manner of cooperative partnership approaches, despite the frequency of parasite vessels being able to set sail from Indonesian ports, vessels containing packs of illegals (note- illegally here in Indonesia!)
The Jakarta Government’s unilateral failure to deport these crimmigrants back to where they belong, and the same Government’s parallel failure to stop many of them launching illegal incursions against Australia, were not Abbott’s ( or even his Labor predecessor’s) fault but retiring President SBY’s.
His security forces were quite capable of doing the job, but he cancelled cooperation.
- One must hope Jokowi would propose to remedy these defects in the field of working together. After all, Oz continued to provide huge amounts of aid to Indonesia, even whilst SBY instigated his policy of non-cooperation.
- In return for those millions of dollars, Jokowi could at least have told his Fairfax flunkey interviewers that he was going to make a goodwill gesture and return those wonderful orange life-boats used to turn around the scumbags caught by the Royal Australian Navy!
But one must presume he was ‘briefed’ by Mealy-Mouth Marty Natalegawa before the interview. There are rumours that SBY’s Foreign Minister will be kept on, despite his record.
The only nice thing to say, if that were to happen, is that at least Marty would be a slightly better bet than the strident anti-Oz xenophobe, Juwana, that shrill academic.
Better than Loud-mouth?
Not much to choose, but if Jokowi can’t find somebody more friendly to Australia, looks like that’s the choice he’ll have to make.
And whoever gets the job should make a pledge to work with Australia on this issue, prevent parasites embarking, accept back those that do so and get caught by Oz, and, most importantly…
ROUND THEM ALL UP!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apparently there are hordes of alien wasters skulking around Puncak and other parts of West Java!
Stick ‘em in a common cell-block in an Indonesian prison and we’d soon see many eager applications for repatriation to whence they originally oozed.
A belated three cheers for the Regent of Tulungagung.
Because I only got the news from a reader now, though the Regent’s admirable words were uttered a week or so back.
And your next question is probably – where’s Tulungagung?
Well, it’s way down in East Java, and it’s Regent is Syahri Mulyo. That’s him in the picture below.
And now you want to know what he said that has earned my applause?
Okay. He spoke up against plans by the FPI white-shirt gang to launch a branch of their vigilante sectarian outfit in his regency.
He said that their habit in various areas was to promote anarchistic behaviour and to usurp the authority of police and other security forces.
Hard for anyone to dispute that. Their brutal intolerance, violence and vandalism is notorious across Indonesia. We saw it in Jakarta only this month.
“I do not speak of other regions, but only about Tulungagung region. For the sake of the common good, I once again urge it not to be done!” said Syahri. http://regional.kompas.com/read/2014/10/06/19352821/Bupati.Tulungagung.Saya.Imbau.Jangan.Ada.Deklarasi.FPI.di.Sini
But who was quick to be quoted on the side of the IslamoNazis?
Why, none other than the local Chairman of the MUI, the Indonesian ‘Scholars’ Council. The MUI is subsidised by the Government and issues all kinds of bizarre fatwas, some just laughable, like that against yoga, others disgraceful, rants against peaceful dissenters, like Ahmadiyah ‘ heresy,’ as if we’re stuck in the Dark Ages
MUI’s Mohammad Mahfouz Gus claimed there’s no legal basis, to reject the establishement of an FPI chapter. He invoked Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi’s disgraceful comment that ‘Indonesia still needs FPI.’
Gamawan’s record on these IslamoNazis is as bad as his record as a local politician prior to being given the ministerial post by President SBY. In his own area, he imposed vicious shariah bye-laws that blatantly discriminated against women.
When Gamawan was elected West Sumatra governor in 2005, an outcry greeted his bylaw on a 9 p.m. curfew for women unless they were accompanied by a male relative. Passed in a bid to curb prostitution, a number of female university students and workers were arrested when they returned from campus or workplaces in the evening. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/08/21/sharia-bylaws-find-hurdles-w-sumatra.html.
On the FPI, you can see more of his collaborationist outbursts here.
To be fair to MUI’s Gus, he seems to be arguing that since the IslamoNazis have not been banned nationally, any local attempt to thwart their plan could backfire legally.
I post on this fairly (very!) unknown region of Indonesia for two reasons. .
First, because it’s important people overseas DO understand that there are many good people here who have no time for these vicious jihadist hoodlums. Indonesians are 90% Muslim, but they are also, mostly, decent folk, not at all fanatical.
And also, to remind you of the MUI’s record.
Routine denunciations of violence are all very well, but all too often, their extreme fanatical diatribes can be used by jihadist jerks to justify thuggery.
And of course the FUI (Forum Ummat Indonesia) leader working hand-in-glove with the FPI in the anti-kafir demos in Jakarta, Al Khaththath, is a rather senior MUI office-bearer himself!.
Al- Khaththath - a bloodthirsty bigot with a Hizbut Tahrir background . http://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/another-nail-in-freedoms-coffin-indonesian-atheist-jailed-for-blasphemy/
And never forget the shameful menace uttered by MUI supremo Amidhan.
Let’s wait and see if the gangsters get started in Tulungagung.
I always enjoyed Hallowe’en (notice I can spell it properly, please!) as a kid in a North American small town. We’d get dressed up as witches and ghosts and trek up and down our street for candies, fruits and the occasional nickel. Nobody was worried about children going out after dark in those halcyon 1950s days.
But this report from modern Canada came as something of a shock….a sexy leopard costume for a three-year-old, complete with fishnet stockings? And a ‘mac pimp daddy’ costume for eight-year-old boys…?
Frankly that’s disgusting! I thought when I first read about, ‘hey, this must be a bad joke,’ or at least hyperbole, but Pam Rocker, of Calgary, says she and a friend actually saw such things on sale in a costume shop.
Gals clad thus are not likely to upset me – if they are over sixteen!
But a toddler? What the hell is wrong with whoever designed, created and put such a thing on sale?
Pam is involved in a ‘feminist theatre company in Calgary called Urban Curvz, ‘ an involvement that would tend to make me wary of her.
But I have to applaud when she asserts that her group is ready to fight back against what they say is an increasingly sexualized holiday.
Sex has nothing to do with Hallowe’en. It’s first and foremost a day, or night, for the kids.
Sure, adults can enjoy parties and grown-up girls can get tricked out in all kinds of yummy gear, but for God’s sake, not little children.
Proper witches, like we became on All Hallows Eve back then, were ANYTHING but sexy. They were horrid old hags, as portrayed above, and the ghosts wore plain white sheets. That was enough, and we had loads of fun.
We were 5, 6, 7, years old, and sex was something we were hardly aware of, or talked about. Cowboys and Indians in summer, building snowmen -oops,-snowpersons! – and snowball fights in winter. Us little guys liked toy soldiers, our female friends played with dolls.
Surely kids can be allowed to be kids?
So good for Pam the Feminist with her Take Back Halloween!
Having said that, it sounds like she’s going a bit far with a feminist costume contest! Especially when she starts rabbiting on about how the costumes will not gender stereotype and maybe actually empower women.”
C’mon, Pam, just let them be good old-fashioned ghosties and ghoulies.
Why say that, when most Indonesians are delighted with the prospect of progress and a head of state who pays more than lip service to religious tolerance?
- Well, I didn’t say it.
It came as part of an overseas embassy warning issued to its citizens resident here in Jakarta. Avoid crowds, check local news programmes, etc.
.Well, I won’t beware. I think Jokowi is a good guy.
Assuming any unexpected guests don’t drop by, I’d like to head into town and see something of the celebrations. There is, of course, the traffic issue, always horrendous on any Jakarta working day, and exacerbated by road closures and all the people turning out to cheer.
That’s okay, I’m usually outa bed by then!
Yes, bad Latin, but you get the message. A mob of pinko cretins in Cambridge managed to prevent UKIP’s Nigel Farage speaking to supporters.
I spent some very happy times in that beautiful city, much of it in the Clarendon Arms, a pub near Parker’s Piece, a large green square at the centre of which stood an old tall standard lamp.
Lotsa fun, my time in Cambridge.
But hard to find anything funny in the news of marxist intolerance that we read this weekend. The planned visit by UKIP’s leader was cancelled in the face of mob rule.
The Cambridge University Students Union Women’s Campaign had originally arranged a mass protest against the appearance of Mr Farage.
And with typical leftist arrogance, some ‘Cambridge residents set up a Facebook event entitled “Tell Nigel Farage (UKIP) that he is NOT welcome in Cambridge!”
Who the hell do these Stalinoid pukes think they are, purporting to speak for the whole town? They may dislike the patriot party, but that does NOT give them a right of veto over who visits Cambridge and certainly not over the exercise of free speech.
Dragging the city’s good name down, tainting its illustrious reputation by seeking to make it a by-word for suppression of democracy?
And just in case she hasn’t shown her true red colours clearly enough, there’s a note of menace too for academics who retain a taste for British liberties. “And also perhaps to send a message to the uni fellows that they might want to consider carefully who they choose to invite for dinner.”
The wretched woman now aspires to tell fellow-citizens who they may dine with?
Do the University authorities have nothing in their codes of conduct to use against students who bring the college into disrepute?
It’s such a lovely day here in Jakarta, and I am too indolent to go anywhere, apart from a brief trek earlier, after my very welcome visitor left to go to work.
I was at a rather fine little party on Thursday evening and remain weary, so my twenty minute outing comprised only Indomart, for cigarettes, and a nice late lunch of gado-gado on the way home.
You can look up the recipe yourselves, but I got mine from the vendor on the street for just Rp.10,000, about a dollar, I suppose.
So having deemed it fair to show you what that dish looks like…
- To make myself feel industrious, I decided to go through my old photo files, and erase those I’ll never need again.
However, as a public-spirited fellow, it seemed churlish not to share some of the best once more.
I can’t even recall when I used them to illustrate an RRA post, but Tera and Wichita could not be consigned to the bin. Hence an arvo treat for any readers who drop by!
PS for non-Indonesians, aurat is the word translated by Google usually as ‘private parts.’ It’s used by sectarian uptights here to refer to such pleasant things as thighs and cleavage, which of course are ‘private parts’ only in the most benighted minds.
Senate Democrats are not an impressive breed, in general (to be fair, Republican Senators include quite a few good-for-nothing RINOs) but if one had to choose who’s the nastiest little cur in the Dem pack, Harry Reid of Nevada would be a likely winner.
It’s not just his politics, either!
It’s the mafia mentality so clearly visible among his hangers-on, in particular the goon he pays to rough up journos who ask questions Reid is scared to answer. http://www.westernjournalism.com/watch-happens-harry-reids-bodyguard-goes-thug-conservative-journalist/ (Just look at the video on that link!)
Like, how did you get so rich on a government salary?
- How come the mangy old millionaire can’t fess up and tell all where his wealth came from? How come he has to have a goon-squad follow him round town?
Is it a case of the Las Vegas mob mind-set having a gradual influence on this odd little man who has long represented the place in Washington?
Or has Reid always been inclined to find thuggery a congenial tactic?