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A CITIZEN TANG VILLAGE TAXABLE soil Drag CONTAIN WRITING BRINGS poster democracy, after LOOKING AND READY TO HEAR SPECTATORS, IA DIRECT TALK
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APPEAL EVEN WHISTLES: DEMOCRACY! REDUCING IA PLAQUE
Bener right? Only hurts a little, no one really understands what the meaning of democracy.
"The point of democracy is good. Something worth fighting to the death. Something that requires great sacrifice. Something that support the success of the buildings towards a just and prosperous society. "They said. I think that's enough. I myself was not able to explain what is the meaning of democracy. I am not trained to be interpreters torch. I worry that my limits of democracy will be misused. Especially if it comes to differences in interpretation that can make it then the opposite. Or maybe, because I myself do not really know what the word democracy.
At one time, which stretches along Rt our alley Future Force officer who confessed to visit dating from the village. Because there will be widening the road, so that each house will torn two meters. The officer called for, so we, like other citizens, to give up losing it, for the sake of mutual interest.
"Although only two yards, but the contribution of the brothers is very important for development and our common interests in the future. On behalf of the humanity we hope the brothers understand. "
Our residents stunned. Only two yards? How nice it took two meters, for the sake of development who? What if our house is only six meters by four. If taken two meters by six, the house will only be enough for the gang. Cash rejected. How can live in the alley with an average of 5 children? Can not it not possible!
"But it was a joint decision," said the official.
We were more surprised only. How could make a decision together about us, without any discussion with us. As king of Nero alone.
"You see people over there," continued the officer, pointing to the next village, "they are all active employees of textile mills. All require the pass that can be passed by the vehicle. With Front Force functioned alley becomes translucent road vehicles, the mobility of citizens who want to enter a job or go home quicker. That means the efficiency and effectiveness. Microbus and three-wheeler will be entered. It will contribute to the development. And development that will be enjoyed also by the village next to them, because it was carefully calculated. "
Carefully calculated how? We never asked anything? This land belongs to us, I argued.
Shortly thereafter, several residents from the left and right here we come. They also advise that we understand their problems. They said that with a little sacrifice, hundreds of heads of families from both sides we will be howled. They describe it as a noble deed. After calling them to remind once again, how important it is widening the road. After that they suggest how little monologue if we do not approve the proposal. And after that they set off alarms, if not threatening.
If the brothers hamper, obstruct or do a no-no, so widening the road was not carried out, something bad will happen.
EMERGING MORE CONFUSED
Do a no-no what? No what-not? We are sandwiched between the interests of the people. Not to mention we could make a meeting to negotiate, widening of roads that have been implemented.
Without asking permission again, a bulldozer came and scratched two meters of our RT region. Our Residents panic. Do not! Do not! This is our land. Since our ancestors were here. Our grandfathers used to land width, each person has the moor and two Taiga home, but it's all divided up children and grandchildren, there are already sold. But the legacy of this land.
Iu bulldozer did not care. They continue to fight scratched. Do not pack! Do not! If you take two yards of our house lived the chicken coop. We do not want our village used as a road. Future where our children will take shelter? Lest we have not finished negotiating pack! We never say agree! Replaced whatever we would not want to. This is our only treasure now! Do not pack! But the bulldozer kept butting also savagely. The driver did not care. He's just performing their duties. Finally, we can not say anything. We all had to fight. I can not prevent citizens-do out of the house. They stood in front of the bulldozers that. This is our land, will furiously defend the camp. Also purchased hundreds of millions of us are not willing, because we do not want to move from where our ancestors. Children and women we will put in front, after that those parents, then me and their fathers. New bulldozers stopped.
Run a bulldozer driver who was too scared to see us. He got out of the vehicle and conferred with his friends. We're waiting to see what would happen. They also long to negotiate. Some kids play games and hold it close to bulldozers held it. Vehicles was strong, new and nice. Several mothers sat streets suckle her children. I myself took the opportunity to pee because it was too tense. Finally they finished negotiating. The driver again went up bulldozer. He smiled. We all felt relieved. They must have realized they were wrong. Machine is turned on again.
SOUND BACK INCUBATE
We waited with excited. It was a car coming colt. About ten men jumped down with wearing uniforms. We cheered, seeing officials finally came to protect the people. But in unison with the bulldozer was hit again in the future to scratch the soil. The women screamed. Some children fall, one of them got scratched. Luckily there is a jump up and pull the child. The situation became chaotic.
The men in uniform had come running. Apparently they are not officers, but the security guard who would secure the scratching. They carry batons that are ready to hit. We become like a cornered cat. Without given the command again, we fight.
The children picked up stones and throwing. Asep, the father of a child who almost got carded upward jump bulldozer bulldozer would pull his driver. But suddenly the driver of the bulldozer was wielding a machete hidden under a seat, a direct stab Asep shoulder.
Asep uprooted covered in blood. The women and children screamed, and ran to save themselves. We are the men almost want to attack, but then a truck coming. Dozens of people who seem vicious-vicious jump down and hit us with a sharp weapon. I know one of them bastards projected Monday. We were forced to retreat. Asep I brought to the hospital. Luckily it did not pass. Goods times the culprit is not intended to kill, just warning you.
I'm confused. Finally, after rotating the brain, I ventured to visit the director of a textile factory, the employer community which aspires to shortcut it. I wear batik (kebaya and jarik if female players seem to be official and little seen.
But it was hard. He's not always in place. Just after a claimed administrative officer, I finally accepted.
Director was shocked after knowing I was not a district officer but the victim. But he was fast a friendly smile, then shook my hand. Once I spray that we are not willing to cut back, he's confused. Like shaking his head in disbelief. Then he called the secretary. After negotiating the whispers, he again looked at me like the stress.
I started to freak out. I do not believe what was said. This charade any more. I'm no fool, I do not want to fool so raw. I know he's just pretending. His mouth is sweet polite behavior that it can not fool me. I can sniff out what can be hidden behind that mask. The man was so wealthy, highly educated, broad view, is certainly what actually happened. No way he does not understand what it means to two meters of land for us, though for her 2000 hectares it's just like tai nose. People who must have been back and forth out of the country was ripe not know, we, at least this I know, instead of its employees that the greedy want to save money to eat, but he himself was willing to swallow our settlement. I'll see about that, if the road has been made, the money will be in Stop The meal, employees will be told to come on foot. Tai cat. Rai gedek! Already a conglomerate that, save a dime just wear slaughtering people.
I know! I know! Do not tell people everything what had happened. I complain to the attorney general later! He was once when I was a poor frequently stopped at my shop! Let people this kind of action. Dogs! (Swearing GROSS IN LOCAL LANGUAGE)
HE HIMSELF PATIENCE, FOR THE WORDS ARE AS IS OUT OF CONTROL.
Right. Little people like me are indeed seems weak and easily deceived. Because we are aware of from us so that we always hold back. But if we have this outrageous like I was exploding too. Ants even if the stampede continues to bite.Because too angry, I can not say anymore. Just a look at my face red. I'm ready to explode. He is more friendly, more refined speech. I was treated as an honored guest. But I keep going. This struggle. He served food and drinks. I refuse. I did not come to visit or hospitality. I carried the popular vote, according to justice. Justice for us all.
We did not ask for anything. We only ask our land which is only 2 meters was not in bother. That's our rights! Point.
Above the magazine served delicious pastries. Hhhh! But I'm not going to touch before our demands heard. He tried to ask about my family, my children how classroom. Ah it is ancient. I know it's a tactic to lure understanding.
He's also polite to ask how the situation Asep. Why was I added suspiciously. So he knew exactly what had happened. Maybe he is telling the driver to slash Asep. Because Asep also been protesting the dumping of waste from factories flowing into the gutter in front of our house.
I am determined, I will not come out of this office before any decision to cancel the 2 meters of our land for the road. I was awaited by the residents.
I would go if there is a decision favorable to small people.
Finally he nodded, a sign he understood. Then he lowered his head and opened his desk drawer to take the paper. I cheered silently. Finally is the key to everything on persistence. If we are industrious struggle would succeed.
But then I was surprised, because the director handed me a thick brown envelope. I was immediately unable to breath.
Thick, brown, especially on the envelope that contained 25,000,000. Twenty-five million. Oh God much. I have never held this much money. Twenty-five million?
APPROACHED ENVELOPE, TOUCHING, TREMBLING, NOT BELIEVE, HESITATED, GOOD, THEN HOLD.
Twenty-five million. Twenty-five times the life I also will not be able to collect this much money. My God what a poor me. Why do I suddenly bombarded with this much good fortune.
Twenty-five million. What can not be bought with this money. Thank God I was able to fix the house. Credit motors, so a motorcycle. Pay tuition. I can send money by parents.
Praise God, finally you turn down our prayers every night, so we could change the fate, do not continue sandwiched this dump like cockroaches.
I was shaking. I do not ask again how the contents of the envelope. For what it is 25 million. I no longer need to ask. I just accept it, then welcome hand. Then ran-ass home. Afraid that the envelope was drawn again. I take back roads, so that no one citizen knows I just came from the house director.
She gather my family and explain to them. That since that day our lives will change. Our prayer is in turn down.
REMOVE THE RETURN ENVELOPE. RETURNEES UP BIG ENVELOPE,
FLOATING ABOVE HIS HEAD.
The next day when the residents come back alley Force Front came to me to listen to results my discuss by Mr. Director to further determine what further action needs to be done, I give advice.
The brothers are all citizens that I love. Indeed, the weight loss of 2 meters from ours slightly. Very severe, even too heavy. But it's better than we lose lives. Besides all of that for the common good. We all support democracy and was determined to sacrifice anything for the sake of democracy. In the democracy which should win the most votes. So as a defender of democracy, we should not in defeat. That the consequences loves democracy. For the sake of democracy we have to give up 2 meters for the construction of roads to support this development. For the sake of our future better.
All people that I lead is not answered. Like I said, they are all defenders of democracy. If the name of democracy, they Relax everything. One by one, then they go home.
Hey wait a minute, I'm not finished! their ears. Regardless of the meeting has not been completed, all gone. Wait! Wait! No one is considering. Everything run. I live alone and an old man. But he did not go not because of love but because of her legs tingling. After subsided he also stood up and went away grumbling.
"If democracy does not protect the interests of small people, I stopped supporting democracy. Now I'm against democracy.
LIKE THERE commotion. THEN the sound of gunfire. NEW LOW BACK.
Since then its quasi-hate democracy. Since that day, citizens RT Future Force that I lead a compact reject democracy. Just live my own, which still stands here. Firm and tough. Not shaken by hurricanes. Not daunted by the heat and rain. I remain firmly upright on my feet, no matter what happens ready to defend democracy, to the death.
Out would let alone. Who else if not me?
Rather than give to other people?
WITH THE VOICES OF BIG ENVELOPE thunder fell, FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER ENVELOPE MUCH HIGHER, SO HE FALL AND ENVELOPE BY buried.
LIGHTS DIM AND OFF