Remembering Cikeusik

9 Feb


I’m sure by now you’ve heard about THIS LYNCHING + ATTEMPT AT GENOCIDE, correcto?

Well, here’s some example of how our “immoral” and “kafir” fellow behaved in dealing with lynching and racial or religion-based murders:

Mulugeta Seraw case (1988)

WHAT: Some white-supremacist douches claiming they were simply doing their civic duty by killing an Ethiopian man. For what? For being black.

AFTERMATH: Lawyers succesfully sued those douches (and their organization, the aptly named White Aryan Resistance) for a total US$ 12.5 million. WAR declared bankruptcy, and all of their assets were sold to make payments. The douche who did the killing still make payments to the deceased family.

Michael Donald (1981)

WHAT: Some KKK assholes lynched a 20-year old black dude… for being black.

AFTERMATH: The Southern Poverty Law Center (it’s like the Lembaga Bantuan Hukum in here, but with balls) brought a wrongful death suit on behalf of Beulah Mae Donald, the deceased’s mom. The Klan was hit with a $7 million wrongful-death verdict in the case.The settlement bankrupted the United Klans of America (POETIC JUSTICE). The Donald family was given the deed to the UKA meeting hall in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Beulah Mae Donald used the settlement to buy her first home.


So… feeling a strong punch of deja-vu yet?

A few days ago, a group of people just got attacked for believing a certain religion, by a mob of YOU KNOW WHOS (I’m sure if they investigate this seriously, they will find a solid connection with THAT GROUP and THAT POLITICAL PARTY), CAUGHT ON CAMERA, causing 3 casualties and 6 more under intensive care. I know I have sworn off writing about politics because I just don’t feel like my voice mean anything, but on this case I’m willing to make an exception.

You know what, I’m just a nobody and I know exactly what will happen if I mention THOSE PEOPLE/ORGANIZATIONS by name. Doesn’t matter that ALL OF US have seen them flaunting their organizational emblems while doing the destructions, and hearing their leaders spewing hate-fanning sermons. What made me 100% pessimistic is the fact that our leaders are also acting like nobodies. They refuse to mention those people by their names for fear of political consequences. Sadly but true, it’s because in Indonesia, there are more stupid crazy extremist assholes than level-headed sane ones. Dunno when that would change, if ever.

I don’t want to go into a long-ass diatribe, but if our country needs to be “immoral” and “kafir” just like our friends in the States to have this kind of shit prosecuted, SO BE IT.

It’s funny how the one who claims to be “With God” (God just rolled his eyes and wagged His fingers, “GURL, NO!”) can be so… evil, isn’t it?

PS: You know who should be RI1? …. I actually typed a few names (including some hybrid ubermensch like Stalin/Thatcher or Merkel/Chuck Norris), but it seems like I couldn’t find anyone or anything capable of solving the clusterfuck. That’s how much I have lost any hope for Indonesia.


2 Responses to “Remembering Cikeusik”

  1. rkeefe57 February 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    Just for the record, while the Michael Donald civil suit was going on, SPLC founder Morris Dees sent out tens of thousands of fund-raising letters featuring a photo of Donald’s corpse.

    While the jury in the trial had every right and obligation to view the photo, the donors didn’t. They had no impact on the civil suit (The Klan thugs were already in prison before Dees’ suit was filed. One got life and the other got the death penalty)

    The SPLC lawyers were already on the payroll, so there was no added expense there, and actual court costs, even in the most expensive venues run only into a few thousand dollars, well within the SPLC’s budgeted allotment for court costs.

    So why did Dees exploit Michael Donald’s corpse in fund-raising letters? Those letters brought in more than $11 million dollars to the SPLC.

    The UKA was indeed hit with a $7 million dollar verdict, but they had nothing even close to that amount in assets.

    Beulah Mae Donald got a warehouse worth $52,000 dollars, which is better than nothing, but she never saw one single dime of the $11 million the SPLC made by exploiting her son.

    As for the Klan, not one additional Klan member went to jail because of the suit. All they had to do was find another place to put their stuff.

    This case set the pattern for all subsequent SPLC show trials. Big PR campaign, multi-million dollar settlements of which the victims see very little, huge donation windfalls for the SPLC, and not one additional conviction against the Klan.

    Also for what it’s worth, the SPLC turns 40 this year, and in all those 40 years the SPLC has NEVER hired a person of color to a highly paid position of power.

    Despite being located LITERALLY in the back yard of Dr. King’s home church, the last “Whites Only” sign in Montgomery hangs in the executive suite of the SPLC.

  2. arman February 9, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    baru kemaren gua juga nulis di twitter, jangan salahkan kalo akhirnya semua rakyat jadi pesimis sama indonesia. ya mau gimana lagi ya teph….

    ya sedih dan prihatin. mau jadi apa indonesia kalo akhirnya semua rakyatnya aja udah pesimis dan skeptis?

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