As usual Indo, you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about when it comes to Bali.
Yes, while cremation ceremonies can be expensive, they in no way lock up a Balinese family with debt for generations. That concept is ridiculous, and following your distorted logic, the Balinese would all be bankrupt by now, as each generation will conduct a number of cremation ceremonies during the course of their generation.
Most Balinese villages have cremation the earliest of either five years, or when the temporary cemetery is full. Families double and triple up to minimize expenses. Those large creature like sarcophagus you see at Balinese cremations most often will hold the remains of several departed, thus the cost for that sarcophagus is spread out over several related families.
"Lacking direct skills, except at the most basic level, they generally but with exceptions, are not the ones directly employed by the tourism and mass construction industry."
Have you gone completely daft? The more you write, the bigger the hole you dig for yourself. When was the last time you visited a hotel in Bali? Duh! Did you think the staff, very often from the GM on down, were from Java? Can you even tell a Balinese from a Javanese? Do you have any idea how many five star resorts are in owner partnerships with Balinese, or how many Balinese owned tourism businesses there are in Bali? Clearly not...regard the question as rhetorical.
Do you have the slightest clue just how much monetary wealth is held here by the Balinese? Clearly not...again the question is rhetorical.
And regarding construction, again a painful moan from me over the abject ignorance you spew on this forum.
Yes, we employ a great many Javanese laborers here in Bali, and they generally are hired to do the basic work…clearing the land, digging and laying foundations, laying in rebar, pouring concrete, building the walls, etc. etc. The finish work is almost always completed by highly skilled Balinese artisans…and not imported labor. In other words, what you wrote is the direct opposite of the reality. You couldn’t be more wrong!
Do tell us gurunot, how many buildings have YOU built on Bali? Why are so many Javanese workers temporarily employed for construction projects on Bali? The answer is simple economics…they are willing to work for less pay than most Balinese.
As for your “cultural war” BS, may I remind you that the two terrorist attacks on Bali occurred in 2002 and 2005…12 and 9 years ago respectively, and nothing since. And there have been no terrorist incidents in Java either for quite some time.
Why don’t you stick to writing about Yogyakarta and leave Bali for those who know it well, and live it daily? Your BS about Bali is doing this forum a great disservice. And frankly, I’m getting tired of having to clean up your mess!