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TAX AND CIVILIZATION

TAX AND CIVILIZATION. Tax is the cost of civilization. We come out of a museum, walk while whistling safely, and know that there’s not much in the world for free, and it’s getting more and more expensive. A nation, difficult to walk without taxes. People’s libraries, urban parks, nursing homes, firefighters, public schools, social assistance without taxes are all in jeopardy of budget shortfalls. Continue reading

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POETRY OF THE WANDERER

POETRY OF THE WANDERER. Fate has even surprised a man, in a short number of years. How the same hometown looks so alien when looked at different times, all changed. Continue reading

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THE ORIGIN OF THE COFFEE CULTURE IN ACEH

THE ORIGIN OF THE COFFEE CULTURE IN ACEH. Coffee culture was not found in Aceh until near the end of the 19th Century. An orientalist who became a sociocultural researcher, Snouck Hurgronye wrote in The Achehnese Volume I, during his research of the Acehnese, “For most ordinary people in Aceh, white water is almost the only drink, from time to time (occasionally) it will drink sugar cane juice, squeezed from the trunk only with a very primitive tool.” Continue reading

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HOW TO TELL HISTORY

HOW TO TELL HISTORY. A good historian knows that he is drawing. He tells something, a circumstance, an event, from a situation he might not see, he does not face. Because the material of history is actually like a canvas of memory. Continue reading

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WHY PALESTINE IS OUR SADNESS

WHY PALESTINE IS OUR SADNESS. Palestine is not just a territory, nor are people of a particular ethnicity. Palestine is sadness, facing the forces associated with knowledge and technology, facing sophisticated weapons, the power of money, a very conquering force. Why do we feel the same fate with Palestine? Because we know it feels sad because our hearts feel the same with Palestine. Ever felt how captured, defeated and silenced in the world. Continue reading

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CIRCLE OF HATRED

CIRCLE OF HATRED. Those who are fearful when pressed turn out (often) to be very fierce when in power, people who are severely tortured by a situation is often a more oppressive ruler harder than its predecessor. If one to get a job to bribe 100 million, then when the grasp of power will ask for a bribe of 200 million and continue. Continue to grow into a snowball from time to time, will never be finished and eventually become a circle of Hatred. Continue reading

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HOW TO INHERIT THE GREATNESS

HOW TO INHERIT THE GREATNESS.

How many great people in the history of the world? When we open the pages of history then pretty much we find the characters with extraordinary glory but how much they leave the people who will continue their brilliance, unfortunately only a few of them are aware. Continue reading

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GOLD, INFIDELS, AND DEATH

GOLD, INFIDELS, AND DEATH. In the 19th century, Westerners continued their exploration of various parts of Asia to exploit the riches of the so-called colored peoples. In this endeavor, they face various reactions of the local community to which they come. Continue reading

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DUSK IN MALACCA

DUSK IN MALACCA. A story of the history of the attack on the Sultanate of Aceh Darussalam under the leadership of Sultan Iskandar Muda to Malacca (Portuguese) in 1629 that failed miserably. According to Portuguese sources, the entire Aceh fleet was destroyed by the loss of 19,000 troops. Continue reading

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CONQUEST OF CULTURE

The question is Dare we say “Your values are different from our values and do not force us to follow you.” Courageous in actions, words, and intentions. And hopefully, the courage is not fading away from our self. Continue reading

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