Arema wants to start a political party.
Indonesia is entering the colonialization era at a worrying pace now, with our natural resources going down the drain, severe brain drain, poor education system coupled with arabic influence, and continuous conflict between races, religions, etc. There is no better recipe for doom. As mentioned in the previous posts, soon our countrymen will become beggars in their own country, and by then probably you're right, it's beyond hope, but not now.
Only those who care and willing to do something are able to save this sinking country. Indonesia need "heroes" now more than ever to prevent premature nation-wide "armageddon".
The only way to save Indonesia is to form a political party and make way for our best Indonesians to lead the country!
I have this vision long long ago, but being surrounded by skeptics who have the exact opposite thought, I thought I'm crazy. But being in this forum, my confidence grows everyday that this is not the end yet for Indonesia, as I see a lot of people do care, but dare not act, yet.
As the condition worsen, I believe more and more Indonesian are saying "enough is enough", willing to do something, but are helpless. I am one of them. Continuous exposure to skeptic surroundings will create another skeptics. That is exactly the condition of our country now. Those real idiots (well, mostly) are leading the country because they had the opportunity, and those who deserve to lead are doing something else because "there is no hope" for them.
If there is no hope, all of us won't bother to be here in this great forum: Indonesia Matters. Right, Indonesia Matters. Our country matters to us. We are crying in our heart, but we are helpless. And it is only a fraction of those who care, because not all have access to internet, and not all even aware that this forum exists!
What is needed is a spark (this invitation). A spark to light up the candle of hope (a true party with only one thing in mind: Prosperity of Indonesia), whose fuel (people's feeling that it is time for Indonesia to soar) is brimming to the edge. This candlelight of hope will eventually lit other candles, and finally the dark is banished from our country!
That is my vision. This is not the end, yet. Let's fight together, brothers and sisters!
The basics will be:
1) As long as you have the right intention, which is struggling for the best interest of Indonesia and Indonesians, we set aside our differences in anything, and work together for this purpose: Bhinneka Tunggal Ika. We might be different by race, religion, etc, but that won't stop us from becoming friends right? Let those factors won't stop us either to become one solid team, working solely for our country.
2) There is no one too small to contribute. You can contribute significantly by becoming our leaders who will eventually lead the country, becoming funders, etc, or as small as becoming a critic. We are humans, and thus imperfect. We need a healthy supply of criticism to stay true to our ideals and goals.
3) There is no one bigger than the best interest of Indonesia and Indonesians. If you are here for selfish interest, don't bother, please go to other parties, we don't need you however skillful you are.
4) We will hold our ideals up high, stay honest, humble, and keeping our integrity. We need this to earn people's trust the hard way. Easy way would be distributing Rp 5,000,000 for one vote, but it will make us no different from the rest.
For my case, I can't be the leader, because I'm simply not good enough. I'm not a good speaker or motivator, not experienced, and not an expert in any way applicable to the government. I'm just a humble engineer with great love toward my country. But however that doesn't mean I can't contribute. I can be advisor behind the screen, and I have the essential networks / connections for support. Consider me as the "glue". I'm maybe useless and naive, but at least have enough courage to voice out this. But I'm only one piece of the puzzle. The rest is all of you. I know some of you, both who are active and silent readers, are capable persons. Once we had enough members, we will proceed from there.
This party need a leader that can be easily accepted by most Indonesians, which is not me, because of my "minority of minorities" background. I'm more than happy to become forgotten heroes, no one heard about me, no one aware of my contribution, no one recognize me, as long as Indonesia can be revived from the grave. We are here to serve, and not for our personal interest. Our motivation is the undying love for our country and nothing else.
Fellow IM-ers, you must have realized that whining will take us nowhere, and suggesting what is right will fall on deaf ears. It is about time we, those who really care about Indonesia and not ourselves, step up to the plate and fight for our country! We will be known as idiots, but nevertheless we will continue to fight, until there's no hope.
Now please tell me your response guys.