Monday, February 2, 2009

RIP, Bhinneka Tunggal Ika

Now it's just getting silly.

After the head-scratching news that yoga was posing a dangerous risk to the Indonesian population, now comes word of another target. Specifically Lions and Rotary clubs, those fraternal associations chiefly known for their charitable works.

Such outfits aren't really helping the needy, but are actually "fronts for Freemasonry and the world Zionist movement," according to the ultra-conservative Islamic group FUU. Oy vey. Where are the voices of moderation, pushing back against this nonsense?

As a glorious cauldron of hundreds of cultures, languages and ethnicities, Indonesia is a shining example of 'Unity in Diversity,' the national motto. Don't let the nation slip backwards into the sclerotic hatreds of the rest of the planet. That would be too sad for words.


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6 comments:

Alaksir said...

Aw man, this is the same group of thugs that declared death on a group of philosophy students in Bandung who were just a bit too absorbed in their reading of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Nobody but their fellow ne'er do wells like the FPI really takes them seriously...

Christopher Taylor said...

Good to hear. Incidentally, I love Zarathustra! :)

schmerly said...

These sad FUU morons just don't know what to do to justify their existence, same as the MUI.

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