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  • #31
    Yes, CM, but that was in a different article, not the one I posted. The pemilu.tempo article says:
    "Ratna mengatakan jurnalis asing tidak bisa menilai buruk-baiknya suatu kampanye di Indonesia menurut versinya sendiri."

    Of course, people are free to comment about other countries, and it happens all the time. But there is a difference between informed opinion and the presumptuousness of using demagogue tactics to expose a potential demagogue. In particular, if Kwok presents herself to American news media as an expert on Indonesia, why does she link Garuda with the nazi eagle, when the eagle obviously is also a symbol for US?

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    • #32
      Originally posted by martindo View Post
      Yes, CM, but that was in a different article, not the one I posted. The pemilu.tempo article says:
      "Ratna mengatakan jurnalis asing tidak bisa menilai buruk-baiknya suatu kampanye di Indonesia menurut versinya sendiri."

      Of course, people are free to comment about other countries, and it happens all the time. But there is a difference between informed opinion and the presumptuousness of using demagogue tactics to expose a potential demagogue. In particular, if Kwok presents herself to American news media as an expert on Indonesia, why does she link Garuda with the nazi eagle, when the eagle obviously is also a symbol for US?
      The use of the eagle as the symbol of a republic or empire comes to us from the Romans, who the Fascists emulated (hence... fasces, duh). Pretty much every nation has a "state bird."

      Nothing to see here, Kwok is just an idiot.

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      • #33
        Ratna Sarumpaet is the idiot. No need to be Indonesian to see that it was a stupid campaign.
        Indonesia is perplexing. Deal with it!

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