The Frightening Political Direction In Indonesia

For the last four years, since the Election 2004, almost all of the political party have been in dispute between cadre or leaders. Tragically they have failed in uniting once more. Only the Golkar party that have the internal ability to absorb conflict so that it can not grow to be a great dissension. The elites and leaders from Golkar have relatively steady character and mentality. They can prevent the internal conflict that can ruined the integration of the Golkar party.

All of the big political party have had a worst internal conflict. However, there are a few that did not damage their institution. For instance, PDI Perjuangan (PDIP). Although a number of their cadre have resign, such as Roy B.B. Janis, Laksamana Sukardi, dan Didi Supriyanto, and they eventually establish a new political party Partai Demokrasi Pembaruan (PDP), PDIP have relatively improve their internal stability.

The Partai Persatuan Pembangunan (PPP) was relatively unbothered by the resignation of many of their cadre which have establish new party such as seperti Partai Bintang Reformasi (PBR).

To date the party that are facing internal conflict is the Partai Kebangkitan Bangsa (PKB). The Chairman of DPP PKB Muhaimin Iskandar have been discharge through the DPP pleno meeting that was considered illegitimate. Earlier before, PKB have also been struck with internal conflict. The PKB cadre that have resign, Choirul Anam, have established the Partai Kebangkitan Nasionalis Ulama (PKNU).

It is to hard and complicated to give the root of the political party internal conflict. It is also uneasy to say which party or side that have to be blame in this internal conflict.

Anyone to blame and any root of problems in the internal conflict, one thing for certain is the those conflicts have made the institution of political party as one of the foundation of democracy in Indonesia became worst.

Unfortunately, there is no way that the democracy could mature and institutionalize as the process and mechanism of civilized citizen and nation without the presence of political party inside it.

Political party is a must in the democracy mechanism. At least, the suggestion have been proven by many developed countries that have been able to create a fair an relatively civilized political system.

When the perception transcend in the public mind, and become a political action or conduct, the thing we have to be concern next is the return of political practice to the prehistoric tradition. Barbaric!.

If there is no democracy instrument like the political party that is trustworthy, it is possible, that anyone, any society group, and any social power will conduct politics in their own version. What became important is to survive, exist. Do not care to others

if these condition prevail, then what become transcend is the political law of the jungle. The survival of the fittest.