Politics tarnished Jakarta's Car Free Day two weeks ago. Using the masses are a setback to democracy.
A healthy democracy is a democracy that is filled with arguments and ideas-based persuasion-not mass confrontations. Politics should be a battleground for ideas and political visioning. However, while the 2019 presidential election grows near, we have seen the masses mobilized at every opportunity to deliver insults against their opponents-this is a disease that is afflicting our democracy.
This type of politics inevitably exploits all outdoor p...