Achmad wonders what is behind Indonesia's trail of natural disasters.
Halo All My Seksi Friend,
As I was strumming Koes Ploes songs on my Ukulele in the rice fields this evening, I found the time to reflect on the recent natural disasters that have hit Indonesia.
There have been tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides, global warming, floods, and the threat of volcanic eruptions.
I wondered, as my fingers picked out the tunes to Koes Ploes classics, why all of sudden do we face such woes? Then, as I slammed back my 10th Teh Poci and 3rd packet of Gudang Garam kreteks, I realized.
The CIA and the FBI engineered them all to prevent Indonesia's rise to the greatness of the Mojopahit Empire.
Sure, I wouldn't be surprised if the MI-6 and other agencies were in on the act as well. After all, none of the world's superpowers want Indonesia to reverse engineer all the U.F.O. technology we have buried in our ancient temples and ruins. They want it for themselves.
So, friend, there is simply no other rational explanation behind phenomenon such as the 2004 tsunami or 2006 earthquake in Central Java.
* Who else has the technology ?
* Why did the USS Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. naval aircraft carrier, arrive in Banda Aceh in 2004 so quickly? They didn't come to pose for foto-fotoan at tourism objects, (obyek wisata)! I am sure they sent all their engineers and demolitions experts to ensure that the work had been properly completed. The same for all the other natural disasters.
So, as I asked when Engelbert Humperdinck sold his Harley Davidson in 2005, why God, why?
Indonesia is gradually, quietly on its way to becoming a global superpower, and in, fact, the world's greatest cultural force. Think of it -- now we have shows like "Extravaganza", "Termehek-Mehek," and "Suami-Suami Takut Istri" ? Why were none of these shows nominated at the Golden Globes?
Snubbed at the Globes
Our movies, especially of the horror variety put all of Hollywood, and even America's Indy scene to shame? What American film could ever match recent classics such as "Pintu Terlarang," or "Hantu Ambulans," not to mention the "Suster Ngesot" series, possibly the zenith of Asian cinema since Akira Kurosawa.
Hollywood, as we all know, has controlled the White House since Ronald Reagan was elected. Look at all the entertainers who endorsed Barack Obama! Look at the Governor of California, Pak Arnolds Schwarzeneggers.
Of course, I am just a humble poet and many IM matters are more learned than I am. But sometimes, it is we Rakyat, ordinary people, who see things clearly. I take another drag on my 60th kretek for the day. Now I sip my final Teh Poci and look forward to my nightly Jamu as I listen to the Tokek lizards cheep-cheeping away looking at the sun set over the sawah.