Berlin Wall Jakarta -Kenapa Kalijodo? Lebih Baik Lubang Buaya!


I’m not sure that putting part of the Berlin Wall at Kalijodo is entirely appropriate.

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A former red-light zone, now a youngsters’ recreation area, KJ seems an odd site, but since the Indonesian artist was desperate to find a location for his work, why not?

Interesting, though, to note that nowhere in the Jakarta Post report –  http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/10/05/teguh-ostenriks-berlin-wall-in-jakarta-art-to-overcome-divisive-powers.html–  does the moral blight of communism get a mention, despite communism being the raison d’etre of the Wall of Shame.

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The JP talks about the Cold War, but fails to name the evil ideology which that war was waged to resist – and which came close to devouring the Indonesian archipelago.

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Red border guards in Berlin retrieve the corpse of young Peter Fechter, whom they’d shot down while he tried to flee Communism

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It penned in Germans who wanted to be free of marxist misrule.

I suppose the Jakarta Post’s omission is down to their relentless compassion for the red vermin of the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party…

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Jakarta Post – Never Miss a Chance to Re-Hab Reds! 

…which would, if given the chance, have subjected this lovely country to the same horrors that their comrades in Europe inflicted on countless victims in Eastern Europe.

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Worse, maybe, since the unlamented Aidit, PKI fuhrer, is on record as regarding North Korea as his fave totalitarian model.

For my part, I’d have thought the Lubang Buaya, on the east side of town, would be more suitable.

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That’s where the grand memorial to the officers murdered in the attempted Red take-over of 1965 stands, a perennial reminder of the evil of communism.