Words, Words, Words
What is the commotion in politics, deafening us and stimulating us, making us believe and disbelieve? Words.
Speeches, debates, promises, lies, advertisements, banners, posters, Twitter, Facebook, Watsapp messages, and this writing here—all are built with words, in words, from words.
The poet Subagio Sastrowardoyo wrote:
Asal mula adalah kata
Jagat tersusun dari kata
Di balik itu hanya
ruang kosong dan angin pagi
In the beginning was the word
The world is built from words
And behind it all
Is just emptiness and the morning br...