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  • ross1948 11:45 on October 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Djakarta 1966, , PKI Communists, Suharto,   

    ‘Djakarta 1966’ – Complex Film, Lovely Scenes! 


    While the film I watched earlier this week was fairly easy to follow…

    G30/PKI? Today’s Marxist Threat Is CRT! 

    ….especially since it had English text to turn to, last night we had a much more complicated movie….

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    Poster Film Djakarta 1966

    …but I watched it anyway.

    It’s the story of the aftermath of the attempted 1965  Red take-over of Indonesia…
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    …how President Soekarno was eased out of power and effectively exiled to his palace in Bogor, outside Jakarta.

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    Sukarno ( many spellings were changed – like Dj/Jakarta)

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    He had tied himself too closely to the treasonous PKI, so despite his popularity (for his role in the struggle against the Dutch) the serious anti-communists figured he’d have to go.
    Unless you’re fascinated by modern history, you’d maybe not sit in thrall throughout the film. But it was SO refreshing…

    Funds for Demo

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    ….to see huge crowds of young people demanding that the red PKI vermin be put down.

    Patriotic young people, both Muslim and Christian! 

    If only young people, in the West, today, had such a smart grasp of how wicked marxism is 

    The scenes of ‘old’ Jakarta, much of which was still around when I moved here a little over two decades ago, were also enjoyable…

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    Some areas still haven’t changed!

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    ….and though many can fairly say a lot of freedoms were lost back then –

     

    Suharto was no softy!

     

    – it does seem to have been in other ways a country very much at ease.

    For one thing, just about all the women and girls to be seen had nothing covering their lovely black hair.

    Clearly 1982, when the movie was made, was relatively unsullied by the drab Arabisation that has spread relentlessly in recent years. 

     
  • ross1948 19:45 on September 29, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 1965 film, , , , , Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI, PKI Communists, ,   

    G30/PKI? Today’s Marxist Threat Is CRT! 


    Interesting to note how the notorious Indonesian Red conspirator Syam, even in 1965, was using the deceitful word ‘progressive…’

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    ….to describe his PKI subversive forces, as big a lie then as it is today!

    https://www.city-journal.org/political-leftists-progressives

    Trans TV sometines has movies worth watching, enjoyable action like Taken, repeats, but never mind.

    However, last night, a film WELL worth watching.

    Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI
    Lobby card, showing five main characters and the text "Penumpasan Pengkhianatan G 30 S PKI" as well as a scene from the film

    Original poster

    Very old, but its obvious old-fashioned technical production made it all the more authentic, a record of the evil that the PKI..

    ( with the eager assistance of Red China, where communist cruelty….Red China – A Hundred Years, A Billion Tears?..still rules today)..

    …inflicted on Indonesia.

    The Communist Party of Indonesia would have inflicted infinitely more, had the marxist take-over been successful.

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    Don't burn booksa 1965 demo by the totalitarian hypocrites of the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party, in the heart of Jakarta.

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    Much is made by present-day left media of the large death-toll, and indeed I wondered on a previous anniversary…  

    Jakarta Media And 30 September 

    …if the Jakarta English-language media will be up to their usual nonsense this weekend, that annual (or even more often!) muddying of the historical waters on the anniversary of the 30th September 1965 put-down of Communist subversion.

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

    ….and many, besides the communists ( who got what was coming to them!) did die, many simple dupes, recruited by PKI propaganda into peasant and labour fronts.

    Less innocent fronts also existed, like the ‘intellectuals’ in LEKRA, one of the worst being Pramoedya, whom we’ve discussed before….

    Kompas TV Talk-Show Exalts PKI Collabo Pramoedya! 

    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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    When the red vermin failed, some found sanctuary under the protection of their sponsors, the Chinese Communist Party….

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    …who are still around, spruced up a bit, but as the people of Hong Kong will surely confirm…

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    Spot the difference! Clue, moustache!

    Today’s Question – Is Beijing Better At Hiding Virus Data Or Gulag Gang-Rape?

    .. just as demonic.

    A good film, and a good reminder, but that old kind of marxism is unlikely to re-emerge.

    What is ravaging civilised countries today is a plague, called cultural marxism.…

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    Comrade Cullors…a key figure in the revolt against civilisation…

    “We are trained Marxists.”
    — Cullors, BLM co-founder

    In the West its worst variant is called ‘critical race theory…’

    The truth?

    Parents in Loudoun and Fairfax counties in Virginia aren’t old-line racists and segregationists but educated, affluent and diverse citizens in the elite suburbs surrounding Washington, DC.

    Contrary to the narrative about white families lashing out against an influx of black students, Loudoun County has roughly the same proportion of blacks as it did 20 years ago; the highest rate of population growth has been among Asians and Latinos, who, according to a recent Rasmussen poll, oppose critical race theory by a two-to-one margin — the same as white voters.

    In nearby Fairfax County, the leader of the parent opposition is an Indian-American woman, Asra Nomani, who has blasted critical race theory for reducing academic standards and discriminating against high-performing Asians… https://nypost.com/2021/09/27/left-leaning-medias-latest-lies-about-critical-race-theory/

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    …a toxin designed to turn societies into cauldrons of hate and resentment.

    It’s been a few years since I taught at local universities.

    Back then I saw little sign of cultural marxism…

    …but in today’s high schools?

    What kind of stuff is oozing into English lessons as ‘current affairs’ reading material?

    Hogwash about the racist BLM and so-called ‘racial justice?’

     Black Lives Matter co-founder tweets about killing “men and white folks”

    Who knows?

    But best beware!

     
    • Jim Ex Jakarta 21:30 on September 29, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I watched it too!
      With so many films that set out to be hostile to anti-communism, this was a welcome change.

      But the censorship?
      Not from when it was made fifty years ago butfrom the government censors today, was almost embarassing, the stupid blur slapped over the nude statue in the Istana, and even stupider, were there really blurs slapped on lit cigarettes? So we could see the horribly tortured generals but not a Greek goddesses bum?
      Somebody needs to grow up!

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      • Santi 14:09 on September 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        You are correct, Jim.
        It is so senseless this censoring. They censor like we are all little children.
        Our censors in the 1960s censored communists.
        Now they censor harmless statues.

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    • Wisnu 01:20 on September 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Very unusual what you say because most foreign blame everyone but PKI communists who were the guilty.

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    • Kemangeroo 07:35 on September 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I saw some of that but it was a very long film and it all happened before I was born..

      I was reading about the story in the local papers here (English language) and what you say about them is true. The editorial line is very anti-Suharto which I understand but why are they so soft on the PKI?

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  • ross1948 12:07 on August 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Kompas TV Talk-Show Exalts PKI Collabo Pramoedya! 


    To please my guest yesterday, I tuned into Kompas TV for the news in Indonesian, catching up on local activities, and left that channel on, once my guest was gone.

    About 3pm, there began a talk show about a film being made about one of the works of a villainous old leftist, infamous here among those acquainted with the PKI, the Communist Party of Indonesia, for his shameless collaboration with that evil movement.

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    Pramoedya was the king-pin of LEKRA, a typical red front gang, and we can only wonder at Kompas TV for its failure to include any critics of a man who can at best be described as a fellow-traveller.

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    There were tons of photos of the old red brute smiling genially. There were also a variety of people taking part, none of them familiar to me, except One, who I believe to be a well-known film producer.

    Nobody was there to denounce him as he was denounced 25 years ago.

    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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    As a veteran anti-communist, I have written about this subject often enough…

    ….so will not go on and on about the PKI…

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    Don't burn booksa 1965 demo by the totalitarian hypocrites of the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party, in the heart of Jakarta.

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    …nor about Gramedia…

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    ….nor about the Jakarta Post…

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

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

    …..all of which are commercially linked.

    I only wish to remind readers, that, while some people here get excessively worked up about the unlikely event of a Communist revival….

    Inconsistent Agitation? Woe To Jakarta Commuters! 

    …other people seem determined to rehabilitate reds who don’t deserve rehabilitation.

    PS I read one of Pramoedya’s books once and it was a depressing experience!

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    • Jim Ex Jakarta 15:02 on August 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      It’s always been bad, since we used to call the Jakarta Post the Havana Post.
      There is a kind of clique that deep down is still a bit broken up about the PKI not taking power.

      It’s not just an Indonesian thing. We have the same in our country, ‘intellectuals’ who think they are smarter than the rest of us.

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    • Kezia 15:17 on August 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I do not understand why any Indonesian would want to exalt a mean supporter of the communists like this Pramoedya.
      We have many problems but we are not trampled under the boots of communist police like Hong Kong is.
      Good point you make about the religious extremism. They use communism just as a stick to beat President Jokowi unfairly.
      Even so, we better never to forget the crimes of the PKI and their friends like Pramoedya.
      PS I also try once to read a Pramodeya book, but I was not able to finish reading, so boring and depressing.

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    • Lukas 17:06 on August 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      He was not a good man. Kompas should know better.

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    • Arjuna 19:55 on August 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      PKI very dangerous to Indonesia and Pramoedya did help them.

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  • ross1948 08:37 on July 20, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , PKI Communists, Red Flag   

    ITWA! Whose Red Flag Did Jakarta Fanatics Burn? 


    I wrote about this lady over a month ago…

    Very Brave Indonesian Lady

    …and now…ITWA!

    …it’s that woman again!

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    Dewi Tanjung

    As I explained then, Dewi Tanjung is a politician in one of the most pluralist parties, the PDI-P ( the party of President Jokowi) and she has gained a reputation for what’s described in the West as ‘shooting from the hip.’

    Now she’s taking a legal pot-shot at the self-styled ‘Alumni,’ the PA 212, whom I have also mentioned from time to time.

    They are the fanatic Islamists whose use of the word ‘alumni’ continues to baffle me, since in English it means graduates and the words and actions of those who participate in their demos…

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    The protesters, most of whom were men dressed in white Muslim attire, were heard yelling, “We want a Muslim governor,” “Burn Ahok!” and “Kafir!”   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/10/14/thousands-hard-liners    ..

    ….do not suggest the style or substance of what one expects to hear in a typical Oxbridge junior common room!

    Whilst I use my blog to express my anger and dismay at events here in Indonesia and around the world, the fanatics take to Jakarta’s streets…

    Howling Hate, Islamist Bigot Wishes Corona On India! 

     

    Fanatics on the left, normal Indonesians on the right- a recent 212 demo in Jakarta!

    Islamist Fanatics Rage At India – ‘Diskriminasi?’ Oya?’ 

    …causing real traffic problems for honest citizens trying to go about their lawful business.

    However, the PA212 and I have one common dislike!

    Communism!

    However, whereas I focus on the realities of marxist evil, whether Adolf-the-Pooh’s Beijing version….

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    …or the Cultural Marxism of the BLM racist wreckers in the West…

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    …the ‘alumni’ prefer to focus on the long-banned ( and rightly banned!) PKI ( the Indonesian Communist Party ) which, while an undoubtedly treasonous and deplorable entity…

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    …commands almost no sympathy or support, apart from certain leftist media hacks.

    There’s a current controversy over the PKI flag, which the ‘alumni’ appear to think is entangled with Dewi Tanjung’s PDI-P, for obscure reasons which you may examine here…

    https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/07/09/specter-of-communism-polarizes-pdi-p-infighting-sources.html

    … and now Dewi has turned the tables, reporting them to the police, for possession of that beastly banner!

    My purpose here is to report the Presidium 212 regarding ownership, storage and publication of the PKI flag,” Dewi said at the Jakarta Metropolitan Police SPKT, South Jakarta, Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

    Dewi explained that it is not sold in markets, so she is suspicious about the provenance of the banned party flag. “We want to question, where they had it, before they had it burned during their demonstrations,” said Dewi.

    https://metro.tempo.co/read/1365455/dewi-tanjung-laporkan-presidium-212-soal-kepemilikan-bendera-pki

    Previously, the burning of the PDIP flag and the PKI flag occurred during a demonstration against the HIP bill at the Indonesian House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The burning video went viral on social media….

    While burning a Communist banner is an agreeable pastime, if you do so in a country where possession of a Communist flag is prohibited….

    ….how come you were in possession of the damned red rag before you burned it?

    One looks forward to a full and frank fanatic response!

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    • Santi 08:56 on July 20, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you Ross.
      You keep your promise. We like more Indonesia stories,

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  • ross1948 08:22 on February 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    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 15:07 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.

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    • Jim ex Jakarta 20:11 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.

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    • Kezia 09:14 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.

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    • Mitch 16:01 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.

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  • ross1948 20:12 on September 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Lekra, , PKI Communists, , tapol   

    Jakarta Media And 30 September 


    I wonder if the Jakarta English-language media will be up to their usual nonsense this weekend, that annual ( or even more often!) muddying of the historical waters on the anniversary of the 30th September 1965 put-down of Communist subversion.

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

    I wasn’t here then, and probably paid little attention to events in Indonesia, although like most people everywhere I knew a lot about America’s brave fight against the evil of marxism in Vietnam, that war which President Reagan rightly characterised as ‘a noble cause.’

    No less noble because the Reds won, thanks to media traitors and draft-dodging scum.

    But here in this archipelago, the Reds did not win, though they came damned close.

    However, the details of Sukarno’s collaboration with the totalitarian hypocrites of the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party, are well-known, as are the facts about the PKI leader Aidit’s admiration for North Korea…

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    …and the airborne delivery of weaponry from Red China, etc. and need no rehashing today.

    The Indonesian armed forces stepped in, eagerly supported by common folk of all ethnicities and creeds; and the death toll has been variously estimated at between several hundred thousand and a million.

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    Those who run the Jakarta Post and Jakarta Globe are inexplicably out of step with most Indonesians, and like to run offensive screeds about poor scumbags who had to flee the country, tellingly not to democratic lands, but to brutal marxist tyrannies, like China.

    If such mangy old red rats had ever shown signs of repentance, had repudiated the satanic ideology of their youth…

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    …then okay, a lot of years gone by, so leave them to be penitent in peace in their old age.

    But if they are NOT penitent, not remotely sorry for the evil they espoused?

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

    Again, various media freaks dwell on the death toll, ‘innocents’ killed by the anti-communists.

    A large number of those who died were not innocent.

    They were dedicated enemies of Indonesian freedom in 1965, just as in the city of Madiun in 1948 their party comrades had been,  during the nation’s independence fight with the Dutch. The PKI stabbed the young country in the back by staging an insurrection in that city, which had to be put down.

    Seventeen years later, in 1965, Aidit was killed. No loss!

    But check it out, see how media comsymps like to mix it all up.

    They ramble on about genuinely innocent people killed in error, mistaken for, or framed as, PKI.

    Dreadful, yes, but the muddying media here do not seem able to differentiate between those innocents and the Communists, who had it coming.

    Again, we read all too often about the families, kids, kin, of PKI rats, who were victimised and persecuted purely because they were related to Reds.

    Obviously unjust.

    IF they were maltreated for such reasons.

    Were they? Or were they Reds too?

    And the TAPOL, the political prisoners?

    Were they all innocent victims?

    Or were a lot of them malevolent PKI collaborators, luminaries of LEKRA, the red front for ‘intellectuals’  of whom the most notorious was Pramoedya, producer of turgid novels, who was subsequently denounced by distinguished Indonesian writers in forthright terms,viz.

    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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    Just saying, as my lovely host nation reflects on this anniversary.

    Those trendy lefty scribblers who infest the local Anglophone media should play fair with history.

    The iron rule of Suharto was no picnic for a lot of people.

    Had those poor, persecuted PKI vermin over-run Indonesia, life would have been hell on earth, as it always is when Communists take power.

     
    • Jazpen 21:19 on September 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You expect them to get better, Ross?
      Dont be naive. They are full of PKI fans.

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    • luke 07:20 on October 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Mr. Ross, as an Indonesian I give thanks for keep voicing the truth about the danger of communism which isn’t dead.
      We have problems with so called religious people, but being communist isn’t a good choice either.
      They has internationalized the issue, so let us do the same!

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  • ross1948 15:30 on October 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    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.

     
  • ross1948 10:17 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.

     

     
    • Jim in Jakarta 20:23 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.

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      • ross1948 23:22 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.

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    • Sifa 04:08 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.

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    • luke 19:04 on November 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      we must get rid of both so called religious and the reds indeed.

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  • ross1948 10:06 on September 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Inconsistent Agitation? Woe To Jakarta Commuters! 


    Here we go again.

    Another Friday demo, which could just as easily have been arranged for Sunday, minimising disruption.

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    The participants will protest against what they perceive as a revival of communism in the country.

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/09/28/5000-brimob-personnel-to-guard-fridays-anti-communist-rally.html

    Nobody hates communism more than I do.

    But apart from some burbling ‘intellectuals’ and journo-hacks who have long sought to muddy the waters of Indonesian history by refusing to distinguish between innocent people who suffered in the 1965 turmoil on the one hand…

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    …and the evil PKI Communists on the other, there’s little sympathy with the satanic marxist creed in this country these days

    Jakarta traffic is almost always a nightmare, and on Fridays it worsens.

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    Today it will be worse still!

    This demo that will exacerbate commuter misery apparently will include members of conservative Muslim groups, so there’s a certain inconsistent aspect to it, because…

    …they will also protest the newly-issued regulation in lieu of a law (Perppu) on mass organizations, which is being used as a legal instrument by the government to disband Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI), an Islamist organization that seeks to establish a global Islamic caliphate.

    The PKI has long been banned here.

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    Given its totalitarian ideology, allegiant to supranational class-war hate-think, and not to Indonesia, most Indonesians see nothing wrong with the ban on the red rats.

    And following logically from that, there’s a strong case to be made for outlawing HTI, which can fairly be called califofascist…

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    Hizbut demo – ‘Charlie Hebdo proves how rotten democracy is!

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    …because it’s anti-democratic and loyal to a global sectarian ideology rather than to Indonesia.

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    President Jokowi appears to be pondering an HTI ban, and that would perhaps be a first step towards prohibiting other fanatic gangs.

    But my immediate concern this morning is how to do a spot of shopping before demo-caused congestion makes that an unappealing quest.

     
    • JazPen 18:44 on September 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I dont know how your shopping went today but the traffic up in the north of the city, around Matraman, was no worse than usual and maybe better.
      I wonder if a lot of people left work early or took the day off because of worry over the demo?

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  • ross1948 06:56 on September 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    PKI Ban – A Good Precedent For HTI? 


    I see President Jokowi is talking about a remake of the famous film “Pengkhiatan G30S/PKI” about the attempted seizure of power by the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party, in 1965.

    http://jakartaglobe.id/news/jokowi-wants-remake-controversial-suharto-era-movie/

    I have written about that episode before, more than once…

    …and rejoiced at the defeat of those foul reds, as do most Indonesians.

    Most people here recognise that communists everywhere are totalitarian hypocrites, waxing loud and eloquent about workers’ rights, then eager to stomp workers’  – and everyone else’s – rights, as soon as they get their hands on the levers of power.

    But I note that some has-beens, notably Amien Rais, here are ‘suspicious’ of the President’s motives.https://news.detik.com/berita/d-3653119/jokowi-ingin-film-g30spki-dibuat-gaya-milenial-amien-rais-curiga

    Rais, an Islamist fanatic from way back…

    When Laskar Jihad’s parent body Forum Kommunikasi Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah called a mass rally of Muslims at Jakarta’s Senayan Stadium in April 2000, the attendees included Amien Rais, leader of the Partai Amanat Nasional (National Mandate Party)  http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-02-161013.html.

    If you don’t know what Laskar Jihad was, read our post-

    Ex Laskar Jihad Murder-Gang ‘Commander’ – “We Must Love War!” 

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     …seems to want to link the existing ban on the PKI with Jokowi’s putative ban on the califascist gang called Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia.

    It’s not clear what the old Islamist thinks about HTI, but if Jokowi has in mind drawing a parallel between the two organisations, the President’s certainly got a point.

    Like the Reds, the Hizbut hate-group is supranationalist, putting the idea of allegiance to a global caliphate above what should be every decent person’s first loyalty, to one’s own country.

    They also detest democracy, quite openly, as in this demo placard…

    Charlie Hebdo proves how rotten democracy is.

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    …so a ban seems entirely rational and consistent with the principle established when the PKI was banned.

    However, Jokowi has said he just wants the good old anti-communist movie revamped to suit younger viewers who might not otherwise relate to it.

    Fair enough.

    As long as the message, that communism is irredeemably evil, gets across, that’s what counts.

    More on this before the anniversary, 30th September, of the failed Red kudeta.

     
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