DISCLAIMER: This is my political view. Like it or not, comment if you want, no bashing intended.
Election of parliament member took me a great deal of thinking. I think it is unfair for people who stood and took people liberty not to vote as a sin. There are things that made me think that Indonesian parliament is such a constitution that sucking people’s money for nothing. It is a fair deal of public secret that many of those (I would like to put a gross animal word here but, yeah, it ain’t appropriate) people done such unfavorable actions. Please, put me a good example of a person in the parliament that do well.
Yes, they were the one that took away most of my nationalism by signing Pornography Law which is not only talking about pornography but also extends it to another challenging level: how “Bhinneka” is our country? I mean, look how Bali and some other parts reject the idea of that law. I’m not talking about morale here. But, I’m pissed by the given fact that a national law was signed while the fact that not all of us (in a large number) agree with it. I’m also pissed by the way the parliament went with it without ever considering the large number of people rejecting the idea. Oh, well, some people brought it into the Mahkamah Konstitusi. Hopefully, it would brought down or at least get a total revision that really intended for child’s protection.
Talking about nonsense, 2009 parliament is the right topic. How nonsense? Well, none of them have something to fight for (except fame, money and, God forbids, women/men). I have never been in America nor I have been in West Europe. But, AFAIK and watch, each of the congress member would have some bills or propositions that guaranteed would be done or at least fought for. They even have a local offices that can be reached out by common people.
There were a time where a bill about copyright was going to be passed down as a law in European Union (EU). To prevent that from being signed, Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) people then done a strike out intelligently: by telling EU people to go to their nearest local representatives and gave their endorsement against it. They need not to burn wheels in public streets, but sounding it to local representatives and went national with the media. Look how far they are now! They even can pushed Microsoft to a level where it pushed their OOXML into ISO standard so that it would comply to EU regulation that state any IT government project must based on open standards.
The story I want to hear is about how representative is a parliament should be. No need to bring Athens and its 100 people nor Romans with their Senate. No need to tell fairy tails about people’s state nor people’s will is God’s will. Can Indonesia be like that? Can I have representatives that listen? What is their mechanism to listen?
[begin sarcastic] On the good note, they also provide a great entertainment and works for many. We can even watched them on infotainment show. They are also featured on mental hospital. I like watching drama like Supernatural, Heroes, etc. but watching those would be-parliament really entertaining. They even beautify the streets with their pictures. Wow, what would happens to the entertainment media without them? [end sarcastic]
Anyway, thanks to the indecent work of people that responsible for the election (KPU, KPPS, RT/RW, etc.), many people have “sinned”. Heck, some of my family doesn’t even have cards to vote despite they have been living there for years. Can the 2009 parliament election be justified? Oh, well, what’s done is done.
If you asked me about my vote, I voted the sexiest name occurred to me with no M. Whatsoever in her name. A grad would not so sexy anymore don’t they? If I have a chance, I would take the vote home and made that as my wallpaper. Too bad, I have chamber not very secluded. In fact, I voted in no chamber, but in a desk behind a closet. There it went my privacy. But, does it matter? There is no big deal there but nice lady on television! 😀
Please, please, please, proof me wrong.