I know that this blog is aimed to be light-hearted, mostly about my life and my life with my 14 dogs, but this current political crisis really ticked me off. Allow me to vent out my woes please!
Ok, first of all, a disclaimer. Do not sue me for libel, this is just an opinion, an opinion based on venting out frustrations. Bato-bato sa langit, ang tamaan PIKON.
I am absolutely disgusted with what’s happening in the country right now. Aside from having a president who cheats, we have all these politicians swarming around her like hungry vultures waiting to devour the prey. Ok, so I’m not a political “expert” like other people believes themselves to be, and probably my opinion will be merely dismissed as blabbing from an over-stressed designer. But come on. WAKE UP PEOPLE! Do you honestly think that another EDSA rally will do any good. You remove yet another president in office, and then what? Susan Roces takes office? Then after a few years, the actress with no political experience (at least ERAP was senator before he became president), will be removed from office by another EDSA rally. We’ve had so many “EDSAs” that I’ve already lost count. Just call it EDSA nth, where N is the variable of how many times vultures try to take over.
My dad explained to me yesterday how Parliamentary procedure works (ok, I admit, I was probably absent when they discussed this in class), and it seemed to be the best thing for us. All these politicians can argue all they want, and if they don’t like the president, they replace him/her. But the best thing about this is that governance continue. Since everybody seems to want to be president anyway, they’ll have their chance. And our country won’t suffer no matter how many times they try to change the presidency. Life will go on.
It’s just really sad that no matter how often activists clamor for change of government, everything is just the same. I had thought that having an economist for president would do our country good. I am one of those people who check the dollar rate every day, and I’ve seen that from 56.something to a dollar, we went to 54.something. Some might think that it’s not such a big thing, but from 56 to 54, you can really feel the change if you get paid regularly in dollars. Then what happens? Controvercies spawn up triggered by opposing politicians who want to be presidents themselves. Dollar rate shoots up again.
That’s not the only thing that’s sad about this. Look around you people. While we have “good” politicians and activists clamoring for “change”, you have kids in repressed areas who don’t have enough books or good teachers to guide them to read. I spent weekends with these kids during my stay in the Ateneo, I’ve helped teach college freshmen social awareness and accompanied them to different repressed areas in Manila, and from what I have seen (I’m sure there are much worse situations than those), no EDSA nth has made any difference.
It is too much to hope that these politicians clamoring for power has the people’s best interest at heart. I really admire those politicians who just do their jobs with geniune concern for the people. For me, they are the real heroes of this country.
I think I will end here now. I think it might be too much to hope that these power-hungry politicians will come to their senses and just do their jobs. I am not saying that what GMA did was a good thing, it was really a lowly thing to do, but if she has to be removed from office, due process must be followed. Politicking will not remove her from the presidency, it will just drown our country further into depression. Let her do her job, for crying out loud. And maybe, HOPEFULLY, WISHFULLY, these political vultures will have some kind of holy intervention from God and realize that there are more to things in life than being president.