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Arsip Harian: Januari 27, 2008

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Halah… ?

Hidup sembako!

 
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Ditulis oleh pada Januari 27, 2008 in death

 

Expressio unius est exclusio alterius


Hukum harusnya jelas. Termutakhir. Konsisten. Jika tidak, ia menjadi hanya secarik kertas terdokumentasi rapi di dalam lemari.

Multi-interpretasi (frasa yang sering saya dengar di beberapa ruang rapat setahun lalu) akhirnya menjadi exit gate bagi pengaturan (atau orang yang diamanatkan mengatur?). Yang terjadi kemudian adalah pengaturan apapun dijalankan tak tepat waktu, tak tepat sasaran, atau malah tak dijalankan.

Sesungguhnya, sebelum orang mengenal sekolah pun aturan demi aturan dibuat tapi tetap ada saja celah yang bisa “diatur kemudian”. Judul di atas adalah tentang hal-hal yang tak disebut atau diurut di dalam pengaturan, tak berarti tak bisa diatur. Illustrative, doesn’t mean exclusionary.

Look, but don’t touch!

Touch, but don’t eat!

Eat, but don’t swallow!

Anyhow, just don’t eat anything that can crawl inside you (huh?) but I am no psychic when I wrote the Tolstoy piece at 1300 hrs today. I was just thinking that death could become a divine penalty one way or another. Death statute is inclusive.

 
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Ditulis oleh pada Januari 27, 2008 in opini

 

War, Peace and Reflection of Death


Tolstoy may not be the my fave writer; yet his thoughts of “dying” come forward this morning. He watched his two brothers die slowly of tuberculosis and spent most of his life in fear of contracting the dread disease. He survived an acute attack of malaria, a serious infection in both lungs, and typhoid fever. In 1908 he had a series of minor strokes and developed phlebitis. He finally passed away of pneumonia.

Yet another movie I watched recently has become my fave of all time. Tear-jerking “Painted Veil” starring Edward Norton (again!) has revealed the most basic idea of human and husband-wife relationship. In the movie, Norton played as volunteered physicist and died not very long after handling cholera epidemic in China.

Today, in Kompas, stats said that Bush has made his country go down the drain with mounting debts. Now, my mind is drifting away, how would he die? Eventually, he’d die as divine decree of other living thing in this universe. He has sent many to fight and die on behalf of patriotism, yet everyone knows he just aimed for black gold. His decision cannot be tried, even if he is thrown away for a reason of coup de ‘etat (which is a fat chance, by the way).

There is no law to examine a policy and regulation made by a president; the only possible way is to cancel the decision. Hell yeah, bad thing has already happened. What’s to cancel? Return our tax money? It’s like “You used up our money on war, so when there is bad mortgage on the other side, you must return our money.”

Yes, Tolstoy is right. The death of each and every human being occurs only when this death becomes necessary for his own good and for the good of others. And yet, a leader with bad deeds shall face terrible death indeed.

 
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Ditulis oleh pada Januari 27, 2008 in death