Stand up, Australia!

Jason Morrison:

“I’ve had enough of this one-way relationship”-  readers agree…

Telegraph

What YOU made of yesterday’s opinion piece1503406_256958784468009_222161166_n

There was an enormous response to our discussion about the very ‘one-way relationship’ and attitude Indonesia has about Australia.

“What have we got to do to please Indonesia?”, I asked after our Government was condemned yet again by Jakarta for what was an honest mistake – drifting into their part of the sea.

“Even when we’re sorry, it’s not enough. When we’re generous, we need to try harder. When we’re within our rights, we’re wrong”.

Many of your said we suffer with what many countries like ours can’t seem to break free of – and that’s guilt.

And it’s a strange kind of ‘guilt’ where we are always on the ‘back foot’ for fear of looking arrogant.

But the result often is – we end up up looking weak.

We seem almost constantly apologetic about our way of life and our place in the world.

It’s clear many Australians have had it with this attitude. Time to stand up.

An asylum seeker boat found 8 nautical miles north north west of Cape Van Dieman.

An asylum seeker boat found 8 nautical miles north north west of Cape Van Dieman. Source: News Limited

We are a generous country and a helpful nation – often ‘first in’ whenever people in our region suffer in crisis or natural disaster. Our Defence Force, Police, and medical experts are quick to respond often before the call comes.

“Indonesia sees our kindness as weakness”

Yet, Australia is on the back foot almost always when dealing diplomatically with Indonesia – ironically a nation we’ve shown no end of generosity and friendship towards.

Hundreds of comments were left on yesterday's ar...

Hundreds of comments were left on yesterday’s article. Source: Supplied

The final straw for many was the over the top response from Jakarta when we offered an apology for accidently slipping into their maritime territory. After all, the Navy was trying to stop their boats, coming from their ports, illegally smuggling people into our country.

Many readers of thetelegraph.com.au told us. They’ve had enough.

THE BEST OF JASON MORRISON

Reader Emiliano believes “(Indonesia) sees our kindness as weakness and if we act like a slave ..they will treat us like slaves.

Jacqui said “Why is Australia always apologising to a country that seems to never forgive regardless of how much we try to seek their forgiveness?

A large number of people raised our whopping foreign aid to Indonesia.

Daniel argued, “if Australia has been downgraded as a friend, can someone tell Ausaid who will write cheques this year for well over $500million to help disadvantage people in that country. Sounds like someone up north is a little ungrateful!

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono with Prime Minister Tony...

Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono with Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Source: AFP

Many questioned why we don’t see our political leadership having discussions like this. There’s a general view that we are frightened to ever talk with any strength about Indonesia when there’s seemingly no reluctance on their part to ‘turning the heat up’ on us.

Reader Geraldine summed it up; “I’m sure the Canberra types would say ‘this kind of chatter is not helpful’ but that’s the point. Indonesia can say what it likes to Australia and we play victim and keep paying out. Grow some Mr Abbott!“.

Hard to argue with her.

10 thoughts on “Stand up, Australia!”

  1. OK – Indonesia – and also muslim .
    Remove yourself from West Papua – NOW – you are there illegally !!!!

    You have absolutely no legal social moral OR racial right to be there.
    You invaded a defenceless and peaceful country to steal that Countries Mineral and Agricultural wealth
    – REMOVE YOURSELF.
    – REPATRIATE ALL THE CITIZENS YOU MOVED OUT.
    – REMOVE ALL YOUR INVADING CITIZENS.
    – REMOVE THE Islam YOU INSTALLED.
    – GET OUT.
    – NOW.

    Cowardly acting Indonesia – You also OWE West Papua boundless repatriation payments and HUGE Compensation payments for your invasion – PAYABLE NOW.
    How many innocent West Papuan’s have you murdered????
    Can’t bring them back CAN you.

    I still remember “THAT” Whitlam/LABOR Government doing NOTHING.
    Such a BIG man was Edward Gough Whitlam.
    THAT incident still remains just as repulsive to me now as it did back then – Indonesia’s Invasion of West Papua – STILL a huge SIN on Australia’s Soul.

    INDONESIA – REPAY ALL THE FALSELY ACQUIRED AID YOU HAVE RECEIVED FROM AUSTRALIA.
    BUT FIRSTLY – REMOVE YOURSELF AND ISLAM FROM WEST PAPUA – AND ALSO RESTORE TO THEM ALL THAT YOU STOLE.

    Mean while Indonesia a tiny criminal (Islam) Country with the HUGEST submitter population postures itself for war with Australia.

  2. I remember (During Australia’s SHAMEFUL KRUDD/Ju’liar LABOR period) seeing a photo of a RAN vessel nearly grounding itself on the beach – it was so close to an Indonesian Island – while PICKING UP illegal boat muslim !
    This incident was WAY more into Indonesian Territory than the recent Indonesian HISSY-FIT – But because that time the RAN was picking up these muslim invaders and delivering them to Australian Territory (Christmas Island) – NOT EVEN THE QUIETEST SQUEAK WAS HEARD FROM ANY INDONESIAN muslim about that RAN “transgression”.

    NOW STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR THE INDONESIAN – THEY ARE MUSLIM – so it will only get worse – probably a LOT worse! – that is what muslim do !

    Indonesian muslim should be made aware that because they are not of the Arab Race – Arabs do not consider them to be true muslim.

  3. I think there must be a hidden agenda–no prime minister–president–king –potentate or other leader would take the rubbish that little bang bang is dishing out–some one needs to look behind what we are seeing for a better view–although no one should still take this rubbish considering how much aid we have given over so many many many yrs without –obviously — so much as a thank you very much !!!!-I think it is true –we tend to be almost apologetic for having such a fortunate way of life !!! doesn’t mean we have to keep taking this rubbish –we need a leader who has a pair to stand up and say enough!!!

  4. @John Daniel. l believe that may have been the time where the Aus. Navy received a distress call from an Asylum seeker boat that was foundering. Turns out it was only around 20 km off the Indonesian coast. They were rescued and transported to Christmas Island. Not one peep out of the Indonesians!!!

  5. @John Daniel. That may have been the time where the Aus. Navy received a distress call from an Asylum seeker boat that was foundering. Turns out it was only around 20 km off the Indonesian coast. They were rescued and transported to Christmas Island. Not one peep out of the Indonesians!!!

  6. Indonesia doe NOT consider aid from subservient Australia as aid.
    Indonesians consider it as something they are absolutely entitled to and Indonesians/muslim will throw HISSY FITS if they do not get it or do not get what they consider to be enough.

    Who do you imagine are the recipients of all the luxury goods and personal mansions purchased/built with this aid money – it is not being
    received by the recipients Australia gave it for – unless Australia actually manages each project .

    But Australia should NOT be gifting aid to ANY muslim ANYWHERE – no muslim gives aid to any one but a muslim – PERIOD – muslim are forbidden to assist a non-muslim – except to die.

    Redirected aid is also an excellent source of funds for new offensive
    weaponary – that Indonesia currently has coming down the pipeline.

    Unwarranted Entitlement is the same attitude all muslim have and even non-muslim Africans particularly exude it – they are an unpleasant experience – once one becomes aware of what is going on.

  7. @John Daniel. Could that have been the time where the Aus. Navy received a distress call from an Asylum seeker boat that was foundering? Turns out it was only around 20 km off the Indonesian coast. They were rescued and transported to Christmas Island. Not one peep out of the Indonesians!!!

  8. Stuff Indonesia ,We don’t need you.Muslim country with Muslim agenda.Time for the west to grow a backbone and stand up to these creeps.Too hell with Islam .

  9. response for – Islam Is a Crock
    I remember (Duri….

    As written – I was recalling a mental image (and article overview).
    I have NOT been able to find a link to the image I was remembering (this can be quiet common – MANY things WEB just evaporate or are only found again after an exhaustive search perhaps through archives)
    If you have your reference link – Post it – sounds to be similar or could be the same event.

    The other part I specifically remembered was that it was deep within Indonesia’s territorial waters and close to one of the islands (possibly a standard library photo) otherwise I would not have posted the comment dated – January 24, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Irrespective – because this nautical event was to the Indonesians benefit (they had achieved another successful transfer of muslim “sleeper military personnel” into Australia) with the world hearing nary even an Indonesian squeak in the night.

    The whole point of the comment was – and still is – to illustrate the Indonesians to be hypocrite actors – being mostly muslim – this is how muslim are and what they do – and Australians need to be aware of muslim psychology.

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