“Racism – by definition is something done by the White Man to the Brown, Black, and Yellow Man.”
Such ash*t I didn’t expect to be written by the ukulele playing poet. And what some Indonesian do to the Papua is not a racism.
Yeah, maybe it isn’t, cause the papuas are for some Indonesian just apes?
“what does the Bule know of the suffering of the people ”
I know some white men pay more attention to suffering of the people than some Indonesians. I know some Indonesians don’t care for a penny for the poor sick beggar lying there in Malioboro.
I know, now will come the reaction: “Go to your white massers, you brown traitor!”
I just can laugh about such a stupidity.
Toma, having spent a day scrolling back on what I missed out for the past weeks, it only came to my attention that your spouse is a Bule. Nothing wrong with that; but I had been wondering why another pri would attack his fellowmen and belittling our country. Now it explained everything, doesn’t it? .
your so called ironism is boring.
If you are able to read my comments and interpret it correct, you will find out that I never attack any fellowman and never belittling your country.
What I critisize is the situation up there and the behaving of some of Indonesians including some writers in this blog.
You are so busy to cope with your role as Aluang Anak Bayang that you don’t (or don’t want to) note this.
What a bummer.
But I still don’t understand, why the fact, that my wife is white (not bule), explains everything? Dingy, hm?
and why shouldn’t I critisize Indonesian circumstances and misdeeds of some Indonesians?
This country is still important for me.
At the other side I am proud of my success in the white man world based on my hard work and my achievement.
Let me tell you, that achievement is in the white man world more important than connection.
Yes, I live in a western country. Yes, I am integrated there. Yes, I have an other view about Indonesia than wannabe Indonesian patriots. So what?
Don’t know which Bule country you reside, but if you are in Oz land, you wouldn’t be so lucky. Besides Melbourne and Sydney which are not as racist as the rest of the Oz cities because of their large Greeks and Italians population, Neo Nazis and White Power are still alive and kicking. Good luck.
Speaking of patriotic, have you ever serve your country?
I’m not in Australia.
What do you mean with serving my country?
What about working in Indonesia for years get payed a pittance and giving away my savings to help poors?
What about staying firm and waiting some years not to pay any “sogokan” to get my work allowance (as a small contribution against corruption)?
No, Aluang, I am not a patriot, I am just a man still in love with Indonesia.
You certainly highlight some of the less than admirable traits of “bules”, but attributing these people as a major source of Indonesia’s troubles is not very smart. How many “bules” live in Indonesia? What percentage is this in a country of over 235 million people?
You imply that only “bules” drink Bintangs excessively and exploit poor village girls for sex. I’ve been to similar places full of Indonesian men with not a “bule” in sight. They seemed to be drinking quite a bit and enjoying the poor village girls with abandon. Am I missing something here?
Funny, but from talking to Indonesian women, quite a few, both educated and uneducated state that “bule” men seem to treat them much better than Indonesian men. They are respected and not taken for granted. And with sex, some of the “Bule” men actually car about the woman’s sexual pleasure. This is often not the case with Indonesian men, at least according to Indonesian women. Sure, you can find anecdotal examples to support your case for making out “bules” to be a vulgar and/or parasitic group intent on undermining the integrity of Indonesian society by stealing resources from the people, but what is the point? Of the many serious problems facing Indonesia, are the “bules” crawling around M Blok a major one? Or the young idealistic NGO’s, or English teachers?
You enjoy displaying your knowledge, but, my friend, when has knowledge been a substitute for wisdom?
Maybe we are being a little too hard on Achmed. I mean, judging from his picture, I doubt he could feel too many emotions other than jealousy and bitterness. Just to translate so you can understand my point, Achmed…..you are one creepy looking chap, and most likely feel as weak as you look.