Rabu, 12 September 2012
Selasa, 11 September 2012
*terinspirasi dari puisi karya Gus Muh dengan judul Kau ini Bagaimana? Aku Harus Bagaimana?
Jogja, 11 September 2012
Kamis, 12 Juli 2012
Selasa, 10 Juli 2012
Sabtu, 07 Juli 2012
Dari Khabbaab bin Al-Aratt, ia berkata; “Kami pernah mengadu kepada Rasulullah SAW, ketika itu beliau sedang berada di bawah naungan Ka’bah dengan berbantalkan kain selimut beliau. Kami berkata, “Apakah tidak sebaiknya engkau memohonkan pertolongan buat kami ?. Apakah tidak sebaiknya engkau berdo’a memohon kepada Allah untuk kami ?”.
[HR. Bukhari juz 4, hal. 179]
Nah loh. Begitulah Rasulullah meneguhkan galauwers di jalan dakwah. Bukan menghibur mereka dengan kata-kata pemakluman yang membuat mereka tambah cengeng, minimalis dan loyo. Tapi mereka dibenturkan dengan kisah-kisah terdahulu yang jauh lebih heroik dari apa yang mereka alami. Jauh lebih mengenaskan dari apa yang mereka alami.
Jumat, 23 Maret 2012
The public has erupted in anger over the past week, an outcry that culminated on public critical blasphemy for Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s speech as the reaction of terror addressed for him in the moment of fuel hike, at the terminator of what people considered a rare benefit from a government cronically mired in corruption and otherwise unable to provide basic livelihood like electricity, health care and education.
Protest held signs with slogans like “Remove Corruption, Not Subsidies” are burned tires in the capital city, Jakarta, as well as in Yogyakarta, Surabaya and other cities.
The government pays subsidy to middlemen, so that the fuel can then be sold to the public at low rates.
The fuel subsidy is one of the few divindends average Indonesians have received from immense oil wealth that has benefited a tiny minority of the population in the country’s more than 66 years of independence.
Students, especially university students, may be relied on to play the role of kicking off nationwide to protest against the government’s plan to increase subsidized-fuel prices on April 1 as well as what the country’s biggest opposition political party, the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI-P) and some parties did.
The government has faced growing opposition against its plan to make an early-revision to the 2012 state budget to accomote its plan to increase the subsidized-fuel price by Rp 1,500 (16 US cents) per liter to Rp 6,000.
Indonesia has a thousand of natural resources. Unfortunately, this country failed to taste pleasure being the owner. The so-called “black gold” is terms for natural resources in the form of fuel, that usually we consume in the form of oil fuel, whether subsidy or non-subsidy.
Oil subsidy is worthy for middlemen and lowmen. However the government states that they are not the major consumers. We all know, public will accept the big effect of fuel price hike. Government failed to manage nation’s assets of energy and failed to read global politic and economy, and even dictated by global market.
So, black (gold) revolution is action to demand government so that country able to manage energy in optimal and independent way. Indonesia, the rich natural resources country, has to sprawl to be the net-importer country as the inability of the government to manage it. However, we know that our oil resources is in generous supply, besides the having of oil resouces, earth heat or geothermal, and many more which are still available. Indonesia threatened killed in the own country. As the conclution of the crisis, Indonesia faces emergency energy.
Joseph E. Stiglitz in Making Globalization Work (2006) illustrates natural resources which change to be resource curse just like someone finds “diamond” in the center of the room. The feeling of overwhelming energy coopted imagination, creativity an inovation so he can manage what he has. Unable to add value to make it more valuable and exclusive.
Indonesians can’t enjoy their nation’s oil resources . In other perspective, Ian Bremmer (2011) blames state capitalism as the caused. Because country is managed as well as a corporation, all policy is patroned on the bisnis motive. Loss and profit become the basic of the adoption of the policy. Natural resources is seen as comodity. Black revolusion becomes the action of kicking off nationwide to protest against the government’s plan to increase subsidized-fuel prices. Black revolution is only way to end the unfair plan of fuel hike.
[writer is analyst at the Center Study and Advocacy of Education, Yogyakarta and Researcher at the Center of Political Studies, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia ]