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Are We Ashamed?

Hey guys, here’s an interesting link to read.here’s a short excerpt:

Could this statement be reversed? Can Jakarta find the strength and solidarity to mobilize in time catch up with Kuala Lumpur? Can decency overcome greed? Can corruption be eradicated and replaced by creativity? Can private villas shrink in size and green spaces, public housing, playgrounds, libraries, schools and hospitals expand?

Pretty serious stuff, eh? Funny that it takes an outsider to criticize where it matters most. Ironically, many people claim that America, the so-called land of the free, is too liberal, too flexible on moral issues, too capitalistic and skewed towards a materialist life, and so on. Yet we see – if you read the article carefully, you will see the very true examples and comparisons – that if America is the land of the ‘too liberal’, Indonesia, with Jakarta as its capital, is land of the ‘money talks, bullshit walks’ and ‘not enough rules to be even liberal’.So should we think about this? Or forget about it on our 2-hour commute to work, honking all the way?We should all do something. All I can do is bitch, so I bitch on this blog. What can you do? It’s up to us, really, not just the government.