Jakarta Post’s Red Re-Hab Campaign – Enter An Atma Jaya Prof!


From red bogey to anti-intellectualism

  • That’s the headline in the Jakarta Post, 19th May, above an article by some geezer described as a professor at Atma Jaya University, which non-locals won’t know is the Catholic university here.
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  • communism tyranny

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  • I dare say the late and much lamented Polish Pope may, as I type, be sitting in an honoured place above, discussing the Jakarta Post with his fellow-Pole, Father Popieluszko, murdered by the Red secret police –
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  • …and perhaps with Hungary’s Cardinal Mindszenty.

    Or with the many Balkan Catholics slaughtered by the Communists there.  Vatican Recognizes 38 Albanian Christian Clergy Martyred by Communism.

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  • Catholic parents paying hefty fees for their young to attend Atma Jaya should also peruse Setiono Sugiharto’s piece, and ask what sort of stuff their kids are being exposed to.
  • That depends, of course, on whether they can understand what the hell Setiono’s rabbiting on about!
  • It’s VERY hard work grappling with a vocabulary utterly alien to normal people.  
  • …people today have become multi-literate and multi-modal, artistically blending linguistic elements with other semiotic resources and modalities such as symbols, imagery, sound and graffito to carry out successful verbal and non-verbal communication. 
  • From red bogey to anti-intellectualism – The Jakarta Post
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  • Can you imagine anyone churning out pretentious gobble-de-gook like that and expecting ordinary people, Indonesian or not, to take it seriously?

  • This geezer doesn’t seem to get it, that writing for propaganda purposes should only be done in plain English, not academic ivory tower jargon.
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