12.11.07

Armistice Day 2007

Kalau setiap bulan November di Indonesia dikenal adanya Hari Pahlawan yang jatuh tanggal 10 November, di berbagai belahan dunia lain juga terdapat peringatan yang serupa. Di Eropa, terutama di Belgia, Perancis dan Inggris terdapat peringatan Armistice Day setiap tanggal 11 November. Peringatan yang sama juga dilakukan Amerika Serikat (AS), Kanada, Australia dan Selandia Baru. Khusus AS, sejak tahun 1954 negara Paman Sam ini menyebutnya sebagai Veteran Day atau Rememberance Day. Lalu apa menariknya peringatan hari-hari besar tersebut?

Menariknya, karena meski berbeda penyebutannya, namun sebenarnya memiliki tujuan yang sama, yaitu memperingati dan mengenang jasa-jasa para pahlawan atau mereka yang telah bertempur memperjuangkan kemerdekaan dan kepentingan nasionalnya. Dalam konteks yang lebih luas, peringatan juga dimaksudkan untuk mengingatkan umat manusia mengenai tragedi perang dunia yang mengakibatkan bencana dan kerusakan bagi umat manusia itu sendiri.

Namun seperti umumnya setiap peringatan, yang antara lain ditandai dengan upacara peletakan karangan bunga di makam atau monumen pahlawan, makna peringatan yang ingin diraih biasanya selalu manis dalam rangkaian kata-kata. Perhatikan saja, meski peringatan Armistice/Veteran Day dilaksanakan oleh negara-negara besar, makna peringatan tidak berimbas pada peperangan yang masih berkecamuk di luar Eropa dan Amerika.

Mengutip pernyataan Presiden Perancis Nicolas Sarkozy saat memperingati Armistice Day 2007, tampaknya makna peringatan hanya berpengaruh bagi kemitraan di Eropa, "As long as the memory of the great tragedies of the 20th century remain alive, no one will fear for the friendship that links the peoples of Europe”. Penggunaan kata peoples of Europe bukan peoples of the world memperlihatkan bahwa peringatan Armistice Day memang sekedar untuk memperingati berhentinya perang di Eropa.

Dengan dasar seperti itu, tidak mengherankan jika perang di luar Eropa “dipersilahkan” untuk dilanjutkan selama tidak mengganggu ketentramannya. Tidak mengherankan pula jika beberapa pentolan negara Eropa seperti Inggris, Perancis, Itali mendukung Amerika berperang di Irak. Sementara meskipun Uni Eropa merupakan bagian dari Diplomatic Quartet dalam penyelesaian konflik Palestina-Israel, beberapa negara anggotanya lebih memihak Israel.

Selama belum ada pergeseran cara pandang dalam memperingati Armistice Day, tampaknya makna kata armistice yang berarti penghentian perang tidak akan berlaku untuk peperangan yang terjadi di berbagai kawasan lainnya. Dan seperti saya tulis setahun yang lalu, peringatan Armistice Day tidak lebih dari upaya untuk mengenang jasa-jasa veteran yang telah bertempur di medan perang. Bukan bagian dari upaya untuk mencegah perang itu sendiri.

19 comments:

susan said...

itulah yg sering bikin kening berkerut. peringatan hari bersejarah semacam armistice day itu, di manapaun akhirnya hanya sekadar upacara seremonial, tabur bunga, wajah duka, tpi setelah itu toast wine... ironis kan.. buang2 duit rakyat saja.. Peace ah..

Eh..salam dari Ammar Jr :-)

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