>>3454>You mentioned that some of the youth are still somewhat in support of Sukarno and his pre-coup government.
That's way more fucking complicated than you think. Sukarno is THE universally praised figure among Indonesian public, yet the religious population has made it publicly controversial again to bring up the CIA orchestrated Communist Party massacres in the 60s. We lost the enthusiasm we had during the overthrowing of Suharto. The Sukarno administration is worshiped and the Suharto administration is vilified, yet we are ambivalent to Marxism. Sukarno's failure in building the economy of Indonesia and Suharto's purge of any form of Marxist thought really ruined the image of Marxism.
In short, even though sukarno is universally liked, the youth don't have much faith in marxism, its a failure.
>How do they react to this shit?
Deeply angry, confused, desperate, maybe the same as whatever you feel like right now. Nobody expected something this bad would happen. Massive protests all over the nation did nothing and the government has been becoming less transparent, we have a communal feeling that democracy is dead. The omnibus bill is hated by virtually everyone save for the diehard jokowi supporters. I think we have pretty much disillusioned with the promises of the lesser evil party we chose and the promises of becoming a bigger part in the international economy.
We can't understand why everyone is reluctant to do business in our country. We know neither the western hegemony or the eastern hegemony cares about is. We used to trust China in helping the development of our nation, but lately all they have been doing are plunging our country deeper into foreign debt and bringing more of their own workers here instead of hiring our people. We don't understand how our education system became so shit that we can't compete with the foreign countries. We don't understand why we don't have a single political party that wants to bring actual, fundamental change.
It's getting bleaker everyday in my opinion.
>On another note, how does people even stay or become leftists in Indonesia where even the thought of a color red triggered almost everybody?
Not quite really.
Most of the learned youth don't have much opinion on marxism and want a very economically socialist version of social democracy instead. The upper middle class diehard Jokowi supporters have little support for socialist programs. The islamic conservative youths just straight up despise any kind of marxist symbol, they've been indoctrinated since birth that marxism is an oppression of religious freedom. Anyone outside this group think they're literally retarded.