• ross1948 17:42 on February 14, 2014 Permalink Reply  

    Jakarta Post Lets Oz Red Urge Show Trial for Morrison!



    After lambasting the Jakarta Globe’s disgraceful anti-Australian bias… https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/jakarta-globes-rancid-bias-4-0-for-asylum-softies/ 

    …today I have time to focus on the Jakarta Post, another news-paper often drawn, like a dog to its vomit, to slobbering grief over the demise of Indonesian’s PKI, the Communists who could so easily have dragged this fine country into red slavery fifty years ago.

    We’ll no doubt return to that aspect of their left-lib mentality soon enough.

    • But of more immediate interest is their decision to give a notorious marxist, Mark Lane, plentiful space, not for a letter to the editor, which would be fair enough, but a full-blown tirade, covering a sizeable portion of a page.

    propaganda2 Lane uses this generous JP allowance largely just to repeat the slurs issued by undesirable aliens against the Royal Australian Navy. But he goes a lot further than that.

    He even compares the democratically elected Coalition Government’s defence of Australia against the queue-jumping crimmigrants with Indonesia’s old dictatorship.

    The Australian government has not only claimed that the reports of abuse are lies, but have accused the Australian media of being unpatriotic and irresponsible in even airing the allegations. This reminds me of Soeharto-era Indonesia.


    Well, he should know – he was here, in Jakarta, and his activities, whilst employed by Oz tax-payers as an embassy staffer, resulted in him being ordered out, NOT by the Soeharto regime, but by his own superiors!



    And he doesn’t seem to be the sort of leopard that changes its spots. He has a long unpleasant record of overtly marxist agitation.


    The Mass Upsurge in Indonesia and East Timor and Its Implications for Australian Politics

    The Activist – Volume 9, Number 2, 1999

    By Max Lane

    [The general line of this report was adopted by the 18th Congress of the DSP, held in Sydney, January 5-10, 1999.]

    Comrades, the basic proposal of this report is that the DSP substantially increase its efforts in the area of solidarity with the Indonesian revolution…http://www.dsp.org.au/node/120


    His article is almost amusing at times, as when he whines that the illegals were towed back across international waters toward Indonesian waters against their will.

    Against their will? Oh, surely not?

    Would-be welfare bludgers may not be contradicted.

    If they tell the Royal Australian Navy they’re going to Oz, then so shall it be! Heaven forbid they faced defiance from Australian Armed Forces, who must defer to lawless louts whose demands are paramount.

    That’s GOT to take instant priority over things like duty to Queen and Country, and other old-fashioned concepts like obeying orders.

    • devil_smiley_face_Gimme a break!


    Lane’s enthusiastic retailing of the crimmigrants’ claims should not surprise us. He is an afficionado of foreign fiction, having won a certain fame for translating the works of a hoary old red named Pramoedya, who is unaccountably regarded by pinkos as a ‘great’ writer.

    I have read, or tried to read those books. They are mostly BORING, and I won’t blame Marxist Max for that. The author was a no-good, and many honest Indonesians have stood up to say so, citing Pramoedya’s anti-democratic activities as a collaborationist in the PKI front-group, LEKRA.

    The JP likes to glorify him. https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/jakarta-post-never-miss-a-chance-to-re-hab-reds/


    I’ve referred readers to Tempo, issue May 16-22, 2006 before, but must once more do so, for it covers the evil old Red’s career rather well and explains why some 25 “prominent literary figures and cultural observers” put their distinguished names to a formal submission to the Magsaysay Award Committee in 1995, protesting at that body’s decision to give Pramoedya an award.


    Pramoedya the Red


    Their reasons were simply stated, viz his unethical role during one of the darkest periods for creativity during the Guided Democracy era, when he led the persecution of artists and literary figures who disagreed with him. (this protest is air-brushed out of most Western references nowadays, though a brief mention is to be found in an otherwise slavishly pro-Pram article in the Economist http://www.economist.com/node/168819 )


    However, back to the issue of bludger-boats today.

    Our unreconstructed Aussie red occasionally tries to be frank. 

    I am not an expert in international law or law of the sea…

    But then he immediately continues his harangue by suggesting that the brave Aussie sailors’ sensible and admirable actions would all seem to amount to piracy.

    • Then, after the slur, he covers his assPerhaps I am wrong on this matter of law.
    • ================

    But after confessing his possible fallibility in matters on which he’s no expert, he savages his fellow-citizens’ preferred policy, in terms that would not disgrace the most intemperate Indonesian xenophobe, people like that Jakarta professor we have quoted in the past.

    Max enjoys a good rant..

    Morally, however, it is quite clear that these are immoral, inhumane acts. Personally, I would like to see Immigration and Border Protection Minister, Scott Morrison and the puppet General doing his work charged with piracy and criminal negligence causing death.


    True to commie tradition- a show trial for a democratically-elected  politician and his ‘puppet’ general – exactly what the red vermin did to Imre Nagy and Pal Maleter in Hungary, 1956!

    • Nagy_Pal_Maleter_200806132144273281_afp Hungarian martyrs, Nagy and Maleter


    What the hell motivates the editors of the Jakarta Post to publish this subversive claptrap?

    They know Lane’s a marxist. His communist credentials are no secret, and I suppose he’s proud of them.

    • communism tyranny
    • But if you’re an average Indonesian who likes to read the English-language media, you probably won’t know.
    • You’ll swallow the JP deceit at face value, for their sweet little description of Lane makes NO mention of his ideological aberrations.

    Here’s all you’ll get to know  —The writer teaches politics and international studies at Victoria University, Melbourne, and has been visiting Indonesia since 1969. He is the translator of the novels of Pramoedya Ananta Toer and the plays of W.S. Rendra. He is the author of articles and books on Indonesia, including Unfinished Nation: Indonesia before and after Suharto (Verso) http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/02/12/is-australian-government-engaging-piracy.html

    • LIBERAL-MEDIA-e1315327567357-300x211
    • No chance of any Aussie conservative notable being similarly allotted equal space, equal prominence, as this unrepentant marxist?

    Don’t hold yer breath!

    The Jakarta Post – some of us call it the ‘Havana Post’ – barely qualifies as a newspaper, more like a megaphone for leftist causes dear to their elitist editors’ hearts.

    However, here on RRA, we keep the conservative flag flying, and more and more Indonesians are tuning in, anxious to hear the other side of the story which they won’t get in the big rich elite’s media.


    • Frank 12:55 on February 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Detestable little communist.
      I read both the Globe and this good article about Max Lane. I remember that communist, on the go from the 1980s if not before, and he’s no better today, worse I would say.
      Who owns that Jakarta Post newspaper? The PKI?
      It is funny how you have two newspapers in English in Jakarta and they both push the commie line. Not much of a choice for readers, is there?
      At least they got you and RRA will have lot more readers in Aussie soon.
      You do a great job.


    • Fredi568 10:28 on July 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      This is a very big surprise to me because I did not know the Jakarta Post give communist foreigner big chance for propagandas. But I check your words and it is true.
      Why is this newspaper doing this?
      I see Ical talking yesterday on tv against foreign communist.enemy. May be he reads this Jakarta Post and talks now about the communist Max Lane.
      Sorry, Ical is Aburizal Bakrie the Golkar Party leader.


    • Mina James 14:26 on February 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I must have missed this when you first published it but now I believe you when you write about how bad that newspaper is.
      Was that communist propaganda page of theirs before or after the Gramedia book-burning you keep referring to?


    • Felice 10:13 on March 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’d expect coverage for Burnside even if I do not at all agree with him. He is well-connected in Australia, lots of rich and powerful people always around him. And the Fairfax media will pump out his BS morning noon and night.
      But Max Lane doesn’t bother to deny he’s a marxist, has been for years and years, giving Australia a bad name whenever he opens his mouth.
      He works for one of the universities, of course, so I have to assume it’s Australian tax-payers who get bled for his salary.
      Why is an Indonesian newspaper so hunky-dory with somebody like that? I get it that there’s bad feelings between the two countries but I thought Indonesians hated communists?



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