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  • ross1948 8:22 am on February 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , marxism, , ,   

    Jakarta Post Against Book-Burning – If The Books Are Leftist? 


    Don’t burn books

    • That was the stark demand from the ‘Editorial Board of The Jakarta Post’ issued on January 29, 2019, along with a large photograph, this photo…

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    …of a 1965 demo by the totalitarian hypocrites of the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party, in the heart of Jakarta.

    The occasion for the Jakarta Post’s outrage was the recent move by the Indonesian government’s to conduct raids on leftist books...,

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    That deserves our attention, but the JP editors have an odd way of looking at it, their heartfelt rant launched with the words ‘people fear what they don’t understand…

    Like, uh, what’s not to understand?

    Indonesians are not stupid. They understand today, as they understood in 1965, the essential evil of communism, the gulags, the eradication of free elections, opposition parties, free labour unions, free student unions, opposition media and the jackboot on religious liberty.

    They remember how the PKI leader D N Aidit told his comrades that his own preferred model was North Korea, and if young Indonesians listen to their elders, they’d hear of the appalling and brutal intolerance of the PKI….

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

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    …and its collaborators, like the rotten ‘intellectuals’ in the red front gang LEKRA, whose leading light Pramoedya we have mentioned before.

    Tempo, issue May 16-22, 2006 – an extract which 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 )

    The Jakarta Post evidently regrets that there have  been no efforts to exorcise Indonesians’ fear and loathing of Marxism-Leninism.

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    Indeed, the Jakarta Post regards the law which outlawed the PKI as merely a means to ‘demonise’ anything leftist…

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    Among the JP editors’ gripes about the law’s applications, are ‘crack-downs’ on ‘books, which at times have only marginally been tied to the communist coup.’

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    The JP gives examples, one of which is a ‘a text written by one of the country’s founding fathers that opens up a discussion on the interpretation of Islamic texts’ and  they may well have a point about that – but you can read their whole paean of protest for yourselves.

    But the major question that arises from these ‘free-speech’ bleaters has surely got to be-

    WHY HAVE THEY ONLY FOUND THEIR VOICES WHEN THE LEFT IS FEELING THE HEAT??

    Regular readers here at RRA will remember the infamous Nazi-style book-burning in Jakarta, sponsored not only by the most backward Islamist fanatics…

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    …but by Indonesia’s largest publishing empire, Gramedia, of which, last I heard, the Jakarta Post is part.

    That was a Hitlerite atrocity against free expression which, again last I heard, the JP editorial board has never issued any thunderous denunciation of ‘pointless book raids and book burning’ referencing that episode which was fundamentally an action replay of scenes like this…

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    …which were a familiar part of life in 1930s Germany.

    Yet when action is taken against the Left, the hacks get noisy?

    Draw your own conclusions.

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    https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2019/01/29/dont-burn-books.html?src=mostviewed&pg=/

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    • JazPen 3:07 pm on February 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Well asked, Ross.
      These lefties at the JP were very happy to let the Gramedia book burning pass without a peep of protest.
      Now that their co-lefties are in trouble the JP editors are at their most hypocritical loudest.

    • Jim ex Jakarta 8:11 pm on February 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      JazPen, you are correct, the hypocrisy of the Jakarta Post editorial board is shocking.
      They rave on about how raids on leftwing books are so bad but when their Gramedia boss company burnt some other books, the Jakarta Post were as quiet as a mouse.
      Those editors kept quiet about Gramedia’s nazi stunt either because they feared for their jobs if the criticised the book-burning, or because they sniffed the wind and decided the ayatollah scholars would soon be running the country and they better not upset them.
      Yellow!
      The liberals over there in Indonesia wont fight back against creeping shariah and if you look at the two vice-presidential candidates, you can see the shariah is no longer creeping.
      Stampede more like it.

      I didn’t move from Jakarta to where I am now because of the way the country’s been going but the change in Indonesia from when I came there years ago did make me feel that getting out was no bad thing.

    • Kezia 9:14 am on February 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      It is truly not consistent how the Jakarta Post was so silent when Gramedia followe nazi tradition and burned books but now so very vocal for the Leftwing victims.
      I think it is always wrong to burn books, so I agree that the Jakarta Post editors have no courage.
      They are hypocrites.

    • Mitch 4:01 pm on February 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I go along with you on the Gramedia book-burning. That was appeasement of Islamist fanatics and I still try to avoid shopping in Gramedia when there are handy alternatives.
      That is one thing but two wrongs never make a right.
      Just because the Jakarta Post editors are guilty of double standards, that should not mean we ignore the unwisdom of the raids on leftwing books.

  • ross1948 5:37 pm on October 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , de-nazification, , FDJ, , , , marxism, , , Ulrich Schoeneich   

    Mama Stasi – Am I Unfair To Merkel? 


    After the way she threw open the gates to the crimmigrant tsunami, few would disagree that Germany’s Chancellor is a rank traitor, not only to her own country but to every nation in Europe.

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    However, some readers have said that, although it’s clear the woman is following a cultural marxist agenda, it’s not fair of me to picture Mama Stasi Merkel in that Hitlerian uniform.

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    So I decided to dig out the basis for the other picture, below, and found an article in the New Yorker, another source not remotely conservative, from which I offer this extract.

    Merkel studied physics at Leipzig University and earned a doctorate in quantum chemistry in Berlin. She was allowed to pursue graduate studies, in no small part because she never ran afoul of the ruling party.

    The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel – The New Yorker

    Geschichte / Deutschland / 20. Jh. / West-Berlin 1949-1990 / Ereignisse / 1953 / 17.Juni / Panzer, Polizei

    Young East Germans with principles, fighting Communism in 1953

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    Ulrich Schoeneich, who became Templin’s mayor after reunification, expressed bitterness to me that Merkel hasn’t been challenged much on her accommodation with the East German system.

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    …Ulrich Schoeneich refused to join the Free German Youth, the blue-shirted “fighting reserve” of the ruling party which the vast majority of East German teen-agers joined, including Angela Kasner, who participated well into adulthood.

    That’s the Red equivalent of the Hitler Youth, BTW.

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    •  Ulrich Schoeneich

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    “Not just as a dead person in the files but as the officer responsible for agitation and propaganda…I’m convinced that she could get her doctorate only because she was active in the Free German Youth, even in her postgraduate days.”

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    In Norway, Quisling was hanged

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    “Most people say it was forced, but I demonstrated you didn’t have to join it.” 

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    Schoeneich wasn’t permitted to finish high school, and he spent much of his early life in the shadow cast by his family’s principled opposition. Angela Kasner had other ideas for her future, and became, at most, a passive opponent of the regime….

    There are of course other views one can take of collaboration –

    Rainer Eppelmann, a courageous dissident clergyman…refuses to criticize her…. “In order to be true to your hopes, your ambitions, your beliefs, your dreams, you had to be a hero twenty-four hours a day. And nobody can do this.”  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/12/01/quiet-german

    Foto Clint Starbuck.
    Reverend Rainer is being very fair. 
    Not every citizen in a slave state has the grit to resist, and it’s not for us to say what we’d do, if we haven’t been there.
    And it’s true that not everyone who collaborated with the DDR quisling communists truly believed in communism. It’s hard to figure out how anyone with a brain could believe in marxist ideology, given the evil it has always produced.

    It’s also true that some who participated in communist movements have seen the light and done good work, exposing that evil, heroes like Whitaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley, for example.

    Whitaker Chambers – A Hero Insufficiently Honoured 

    Before we move on, it’s also fair to say that some who served the communist cause claim to have quit but have dismally failed in their duty to denounce marxism.
    Mandelson, for one, Barroso for another, and, most alarming example at present, Mogherini! 
    However…
    Focus on Merkel, shall we?
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    One does have to think back to 1945, after the very similar NSDAP totalitarian ideology was overthrown and a relentless de-nazification campaign was undertaken, aimed at purging those who held office under Hitler.
    Rank-and-filers were often, but not always over-looked, even then.
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    Morally, the same should have happened 25 years ago when East Germany was freed from the marxist despotism. Those who resisted totalitarian evil should have been exalted, those who collaborated, cast into political outer darkness.
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    Let’s face it, Merkel was no rank-and-filer.
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    On the contrary, as Herr Schoenicher tells us, she was an officer responsible for agitation and propaganda in the Red equivalent of the Hitler Youth.
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    And like Hitler, like the DDR, she has come very much out into the open about her dream, to change Germany foreverSo, Zahraa, All You Want’s A Safe Haven? Why Keep Passing Them By? 
     
    • Maria 6:20 am on October 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      This is what more people out of Germany must know and then they will understand better why she has been doing so much to destroy our country.
      In the eastern parts we are resisting harder because we know what it was like and she was a part of it. The DDR even made my city change to a new and terrible name, Karl Marx City but now it is changed again to the real name.
      Impossible to forgive for all that the DDR and FDJ made then then and for what Merkel is doing now, shaming our country with her bullying of Czechos and Slovaks and Poles, just as Hitler did too.
      Reunification Germany to what good if the country is no longer German.

    • Brendan Gray 12:16 pm on October 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Maria, you state your case well. It is shameful to watch this woman who created the flood with her open-ended invitation to all and sundry now acting as enforcer against smaller nations that never wanted the illegals but are now being forced to take their ‘quotas.’
      Worse, they get insulted if they say they want acceptable migrants instead of the jihad trouble-makers who turn violent if anywhere near migrants of other religions.
      You are right, Ross, kick them out.

  • ross1948 8:27 pm on August 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , British politics, , , , Lenin, marxism, , ,   

    Labour Leadership – Love That Lenin Hat! 


    Labour veterans and young activists in the mix at ‘Team Corbyn
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    Frankly, although I detest much of what Jeremy Corbyn says, it’s a case of the devil you know.

    The man makes no bones about his marxism, never has. Better that, surely, than men like Cameron, who has elevated cultural marxist  hatred of traditional values into the law of the land. 

    Corbyn’s lovely Lenin hat is a dead give-away, but who needs a give-away when you’re so upfront?

    Better a man who thirty years ago was frolicking with traitors than a man who witters about abhorrence of terrorism, yet welcomes a blood beast like Adams.

    Corbyn Invited the Blood Beast to London? So Did Tony B.Liar! 

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    I love that Lenin hat!

    It reminded me of how, after travelling across the Atlantic on a Russian passenger ship, the Aleksandr Lermontov, many years ago, I picked up some souvenir badges on board.

    Then, on dry land again, when I entered my tutor’s room on the first day of my post-grad course (in Soviet Studies – know your enemy, right?) I was sporting a Lenin badge on the lapel of my leather jacket.

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    The academic staff back then were a most uneasy mix of East European exiles, who actually knew what they were talking about, and young, trendy-lefties, who didn’t.

    The latter were grand on the theory of dialectical materialism (aaah, yes, I remember the jargon well!) but just couldn’t bring themselves to synthesise the contradictions ( yes, that jargon sure lingers!) between the bright promise of the cr#p ideology and the nightmare it produced everywhere it was imposed.

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    I got one of the latter as my tutor, and he knew my reputation as a campus counter-revolutionary. “Good morning.” He peered incredulously at my badge, then asked, “So you’re now a Leninist?”

    • I reciprocated his morning greeting, in the rudimentary Russian I’d picked up on the boat, and explained, with a grin, that whatever Vladimir Ilyich may have done, he knew how to get it done, and I could see merit in emulating his tactics!
    • This visibly shook him.
    • But I did get the diploma at the end of the year!

     

     

     

     
    • Shirl 11:15 am on August 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      He looks very like Lenin, doesn’t he?
      But he might take us out of the EU(SSR)
      Maybe he’s not all bad.

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