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Geram ‘Lockdown Speech‘ Dibully, Apakah Ada yang Salah dengan Pidato Almira?

Birgaldo Sinaga
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Birgaldo Sinaga

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Almira anak semata wayang AHY dibully. Tidak tanggung-tanggung pembullyan itu dilakukan oleh orang dewasa. Orang dewasa yang juga sudah orang tua. Bahkan sudah punya cucu.

Saya paling geram sama orang yang membully anak-anak atas alasan apapun. Buat saya membully anak-anak atas pikiran dan ucapan anak-anak itu sangat tidak masuk akal.

Anak-anak harus dilindungi dari pembullyan. Itu tanggung jawab kita sebagai warga masyarakat.

Bermula dari tugas yang diberikan sekolah Almira. Guru Almira memberi tugas kepada muridnya untuk membikin pidato soal Pandemi Covid 19. Pidato itu diucapkan seolah-olah berdiri di depan audiens yang hadir seperti Presiden dan pejabat negara lainnya.

Almira (11) kelas VI SD ini menulis pidato itu. Diskusi dengan ayah ibunya. Lalu jadilah tugas Almira itu dalam bahasa Inggris seperti di bawah ini.

Lockdown Speech

His Excellency Mr. President, Honorable cabinet ministers, and members of parliament.

It is a great honor for me to stand before you and all of the distinguished guests today, to speak about the current threat of Covid-19 to our beloved people.

My name is Almira, a concerned citizen who wants to support her government in dealing with the corona crisis.

As we know, Covid-19 has infected millions of people around the World, and has cost hundreds of thousands of human lives. Indonesia has also been severely affected by this deadly virus.

A lot of people in Indonesia, especialy in cities that are densely populated like Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi, are seriously at risk.

Covid- 19 is a respiratory virus that is mainly transmitted through droplets, or in other words saliva from other people who are already infected.

It is transferred when that person couchs or sneezes.

The virus first started in the end of 2019, in Wuhan, China.

The virus later spread through many other countries and now affected 210 countries and territories, includingIndonesia.

Everybody, no matter what age is at risk, but the elderlly and people that have pre-existing medical conditions including: asthma, diabetes and heart disease is at a higher risk than others.

The Corona Virus is not only affecting people's health and well being, it also affects the economy of many countries.

Many people are losing their Jobs, especially those who have non-essential jobs, and therefore they are losing their income.

Having understood this situation, I would like to suggest a lockdown policy to stop and prevent the transmission of Covid- 19 and reduce the number of casualties.

The lockdown policy has been practiced in other Countries such as The United States, China, Singapore and many European countries. It has been proven that it helps control and reduce the spread of the virus.

The lockdown should take place especially in dense cities that are heavily affected. During the lockdown, people are not allowed to leave their house unless It is urgent or they have essential jobs.

Central to this policy is discipline physical distancing.

Therefore, the government must educate and instruct people to work and study from home. This means that everything must be done virtually. Of course this will change many people's lifestyles, but this is for the greater good.

I hope that you will consider my suggestion.

Thank you for your time."

Apakah ada yang salah dari tugas pidato Almira ini?

Apakah ada yang terlarang dari proses berpikir yang punya landasan akal sehat dan fakta empirik ini?

Tabiat dan watak membully orang dewasa pada anak-anak seumur 11 tahun ini, persis sama dengan smiling general Soeharto. Merasa tertusuk dengan afiliasi politiknya.

Pada suatu hari Soeharto bertemu dengan anak2 pada hari anak nasional.

Seorang anak SD bertanya padanya.

"Mengapa presiden Indonesia cuma satu Pak?

Soeharto terdiam sejenak. Lalu dia tersenyum. Ia menatap si anak kecil itu dengan senyum. Senyum intimidatif.

"Kenapa kamu bertanya seperti itu? Ada yang menyuruh, ya!?".

Soeharto yang 32 tahun jadi presiden itu merasa pertanyaan anak SD itu bernuansa politis. Ada pesan sponsor.

Padahal anak-anak tetaplah anak-anak yang punya pikiran dan cara berpikirnya sendiri. Mereka bukan seperti boneka culun yang ada dibenak orang dewasa yang merasa tidak mungkin pikiran itu ada di kepala anak-anak.

Justru sikap pathetic dan ignorant orang dewasa seperti Soeharto yang tertusuk dengan pertanyaan spontan anak kecil itu yang sekarang menggejala.

Yang sayangnya itu menjangkiti orang2 tua yang membully Almira.

Menyedihkan memang.

Salam perjuangan penuh cinta

Penulis: Birgaldo Sinaga

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Editor : Taat Ujianto