a Twitter conversation
on June 1, 2010
muhammadzuhdi: I wonder what Pancasila means for young Indonesians today?
erdina: I wonder, too.. RT @muhammadzuhdi: I wonder what Pancasila means for young Indonesians today?
meulia: A meaningless mantra? RT @erdina: I wonder, too.. RT @muhammadzuhdi: I wonder what Pancasila means for young Indonesians today?
erdina: @meulia so bleak.. arguably true.. but is the sentiment universal? I hope not.. re: Pancasila a meaningless mantra cc @muhammadzuhdi
meulia: @erdina State ideology cannot work unless it is translated into daily cultural practices as part of a State project. Re: mantra
on June 2, 2010
erdina: @meulia …or, unless daily cultural practices are observed by a State project, and translated into a working State ideology? [reverse?]
Meulia: @erdina what you said is simillar to Antonio Gramsci. Successful Ideology should be growing and maintained by both sides (hegemonic). :)
erdina: @meulia So is hegemony good or bad? I’m not too familiar with Gramsci :o) but cultural hegemony through consensus has a nice ring to it..
Meulia: @erdina On the contrary with Marx, Gramsci sees hegemony as a good thing when it can attracts civil society as part of the Ruling Class!
Meulia: @erdina state is “good” when it can creates people consent to any cultural-ideological practices. So revolutionary is not an easy thing.
erdina: @meulia Hegemony is good when it is all-inclusive, yes. But I’m skeptical that true consensus can ever be achieved. Compromise is not easy.
Meulia: @erdina although hegemony attempts to neutralize opposition, it is no necessarily total. Counter-hegemony proves society is dynamic. :)
erdina: @meulia Hegemony and counter-hegemony. Sounds like a two-party system. Or dialectics?