May 1, 2015
I have been vaguely paying attention to these Bali 9 executions, and I must say the global response is ridiculous.
For those who don’t know, these were nine “Australians” – actually mostly brown people from wherever – who attempted to traffic $3 million worth of heroin from Indonesia.
A couple days ago a few of them got executed for the crime, and the global response has been completely bizarre, basically claiming that no one should ever be held accountable for their own actions.
Now, I understand that there are a lot of different issues involved here, not the least of which being political tensions between Australia and Indonesia in relation to the ongoing boat people ordeal. And Indonesia did announce the executions on Anzac Day, which does seem like a direct snub of Australia (even those executed were not actually Australian). I also understand that people view that actual process of the execution as having been made unnecessarily brutal on purpose.
But the bottom line here is that these men committed a crime that knew they would be executed for if they got caught. The fact that he whole world is like “oh it’s so horrible” shows just how soft and feminine we have become.
These were not children. They were grown adults who made adult decisions are paid adult consequences.
But Australia has withdrawn its ambassador and removed the Indonesian President’s portrait from their national gallery and the media is throwing a fit. They’ve gone so far as to trot out Sukumaran’s horrible paintings he did in prison and be like “he just wanted to finish his paintings, why should he have to die merely because he committed a crime he knew he could be executed for?”
This is pure Marxism, this idea that no one is ever responsible for their own behavior and should never have to suffer consequences.
A small part of it is obviously that the executed are oppressed brown victims, and the fact that it is other oppressed brown people doing the executions confuses the media. But the overwhelming message being presented is that it is wrong to hold people responsible for their actions. And that is pathetic, a truly speaks to the wider ideology the west has adopted in relation to the position of human beings as actors in the universe.