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  • ross1948 10:17 am on September 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    G30S/PKI – At Lubang Buaya, A Prayer Of Thanks 


    As everyone here in Jakarta knows, September 30th is the anniversary of the PKI (Communist Party of Indonesia) attempt to seize power and plunge Indonesia into a marxist nightmare.

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    So what’s wrong with Indonesia’s armed forces, the TNI, making sure their men and women view a classic film about that episode in Indonesian history.

    Pengkhianatan G30SPKI, which is directed by acclaimed director Arifin C. Noer, tells the story of Gen. Soeharto in quashing a coup blamed on the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI). In the big-budget film, communists are depicted as godless savages who mutilated military officers in a frenzy.   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/09/17/army-to-hold-screenings-of-pki-movie.html

    Communism has more deaths to its discredit than any other ideology.

    Communists are indeed godless savages!

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    And always have been, along with contemptible fellow-travellers, like the late ‘intellectual’ Pramoedya, a key player in the LEKRA red front, on whom we’ve commented before.

    From  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 )

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    If Indonesia in 1965 had fallen prey to the totalitarian hypocrites of the PKI, God only knows how horrific might have been the fate of this lovely archipelago.

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    The PKI fuhrer at the time, D.N. Aidit, opined (before he got what was coming to him!) that North Korea was his favourite marxist model!

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    Not surprisingly, the Communist Party has been banned for fifty years in consequence of the treason that was then crushed.

    Yet ten days ago, in an artificially stoked furore over the TNI’s move to have military personnel view the film, we had Aidit’s son opining that

     “As long as poverty exists, Marxism will attract people. A challenge for this country is to make everyone prosperous so there’s no need for communism,” Ilham Aidit, son of the late Indonesian Communist Party leader Dipa Nusantara Aidit, said in Jakarta on Wednesday (20/09).   http://jakartaglobe.id/news/rise-new-wave-communism-red-herring-ministers/

    This is an odd assertion. The worst, most rabid Reds have tended to be people not afflicted by poverty but those spawned by the privileged, like many of those in modern Indonesia who agitate to exculpate the PKI.

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    A lot of present-day ‘intellectual’ posers and their media comrades, notably in the notorious Jakarta Post…

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

    …and its competitor, the Jakarta Globe…

    …are STILL trying to make out that the Reds were unfairly dealt with in the aftermath.

    Even the far-away far-left, the BBC for one example, manage from time to time to jump on this bandwagon!

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

    As I noted briefly yesterday…

    Inconsistent Agitation? Woe To Jakarta Commuters! 

    …their tactics are to argue that many non-communists suffered retaliation unfairly (true) and that the families of PKI members and fellow-travellers were punished, despite not being themselves guilty of communist treason (also true)

    But the pinkos fail clearly to distinguish between those wronged…

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    …and the genuinely guilty, the card-carrying PKI scum  – who often did a runner to red tyrannies overseas (having abandoned a lot of simple folk they’d gulled into fellow-travelling to face the music in Indonesia!)

    Incredibly, many ‘former’ PKI, even to this day, have refused to repent, failed to acknowledge the evil of Communism.

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

    Why on earth seek to rehabilitate such swine, without a word of repentance on their part?

    So on this anniversary, let’s join, at least in spirit, those assembled at the Lubang Buaya, where those officers were murdered in 1965…

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    …and be thankful that Indonesians did not allow their country to be dragged into the darkness of communism.

     

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    • Jim in Jakarta 8:23 pm on September 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t know enough Indonesian history to argue or agree with what you say about this, Ross, but at least it is well written, as usual.

      I wish I could say the same for that ‘What’s New Jakarta’ site’s political correspondent whose written English is not much better than our Indonesian maid’s spoken English.
      He doesn’t even use the past tense to write about “1965 when the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) confronts the ruling government of Soekarno over power of the archipelago.”
      It’s gets worse the more you read – ‘…false truth of the event that was strengthen by the communist propaganda in Indonesia that leads up to the fall of Soekarno regime…’

      WNJ needs to remember they are an information site, not a political forum.
      Alternatively, if they want to be political, get somebody fluent in English.

      • ross1948 11:22 pm on September 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I just had a look at the WNJ, Jim.
        I use it from time to time to see what interesting events are on in town and that’s useful as a rule, but I never spend more than ten seconds reading what passes for thought in the ‘editorial.’
        It’s a pity that ‘political correspondent’ doesn’t get one of his colleagues to proof-read his content. Most of the other articles, reviews etc. are quite well-written.

    • Sifa 4:08 am on October 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Our President Jokowi has yesterday seen the film for four hours here in Bogor and I think that it is good he is example for young people in Indonesia.
      The PKI was big danger to us and we are lucky PKi did not take over our country.

  • ross1948 10:27 am on August 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 1965 kudeta, , , , North Korea, , , Republic of China,   

    Send Them Home, Not To Beijing’s Despotism! 


    If a South Korean steps out of line in a foreign country, he or she would quite rightly risk deportation.

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    To South Korea, NOT North Korea.

    It’s hard to imagine any argument which might be adduced to justify deportation of anyone to the hideous tyranny that rules from Pyongyang.

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    Yet this very month we read that Indonesia has deported Taiwanese law-breakers to Red China, where, as the recent shameful treatment of that dissident exemplified –Liu Xiaobo: China’s most prominent dissident dies – BBC News – justice is not something that is often to be seen or heard.

    Taiwan’s foreign ministry said its deported nationals were among over 140 Chinese and Taiwanese suspects arrested in raids on July 29 in various locations including Jakarta, the city of Surabaya and on the resort island of Bali. 

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    Red China, an imperialist dictatorship

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    In a statement the ministry said Jakarta had ignored Taipei’s request that the Taiwanese suspects be returned to the island and instead sent them on Thursday to the mainland cities of Chengdu and Tianjin.  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/08/03/taiwan-protests-indonesia-deportations-of-suspects-to-china-.html

    If these guys are guilty, or not, they should be dealt with here in Indonesia, or deported to their own country.

    And all the more so because the police and courts there are answerable to the people, in stark contrast to the situation on the mainland…

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    …where an unelected communist dictatorship continues to cower from free elections and dispenses marxist ‘justice’ which, in every country ever ruled by marxists, has been shown to be no justice at all.

    Indonesia, of all countries, should be fully aware of the nature of Beijing’s ruling class.

    It was the interception of Red China’s despatch of thousands of guns to the traitorous PKI (Indonesian Communist Party) back in 1965…

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    ….which fully opened the eyes of Indonesian patriots to the threat of red take-over.

    Nowadays Mao’s heirs may wear suits and smiles as they impose their will on the Chinese people, but they have never repudiated the monstrous Mao as their inspiration. The Communist Party fist remains tightly closed on the reins of control.

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    Yet Taiwanese, citizens of the Republic of China, not the so-called ”People’s Republic,” are nevertheless handed over to that closed fist?

    One can only hope this deportation policy will be reviewed and that it is not being operated as a means of promoting commercial links with the larger market which economic advisers perceive.

     
  • ross1948 10:17 pm on August 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Draining the Swamp, , North Korea, regime change,   

    Keep Draining, Donald -You Need A Better Man At State! 


    I see from the WT that President Trump is facing resistance from within as regards the menace of Iran’s nightmare regime.

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    Britain, France and Germany joined the United States in a complaint at the United Nations on Wednesday that called a July 27 Iranian space rocket launch a threatening move in violation of a 2015 U.N. Security Council resolution.

    But what remains to be seen is whether the three allies will take the more controversial step of backing Mr. Trump should he publicly pressure Tehran…   http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/2/donald-trump-rex-tillerson-split-on-iran-nuclear

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    Up to them, if those countries think trade with a hellish Islamist mockery of democracy is more appealing than all the trade they conduct with the USA.

    Yet it seems Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – who has acknowledged that he and Mr. Trump have different views on the nuclear accord   – doesn’t want any declaration that the Islamic Republic is in breach of its obligations under the deal crafted by Obamanoids last year.

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    I was also somewhat surprised that Tillerson came out with that other statement a few days ago that he isn’t interested in regime change in Pyongyang.

    Surely everyone should want regime change there. We keep hearing that Syria, and not long ago Myanmar, and in the past other countries too, should be given the chance to enjoy democratic elections instead of authoritarian rule,

    Yet few if any countries in the world rival North Korea for barbaric oppression. I’m Not ALWAYS in Favour of Capital Punishment! 

    Do Americans, especially American conservatives, not share my view that communism is an evil that should be extirpated?

    Indeed, should have been long ago..

    Truman’s Folly Exposed – MacArthur Was Right! 

    Does President Trump’s patriotic ‘base’ not think so?

    One never expected much from his Un-American predecessor…

    N.K. Despot Demands US Ban Film – Will Obama Grovel, Again? 

    …and of course The Donald doesn’t have time to read our blog, but there were plenty of voices raised in the USA too warning him against appointing a man of Tillerson’s calibre to high office.

    Stop Tillerson – He’ll Continue Clinton’s Gaystapo Grovel! 

    Fingers crossed The President puts his foot down.

     

     
    • Ben Baniek 11:35 pm on August 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Tillerson was never a conservative.
      Big money man, smart for sure, but not on our side.

    • Kat Millerson 6:00 am on August 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Tillerson is a very successful businessman but like a lot of those he sees everything is negotiable. Trump appreciated that and gave him the job but Trump unlike Tillerson does understand that there are some basics which are not negotiable.
      Basic American values for example, were trampled by Obama’s far left cadres and now Americans are taking the chance to recapture their country, and facing a battle to get this done. Trump supports them for tactical electoral reasons but also because, despite his own free-wheeling life history, he is tuned into ordinary Americans which I don’t think Tillerson has been since maybe he left kindergarten.

      About North Korea, it is a real horror story and should be taken out. Everybody should want to see that happen but exactly how to do that is the question.

  • ross1948 11:03 am on April 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Communist persecution, , North Korea, Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim   

    Another Petition? Defend A Canadian Pastor Against Red Persecution! 


    As ever, I’m happy to give space to petitions in support of a good cause!

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    HELP SECURE THE RELEASE OF PASTOR LIM BY SIGNING ON TO OUR PETITION!  

    The North Korean government (DPRK) has imprisoned yet another person who is guilty of nothing more than practicing a faith besides the worship of their Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un.

    On December 16, 2015, Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim was given a sentence of life imprisonment with hard labor for trumped up charges of harming the dignity of the supreme leader, trying to use religion to destroy the North Korean system, and helping US and South Korean authorities abduct North Korean citizens.

    Even though Reverend Lim appeared to admit to the charges brought against him in a state propaganda video issued by North Korea, there is strong evidence that he was coerced into doing so.

    Many former North Korean prisoners who have been captured and tortured by the government report being forced into making similar statements and confessing guilt to crimes they did not commit.

    The DPRK claims that Reverend Lim used his visits to provide humanitarian aid as cover for his secret plans to undermine the social system and overthrow the North Korean government. There is no evidence of this and he had completed over 100 of these trips without incidence.  

    North Korea has a horrific track record of imprisoning Christians like Reverend Lim for no more reason than a hatred of Christianity and a fear that it will undermine their iron grip on their people.

    Testimony given by Reverend Lim’s family and church community in Canada to news outlets make it clear that Reverend Lim was motivated by nothing more than his desire to bring help, relief, and care to the people of North Korea. Moreover, Reverend Lim’s advanced age and fragile health make his continued stay in prison very dangerous.

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    We want to show the Pastor Lim and other believers held captive in North Korea that they are not forgotten. To spread the word about this inhumane imprisoning of an elderly pastor, please:

    1. Fill out the form above to electronically sign this petition. 

    2. Tweet about the plight of Pastor Lim by using the hashtag: #bringlimhome

    3. Visit and like our ICC Facebook page here. This will raise awareness and show support for Reverend Lim.

     

    http://info.persecution.org/bringlimhome?utm_source=2017-4-19+Hyeon+Soo+Lim+Petition

     
  • ross1948 7:39 pm on November 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    North Korea Is One Big Prison! 


    I tend to doubt that Red China, itself a dictatorship, will pay much attention to this petition, but nevertheless we offer it so you can sign up against the hideous penitentiary called North Korea.

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    TELL CHINA TO STOP REPATRIATING NORTH KOREAN REFUGEES TO AN OPPRESSIVE REGIME!

    #DefendNKRefugees
    International Christian Concern needs your help! Please join us and raise your voice in defense of the thousands of North Korean refugees who face incredible danger upon their forced return from China.

    Koreans being held by Chinese authorities face imprisonment, torture and possibly death if they are forcibly repatriated back to their country.

    Under a 2010 law, North Koreans who leave the country without permission are considered guilty of “treachery” against the nation – a crime punishable by death.

    It is estimated there are between 50-70,000 Christians being held within the prison camps. Life inside the camps are similar in fashion to the conditions and treatment of victims of the Holocaust during World War II.
    We call upon you to raise your voices in defense of the thousands of North Korean refugees who face incredible danger upon their forced return from China by signing the petition telling China to stop repatriating North Korean Refugees!
    Petition to Stop the Repatriation of North Korean Refugees! 
    North Korean Refugees face the reality if captured by Chinese officials they will be returned to the world’s most repressive regime. For the past three decades, North Korean refugees have fled their homeland searching for freedom and opportunity.
    As refugees seek their way to South Korea where they are able to seek refuge, they must face a dangerous crossing into China. Unfortunately if defectors are captured by Chinese officials they are repatriated to North Korea where they may face reprisals or punishment for their actions.
    For those repatriated by Chinese authorities, they are immediately interrogated by North Korean security on whether they interacted with religious institutions, missionaries, and or South Korean citizens. Although some are let go, during such time they may be severely beaten, deprived of sustenance, and tortured.
    Some may be killed or charged “treachery against the nation” and sent to political prison camps (Korean name: Kwan li-so).
    Please take just a moment and click on the link to sign the petition telling China to stop repatriating North Korean Refugees!
    Please also share this petition with your friends and family!

     

     
  • ross1948 11:49 am on May 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Atma Jaya Catholic University, , Christians martyred by Reds, , , , , , Mindszenty, North Korea, , , rehabilitation of PKI, Setiono Sugiharto   

    Jakarta Post’s Red Re-Hab Campaign – Enter An Atma Jaya Prof! 


    From red bogey to anti-intellectualism

    • That’s the headline in the Jakarta Post, 19th May, above an article by some geezer described as a professor at Atma Jaya University, which non-locals won’t know is the Catholic university here.
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    • I dare say the late and much lamented Polish Pope may, as I type, be sitting in an honoured place above, discussing the Jakarta Post with his fellow-Pole, Father Popieluszko, murdered by the Red secret police –
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    • …and perhaps with Hungary’s Cardinal Mindszenty.

      Or with the many Balkan Catholics slaughtered by the Communists there.  Vatican Recognizes 38 Albanian Christian Clergy Martyred by Communism.

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    • Catholic parents paying hefty fees for their young to attend Atma Jaya should also peruse Setiono Sugiharto’s piece, and ask what sort of stuff their kids are being exposed to.
    • That depends, of course, on whether they can understand what the hell Setiono’s rabbiting on about!
    • It’s VERY hard work grappling with a vocabulary utterly alien to normal people.  
    • …people today have become multi-literate and multi-modal, artistically blending linguistic elements with other semiotic resources and modalities such as symbols, imagery, sound and graffito to carry out successful verbal and non-verbal communication. 
    • From red bogey to anti-intellectualism – The Jakarta Post
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    • Can you imagine anyone churning out pretentious gobble-de-gook like that and expecting ordinary people, Indonesian or not, to take it seriously?

    • This geezer doesn’t seem to get it, that writing for propaganda purposes should only be done in plain English, not academic ivory tower jargon.
     
    • Danny Tebor 1:49 pm on May 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I have been following your commendable resistance to this Jakarta Post campaign and must congratulate you on your latest chapter! Your quotations from Senor Fontova’s writings are always welcome reading.

      I too suffer a wave of nausea when I see some teenager wearing those Che Guevara tee-shirts, even although 90% of them very probably have no idea of his maniac record.
      A real shame they don’t use that picture of Cardinal Mindszenty, who unlike Guevara was both good and brave, a prisoner of conscience who, you would think, is a much better role model for the young Catholics in that Atma Jaya University.

      What is wrong with the editorial board at the Jakarta Post?
      I suppose most of them are far too young to even remember 1965 and they only have a red-rose tinted version from their parent’s generation to base their beliefs about what it was all about. Indonesia was lucky to escape PKI rule. It would have been at least as bad as what happened in Vietnam after 1975. The Post would most certainly not be publishing criticism of the government if Mr. D N Aidit had gotten control of the country.

      It makes me think they’ve picked up their bias from university teachers and so your post does answer my question.That’s what is wrong with them.
      It’s the same in our Canadian colleges, lecturers so far twisted to the left that they can hardly stand up straight.,

    • Jango 5:11 pm on May 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think these old PKI communists are any threat to Indonesia today, Ross. They should just be left to their own devises.
      Trying to make them say sorry as you suggest is no different from dragging 90 year old concentration camp guards into court. They can say they’re innocent all they like but whether they’re telling the truth or not, they won’t last long anyway.
      But you are right about Gramedia, they should apologise for the book burning.

  • ross1948 8:56 am on August 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Monday Morning – With Commie Yummies for Brunch! 


    Just stirring gently, no need to rush around, confident the rainy season will not begin today, or hopefully this month of August.

    But I was up in time for the 8.30am news, with a VERY pretty Commie Korean soldier, warning the South Korean ‘gangsters’ to behave themselves. or the Dear Leader, Comrade Kim, would come and get ’em, astride one of his marvellous missiles.

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    • Hard to believe anybody, even somebody living under a hereditary despotic gangster godfather, would talk such rot, but then she is not as lucky as we, who are mostly still free to say what we think (unless of course we upset uptights with insensitive ‘phobia’ comments!) 

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    But I WAS impressed by her good looks. I had a quick search of Google to see if i could find her picture to delight you – a cutie makes Mondays much more bearable – but no joy, so I offer you this instead, more North Korean yummies.

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    What a shame to see them regimented thus, when they would be much more enjoyable sitting seductively outside a cafe, or propped provocatively on bar-stools in those short skirts.

    Does NK have bars? or clubs? or discos?

    I’m told that even in Red Vietnam  the regime has had to reconcile itself to agreeable nightlife.

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    Vietnam fun

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    But I still prefer Jakarta, where even the poorest working-man can revel in ‘dimly-lit stalls!’

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    Yeah, I know, you can’t see what’s going on – that’s the point of being dimly lit!

     
    • JazPen 10:33 am on August 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      A bright beginning to my working week, Ross.
      Vietnam’s bars during the war were said to be the best in Asia but I wasn’t around for that. I can say the girls there last year were as lovely but not as friendly as Jakarta’s.

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