“I should have died that day. But I didn’t. I dragged my wounded body and reached ground zero of the nuclear detonations. A barren, empty land. I felt an unbearable sadness when I witnessed that landscape. There were still people living there. They were the ones that saved me. It may be true that the world has no need of borders. But would getting rid of them really change anything? The world won’t change for the better unless we trust people. Trust is vital in a peaceful world. But that will never happen. I’m still on the battlefield. Right now I’m near a border. I want to see for myself what borders really mean and what their volition really is. I may not find what I’m looking for, but I still want to try. Anyway, that’s what I’ve come to believe, and I think that’s enough. Will he see this video? If you do meet him, give him a message for me. ‘Yo buddy, still alive? And thanks friend. See you again.”
~Pixy, near a disputed border, 2005
Aku hanya akan bertanya satu pertanyaan pada kalian, apakah sebenarnya kita membutuhkan sebuah borders (Batas Negara) ….? Apakah gunanya untuk kita…? Toh, malah alasan seperti ini yang digunakan Jerman (saat masih dikuasai oleh 3rd Reich [Adolf Hitler]) untuk memperluaskan negaranya. Meskipun kita yang sekarang berdiri di sebuah batas negara Indonesia-Malaysia (yang paling dekat), apakah akan begitu berarti untuk kita….?
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