Every year since Indonesia get a independence, Indonesia always commemorate the independent day. Independent day is the important day for Indonesian citizen because this is a great moment in which Indonesia has been freedom from the practice of colonialism who is done by the colonialist nations. Exactly, August 17 1945, Sukarno and Moh. Hatta, both our founding fathers, proclaimed Indonesian Independence that Indonesia had been freed itself and must achieve freedom perfectly from the other countries (colonialist).
Independence is always gotten with struggle. Our heroes fight colonialist with sacrificing all of their life hope Indonesian people can enjoy how become the free country without intervention from colonialist. But nowadays, many people do not still enjoy and always protest to government about discrimination so that they are given prosperity and justice by the government because according to them, Independence is about liberty, egality and justice.
Sukarno ever gave message to young Indonesian’s generation. He said: “ Our struggle is easier than your struggle. Our enemies are very easy to identify that they are foreigners who generally they have the white skin, their body is tall or their hair is colored. Meanwhile your era will be difficult because your enemies from your community or Indonesian people such as your government”. This statement explain that Independence is not statical but every generation have challenges and must be always overcome it.
Sukarno has aim to Indonensia in which he want to create the really fair society. He calls: “Trisakti”. This term (trisakti, red) describes that Indonesia must achieve the political independence, the strong economy without intervention from the orther sides and having the habit/characteristic depend on culture (local wisdom). Futher, Moh. Hatta said: “It is not democracy if we have gotten democracy of economy, We do not get democracy of politics yet. Contrary, It is not democracy if we have gotten democracy of politics but we have not gotten democracy of economy”.
Statements above define that independence is condition where Indonesian people should be free from all of the injustices and colonialism, either physically or ideology. In life of nation state, many anomalies which are not accordance with our Indonesian’s purpose. We adopt liberal political system so Indonesia to be extremely freedom even lot of people violate morality rules. Our government apply the capitalism economy making the big gap between poor and rich people. Utilizing the foreign culture without selecting so unconsciously we have forgotten our local wisdoms.
The last, I still want to give us question: Have we gotten the really independence?
*belajar nulis pake bahasa inggris. hehehe.... mohon koreksi jika ada yg salah terutama dalam grammar.
~Makassar, August 16, 2015