This poster portrays a well-dressed man indicating his wealth being hit with a hammer on which the Indonesian flag is depicted. The text on the left reads: “La busett...enakk banget ja!” (Damn it, I’m really enjoying this immensely!). It seems that the word in red, “Daulat” (sovereignty), was added later. The person mocked by the hammer blow represents both the Dutch and the Indonesians taking advantage of the war. The following text reads: “Nah ini lu rasain djuga ja” (Well, here you go, you must take the consequences). This is to show that Indonesian fighters will punish anyone who makes money during the war at the expense of the Indonesian people. The depicted man smokes pliers (tang or catut in Indonesian), a symbol referring to someone who makes money by selling at black-market prices during wartime.
‘Pipa baru?’. One of a set of six Indonesian designs for propaganda posters. c. 1946/47. Hand coloured. Likely to originate from the Indonesian propaganda centre Poesat Propaganda (PESINDO). Or. 27.011-14 .