I didn't read the Indonesians wrong. Far too many of them have the attitude they are the big brother to us and dearly wish to do as they please with us. Fortunately many of them are also stupid. They have delivered to us a golden opportunity for Singaporeans to learn how vulnerable we are. Konfrontasi does not feature in our school textbooks because we were sensitive to the Indonesians feelings. Even our trade data do not show the flows between Indonesia and us. Now they have removed their masks and we can stop pretending and openly prepare our defence against them. Our government is right to milk this learning moment for all it is worth. We must always bear in mind how beastly they consistently are.