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5 January 2009

Vote Me, Vote Me Not: Which stands are you for?

What can be pride from our political life? Does multi-party system reflect our dream representativeness? In essence, political run knows only to sides when talking about government; one that supports the government and the other that disclaims it. Both sides are like a currency coin, which cannot depart from one to the other. Both create the colour of black-and-white of a nation's politics. While many parties may illustrate political awareness of the nation's constituents (citizens, etc.), they still are the picture of pros and cons. Then, why must multi-party system we use? If Pancasila is our basic ideology, so is the parties'; why do not we compress them (the parties) into as little as two? The one that governs and the other that monitors? Political parties in Indonesia are more likely companies that offer products. They become outsources of human capitals who look for welfare. These parties come and go, rise and fall, like seasonal goods. I do not see more picture than salespersons who sell programs on the street like street fighters. Everyone wants to be a hero, everyone is consumed by his or her own interest by the help of others (shame on them...shame on them...). What can be a responsible from the shout of "vote me!" when voters have managed a victory to the votees? No responsibility at all! Obedience is left behind when the election is over. How many percent of legislators grat to the people? Not even a penny, I bet. Well, its truly not what people want. Social and economic problems will not end by giving the people financial solution one moment in time. They also wait for obedience fulfillment of their so called "representatives". So far more people know that representatives do nothing but sitting on an air-conditioned room and riding a fancy car. Non Voting Group Non voting group (as known as "golput") is about to be tied op by a legal-action. Even rumour says that non voting group is something that breaks the law. To be precisely, God's law (referred to the term "Fatwa Haram"). It is clear that people have not obtained their full freedom: a freedom of self-determination as one of basic rights. When no political party is able to accomodate common interest, then why should the people trust? When government bodies and leaders act as God, the people will suffer. That is what is happening here. Our resistance towards ballots campaign is no more than disclaiming action. Should we do not go into the ballots, it does not mean that we do not care about the nation's future. Conversely, it shows how we feel sorry that our country has been toyed by a group of opportunists. I do believe that today there are more clever Indonesians. People can not be fooled again by any cheap trick. When a ballot location fails to gram majority votes, do not blame it on the reluctant citizens. Do not load them with attribute of "low political participation". They have good reason for staying at home instead of going to the ballots. They do have it. They have an idealism of what leaders should be, they have been dreaming about their true leaders. And they have not found them at present. Legislative candidates and political parties should ask themselves whether they have deserved of being voted. They must ask themselves what they have done, not what they are going to do. "Do I deserve to be elected?" seems to be a hard question to answer, doesn't it?

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