There was quite a bit of excitement over the second presidential debates not long ago. Indeed, I found it both fun and thought-provoking how some of the candidates, namely Rodrigo Duterte and Grace Poe, jostled against one another’s intellect and wit. It was also quite amusing and somewhat sad to see Jejomar Binay insisting that he had a right to bring notes to the debate because the TV station staff gave him permission to do so. Lastly, yeah, I’d be lying if I say that I didn’t enjoy watching Mar Roxas squirm on the podium when he was asked pointed questions by the other candidates.
Of course, truth be told, while I dread the possibility of Mar Roxas winning the presidential election and continuing President Aquino’s “Tuwid na Daan”, it will more likely than not happen anyway. With the way things are now, I really thing that the Liberal Party’s candidates, especially Mar Roxas and his new minion Leni Robredo are certainly bound to win the elections and give Filipinos six more years of suffering and unhappiness if not forever. Considering how they seem to put so much effort on their numerous publicity stunts, it’s not that far-fetched to think that they’ve already won this election hands down.
I’m not saying this out of hand though. To be honest, this isn’t just me being pessimistic. If you take into account how the typical Pinoy thinks, how they see the world around them and how they make decisions, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s a no-brainer that the LP, their nonsensical slogan and their pompous, aristocratic and vindictive candidates will continue to be in-charge of our already dying nation for decades or perhaps even centuries to come. If you have trouble believing me, below is all I have to say about the issue.
Pinoys Are Fixated To Superficial Issues
As I’ve mentioned before, Pinoys usually care more about what is superficial and insignificant rather than the important issues at hand. Take for instance that the party slogan “Daang Matuwid” barely makes any real sense in context as the current administration had done so very little to actually improve the lives of our countrymen. As a matter of fact, whatever achievements it claims to have can all too often be credited to previous administrations who were the ones who were at least a little more sincere about improving the country than the current administration.
But of course, we all know how the typical Pinoy thinks, don’t we? As long as it sounds cool, they’ll eat it hook, line and sinker. As long as it holds some kind of emotional or sexual (there, I said it) titillation for them, they’ll go with it regardless whether or not it has any actual significance or practicality. Take for instance the previous APEC meeting wherein it seems that a lot more Pinoys were concerned about the more attractive members of the meeting (also, the idea that President Aquino ranks among them is still well beyond me) than what their meeting actually entailed. Like children, Pinoys are more into stuff that’s “shiny” rather than things that really matter.
Another annoying thing about Pinoys and their annoying habits is that they are usually more than willing to base their opinions, and subsequently decisions, on a single, superficial tidbit rather than something that can be taken as a whole. No wonder “Tuwid na Daan” works so well with a lot of Pinoys. Even a single paragraph or sentence is enough for them to base their decisions on without reading a whole document, let alone read between the lines or think of an alternate interpretation. Then, when things don’t turn out the way they want things to be, they cry bloody murder and blame others for their trouble.
Pinoys Don’t Like To Think
Tying in with the above, another problem with Pinoys is their refusal or outright inability to think. When offered a valid point or argument, most would rather let their emotions get the better of them and go into full-on rant mode instead of reading the whole thing and thinking about it. Whether or not they agree with the statement and sentiment isn’t the point but a lot of them can’t even be bothered to give an argument a second glance or even read it all. Indeed, for some or even a lot of Pinoys apparently, merely thinking is painful and they go out of their way to avoid pointed questions.
Pinoys prefer to emote rather than to think, to react the way a mutt in the street reacts to stimuli rather than make a thought-out response like a logical human being. They are always more about emotional investment and “kilig” factor rather than thinking things through. As long as the LP and their allies make the voters feel “good”, even if they’re secretly killing them, people will still put them in power.
Pinoys Aren’t Willing To Uphold Justice
They say that after everything the LP has done over the years, people will no longer vote for Mar Roxas unless he cheats. Truth be told though, that will likely be the case in this year’s election. However, the question here is what are people going to do about it.
Over the years, the LP has committed act after act of injustice against the Filipino people. From the Luneta hostage crisis, the neglect of Yolanda survivors, the Mamasapano massacre, the killing of the Lumads, the SSS funds scandal to the inappropriate twerking at an LP candidates birthday, you name it. However, was anything ever really done about these issues? Was anyone willing to make a stand to address these problems and bring those responsible for them to justice?
The answer rhymes with “so”…
Whether we accept it or not, in the Philippines, we’d rather wait for “heroes” to come and save us from our problems rather than collectively get our shit together and become our own heroes. Like the princesses in fairy tales, a lot of us still seem to believe that our problems will sort themselves out rather than taking an active stance and doing something about them. So even if the LP is guilty of everything they’re accused of, if no one will take action, they will win the day yet again.
Prove me wrong!
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