Wednesday, February 6

Indonesia Contoh Pusat Beragama yang Damai

Perayaan Tahun Baru Imlek 2019 enggak ada keributan. Di Vihara, Gereja, dan Masjid pun yang mayoritas jamaahnya beretnis Tionghoa semuanya aman. Begitulah semestinya wujud lintas agama dan lintas budaya yang saling menghormati, mendukung, dan membantu. 

Mungkin aja Presiden Soeharto dulu maksudnya bukan melarang perayaan Imlek- tapi untuk menjaga supaya Imlek itu jangan dirayakan secara umum/ luas karena secara mental masyarakatnya belum siap alias gampang diprovokasi (trauma G30SPKI?). Keppres yang dulu membatasi perayaan Imlek akhirnya dianggap sebagai dilarang oleh mereka yang merayakan, padahal mereka sembahyang ga dilarang. Ini dijadikan kesempatan bagi sekelompok orang yang paranoid untuk menindas- sampai melarang kesenian Barongsai di tempat umum, dibatasi di lingkungan Vihara aja. 

Sekarang klo ada kelompok yang berani membatasi keyakinan umat beragama lain khususnya umat Buddha dalam hal merayakan Imlek harus ditindak tegas. Enggak usah permasalahkan orang mau bilang apa soal Imlekan, buat yang keturunan tionghoa mau ikut-nggak ikut, mau ada pesta-enggak pesta yang penting jangan diganggu. Salut dengan pengurus Vihara Buddha Klenteng Petak 9 di Glodok memberikan layanan buka puasa gratis saat bulan puasa, dan bukan nyiapin makanan takjil doang tapi melayani juga. 

Jangan sampai mental masyarakat kita ini terpancing mundur lagi ke era Orde Baru (paranoid dengan budaya/ perayaan agama lain). Kalo kemarin sempat terjadi gesekan antar umat beragama, ya jangan langsung dipandang umat yang melakukan protes sebagai intoleran. Gue paham sebenernya gesekan itu sengaja dimunculkan untuk kepentingan sesaat. Justru disitu sikap empati antar umat ditunjukkan. Klo yang mayoritas menjaga minoritas, terus minoritas menghargai mayoritas, akhirnya membentuk silaturahmi. Kembali ke salah satu tugas Pemerintah untuk menjamin dan menjaga keharmonisan umat beragama. 

Contoh akulturasi lintas budaya-agama berbarengan dengan perayaan Imlek tahun ini: peresmian Masjid Babah Alun dibawah jalan tol. Dibangun dengan desain khas tiongkok, katanya sih malah ada orang-orang FPI yang beribadah di masjid bawah tol itu.  

Baru sekarang gue tau klo Imlek dalam Buddha berbeda dengan Konghucu, dimana Imlek memperingati hari lahir Konghucu.

Wednesday, December 12

Sustainability System

The concept of an ever-growing economy only came into existence with industrial capitalism, and as that system exhausts itself and runs out of resources, we will simply revert to older, agricultural economic models of social organization.

Capitalism is like evolution. A great survival of the fittest mechanism by which a local optimum is slowly approached, but fundamentally less-than optimum structure. It allows unorganized societies to improve and survive (but not thrive).

As the oil runs out, it will start to look a lot like the middle ages - except semiconductor technology and jet engines will remain, and some oil will always be accessible, for some people.

If the food trucks stop running into a major city for longer than a week, then impermanence of our current form of social organization would become extremely stark. There's only so much oil, and climate change will slowly and inexorably overwhelm our ability to protect the mega-industrial infrastructure upon which our modern civilization relies.

Central economic planning (which, contrary to cold war rhetoric, can be at least as democratic as our current society) is just as important for the long-term survival of the human race as genetic engineering.

How could we design an economic system that could cope with a potential population stagnation or decrease?

It's called, sustainability. In the past, agricultural societies existed 'stagnantly' for thousands of years, and we can do so again if we can bring our resource usage within environmentally sustainable levels.

The population can't grow infinitely, which means the global markets must stop growing, or even start shrinking at some point. Unless technology stays one step ahead. Also, when there are less young people working, than old people to be fed, the pension systems will fail.

Supply and demand can be semi-independent of effects of population change. Pension system can be dealt in many ways. But the end result will always be heavier taxation or heavier burden on the employer/coporation.

It's natural that mankind would depopulate naturally, but the governments are running scared not wanting to be the first to let it go natural, hence this shitfest of immigration everywhere.

Because we wouldn't regress back to tribal villages or anything. No, the average person is intelligent and rational and a long-term planner and will continue to work for the good of society as a whole.

A world government runs everything. It allocates everybody their job and supplies them with a certain amount of credit for their work. It also sets the cost (in credits) for all goods. Credit is created in wage payment and destroyed when exchanged for goods. Every problem with our shitty free-market economy vanishes overnight.

One day we'll cure aging and disease. Every person will be eligible for the cure at age 21-30. You then live in your prime for 80 years. Once you reach 80, a genetically pre-programmed switch will be activated causing you to die painlessly. In addition to the genetic death switch, you will also be limited to two children, a boy and a girl. The first child can be either sex, the sex of the second child will be determined in utero and if the sex is the same as the first child it will be aborted. After your second child you will be sterilized.

Just leave everything as it is and let the markets deal with it. The hive mind is our only hope. Get rid of the government. Every bubble is the result of the government forcing people at gunpoint to support and unsustainable system. You don't need force for people to choose what is best for themselves.

Thursday, November 15

While I Still Get To Live

Rewatching clips from The Jackass Movies, thinking about how Ryan Dunn is dead in every single stunt.

A close childhood friend of mine died of unknown cause after giving birth to her second child. My father died leukemia, blood cancer. I try to trace all of his advices he had sent to me. I've saved some as it's all I have left of him.

If I didn't write journal/ blog and I die, in 200 years passes and there is no living memory of me at all. Will I have existed?

I am looking somebody's Facebook profile who is dead. Reading their last status update over and over again. I consider to delete all my dead facebook friends because they're not real people anymore.

Well when you die you probably cease to exist, making everything you've ever done entirely meaningless, dying now or in a thousand years has the same result; non-existence so that you are nothing and experience nothing.

It's like "if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
The answer is yes, you will have existed and that particular tree made quite the loud bang.

Does anybody ever get the feeling that they are going to live a long miserable life, maybe with some horrible health issues that won't actually kill you?

Thursday, November 1

Back From Hiatus

Jun-15        Dad's last visit to NYC           
Aug-15        D'Conte           
Oct-15        Business Plan thesis defense           
Nov-15        Moved to Money Market Dept.           
Dec-15        Masters Degree graduation   
                    Buy Nintendo 2DS       
Jan-16        11 Engaged           
Apr-16        Bought Andromax E2           
May-16        22 Married - Moved in Bekasi           
Jun-16        3 RIP Muhammad Ali           
Jul-16        Pokemon Go released           
Aug-16        16 RIP Brother in law           
Sep-16        Honeymoon to Bali   
                   Uninstall Marvel Avengers Alliance (played since 2013)       
Jan-17        Won Doorprize Oppo F1           
Feb-17        Moved to Cilandak because of flood in Bekasi           
Mar-17        Bought Dahon folding bike           
Jun-17        22 My son born   
                   Start play Mobile Legends       
Jul-17        Start play Arena of Valor           
Nov-17        Holiday to Royal Tulip- Bogor   
                    Bought SNES Classic       
Dec-17        17 Last Bandung trip with Dad   
                    Got legend skin for Estes       
Jan-18        Hemmorid operation   
                   28 RIP Dad       
Apr-18        Holiday to Singapore   
                   Uninstall Marvel Future Fight (played since May 2015)       
May-18        Brother return to Indonesia for good   
                   Moved to South Tangerang       
Jun-18        Son's first time to Malang-Kediri and visit great grand           
Aug-18        Holiday to Padang           
Sep-18        Brother accepted to Traveloka   
                   Son had eye       
Oct-18        Musholla Al-Hamaki groundbreaking
                   Buy Samsung A8+    codex skin murad    legend skin flash