LET IKLASKAN BALI!
In an off chat, I often asked a very common view, which may also often be nynyir if pronounced, such as in Bali nyinyirnya elites when quoting a saying wise called Tri Hita Karana. Between the said and the behavior here is pardoksal, not to say "nonsense". Or the bali will menimpalinya by saying sarcastically, "Beh, to sing Raos mare", (That's still just merely talk. Alternatively speech or mere burble-burble) how the behavior and temperament. Maybe this is where the problem is. Ie the width of the gap or the gap between the said and the attitude we love in Bali, Bali affection, even in our Bali alternately raping though, whether it's in the name or in the name of tourism development, and improvement of the livelihoods of its people. But Bali continues to be in existence. Well today, kamarin, and the next day. That is, we need sincerity in view of Bali. Keiklasan see Bali who "become" and constantly changing according to the rhythm of a social community built by machines. Or-even then be subject to the laws of nature are subdued by coming sometime. Also keiklasan us for any future trials of natural law that came prosecute Bali, with all his bowels of the earth!. But clearly, it takes sincerity to see Bali as it is. Again, sincere Seeing Bali It Is.
There is a magic word that often dikutipoleh the ruling elite, the power elite, and elite tourism in Bali. "Pariwsata To Bali, and not Bali For Tourism". A strategy of "debates" are very intelligent. A word or string of words that are laden with a cargo of high-class diplomacy, which by the Balinese called full of "Uluk-Uluk", aka subterfuge ruler style building in Bali, ostensibly for the sake and to Bali and its people , but the truth for the sake and for the sake of itself elitist. And it supposedly happened since Dutch colonial times, and found the dialectic kekiniannya era called the New Order, which if calculated numbers until the count of 32 years. So be very inappropriate, if later generations wondered reform era will selfhood Bali as a culture and civilization building. "Is tourism to Bali is considered lucky or bunutng?". If it hit, then gain for anyone. And if it maimed, who also stump?.
About profit and bunutng actually all come back to us in view of Bali is sincere and complete. Sincere in the sense that, it is ready to accept Bali, and not just limited to exotic Bali with various sebuan to "Bali Island of Heaven" which memabokkan it. But we also must be ready see "Contemporary Bali" today and maybe later. Where Bali was crowned as the heaven for the users, players and dealers, even those who produce the drugs. So Bali still be heaven, but not anymore as the last paradise in the world, but once again, heaven for any drug-related behavior. The important thing is still no word "heaven" of his. Origin is not Hell alone!.
Although Bali was limited to heaven for any drug-related behavior, yet within the behavior still made a profit there. Even lest no one behavioral civilization made by the stump of the drug. So if it is connected with the island of Bali Heaven Drugs that means profit, and not cripple "dong". It's up to you.
Are you the lucky iklas see Bali because of the "Heaven Drugs"?. I do not know. What is clear is said there are many people who made a profit by the drug. Because logically, if it made a lot of profit by a behavior or production, it means society also will soon sejahtra. It was simple.
That's just from the drug. How's the fad will "Free Sex"?. Bali is not supposedly called Paradise Island of Bali because foreigners and the crew will be able to do "free sex" unmolested by the authorities. Because as we know, the people and also very respectful pemerintahhan in Bali tourists, especially foreign tourists definitely get special treatment. Unlike the crew, one slightly rounded up. And picked up again.
Certainly not the attitude of the general population as well as government officials when dealing with foreign tourists. Is it related to free Sex behavior or other, just when it's for "londo" certainly privileged. It was very obvious visible-hotel located DHotel dense tourist areas like Kuta and surrounding areas. If the foreign tourists who entered berasangan hotel, then they will not be busy-busy asking about the clarity of the foreign relations wisataan. Are they married or not, it is not important.
In contrast, if the check-in was a couple of the crew, the natives, mateng brown skin, curly hair, the smell of sweat that khas.Maka ranging from "hotel security", the hotel's front office clerk, to gardeners will be busy and chatty asking this, and that, starting from ID card, letter Married, KK card, up to the bank guarantee. As if it was appropriate for the crew suspected, not unlike criminals. An incredibly memiriskan indeed. Or mentality is the mentality of this nation "houseboy"?. A question flavors of it really does not need to be answered.
So what about the other side of the face of tourism for Bali?. It feels really "Three Quarter Money" aka "Podo Wae". Is it from the environment, human behavior, or other dimensions of tourism itself. Kok felt it was more of mungkarnya, rather than the benefits to Bali and the Balinese people. Especially if you remember, it was for tourism affairs, what Bali has to "sacrifice" himself, was nothing more than an attitude that "big wedge of the pole". If linked with the behavior of the business, the more potential to be losers stump alias!.
But why to this day still positioned tourism as a target, icons, and the most important development priorities for Bali?. A question was "Pinpinbo", aka "Clever-Clever Stupid" indeed. But that's an indisputable fact. For Bali's tourism industry that is everything. So do not ever be surprised if later we find how Bali gave herself completely to the machine civilization called the tourism industries. Included also mortgaged the potential that exists and has, up to-"deepest recesses of the heart" and the "innards" of Bali as a civilization building. An irony indeed.
But justified tourism is a bitter story, and the irony for Bali and its people? Initially may be the answer is "no". In a sense, when Bali and also people still loyal escort Bali tourism behavior in the frame of civilization and civility as "Cultural Tourism", which means it is natural and it is, then tourism to Bali is a blessing.
But what about the rest of the story?. As tourism and culture incarnate necessarily change behavior and temperament into the Tourism Industry?. Here, and that's when the decay process is taking place and little by little, even then radically undermine Bali. Because after all, talking about the realm of industries then it means we are dealing with a civilization full of greed called "capitalism", which of the behaviors, behaviors that capitalism is the most malignant viruses ever created man as a product of civilization on this earth. It's no exaggeration when an observer civilization Bali, Ketut Sumarta stated, that the main enemy of Bali in the history of civilization is kepitalisme. Is it modern capitalism, or capitalism orthodox!. Because in truth, whatever term he uses, the same capitalism with greed!.
So how would happen when Bali had to be built on the foundation of civilization are greedy?. A question that sounds increasingly bitter saja.Tetapi that Bali today, which has always been, and never want to stop. Because "Once Then, after the Dead", according to Anwar. That is, let us be sincere thank Bali, Bali is what it is. Without the charge, and at the same stowaway named tourism.
Dharma Putra Santika is one of a contributor writer for Jangkang Research Institute.