“I thought about the starving children in Indonesia, in India, Africa and many other places. In this continent, corns are left to rot, while at other places children are scouting for things to eat. Then I thought about Vietnam, the Russian invasion of Chzechoslovakia, and other places. If only 1% from all world military budget were used to transport all these (rotting) food, hundreds of thousands of children around the world could have a new life. All these thoughts are causing me pain.” – Soe Hok Gie, 24th October 1968, Salem, the US. . . .

These thoughts are causing me pain too.

It has been almost two months but I have yet to finish the book. There is a lot to digest, on top of the book being in Bahasa Indonesia with a slang from the 60s.