The act of killing

A documentary based on true events that happened in Indonesia from 1965-66 where unknown number of people were killed on suspicion of being communists or communist sympathizers, businessmen were extorted or killed if they didn’t dole out the money that was required. The men who were at the head of the killing gang, narrate how they carried out the murders and how they live with themselves now.

This documentary sent a chill down my spine. It is atrocious and appalling the levels some members of the human race can go to exterminate their brethren for believing differently. Sad still is they pray to their god to help them in this senseless murders. Somebody kill me now!

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

21 thoughts on “The act of killing

  1. john zande says:

    Regretfully, Australia turned a blind-eye to this. We outwardly hated Suharto, but quietly loved him because he was blocking Communism coming south.


  2. Eric Alagan says:

    I have witnessed first hand the results of a communist “walk through” of villages – they did no less. Those were brutal days.


  3. says:

    I can’t watch it and I can’t kill you..I like you too much… I cannot absorb it currently but your awareness keeps us alive.


  4. themodernidiot says:

    no problem. i’ll just tell them you’re a communist. and a lawyer 😉


  5. I don’t know what to say to this. I’m astonished, angry, sad, and unfortunately, not surprised.


  6. aguywithoutboxers says:

    Unfortunately, this type of murder isn’t restricted to just Indonesia and continues to happen today, all over. I guess they live with themselves by believing their deity forgives them. How sad. How senseless. How stupid. Thank you, my friend, for sharing this. A reminder once again of the hatred humans have for other humans they perceive as “different.” Keep safe and much love!


    • makagutu says:

      True, this madness happens everywhere. Here at home there are gangs that have massacred entire villages and no one gets even arrested. It is annoying.
      Keep safe too and have fun impacting knowledge to your students.


  7. Arkenaten says:

    I am busy reading a novel called The Forgotten Life, By Brian Aldiss. In it he makes reference to a lot of Chinese being executed sometime after WWII by Indonesians/Sumatrans and the ‘West’ effectively did nothing as all Chinese were then regarded as communist under Mao


    • makagutu says:

      My next reading list is going to include materials on communism. I need to understand why it was such a big problem for the west and why it was used as an excuse to kill so many or to disenfranchise others and why communist states appear to lag behind the rest of the world in granting basic freedoms to their citizens


  8. fojap says:

    Wasn’t Obama’s step-father arrested and tortured but the government in Indonesia? He wrote quite a bit about how his father influenced him, but I was always curious about how things like that might have influenced him. I can’t imagine his step-father wasn’t an influence in his life.

    Wikipedia has an entry on Soetoro, but it doesn’t say anything about his arrest. I was pretty sure I read about it somewhere.


    • makagutu says:

      The wikipedia article I read on this story is quite interesting. It says the September movement could have been an internal affair, that the likes of Suharto would have been involved and initially it wasn’t to overthrow Sukarno. We can never tell for certain now that Suharto is dead.
      I haven’t had time to read the books by Obama or by his half brother.


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