If you ever seek a demonstration how progressive the majority of world society has evolved on the way they see their own leader, just nod your head and observe what happened to the world’s political landscape the last couple years. It has been notable that the best possibility for candidate to gain major electorate is when they constantly made a remark about centrist rhetoric on their speech. Back then, a candidate could not afford to be deemed as too radical because becoming so would not only make them unelectable, but also painted themselves as the enemy inside the blanket.
The last couple decades, box office world have featured myriad of movies that set place amidst the World War II. Each item takes distinct approach on their method to gain the horrifying sensation that war citizen had endured, albeit it was real at the time. Saving Private Ryan brings up the horror that stay-at-home parents needed to deal with when their descendant fought with their compatriot. Fury is pulp at best – albeit that tank battle scene of Sherman against Tiger is the deal. But Dunkirk is nothing sort of that kind.
Born and raised in the largest archipelago country on the planet, I lived my whole life being told repeatedly the story about how magnificent the nature that God had placed upon this land of leisure. Therefore, it is no brainer that our national campaign to enhance the performance of tourism sector is centered upon the beauty of Bali. Call it an abuse of resource if you may, but I prefer to put it in the same bracket as “opportunist”.
Experience, whether you fancy it or not, shapes our view towards something. I was raised in a third world country where the majority of society still holds conservative view sacredly. In many ways, it affects the way I see the world. Sometimes, it comes to certain extent that some people in my country feel they have the authority and order to call for another person’s betrayal of the society value, even though that aspect is within another person’s privacy.
This has to be one of the most anticipated election in Indonesia’s political recent history. And it is not for presidency.
Much of the fuss surrounding the matter, I believe, are associated with Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama’s blasphemy trial. With all due respect to Mr. Anies and Mr. Agus, the election wouldn’t be under as colossal of scrutiny as this if not for the controversy upon the incumbent figure. Since his infamous speech in last September, Indonesia have seen rising religious intolerance, growing discrimination and attacks against religious minorities, and emerged provocative article everywhere that may compromise the country’s democratic value.