To My Indonesian Friends: Be a Better Bule!

22 Feb

Hello, my Indonesian friends and fellow bule’s! For those who don’t know what I’m talking about: bule is the term that Indonesians use to refer to white people. I know some of you now might feel offended, but I suppose as I discriminate myself as well, that’s fine. What do you think? If it’s not, please feel free to throw stones at me, but be so kind and use the virtual one’s! I am happy to be your virtual punching-ball!

Anyways, back to today’s issue: skin-colour. I am asking you: do you think that Indonesians are racists? Let’s have a look at the definition of racism at the oxford online-dictionary: “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another”. From what I experienced many Indonesians fit into that definition, but no worries, I clearly admit that us Germans do so as well. The interesting thing is: in the case of Indonesians its just the opposite of what you might expect: they seem to see themselves as inferior compared to people of white skin colour, isn’t that strange? I might very well be wrong, but these are my observations based on my own experience:

  1. Indonesians either seem not to have any braveness to criticize westeners in any way OR they think that whatever a foreigner says is correct. Or maybe they just don’t have an opinion?
  2. Generally Indonesians seem to think of any bule as a member of the “upper-class”: they could never imagine a person with white skin who is not rich. Maybe we can systematically spread some western beggar’s throughout Indonesia. The question is just: would also get money from the good old mosque? Muslim people do love to share with the poor, but do they share with us heretics as well? Let’s give it a try, come on! You out there, get yourself some old, dirty clothes and sit on the street. But please, do me a favour! Use a hidden camera and send the results to me, I will happily publish them on this blog. No worries, I will censor your faces, besides if you want to become movie stars….? As a bule your chances are just too good, you know!
  3. The salary given to westeners, whether they have the qualifications or not, seem to be much higher than the one’s paid to local people. Why? Oh yes, because we need more money to finance our young, pretty Indonesian girlfriends, so we need a salary for two, don’t we? Thats particularly important for fat, old bule’s who like to touch some nice boobs of waitressess, preferably in Kemang, where no one complains about it. Well, why would they anyway? Its the norm after all!
  4. Indonesians seem to see the outlook of western people as perfect. They try to make themselves look like western people, be it their clothing, their make-up, or even their SKIN COLOUR. Whitening-creme for everyone! Yeeeeha!

At the same time, somehow I think that strict muslims in Indonesia still see themselves as the “better people”. So how is that to be combined? Easy, easy, cowboy. The only thing we need to do is to convert all bule’s into muslims & we gonna have a perfect world! Wow, what a plan. Maybe I found something to dedicate my life to just now! And after we have gathered enough of those people, we can copy our good old friends from 11th century to do a little bit of crusading. Doesn’t that sound awesome?

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