BBC Bias On PKI – So Kids Shouldn’t Learn Nazis Were Evil?


When I was at school, partly in Canada but also in Britain, our teachers did not mince their words about Hitler and his Nazis.

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  • They were BAD, BAD, BAD.

Especially in Britain, where there were areas we passed each day on our way to and from school where entire blocks of buildings, homes to hundreds of families, had been blown away by the Luftwaffe, acting on Nazi Blitzkrieg orders.

I suppose you might find Nazi-sympathisers who’d argue that our teachers’ lessons on the evils of Hitler’s cause were ‘indoctrination,’ but most would disagree.

Like the Spanish Inquisition…

…and the Slave Trade…

….and sending small children up factory chimneys…

….there were, and are, certain aspects of history which we are brought up, by both teachers and parents, to believe were wicked.

Certainly nobody at the BBC would describe class-room condemnation of such evils as ‘indoctrination.’

So how come the BBC applies a different standard to Indonesia.

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Children were indoctrinated to believe that communists were evil.

That one sentence, in a long report on the current debate here in Jakarta….

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36431837 – on whether President Jokowi should make a formal apology to the unrepentant totalitarian hypocrites of the Indonesian Communist Party – the hated PKI….

….displays BBC’s essentially leftist bias. 

It’s an absurd sentence.

Imagine if mathematics teachers were the topic?

Children were indoctrinated to believe that 2+ 2 =4.

Or geography teachers?

Children were indoctrinated to believe that Indonesia is an archipelago.

Of course communists were, and are, evil, for every possible reason, and nobody who has studied history should need to be reminded of those reasons, some of which we reviewed in this post.

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

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…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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To teach kids that communists are evil…hell, it’s no different from telling them not to bully class-mates, or steal other kids’ lunch-money, or warning them not to talk to strangers.

So why does the BBC suggest such teaching is ‘indoctrination?’

 

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