Re-actualization The Values of Pancasila
(10/16/2014) - Indonesian has gone through several stages of history and passed the national consciousness in 1908, the political consciousness in 1911 and consciousness of ideology in 1928 which were marked by the event of the Youth Pledge. The long phase also influenced the birth of Pancasila as the nation's ideology of Indonesia. The statement was stated by Expert Council of ideology Pancasila Research Center, Prof. DR. Soerjanto Poespowardojo in the Forum Group Discussion (FGD) held on Thursday, October 16th, 2014, at Hotel Bidakara, Jakarta.
As time goes by, Soerjanto added that Pancasila has gone through distorsion within its implementation in social life. In this era of democracy, people are generally used by some certain groups as mass reification and commodification. People’s role has been diminished and they become people of kuda bendi (people with horse glasses). The condition that people are allowed to not having such reflective and critical way of thinking will cause a cultural disaster to occur. This situation is also caused by the degradation value of Pancasila as the state ideology.
“Today’s challenge is how to save Pancasila. People need to be encouraged to think rationally to save Pancasila, identity, and characters of nation,” Soerjanto continued.
In the other discussion, the economic and political observer of Paramadina University, Dr. Herdi Syahrasad said that Pancasila was realized by Soekarno Hatta in the form of an equal nation and kinship. Its implementation is the mutual cooperation that evolve in community.
"The state of the nation that denies its ideology, sooner or later would have disunity such as Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union. Therefore, we should learn and re-restructure Pancasila", said Herdi Syahrasad.
In line with the two other speakers, the Chairman of the ideology Pancasila Research Center, Ashoka Siahaan said that Pancasila should be placed as “a think locally and act globally”, to restore Pancasila as the property of the people (local wisdom) across the country that are able to form face of Indonesia globally.
“By comprehensive understanding regarding to Pancasila, we can build people who are able to imagine and think creatively, historically, and logically, with the purpose of clear and good change,” Ashoka added.
By the end of the event, Ashoka added that the re-actualization process should be harmonized with reinvigorating epistemologically. The prerequisites are necessary so that the implementation of Pancasila can seep in the life of the nation. One of the way is through the strengthening the aspects of the policy by helping to oversee the formation of a special commission or institution related to ideology of Pancasila.