Bunga Karno Menggugat! (Bung Karno Accuses!)

Bunga Karno Menggugat! (Bung Karno Accuses!)

a Book by Dr. Baskara T. Wardaya, SJ

 

The bloody tragedy of October 1, 1965, which killed seven high-ranking Army officers, still leaves a large number of question marks: who are the masterminds behind the incident? Who were the officers who launched the rebellion? Is it true that the PKI was involved in the conspiracy? What about Soeharto? and what exactly is the role of Bung Karno in the event?

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The above questions are important for immediate response. Could they be accused of being a plumber designer against a high-ranking army officer and even helping him?

This is a book that tries to see the ’65 tragedy in a broader perspective, especially with regard to the life and struggle of Bung Karno. Also see the role of various other parties in the tragedy. Secret documents from US Ambassador Marshall Green and CIA memoranda were carefully reviewed to see the map of the problem. One important thing that the New Order regime had in the past was the mass murder in the name of the PKI rebellion, associated with the events of October 1, 1965. Thousands were slaughtered without trial by the hands of the authorities. If seven army officers killed by the Gestok incident were made into “The Seven Heroes of the Revolution” (Tuparev), what about the hundreds of thousands of lives that were massacred in the name of the crushing PKI rebellion?

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As a historian, Baskara T. Wardaya invites the reader not just to make a fuss over who is behind the Gestok events, but also to build an advocacy awareness: who is responsible for the massacre after the October 1 incident, which still remains an endless trauma?

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Tragedi berdarah 1 October 1965, yang menewaskan tujuh perwira tinggi Angkatan Darat, hingga kini masih menyisakan sejumlah tanda tanya besar: siapa saja dalang dibalik peristiwa itu? Siapa saja perwira yang melancarkan pembrontakan? Benarkah PKI terlibat dalam persekongkolan itu? Bagaimana dengan Soeharto ? dan apa sesungguhnya peran Bung Karno dalam peristiwa itu?

Pertanyaan-pertanyaan di atas penting untuk segera dijawab. Mungkinkah mereka dapat dituduh sebagai perancang perkelompotan terhadap perwira tinggi AD dan bahkan membantunya?

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Inilah buku yang mencoba melihat tragedi ’65 dalam perspektif yang lebih luas, khususnya berkaitan dengan hidup dan perjuangan Bung Karno. Dilihat pula peran berbagai pihak lain dalam tragedi itu. Dokumen-dokumen rahasia dari Dubes AS Marshall Green dan memorandum CIA dikaji dengan teliti untuk melihat peta permasalahan yang ada. Satu hal penting yang selama ini dipendam oleh rezim orba adalah soal pembunuhan massal atas nama penumpasan pemberontakan PKI, yang dikaitkan dengan peristiwa 1 Oktober 1965. Ribuan orang dibantai tanpa proses pengadilan oleh tangan-tangan penguasa. Bila tujuh orang perwira AD yang tewas akibat peristiwa Gestok dijadikan “Tujuh Pahlawan Revolusi” (Tuparev), bagaimana dengan ratusan ribu nyawa yang dibantai atas nama penumpasan pembrontakan PKI itu?

Sebagai ahli sejarah, Baskara T. Wardaya mengajak pembaca bukan sekedar meributkan siapa dalang peristiwa Gestok, tetapi juga membangun satu kesadaran advokasi: siapa yang bertanggung jawab atas pembantaian massal usai peristiwa 1 Oktober tersebut, yang hingga kini masih menyisakan trauma tak berkesudahan ?



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