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【why being rebellious is the new black】
many of us are familiar with this phrase: "when we are accustomed to oppression, equality feels like an oppression". that is absolutely true. but people tend to forget that the opposite (not really the opposite per se, but anyway...) also holds true: "when we are accustomed to oppression, oppresion feels like equality." b,b,but our country (indonesia) is already officially an "independent" nation! what does this have to do with us? there are absolutely no signs of colonization or oppessions here!! obviously y'all are already aware about oppressions and injustice that wanita kendeng faces, right? or what people from papua experiences, for example. but, especially for mahasiswa, i'd like you to look around you. are you absolutely sure that there are no signs of oppressions even among the supposedly educated class?
how many of us have heard this "we did all of this for juniors, sacrificing our times for the sake of you, our juniors"? yes, i'm talking about our universities orientation targetted towards new college students which we all dearly love.... is that statement really true though? when you are holding an orientation, are you sure that you aren't doing this for the sake of following traditions? remember that the functions of "mahasiswa" is to be an agent of change, iron stock, social control and moral force. but when we are trained to be "yes-man", continuing the legacy of seniority and hierarchy, are we really sure that we can lead the change? or will we merely be yes-men who'd just abide by the order from the higher ups? will we be brave enough to voice out when our moral values are being violated?
look around. most of the civil rights' activist are true rebels in their own way.
to grow as a nation, we'd need a system which churns out more critical and rebellious youths. not slaves. not pets. not robots. but as individuals with their own different way of thinking and doing things.
that is why rebellious is the new sexy.. oops, black.
well, not really.. who do you think people who attempted to eradicate the discriminations against people of colour are? yes, again dear, they are 'the (true) rebels'.