Lately I am a little fed up with news on J.W. Marriot and Ritz Carlton Hotel bombing. The footage on how the bombers managed to escape security checkpoints and leisurely entered the bombing sites before the bombs went off from all TV stations fills the air. But this is not this article all about. On the other hand, I am interested in a statement coming out from the top person of PSSI that Indonesia’s dream of hosting 2022 World Cup has met its doom! What a remark! As the Manchester United fans nationwide were disappointed by the cancellation of the Jakarta-leg-tour of the top-notch football club, and the people across the archipelago were mourning over the unwanted ordeal, the remark from the top executive of PSSI was nearly as shocking as the bombing news itself to the football fans nationwide.
I think the statement is too early since the conclusion of the bidding process is still years away and there are so many things that we can do to clear off all the negative images on this country’s security. In one year or two, people across the globe will likely to forget all the memories of the bombing and life goes on. And in one year or two, the PSSI’s top-ranking person’s statement will be regarded as a stale, emotional, unproductive, premature and silly discouraging statement.
Now, do you think that we should lose hope? Do any kinds of terrorism stop us in achieving our exultant big dreams?? We have had determination that all kinds of terrorism will not make us as a nation go down the drain but obviously by dropping our own dreams we have gone down before the drainage itself is built! And it only shows the world that terrorism is triumphant over our efforts in chasing big dreams! 😦
So, let’s press forward with our endless exertion!