I have grown so disgusted with my previous posts and writings that I stopped writing altogether. It doesn't take long for one to realize how ridiculous is their past works . However, after realizing my ineptitude in normal speech, I decided to write again, thanks to you for being able to withstand my words of utter nonsense.
I have been assaulted with the idea of national unity recently. Which I disagreed, of course. There's this one group which proposed the unity of all muslims in this country as the ultimate solution to various interpersonal and intrapersonal problems. Somehow, with this unity, the country will grow strong and peaceful.
Indeed, Allah loves those who fight in His cause in a row as though they are a [single] structure joined firmly.
There is a story about an old man and his three quarrelsome sons. The sons were so spiteful towards each other; they kept fighting over the most trivial things that their grandmother died of a sudden heart attack, and their mother became deaf out of constant yelling and screams.
The old man grew sick after years of civil war. On his death bed, he called upon his three sons and asked each of them to bring him three sticks. He asked them to break the sticks, and walla! , so they did with ease . The old man asked them to bring him a bunch of sticks, and when they did, he told them to bundle those sticks together, and asked them to try and break the bundled sticks . Each of them tried with their utmost strength, but they failed to break the so-called united sticks. The old man died then, after succeeding to tell his quarrelsome sons, that unity is strength. Well, that is the kindergarten basis of understanding that unity is indeed a sign of strength.
The world would be so much better if everyone agrees upon one thing.
I refuse to agree. I have seen outside the kindergarten world long enough to understand that things are not that simple.
Suppose that there are two group of muslims, one is a squabbling band of pirates, and the other one is a justice wielding government. There are muslim pirates ,for goodness sake, robbers and serial killers, but let's take this as a mere example. Don't be too harsh on yourself mate. The pirates take pride in their own jolly roger, their lawlessness and freedom. They ransack islands and rob trading ships ,kill others for fun, and put little value upon human lives.
The muslim government would always try to capture these lawless pirates and aims to restore peace on the planet. Upholding true justice, the government is true to their intentions and did their best to serve the people. The government values life, and thus they are the exact opposite of the squabbling band of pirates. On top of that, the government is fully free of corruption and misuse of power, saint-like, pure-white, sinless and clean.
These two groups are muslims, aren't they? Now, how would unity benefit any of them? Why would the pirates share a flag with the government?
There would only be unity if the government agrees upon those dirty jobs done by the pirates. A unity would only happen if the government condones their free killing spree, and grant the pirates freedom to destroy islands and rob ships.
This is among the most simplest explanation I can use to explain the current situation. The government is stuck with their idiosyncratic principles and seek to protect their hegemony. The pirates seek freedom in doing sins and corrupt inhumane acts. It should be understood that such unity is after all an alliance in corruption.
There can only be unity if the pirates agree to stop their act of piracy, and become good muslims. But as far as we can see, none of that is going to happen. The real government in this analogy appears to enjoy robbing every penny from the people, and they have not shown any signs of stopping. And for academics' sake, our country is among the worst in corruption, the least press freedom, and we only lose to China in the amount of illegal money outflow.
Such is the explanation from this kindergarten world.