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  • ross1948 09:15 on December 4, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: apology, ,   

    BBC Barbados – Correction/Apology 


    I recently published some observations on Barbados….

    Barbados, A Republic Without Popular Assent? .

    …and suggested BBC had not covered the views of people there who disagreed with the decision to end the Crown link.

    Last night, I happened to tune into UK Pravda and lo, a ‘British-Barbadian’ was on, talking to people with views both pro and con.

    So I amend my comments accordingly.

    It’s important to admit oversights and say sorry if we get it wrong.

    I do so, in the ( probably vain!) hope that the BBC will follow my example…

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    …for example in their dishonest failure to identify their guest yesterday….

    A Biden Betrayal Foiled, Amid Glaring BBC Bias!

    ….as a rabid left extremist.

    BTW, a zealous pro-republic campaigner in Barbados in the programme last night freely admitted that over SIXTY percent of the people would have preferred to keep the monarchy… IF the political class had given them the chance to vote!

     
  • ross1948 16:35 on December 28, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , apology, ‘racist Britain, David Jones, Gary Neville, , Sky Sports   

    Who Told UK TV Presenter To Abandon Impartiality! 


    Interesting, this.

    If you flick over to Aljazeera to read this propaganda piece –

    – you’ll see below it a disclaimer, that the leftist bigot author’s views are his and do not (necessarily) reflect Aljazeera’s institutional viewpoint.

    For an often offensive part of the media…

    ‘I AM NOT CHARLIE!’ Leaked Emails Expose AlJazeera’s Intolerant A-Hole!

    ‘Walls of Shame?’ Al Jazeera’s Shameless Bias On Show Again! 

     

    …that’s mildly reassuring, I suppose.

    Yet ironically, if you read the rant above their disclaimer, you learn that Sky News has coerced one of its presenters, a guy named David Jones, into retracting an almost identical disclaimer, which he had quite properly asserted –  after a whiner named Gary Neville had insulted the entire UK!

    Specifically, Nasty Neville, an ex-soccer player, had bleated on Sky Sports, that “racism is an endemic problem not only in UK football, but in UK society at large – not least of all within the country’s dominant political parties.

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    That may or may not be true, but it certainly is contentious. I’m sure both ‘dominant’ parties would dispute it!

    So David Jones was not only entitled but duty-bound, surely, “to add a disclaimer to Neville’s comments, saying that they were not the views of Sky Sports.”

    When a visibly annoyed Neville asked whether or not he agreed, Jones responded: “Whether I do or I don’t is irrelevant. I’m here to try and hold a balanced debate.”

    https://www.itv.com/news/2019-12-23/david-jones-apologises-to-gary-neville-following-racism-row/

    End of story, you’d think, unless Sky News took the next obvious step to uphold principles of impartiality and invited some more level-headed guest onto the show to refute the smear.

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    That’ll be the damn day!

    Jones has since apologised, tweeting that he is “sorry to have spoiled … an important discussion on racism”.

    SPOILED?

    In what possible way did Jones ‘spoil’ the discussion?

    Because he didn’t go down on bended knee and kow-tow to the arrogant Neville, who has done pretty well for himself in the dreadfully racist UK?

    So next time some uptight has a rant live on tv, defaming one or more political parties and/or the very fabric of British society, presenters must nod and simper…

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    …and, not for even a nano-second, indicate that the opinions of the ranter might not be divinely inspired truths…

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    …not give the viewing millions even a hint that the chip on the ranter’s shoulder might be the ranter’s problem and not that of the society in which he has thrived?

    ‘Fair and balanced?’

    If you’re watching Sky, watch out for flying pigs over head!

     

     
    • Mack the Knife 19:40 on December 28, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      You are putting out some fine material as 2019 sputters to an end.
      I spotted this Sky move when it happened and felt like protesting but was too lazy. I am glad you had more energy.
      BBC is bad enough without Sky publicly throwing balance overboard.

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    • Vanessa Reilly 20:16 on December 28, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Jones’ original remark was quite appropriate. Neville was making a blatantly political point and abusing his guest status which was as a sports personality.
      To start hammering away at British political parties, at British society, was wrong and not just because Neville is black but quite rich and quite famous, so Britain cannot be that bad a place for black people. Neville was in the wrong because it was Sky Sport.
      Not Sky Politics. Not Sky Sociology.

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    • Amanda Adams 03:03 on December 29, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Atrocious that he apologised for doing the right thing.

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  • ross1948 21:25 on October 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: apology, astronaut, , Scott Kelly   

    Apologise For Admiring Churchill? How Dare He!?! 


    There are some astronauts who seem to have left their backbones in Outer Space!

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    Scott Kelly, a retired American astronaut with multiple space flights under his belt, apologized Sunday after quoting Winston Churchill and calling the 20th century British prime minister “one of the greatest leaders of modern times.”

    Which of course Churchill was.

    Unlike his American counterpart at the end of World War Two…

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    …he was also alert to the menace of communism.

    But that’s another matter.

    What matters today is the way this Kelly creep took a few hits from slimy leftists on social media…

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    …then flip-flopped like a fairy falling from a Christmas Tree!

    “Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill. My apologies. I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I do not support…   https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/8/scott-kelly-ex-astronaut-apologizes-praising-winst/

    Educate?

    Churchill was and is a hero to millions of British people, and by that I MEAN British people, not the obnoxious alien we featured a year ago……when I said what I repeat now.

    Sir Winston loved his country!

    He was fiercely faithful to the British Crown and the British Empire, and that’s more than enough to make him a hate-figure for the Enemy Within.

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    How sad that, despite Scott Kelly’s distinguished career, he now cowers and bows to that Enemy Within, which is just as much America’s as Britain’s!

     

     
    • Kenneth Anderson 22:55 on October 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you.
      Our parents and grandparents knew he was a great man.
      He is part of our most glorious historical era and who will suggest anyone was or is greater?
      This spaceman obviously learned about his greatness in school and that is why he spoke the way he did.
      What is sickening is that as soon as the left started in on him, he turned tail and volunteered to re-educate himself!
      For an American it is all the more inexcusable, because he must be aware of how his own country’s great men have been the target of disrespectful, disgraceful attacks, Washington and Jefferson for two.
      By the way, I am not British and not American either.
      As a Canadian scandalised by the insults aimed at Sir John A Macdonald and the offensive removal of our own first prime minister’s statue, I kind of expected this but am still outraged.

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      • Jay Pannell 07:43 on October 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Anybody truly great is under attack by the far-left, not only Washington and Jefferson but even Columbus.
        The left would rather America had never been discovered but since they can’t undo history, they now want to destroy our heritage by rewriting it.
        https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/10/08/patriots-gather-celebrate-christopher-columbus-discovery-new-world-counter-revisionist-history/

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      • Terry Allen 09:00 on October 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Kenneth, we have the same rubbish in Australia, with Captain Cook the hate-figure and lefties telling us we should be ashamed of changing a wild place into a prosperous modern country.

        Funnily enough, they insist the land was stolen and belongs rightfully to the Aborigines but they still keep buying houses on that land and never show any interest in then giving it back to the dispossessed ‘natives.’
        Total hypocrites.

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    • Ken Kasic 12:03 on October 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      What disappoints me is that we expect this from Hollywood and millenial simpletons but this Kelly is old enough to know better and has done something useful with his life, so different from celebrity drones and college brats.
      The fact that even a man like him is intimidated by the social media slime shows how low America has sunk,

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    • Holly Tylmar 17:19 on October 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Has Kelly told us what he will read to wipe historical truth from his mind?
      A daily diet of New York Times op-eds? The collected speeches of Maxine Waters?
      Is he so weak-minded that he will voluntarily submit himself to brain-washing?
      We need to start vetting astronaut candidates for strength of character, if this jellyfish is typical of what America is sending into space.
      If he’d met a Martian, he’d have come back as one of those pods in ‘Invasion of the Body-Snatchers!’

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      • David Izello 23:34 on October 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Yay Holly, You may be onto something.
        I remember that old movie, about alien life forms replacing human beings by taking over their bodies.
        This might explain the change in the past 40 or 50 years, between Americans who loved their country and behaved like genuine normal people and what we are seeing now, like all those humanoid things that gathered outside the Supreme Court hesrings.
        That mob were nothing like the real American women of our mothers’ generation.

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  • ross1948 11:06 on July 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 'celebrities turning to Islam', apology, , , , , , , , music-haters   

    Jakarta Post Equates Islam With Islamist Fanaticism! 


    A prominent headline in the Jakarta Post this week briefly gladdened my heart…

    Apology from Jakarta Post

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    sorry

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    But only briefly.

    I had hoped their Editor, Endy, had finally decided to say sorry for the JP’s failure to condemn the Hitlerian book-burning committed a couple of years ago by his newspaper’s parent company, Gramedia, at the behest of Islamist fanatics.

    Grovelling Gramedia’s BookBurning Bonanza – Appeasing Fanatics 

    • burning booksGramedia’s Hitlerite book-burning

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    But no, it was just that the JP was apologising for its sloppy reporting 0f the recent executions.Apology from Jakarta Post .

    Now I wake up this sunny Saturday and wonder if we’ll see another apology soon for THIS indefensible headline.

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    More celebrities, rock stars turn to Islam

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    This alarming news had me worried.

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    • TURNER JAGGER
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    • Was Mick Jagger about to undertake a pilgrimage to Mecca – I’d much prefer him to bring the Stones to Jakarta so I could enjoy their brilliant music once again.

    Was, perhaps, k d lang, the Canadian lesbian, about to cover her glorious beauty (!) with a burka?

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    Not so!

    In fact the JP report is not, as far as I can see, about apostasy at all.

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    None of the celeb singers etc. mentioned ( I may be wrong but am open to correction) are Christian or Hindu or Buddhist. It seems that the people concerned are by no means ‘converts.’

    On the contrary.

    Up till recently, they have, apparently, been like the Indonesian Muslims I mingle with every day, nice, normal people who say their prayers but don’t shove their religion down other folks’ throats.

    What the JP means by ‘turning to Islam’ is that they have endorsed the most extreme and fanatical outlooks, most notably (for stars of the music industry) 

    Kang Ucay, the former lead singer of Bandung-based pop-punk band Rockcalled et Rockers, who now goes by the name of Noor Al Kautsar, serves as the coordinator for the Bandung chapter of Indonesia Tanpa JIL (Indonesia Without JIL). Indonesia Tanpa JIL is a conservative Islamist movement opposed to the liberal Islam, promoted in Indonesia by Jaringan Islam Liberal (Liberal Islam Network)  http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/05/27/more-celebrities-rock-stars-turn-to-islam.html

    For ‘conservative,’ please read radical. Conservatism means attachment to traditional values, which in Indonesia are distinguished by an easy-going tolerance among creeds.

    In fact, there’s much misuse of the term Islamisation here, when what’s meant is Arabisation. Though to be fair to Arabs, many of them enjoy music, unlike another gaggle of celebs cited by the JP, viz.

    Some other musicians who have decided to lay down their instruments recently set up a movement and identified themselves as Al Ghuroba, or The Strangers. These former musicians’ primary campaign theme is the prohibition of music.

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    Of course, we have often covered kill-joy nonsense, most often from Aceh, the only Indonesian province with sharia law…

    ‘Immoral Activities – Sitting in Coffee Shops Laughing and Talking…’ 

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    Aceh’s Mad Mullah – ‘Dancing is EVIL – It Involves Body Movements!’ 

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    …but also from other parts of the archipelago…

    Islamist Kill-Joys, Buoyed by Gaga Ban, Now Turn On Indonesian Stars 

    However, outwith the ranks of frothing fanatics like that mullah, Indonesians, Muslim or not, DELIGHT in music, especially dangdut, this country’s most beloved genre.

    I append one example of the many popular practitioners. She’s named Cynthiara Alona. And she’s Aceh-born!

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    She’s a great dangdut singer – since foreign readers know little or nothing of that music, I’ve searched around and got you a link to one of her performances.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsHfGZPh624

    Dangdut tv shows command audiences of millions, and, in a 90% Muslim country, most of them are likely to be Muslims.

    The Jakarta Post headline is surely a slur on all those who adore their music and see no inconsistency with adherence to their faith.

    Why should a handful of fanaticised ‘celebrities’ opting for outlandish extremes be said to be ‘turning to Islam?’

    The JP should issue another of its rare apologies!

    I’m of course NOT Muslim – as regular readers will have long since guessed! – but my final quote comes from a prominent Muslim who ought to know what he’s talking about.

    Syafiq Hasyim of the State Islamic University (UIN) Syarief Hidayatullah said that celebrities’ newfound piety, especially those who chose to become preachers, may be motivated by pragmatism.      

    “There are two types of piety, exclusive and inclusive and the latter is always better. But I suspect that for some of those preachers, they have financial motivations,” Syafiq said.    

     

     
    • JazPen 11:32 on July 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I thought you’d get onto this one, Ross.
      I take strong exception to that Jakarta Post headline but since Gramedia is famous for supporting those fanatics in book-burning, I cant be very surprised if they think growing those awful long beards and hating music is ‘turning to Islam.’ Pity whoever wrote that article didnt put his name to it.

      I dont know a single Indonesian Muslim who hates music the way these former musicians do.

      Keep reminding us about the book-burning episode please.
      Its important more and more people overseas understand what kind of people run that media empire.

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    • M K Subrawan 11:48 on July 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      We who are Muslim and like music, the Jakarta Post thinks we have not turned to Islam because we are not hating music and not grow beard?
      It is very truly an insult from the Jakarta Post to million of Indonesia people

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    • Slamet 11:54 on July 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Mister Ross, you write many things that are good here but sometime I think you are not so clever if you beleive that oneday the Jakarta Post will say that what Gramedia did to burn the books is bad.
      I sometime think my boss is stupid and even bad but i do not say this because he pays my salary each month and I must look after my family
      Jakarta Post do not have bravery to tell what they think about Gramedia because Gramedia is Jakarta Post big boss. Do not hope for that editor to do what he should do. He too has family to look after.

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    • N S in Sleman 12:04 on July 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I hate the Jakarta Post, they always make me angry to read and now I tell my other Muslim friends what they say about this turning to Islam, like Islam is all things same like Arab Saudi.
      All of us we are children of Indonesia not Arab Saudi and we like dangdut and jazz and some like reggae. That is not to be less Muslim than the selebriti that hates music and fun.
      You also some days writing things make me not so happy but you today do good job in this.

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    • Lomax 12:46 on July 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Ross, I read your blog a lot and I know your heart is in the right place but –

      you have lived there so long you have let your judgment get clouded.

      It doesn’t matter how much ‘ordinary Muslims’ don’t care for this fanatic music-hating crowd, they aren’t going to do much of anything to put a stop to what you call ‘arabisation.’

      I have seen you time after time give us news of violent intolerant Islamists and some of the people will raise their voices against it but the government and the police hardly ever make any moves to get rid of the problem.
      I think if you stay in Indonesia much longer, you will see it become an Islamic republic, shariah everywhere.

      What will you do then, Ross?

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    • Farida 13:08 on July 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      This is Wahabism not Indonesian Islam. We do not like this and do not like Jakarta Post saying this is all about these singers turning to Islam. They to me are turning away from the ways of Indonesia, Muslim or all religion here..
      Jakarta Post is most like American newspaper, not Indonesian newspaper and always not thinking like usual Indonesian people who like music and do not like to burn books.
      My friends show me this your blog so I send you my agreement.
      I wish you can blog in bahasa Indonesia because I can say many more things about all this but thank you and I am in support yours sincerely.Farida .
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    • Graeme J 16:59 on July 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting but sad reading.
      Why do these poor souls get into this dark mindset?
      In the West, we see so many musicians turning to drugs, now here we see so many musicians turning to this, which as you show us, isn’t Islam as understood by most Indonesian Muslims.
      Music must be a bad way of life if it drives people into these kinds of behavior.

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    • Dipo Depok 19:06 on July 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Better if you do not interfere with what is not your business in another country. I read you before writing against Depok, eventhough Depok is a good Islamic city.
      The Muslims will do what we must do to make Indonesia a cleaner and holier country.
      If you do not like what you hear and see, go to a heathen country to see naked women and hear your music.
      No real Muslim will want to have these things in Indonesia.

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    • Intan 14:16 on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Dipo -do not speak for Muslim people only for the wahabis and salafis fanatic and there are so many in Depok.
      Good Indonesia Muslim people better to be more together with good Indonesia non-Muslim people than to be like Depok fanatic.

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  • ross1948 15:55 on June 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    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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    aiditMetro TV - Kemarin, Che Guevara (Penjahat Komunis) - Siapa Besok? D.N.Aidit (PKI)? Aidit and Guevara- rabid reds unlamented

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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?’

     

     
    • Tiara 16:59 on June 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I am happy if teachers tell children PKI very bad because they are very bad.
      Communist same like the Nazis dangerous and killing people

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    • Lukas 15:26 on June 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      About BBC, what do you think about the their Indonesian branch? (BBC Indonesia) especially about this sensitive issues?

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      • ross1948 16:17 on June 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Selamat sore, Pak. \
        I have been preoccupied with Britain’s battle for Merdeka.
        So not had time to check out BBC Indonesia in depth. However, BBC in general is notorious for left bias, so I’d expect there to be a leftward tilt there too.
        Once the UK referendum is over, I can spend time looking into this.

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    • Lukas 09:01 on June 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I hope the British people choose the best for their future. Especially if they choose exit.

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