Monday, April 27, 2015

Stand For Mercy...How?

I'm watching this Australian video featuring some Australian actors.  They're pleading for Tony Abbott to fly to Australia to take action.

The key phrases their using are Save our boys, I stand for mercy, and the time for diplomacy is over.

What do they want Tony Abbott to do?

The diplomacy line is making me think they don't want Abbott to just have a chat with Joko Widodo. They want Abbott to actually fight him.

Or are they trying to say in a roundabout way that Australia should go to war with Indonesia?

I didn't want to say anything, because I was afraid it would make me sound overly American. But yeah. I was kind of thinking, last night, that this should happen.

Well, maybe it doesn't need to be an outright war.

But maybe there needs to be an actual physical attack and rescue.  Maybe the death-row men should be kidnapped from prison.

I don't know how that would be done. And it's scary, because there might be even more casualties...both Australian, Indonesian, and other.

Still. It does sound a bit odd to me—just asking Abbott alone to go to Indonesia.  It's almost like they want Abbott to hop on a plane and then have a one on one boxing match with the Australian Prime Minister.

Also, I'm thinking...what if all these celebrities hopped on a plane and went to Indonesia? Maybe they could do some kind of protest in front of the prison. Would that help at all?

Well...whatever.

I wish something or someone could help give us a happy ending.