In Indo, Pope might mean nothing to the country whose role models are Mid East countries. But this country is surely facing real problems that have been going for years and are not fully fixed or well fixed.
You see how people with differences still cannot coexist for this case. I know it might be a tough job to be open minded, while education rate is seriously low. Or, the way we're all educated is ... not really that good. Coexist is indeed a utopia. Silly me to expect that in a country who believes in 'diversity' stated in the state principles (Pancasila).
Well, let's be fair. Personally I always think that we have to move forward, learn more on others who are different than us. Try to understand. Therefore, you can be tolerant. Yes... tolerance will come if understanding revives one's mind. There's something we can be tolerant about, and there isn't. LGBT isn't something you can't tolerant with. They don't corrupt the economy, they don't kill people, they don't steal or hurt you. If you hear and read news on crime committed by a gay guy, it's just personal deeds, instead of LGBT thing as a whole. There are millions straight like me who committed crime.
Don't read it wrong, I don't do crime. =P
We're getting to advanced civilization. If there are some people to choose living in a cave, we can still coexist, right? We're not going to invade people who live in a cave by being pro or neutral to LGBT. Nor, the cave people can be allowed to do politics and violence towards people on the other side (Can I say civilized people?).
Here the points why?
- Corruption Alert
It's obvious why. I don't need to state more. Find the data on Google.
- Dealing with Infrastructure
Ok, I might know better about Jakarta to say about this. Even though it's getting better, you know it's not fully fixed if the internet is very slow.
- On Gender, There Is More Critical Situation to Handle
Speaking on gender equality, we have more situations. Like Law on Marriage. We still have problems in dealing with domestic violence. Ex-husbands who deny their obligations to their ex wife and kids based on divorce settlement. And how do you handle a situation where a husband takes his children away from the wife in order for revenge? Tell me now.
Sexual assaults is high. Most are committed by straight men. Obviously. Yet, the cases are not that sexy to fight for. Even the case is often closed by short imprisonment for the men, or even marrying the victim to the rapist...the criminal. How's that? Living together with a criminal.
And sexual assaults are complicated. It's not always like what it has been pictured in movies or crime news. How do you handle a sexual assault which has been done through mindset manipulation? And don't say that the victim is stupid because of what happened to her... that it took so much time for her to realize and find help.
The society sees the victim in more harsh way, rather than to the shit guy. Media, too. Would it be better if we focus on this problems?
How many women are paid much lower at work (with the same level and position)? Go figure.
- Covered/Uncovered Economy Crisis
Read the news. Find credible media to read. When you read, try to think twice and make logic of what you find. The country is having serious problems. Big companies are collapsing. Many lost their jobs. Think of what might happen in the next 5 years. It's scary. Better think on how we'd survive!
- Really? You Think You're God?
Some people don't agree with LGBT because it's forbidden by religions. Oh come on... like what I have written above. Who are we to judge? If religions say this wrong, that wrong. C'mon.... if you have religion, show me that you have God to decide it better. We, humans, know nothing. Let God says the right thing. All we can do is to treat human as human. Let them be... if it's wrong, it's their problem with God. Not your business, and you don't need to feel worry, intimidated or anything. Coz they're just ok with us, heteros. You don't believe me? How many gay movies we watch and we're okay with it and compare on how many straight films they have watched and they're ok with those?
Try to count it.
... what happens in my bedroom, stays in my bedroom...