Super Bob keeps flying around the region making us believe that his super powers of ‘speeches’ and ‘foreign policy’ will save the day. His powers do seem misdirected and right now we all think he’s got no clue about the region, but ultimately when all is said and done, this may actually be the only powers he has for us to rely on in regards to West Papua.
Of course I should attack my own politicians first about West Papua, but at least they have told me (Governor Parkop) that he is currently working on a West Papua strategy to present to Indonesia later this month when he travels to Jakarta with Peter O’Neill. But there seems to be no loyalty to the notion of Human Rights Abuse. Everyone seems to be quick to forget the atrocities as they conduct business as usual while people are literately dying. For example David Cameron came into power in the UK as a champion for West Papua, but he had no issues selling arms to Indonesia while the Indonesian army continues to kill West Papuans. Even PNG’s Ben Micah seems to share no remorse or sympathy as he went about discussing joint resource explorations plans in West Papua when the Freeport Mine is the very reason West Papuan are treated like animals.
It’s perhaps no secret then that even though Australia does sell arms to Indonesia, Australia’s security seems heavily reliant on Indonesia so while Australia may now be selling arms to Indonesia, Indonesia itself is looking at selling up to US$7.6 billion worth of arms to the world in future. In fact Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says his country should strive to have a more powerful military than Australia.
So is it perhaps a case of Super Bob being scared of starting a fight? Is he scared that he might lose in a fight? If he’s so good at talking, doesn’t he believe enough in his own super powers of bullshit ‘speeches’ to defend us? In this day and age of international relations specifically in our region, would Indonesia really use its Military powers against Australia and PNG?
I don’t believe so and while Australia still has the ability to talk, it needs to step and up fight for what it really believes in. If the Human Rights Abuses and Democracy are that important to the Australian Government, Super Bob and Aunty Julia sure have a hard time showing it when it comes to West Papua. Super Bob’s recent comments are downright insulting, demeaning and a clear indication of the fears that Super Bob has for Indonesia. So let me translate it for you.
Bob Carr: “The people who fly Papuan flags are the people who talk the language of secession and independence. They are planting in the minds of people who actually live in the place the notion that this campaign has some kind of international resonance. And that is a cruel deceit by self-indulgent people safe in their own beds, safe in a democracy – a cruel deceit about the potential of a demand for secessionism. Australia and the world recognise Indonesian sovereignty over West Papua.”
Translation: “The people who fly Papuan flags should have the right do so as it is a form of the freedom of speech but because it indicates that you support secession and independence, this will directly effect Indonesian resource taxes from the Freeport mine which makes allot of money for Indonesia, so this is bad. They are planting in the minds of people who actually live in the place the notion that you can actually have hope in self determination and voicing the dreams you want to live but because I’m too scared to piss off Indonesia I’m going to deny that this campaign has some kind of international resonance. And that is a cruel deceit because although I know everyone should have the right to not being abused or killed I’m too scared to piss of Indonesia so I’m going to say that its not a campaign coming from the Indigenous people of West Papua but by self-indulgent people safe in their own beds, safe in a democracy – a cruel deceit about the potential of a demand for secessionism because I know what Indonesia is like and they will kill the poor indigenous people if they continue expressing their concerns like this and because I’m too scared to piss Indonesia off its easier for me to ignore the issue instead of facing it to find a solution. Australia and the world recognise Indonesian sovereignty over West Papua because I’m too scared to fight against Indonesia with my super powers of speech because I don’t believe in myself, in Australia and in Human Rights. “