Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Quotes on Nationalism

“Absolutely, my country, right or wrong. When right, keep it right. When wrong, make it right. Sometimes loving your country demands you must tell the truth to power.”

--John Kerry remarked to the Democratic National Convention
on August 27, 2008 in Denver

“If the rest of the world wants to help, it should run toward the explosion. It should fly to Mumbai, and spend money. Where else are you going to be safe? New York? London? Madrid?

So I’m booking flights to Mumbai. I’m going to go get a beer at the Leopold, stroll over to the Taj for samosas at the Sea Lounge, and watch a Bollywood movie at the Metro. Stimulus doesn’t have to be just economic.

--Suketu Mehta professor of journalism at
New York University, the author of Maximum City:
Bombay Lost and Found

“... orang Papua tahu dan mengalami bahwa kolonisasi di bawah kekuasaan Indonesia jauh lebih kejam, lebih biadab, dan tak berperikemanusiaan ketimbang perlakuan pada masa kolonisasi Belanda terhadap orang Papua."

-- Agus A. Alua dari Majelis Rakyat Papua dalam bukunya Papua Barat dari Pangkuan ke Pangkuan

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