Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hut Kemerdekaan RI 2013

Selemat siang.
Today is the Republic of Indonesia's 68th anniversary of independence from...well...Holland, Spain, Portugal, Japan, and God knows who else.
I spent some time there. Notably I was there during the uprising that saw the end of Suharto's bloody rule.
I liken Indonesia to the model society that the 1 percenters aspire to in this country. A society much like the one depicted in the recently released film "Elysium" where most people live in abject poverty on a polluted desecrated world, and the 1% live above it all in absolute luxury.
So America has a lot to live up to if it wants to attain the glory that is Indonesia today.

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