In my country of birth, Australia, love and praise of God are scorned; people are cruel to each other and think that it is normal; many Australians are patriots but patriotism does not often bring Australian people together; it more commonly gives them reasons to fight each other; the freedom of speech essential to consultative government is being eroded all the time in Australia; and social justice is absolutely impossible if you are a 62 year old white male like me.
But in Indonesia loving and praising God gives me plenty of friends.
People in Indonesia are normally kind and friendly. The civilised humanity is real.
My flesh tingles when I hear the Indonesian national anthem. It is one of the most uplifting songs I know of.
In Indonesia I have met and spoken with three presidents. In Australia, I was arrested by the police for trying to communicate with my local government.
Pancasila, strong religion and the glorious open spirit of the Indonesian people protects the human right to a decent life and to social justice better than the Australia I know where far too many people live in misery and fear.
Geoff Fox, Maribyrnong, The Police State Of Victoria, Australia
1st June, Hari Lahir Pancasila, 2019