pernah nonton film Independence Day? film yang dirilis tahun 1996 ini, bercerita tentang penyerangan alien ke Bumi, dimana kehidupan manusia terancam karena serangan itu, dan umat manusia bersatu untuk melawan alien.
mendadak tadi sore gw teringat ama film ini, karena film ini adalah salah satu all-time favourite gw... tepatnya, gw teringat ama pidato sang Presiden (Bill Pulman) sesaat sebelum pertarungan di udara dimulai. tiap kali gw inget kata-kata di pidato ini, entah kenapa gw terdiam, tersentuh, bergetar, terkesima,..., duh... susah jelasinnya...
ini dia video pidato sang Presiden:
dan ini text-nya:
In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind.
That word should have new meaning for all of us today.
We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist.
And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice:
We will not go quietly into the night!
We will not vanish without a fight!
We're going to live on!
We're going to survive!
Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!