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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Telenovela of Politics

Politics flooded the everyday frontpages of tabloid, occuring to me as the biggest telenovela of life, starring the big names of the so-called leaders of this damaged country. Different political parties currently presenting witnesses after witnesses, hurling accusations against each other and not surprisingly, some witnesses are getting over the fence for noble reasons accordingly.(how much?). It's been quite a pitiful sight for the political environment of the only christian nation in the far east.

And now there exist a favorite ringtone of the masses....HELLOW GARCI!, that given birth to the word, IMPEACHMENT. And probably, to escape humiliation and to have a graceful exit, they are inviting everyone to party...and do the CHA-CHA. Compromises after compromises being done to keep an issue flaming or perhaps to cover one...and what does it accomplish for the filipino masses? Nothing significant ..err just an entertaiment perhaps, which filipino loves, a true to life telenovela as what I've said. Now I'm completely convinced of the one liner I have read somewhere...
We do not fear to do wrong, what we fear is to be caught doing wrong.
It has some light of truhtfulness in it as what our current political situation is conveying. Our sense of righteousness is being blinded (most of the time) by the desire of personnal gain. Our norm of conduct is generally prompted by expediency rather than by principle. We are poor and still becoming poorer. And sadly, there are people among us who are more inclined to occupy a position rather than to contribute for uplifment of the people's livelihood.

I honestly think that changing the system is good as the situation calls for it but currently, It's not the system that needs to be change! it's the persons behind the system who are tasked to implement it religiously. We must not be a member of NATO anymore!(No Actions, Talks Only....that is!) How many systems did we change for the past years yet our condition still worsens. If we are to truly change this nation towards greatness, we must first undergo changes from within, because only changed people can bring about change.......and so the telenovela could have a happy ending.

*Some words were taken from letter of Atty. J.E. Yulo*


Verse-Meal
2Chronicles 7:14

If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins and I will heal their land...

...let us not just hear it..let's do it!.....

8 Comments:

At 9:18 AM, August 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hermie: I agree Bro. Jun. It seems like whoever sits in power is dragged into corruption. It is impossible to initiate change, as GMA has been advocationg, without firmness and resolute in doing what is right.

 
At 10:49 AM, August 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

for years, Philippines has become a country of contradiction. A democracy dictated by the few, an economic boom enjoyed only by the oligarchs, the so-called only Christian nation (well, predominantly) in Asia yet with a government that is morally bankrupt because of corruption and full of talented people....working overseas!

 
At 2:10 PM, August 23, 2005, Blogger Flex J! said...

Well..it's quite unfortunate that this is happening...but still it can be workout....andyan tayo eh...

smiles..
--jun--

 
At 6:53 PM, August 23, 2005, Blogger bing said...

sad to say i am not fond of telenovelas that is why i became apolitical as well. true, the political scenario in the Philippines is like that of a telenovela, paikot-ikot lang.

 
At 6:28 AM, August 24, 2005, Blogger Flex J! said...

hi Bing..tnx for dropping by..hilo na nga ako sa politics natin..kaya naipost to...

smiles...

 
At 1:16 PM, August 25, 2005, Blogger Flex J! said...

yan may pang-spam block na ko..thanks to Marghil...

 
At 10:30 PM, August 25, 2005, Blogger archie_perks said...

one of my favorite movies yung tears of the sun starring bruce willis. somewhere in the end credits, there was this quote. i can't remember the exact quote and who said it, (edmund / edward burke ata) it goes like this:

"the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"

and one of the most famous political quotes ever (again, hindi ko na naman alam kung sino nagsabi)

"what we need is not a change of men, but a change in men"

i really believe that what we need is moral reformation. and of course we should never tire of putting good people (and i mean morally upright men and women) in the government.

 
At 8:06 AM, August 26, 2005, Blogger Flex J! said...

I absolutely agree with you Archie.

Never tire of doing what is right! Right?

--jun--

 

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