I was thinking of taking a break on the weekend and keep off of writing for a while but certain things just can’t be put off so easily. One of these hotly debated topics center around the Thai national Prasertri Kosin or Koko Narak and the insults he threw at the Filipino people, describing them as “dangerous” and that he is afraid that he will somehow be infected with the disease that is being (in his own terms) “Pignoy”. While certainly horrible and I myself am offended by the things he said, I find the reaction of many of my fellow Filipinos equally distasteful and disappointing.
I will take the time to point out that yes, I too am deeply insulted by what Koko Narak had to say about us. I see a man who is very immature and, based on his pics, is quite full of himself. The Philippines, as it is, is already a troubled nation and insulting her is similar to kicking a crippled beggar in the gut. I do not see anything in what he had to say about us Filipinos as “constructive criticism” and that everything he said is really no different from what your typical attention-craving troll might say.
Unfortunately, the way so many Pinoys reacted is, sadly, almost equally dismaying. The order to deport him is really bad enough in its own right but with just how rabid some of his haters are I tend to think that it should be for his own good. What makes it worse though is that I hear so many clamoring for his blood and to have him beaten. True, I would probably have trouble controlling myself should I ever catch sight of his narcissistic mug in real life but to react like angry stray dogs at someone’s trolling is unmaking of a good self-image.
Indeed, the man is probably laughing on the inside now (it just might not be that obvious) because we acted like the kid being bullied at school again. Again, we fail to see the bigger picture of things and throw a tantrum over an offense that doesn’t really hold that much weight in the first place. Yes, everything he said was an insult but I think that him losing his job and credibility is enough for me. There is no need to get us even more riled up just because this loser has some harsh things to say about us. He is at best just another troll seeking attention for himself and went for the easiest way possible by insulting us.
Remember also that we have countrymen who are in dire straits such as Mary Jane Veloso who has been arrested and almost executed for being a drug mule which is probably worse. It is mentioned in the Bible that if we want to be forgiven for our transgressions, we must first learn to forgive the transgressions of others against us. How can we sing the full lyrics of the Lord’s Prayer when we go to church and hope that Indonesia will forgive and spare Mary Jane Veloso from execution when we can’t even let a childish offender be and ignore his dumb antics.
C’mon people, let’s not give in to the silly ramblings of this attention-hungry wacko.
“Pag pinatulan mo ang buang, buang ka rin!”
(If you give in to a wacko’s insults then you’re a wacko too!)
For those looking for the latest installments of my series “Deep”, Benign0 has moved them to the fiction section of GRP. Yes, we have a fiction section now which can be found here. For direct links, here’s part 2 and part 3.
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