Monday, May 7, 2012

A Distrust Society

Almost every day we saw on television, heard on the radio, and read in the news paper about so many people getting easily angered and staged violence in public places, although only triggered by trivial matters.

They show their anger in many ways, such as the emergence of motorcycle gang after the murder of a Naval officer, clashes between member of the Army and the Police in Gorontalo, and an Army Captain acting arrogantly against a civilian in Jakarta.

Kompas wrote that aggressive behavior is a result of pressure due to various uncertainties in our country, ranging from Legal, Social, Politic, Economic, and even Religion.

Muji Sutrisno, a lecturer at the Dyarkara Philosophy School in Jakarta, was quoted as saying that today's society is losing a good role model. Figures or institutions that are expected to set an example and wisdom, it turns out most of them become part of the problem. It's hard to find someone who can be trusted.                    

He went on to say that such society can be called a Distrust Society i.e a Society that losses trust. If this goes on and on, our nation may loss Morality, Ethics and Wisdom.

Considering the above, I hope that all our politicians would always think and act as patrons for our society i.e. by upholding national unity based on our Constitutions, Laws, Pancasila and Traditions. And most of all, the laws must be enforced properly.


colson said...

Whether it is the arrogance of people in uniform, the innumerable number of politicians involved in incidents of graft and corruption, the acts of violence by fanatic groups of vigilantes which go unpunished or degrading behaviour in the workplace and in the public sphere towards women - all of that does further trust.

It's clear your call for proper behaviour by the members of the country's elite and strict enforcement of the law is a necessary condition for improvement.

Yet I think the causes of distrust and anger probably are many. For ultimate solutions they have to be taken into account;

urbanisation and the loosening of traditional family and communal bonds, modernization and moral disorientation, globalization and loss of identity, hyper capitalism and a vast and widening gap between haves and have-nots.

colson said...

I wrote: " - all of that does further trust."

I of course meant to write: "all that does NOT further trust".

H. Nizam said...

I fully agree with you that there are more causes of distrust and anger like you have specified.
But all that should start from the politicians especially those who are within the power circle.

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Linda said...

Well said! True leadership must be ethical as trust is so important.

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H. Nizam said...

I am glad you like my blog post.
Thanks a lot.

Yes I agree with you, thanks.

Thank you for your your supports.

Kita hanya bisa berharap bahwa keadaan akan membaik.

I am glad you like this post, thanks.

Thank you for your compliment.

Mocacinews said...

Why is now the easy emotions?
These key factors are all stomach problems and money
I think it just makes people like this

H. Nizam said...

Let us hope that things would ge better sooner or later. Thanks.

Mocacinews said...

yes, hope for this country become more secure
By the way I already follow before you follow :)


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Fahrizi Noer Fajar Azman said...

Yeah, I agree with you Mr.Harry..
Thats our country is losses the role model for the young people in our country.
But, may be we have some role model I think, The role model isn't just from the politican, but from several areas are have the role model. :)

Well, I hope we can get the good people in the goverment :D

H. Nizam said...

Yes. Now we are following each others blogs.

@Mr Doy,
Terima kasih atas kunjungan dan komentarnya.

Thank you.

Saya senang anda menyukainya. Terima kasih.

Let us be positive and hope that the politicians will improve their ways of thinking and performances.