'We are a group of Indonesians, ranting about our beloved country. This blog is a result of many people grumbling about many things in many ways.'
Sekarang telah ada ‘saudara kembar’ blog ini dalam bahasa. http://indonesia-anonymus.com. Tapi entah mengapa, versi Inggris lebih menarik bagi saya ketimbang versi bahasa. Padahal isi tulisan sama persis hanya bahasa yang berbeda.
Namun ini tetap merupakan hal yang positif. Ide-ide dan diskusi mereka dapat di akses dan di mengerti oleh pengunjung yang kesulitan berbahasa inggris sehingga cakupan kalangan pembaca lebih luas.
Berikut saya kutip khayalan mereka. Versi Indonesia bisa dilihat di sini.
Barack Obama has an African name. That name is not very common in the
So let's give our 'obama' a name that is not originally Indonesian. Let's call him Vincent Tjoa. (this is just an imaginary name. A mere example).
Barack Obama is a christian, while his father is a muslim. Christianity is the major religion in the
Vincent Tjoa, a muslim, mother from Solo, and christian father originally from Fujian,
Let's build up our Vincent character some more using our imagination:
Just like Obama, our Vincent is young, patriotic and full of idealism. His life has not been easy. His father abandoned him when he was small and he was mostly raised by his grandparents in Solo, far from richness. Yet through his own perseverence he managed to graduate first from one of the top school in the country. (Let's say he graduated from ITB or UI).
Soon after he graduated, instead of taking a high-paying job in
He then went into politics, and became a member of parliament. He is new, with more idealism than experience, yet wildly popular. He has many supporters among young people, who are tired looking at
Two years later Vincent decided to run for the presidency.
He runs a grass root, efficient, discipline campaign, offering to bring change to Indonesian politics: He promised to end the divisive politics based on religion, race and ethnicity in
Vincent makes beautiful speeches. A great orator. He inspires. He has the ability to move people. Give them hope.
And to top it up, he has an incredibly structured, detailed plan on how to bring
His opponent is an old timer yet a very popular Indonesian politician. A native Indonesian, a devout muslim, a former Indonesian military man who has been in politics for a very long time and part of the political establishment. He is incredibly wealthy and his campaign is run by old faces of the establishment's political machine. Unfortunately, this is the same establishment that some Indonesian people view as the status quo: tolerating the corrupt culture and too slow to move the country forward.
Now, here's the question: Given the story above, will we, Indonesians, vote for our Vincent Tjoa to be
Can we get past his background, his christian father from
Khayalan menarik bukan? Jadi apa pilihan anda??!!
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