QUOTE(Bohemian @ Oct 25 2005, 05:38 AM) [snapback]1170487[/snapback]
I agree with Ara, there're racists WHEREVER you go, guys!! The diversity we've got at home is a BLESSING not a CURSE!!!
Indonesian main problem is not diversity, but CORRUPTION. GREED is the only thing to tear the lovely country and people apart!! In fact, to me, greed is all behind the fundamentalism, and all the bad things that can come up to your minds about Indonesia nowadays.
Dan karena KERAKUSAN inilah kita biarkan negara ini diobrak-abrik bangsa lain. Kekompakan yg dah dibangun bertahun-tahun hancur akibat agitasi orang2 yang ingin berkuasa, juga dengan nama agama.
Come on Indonesians, WAKE UP!!! BANGUN!!!
Dear Bung Bohemian,
You have definitely hit the spot there, that it is corruption and greed that has destroyed our country (not only our country I may add, but many others). But it is important to specifically define whose corruption and greed that has caused this misery. Is it the greed of the poor working people? No. They are the victims of greed and corruption. It is the greed of the system, that is capitalist system. Poverty causes people to act desperately (for example, 1998 Riot in Indonesia, Rwanda massacre, etc), and capitalism is the root cause of poverty. No matter how much we want to believe, or made to believe, that capitalism will do good for everybody, it is a bunch of non-sense. I myself come from a business family, and I learn this firsthand from my family that the only way to make money is to make your workers desperate (ie. poor) so that they will work for low wages, and from there you make your profit. Lower wages mean more profit, that is the basic tenet of capitalism, everything in the name of profit.
A fight againts racism should start with the fight against capitalism.