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  • ross1948 10:10 am on December 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , Nazi book-burning, Trump border defence 'dehumanising',   

    Jakarta Post Trumpophobes? Give ‘Em Mirrors For Xmas! 


    Dehumanization still prevails, as evident, for example, in United States President Donald Trump’s warning about using violence to keep immigrants from the country’s poor neighbors at bay…   https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2018/12/22/a-silenced-night.html

    WHAT A LOT OF RUBBISH!

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    Skip the telling omission of the key adjective ‘ILLEGAL’ that should always be lodged securely in front of the word ‘immigrants’ in discussion of the Honduras Horde.

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    Elaborately Planned” Caravan Brings Human Traffickers & Violent Gangbangers to Guatemala                                                 https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2018/10/elaborately-planned-caravan-brings-human-traffickers-violent-gangbangers-to-guatemala/

    Skip the omission of the fact that even Mexican citizens on that border have demanded that those crimmigrants be sent back to where they belong.

    Migrant caravan: Mexico deports group that stormed US border

    There’s nothing at all ‘dehumanising‘ about any head of state taking responsible steps to defend his country’s sovereign frontiers.

    America has more than enough undesirable aliens without importing more.

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    I’m sure the American Ambassador in Jakarta will have been advised of this insulting JP rant and one hopes he will compose a corrective letter to whichever of that coy clique, the ‘editorial board’ of the Jakarta Post, he can put a name to.

    It’s VERY telling that whoever wrote their offensive tripe felt it prudent not to sign it, preferring to hide behind the anonymity of the ‘board.’

    What it tells us is that the Jakarta Post’s ruling clique is no more courageous today than it was when it held its collective tongue on its pay-masters’…

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    …the business empire, Kompas Gramedia, of which the JP is part  –

    …collusion with sectarian zealot book-burning, an outrageous Nazi-style assault on freedom of expression.

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    Any newspaper purporting to be concerned with ‘dehumanisation’ would have erupted in editorial thunder when that took place.

    But not a peep of condemnation from the Jakarta Post ‘editorial board!’

    Whether their sickening silence was because they approved of the bigots who aped the followers of Adolf Hitler…

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    German Nazi book-burning, 1930s

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    …or because they cowered from upsetting the collaborators in the parent company, who knows?

    But it certainly disqualifies that sad section of the Indonesian media from pontificating on what is ‘dehumanising.’

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    Perhaps somebody should run down to the shops tomorrow and buy a bunch of mirrors, so that every member of the JP board can make good use of them on Christmas morning.

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    Or else use the above JP link to their ‘editorial’ and ask the anonymous clique, via the comment column, why their ‘Christmas Message’ includes not only a rant against Trump, but a one-side witter about ‘Palestine’ – with no mention of Hamas terrorism?.

     

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    • Jim in Jakarta 1:00 pm on December 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Ross, we all know and have known for years that the Jakarta Post crawls if the Islamist fanatics come calling.
      I remember another time the jihadists were demanding censorship,something about the ISIS flag, and the management had them in for coffee.
      Unreal!
      Of course the JP hates Trump and cheers on the illegals.
      But I bet none of that board have invited any of those Rohingya that landed up in Aceh to come stay in their expensive apartments or houses.

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  • ross1948 10:35 am on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Endy Wahyuni, , , Nazi book-burning   

    British Council Embraces Hacks Long-Silent On Book-Burning? 


    As you may know, the British Council is funded by UK tax-payers. It calls itself a ‘charity’ but is very much part of the Foreign Office apparatus.

    “There is a widespread assumption that The British Council is a wing of our Secret Intelligence Services, however minor. Officially it is no such thing but there are connections……..”   Feuds and turf wars put Fresh Talent flagship plan in jeopardy

    Unfortunately, UK tax-payers don’t get to know much about that sort of thing, nor do they get much say in what the BC does “Speaker Michael Martin in secrecy row over British Council trips”The Daily Telegraph

    And THEN there are such activities as….

    Collaboration with Red China’s communist censors…

    Ma Jian protest paints the London Book Fair red.

    Bringing Censors to the Book Fair.

    …and promotion of ‘gay’ propaganda…

    In 2015, the British Council launcheda free, online, 10-day LGBT film festival…the first global online LGBT film festival  .https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Council

    If you are a Brit tax-payer, maybe you think that’s an outrageous abuse of your money.

    Or maybe you are okay with that sort of nonsense.

    However, today, a look at the British Council’s open collaboration with a newspaper infamous here for its failure to condemn IslamoNazi book-burning!

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    “Writing on Diversity”, an event hosted by The Jakarta Post and The Jakarta Post Writing Center in partnership with Raffles Hotel Jakarta and British Council Indonesia.

    The report adds that those present included former chief editor of The Jakarta Post Endy Bayuni…the discussion focused on how writers can employ diversity to help counter rising intolerance.    http://www.thejakartapost.com/multimedia/2018/04/02/writing-on-diversity-taking-up-stories-against-intolerance.html

    I don’t know about the ‘writers’ present, but I do know about Endy Bahyuni, who, as noted, for some years held a senior editorial position at the Jakarta Post.

    Endy has more than once presented himself as a fan of free expression and religious tolerance.

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    “Don’t give any room to the hard-liners,” said Endy…“Please cover them when they’re violating the law, but don’t give space to small group of people when they rally against something absurd. They used the media effectively and deceive the media to suit their own means. ”http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/indonesian-media-needs-to-cover-religion-not-radicals-iarj/ 

    That was a year after Gramedia collaborated with the bigots, and we duly took note!

    Bayuni’s Bravado, Gramedia’s Grovel, Jakarta Post’s Double Standards 

    That occasion, a couple of years ago, would have been a golden opportunity for Endy to redeem his newspaper’s good name with a spirited public denunciation of the Gramedia company, of whose business empire the JP is part.

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    Alas, he did not take that opportunity, nor, so far as news reports tell us, did he do so at the Raffles Hotel this month.

    Nor, to the best of my knowledge, has any member of the editorial clique ever done so. 

    Despite its frequent blathering about the virtues of pluralism, I have yet to see any JP editorial condemnation of Gramedia’s disgusting grovel to sectarian censorship, which occurred five years ago…

    ….an episode which culminated in an action replay, jointly supervised by Gramedia and Islamist ‘scholars,’ of the sort of conflagration – book-burning- which characterised Hitler’s Germany. 

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    I would suggest the British Council be instructed by the UK Embassy here in Jakarta to cut all ties with this pathetic rag until the editors thereof grow a set and disown their parent company’s blazing appeasement of Islamist bigotry 

     
    • Mike Grattan 8:11 pm on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I used to use the British Council’s library till they gave it away. to the Indonesian government.
      I never knew anything about their bad record, the Communist China story or the spy story either.
      If they are a respectable organization, they would have nothing to do with the Jakarta Post.

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    • Jim in Jakarta 9:35 pm on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Good, Ross, keep after the hacks!
      Thanks for that about the British COuncil, no idea they were like that.

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    • Petra Malley 10:06 pm on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      This is very interesting. It’s sad that the media there are so keen to work with Islamists, because if Islamists come to power, press freedom disappears.
      From what you have been writing in the past 12 months, there’s every chance the Islamists will come to power in Indonesia, so some journalists are hedging their bets.
      So much for integrity, but Western journalists are a pretty foul lot too.. .

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    • Fiona Fenton 1:13 am on April 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      And who did you say funds this British Council?
      Us mugs, the British tax-payers, who never gave them permission to cover-up the way they spend our money.
      That story of how the Speaker of the House of Commons slapped a ban on revealing junkets by MPs at British Council (i.e. OUR) expense is outrageous. Same goes for them being so hand in glove with the communist censors in Beijing.
      Shameless.
      Iwonder how many MPs would vote to clean up this ‘British’ Council?
      How would their junketing MP guests vote?
      We should start a petition to either wind this so-called ‘charity’ up altogether or kick them off the gravy train.
      Slash their salaries, stop them spending our money on queer film fests and make them work for British interests!

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    • JazPen 12:22 pm on April 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I see the British Council is keeping its head down.
      They must think nobody cares how low they can sink and thats probably true.
      Not my taxes anyway so I leave it to the British tax-paying public.

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  • ross1948 7:37 am on March 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Jakarta Post Easter editorial, Nazi book-burning,   

    Stop Being Wussies, Jakarta Post! Condemn Gramedia Collabos! 


    A long-winded Easter editorial in the Jakarta Post ends up with this stirring exhortation to young Indonesian Christians.

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    Followers of Christ should rise and enhance their contribution for their nation, not just for their own groups. Most Indonesians are tolerant, moderate and inclusive.

    The number of intolerant people is indeed rising. But the tendency should not excuse you from serving your nation and country. Happy Easter!

    And this is indeed an admirable sentiment, as is their headline…

    EDITORIAL: Easter: Stop being wussies

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2018/03/29/editorial-easter-stop-being-wussies.html

    But it’s very easy to shrill thus from within an editorial ivory tower, a much safer position than was that of the Christians, young and old, in Bekasi, or Bogor, two cities that border Jakarta…

    Christ’s Ascension Day – Islamist Savages Pelt Congregation With Sewage, Urine and Rocks 

    Head-Scarfed Harpies Hurl Dung and Urine at Christians 

    X-Rated Xmas – Foul-Mouths Bully Christians, As ‘Moderate’Mayor Denies They Exist!’ 

    …when bigoted savages, neither arrested nor charged by the police on the scene, assailed them viciously, vilely and violently.

    Both congregations victimised in the above reports remain unable to worship in their churches – Indonesian readers know all about this and overseas readers can check the facts easily enough.

    But let’s be fair. The Jakarta Post itself knows all about intolerant Islamist intimidation.

    Their parent company, Gramedia, was faced with Islamist intrusion into their rights a few years ago.

    The management cowered and caved in, violating basic principles of free expression, in an action replay of Nazi Germany’s book-burning atrocities.

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    Never once has the JP’s editorial clique ever condemned that shameful collaboration with sectarian fanatics, not that I’ve ever seen or heard of, at least.

    But it’s never too late to do the right thing.

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    STOP BEING WUSSIES, JAKARTA POST!

    Denounce the craven crawlers whose anti-democratic bonfire that day disgraced Indonesia.

     
    • Santi 8:36 am on March 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Happy Easter Ross!
      I love the blog most of all it when you write about this topic.

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    • Jim in Jakarta 5:10 pm on March 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Ross, Do you never get fed up banging on and on about how cowardly and rotten Gramedia was, and how cowardly and rotten the Jakarta Post is for never condemning Gramedia?.
      Here’s an Easter pat on the back.
      WELL DONE!
      They are a disgrace and dont deserve anything else

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    • Kezia 7:42 pm on March 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I know not only I but many other Indonesian people must appreciate this, Ross.
      I will never shop in Gramedia because of the book burning. ..

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    • WIta N 8:25 pm on March 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      It is best if you explain that Gramedia is not some very little company. It has many related medias big and small and all around Indonesia.
      We see from the book burner day that if our Republic becomes like Iran or Arab Saudi then they will give us no help to save Indonesia.
      That word collaboration is very suitable for these cowards.

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  • ross1948 12:11 am on December 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Nazi book-burning   

    Well Said, Jakarta Globe! But Will Gramedia Repent? 


    Thankfully in the modern era, no one in their right mind would burn books but censorship is still widely practiced. 

    http://jakartaglobe.id/archive/editorial-let-courts-not-stores-decide-on-books-fate/

    The editorial in the Jakarta Globe concerns a local issue, about bookstores removing books from their shelves that might, so it’s said, embarrass local political notables with “unverifiable information.”  If you’re interested please use the link.

    But the point about book-burning is something that will resonate with many around the world…

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    ….who learned at school about such conflagrations in Nazi Germany.

    Many will applaud the JG editor’s condemnation of such intolerant, anti-democratic activity.

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    But not their rivals in the Jakarta Post, methinks, whose owners, the vast Gramedia business empire, committed such a crime against reason only a few years ago, and has NEVER repented of the book-burning that shamed Jakarta.

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    Gramedia’s outrageous literary arson was all the more reprehensible in that it was perpetrated at the behest of arrant Islamist bigots.

    We keep asking when the Jakarta Post editors will have the guts and/or decency to deplore the Gramedia book-burning.

    But few others on the local scene have been prepared to swell our protests into what should be a nationwide chorus.

    Perhaps now that the Jakarta Globe has, albeit obliquely, dragged book-burning into the spotlight, others may now join in and shame the culprits.

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    • Jim in Jakarta 12:21 am on December 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I saw that JG editorial and immediately thought about Gramedia’s Nazi tactics.
      I have never used Gramedia stores or bought a Jakarta Post since those morons burned those books and it bothers me that so few people have joined in your protest.

      The very least respectable that companies should do is STOP advertising in any Gramedia publication,
      I admit I have left it to you, Ross, but not any more.
      I am going to write to any company that advertises in the Jakarta Post and tell them what kind of company Gramedia is – Book-burners PLC.

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    • Heru Damai 5:10 pm on December 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Repenting has the meaning as to understand that your sinful act was wrong and to promise to sin no more.

      I do not think the rich Gramedia men have ability to understand right and wrong.They did not care about right or wrong when they did the book arson.
      They only want business to run smooth and keep making money..
      Love of money is root of all evil.

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