Let Me Talk about Politics

I’m a person who doesn’t like politics. Politics is a taboo thing for me to explain. Because It’s so dirty, cruel, and full of presumption. Because there is always gray in every black and white moment. It can twist the truth in any way.

But that doesn’t mean I’m apathetic with this world. Because if I do not know, I’d be fooled. If I do not know, I would be the victim. If I do not know, people around me might be suffering.

Even farther.

Also with these kind and sincere people. It is wrong when they choose political illiterate. Imagine if they choose to be apathetic towards political events. The storyline will be filled with evil political actors. Who is the victim? Of course we are and no one will be hero. Because all good people choose to keep silence and apathy towards their surroundings.

The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political decisions. The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics. The imbecile
doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies.
Bertolt Brecht

Bandung, May 25th, 2017
Dita Amallya

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