‘We Don’t Want Communism?’ But if You Did, It’s Time To Apologise!!


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At least the Jakarta Post kept its statistics in the realm of reality, in its latest obsessive article about the events of 1965.

‘It is believed that at least half a million people were killed.’

One of them was the notorious totalitarian D.N. Aidit, of the PKI (Indonesian Communist Party) who infamously held up North Korea as his idea of how to run a country. He and his PKI comrades were no agrarian reformers but hard-core bigot reds, so no wonder some of them, so the JP whines, still experience discrimination.

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One cannot blame children for the evil reflected in their parents’ deeds, but it might have been wiser for DN’s son to keep a low profile, unless he’s prepared to repudiate the satanic ideology that motivated his sire. Instead all he says is that proper reconciliation should be based on a revelation of the truth both from the perpetrators’ side and the victims’ side. The truth revealed could then be passed on to future generations.

Fair enough, on the face of it.

But who were the victims?

Aidit Junior then called on the government to apologize, not to the PKI, but to the victims of the 1965 tragedy.

But it was the PKI who caused the mass slaughter. Their lying communist propaganda gulled thousands of simple folk into their peasants’ and industrial workers’ front outfits, and it was those poor mugs who got the brunt of the backlash.

Mind you, not all of the PKI fronts were naive dupes. 

LEKRA, the ‘intellectual’ gang whose leading light was Pramoedya
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That nasty old swine was as viciously intolerant towards freedom-loving Indonesians as the IslamoNazi FPI is today intolerant of Indonesians who believe in religious liberty.

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.

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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 )

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Aidit Senior was indeed killed, but plenty of his comrades ran like cockroaches, to the sort of countries where they’d feel at ease, tyrannies in which neither peasants nor workers enjoyed any vestige of liberty.  Places like Red China, and, I imagine, Castro’s Cuba, where evil held sway and still does. 

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Now some of these decrepit traitors have weaselled back, and have still not shown the basic decency to apologise, to repent of the vile ideology they sought to impose on Indonesia fifty years go.

Not a word of regret from this character –  Haryono, spokesman of Lembaga Perjuangan Rehabilitasi Korban Orde Baru, an NGO working for the rehabilitation of New Order regime victims, said many people had become victims in the 1965 killings, thus it was important for the government to extend an apology.

Was Haryono a PKI apparatchik?

The JP sloppily fails to check. But Haryono’s politicised arithmetic makes one wonder. While estimates of those who died in 1965 range from scores of  thousands to a million, this geezer offers a staggering figure  –  the victims actually numbered 45 million.

HUH?

Even the JP is moved to note that Haryono did not provide details on where the figure of 45 million came from.

It sounds as believable as the myth that the Reds were interested in Indonesian workers and peasants, except insofar as they might serve as cannon-fodder in PKI schemes to seize power. 

In none of the nations around the world enslaved by marxism have the common folk been exalted, except in name only.

The Reds, in Russia, China and Cuba, established themselves as a privileged ruling class. The PKI was part and parcel of that ideology and would certainly have done the same. Their leaders deserved all they got. Just a shame that so many harmless folk taken in by their lies had to die too.

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