Are We Heading Back to Non-Democracy Time?

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Good morning good people. I just watched TV and get shocked, the news reported that RUU Pilkada finally vetted.

A little bit sad to know this. It is like that our country step backward for the country’s pledging democracy. Ok, I am not a Law Faculty student. I’m also not a politician. But, as an Indonesian who affected by those act I would like to share my opinion about it.

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

Direct election has given us the right to choose our leader directly, our president now and our mayor or governor are the product of direct election. Those make us feel that we have responsibility to our nation by using our voice. I have searched the reasons why the parliament scrapped direct election. They said that “direct local elections had proven too costly, and were prone to conflict and corruption.”

So it is means, that by scrapping the direct local election, we can save our nation from too much expenditure, conflict and corruption. Anyway, will it be real?

“It won’t change the nature of politics, it won’t make politics any cleaner. It will only shift the money politics somewhere else, to the oligarchs, and the victims are the Indonesian people,” – Sarwono Kusumaatmadja.

There are many opinion comes from the experts and also many other Indonesian because of this decision. Most of them give their criticism via social media. It is also sadness for us when I saw that government seems like not in our side. Weren’t they there because of direct election?

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?” 

Mahatma Gandhi

And, maybe. This is politic that we used to know in our country.. I just hope, that everything that have decided by our government will truely make the better for my country and all the people inside.

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.Mao Zedong

Hope for the better future Indonesia Raya…

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2 thoughts on “Are We Heading Back to Non-Democracy Time?

  1. Benar sekali Mba Ndah,,sangat penting ada track record yang transparan ke rakyat agar kita tahu kinerja calon pemimpin seperti apa. pilkada langsung itu perlu karena kita saat ini cenderung memilih tokoh, bukan partai, dan juga implementasi demokrasi yang telah diperjuangkan, masa balik lagi ke belakang? Anyway, thanks for visiting 🙂

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