Speaking of head in the sand.....I started to "agree" with this post but settled for "like" instead since, as a non-Indonesian, I don't want to characterize Indonesians as a group as having "extra thick skulls." Nimbus can say that, since he himself is Indonesian.
In fact, I don't doubt that there is a particular mix of inadequate education, misinformation, and cultural tendencies that lead some Indonesian communities to have a high rate of head-in-the-sand or other counter-productive behaviors. But that's just human nature being manifested in a specific set of circumstances. We're all just primates, only some of us are the product of more advantageous circumstances than others.