3 Big Reasons ‘Tuwid Na Daan’ Will Probably Win The 2016 Election Anyway

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.

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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.

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d_forsaken
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People in the Failippines reject what they do not understand because it makes them feel small. They would rather believe in some other reality, even if it is only an illusion, so long as it makes them feel bigger.

Water5
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It’s really distracting and hard to take a comment seriously whenever I see the word ‘Failippines’ in it, kasi naiisip ko agad mga squatter jeje pronouncing it that way eh. It doesn’t make you any more clever din. So can we please, just spell it correctly? ‘Philippines’.

d_forsaken
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Your so-called “Philippines” has, have, and always will be an Epic Fail. That’s why I call it the Failippines.

Truth’s Bitch Ain’t It, Kid?

Dick S. O'Rosary
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We can’t prove you wrong Grimwald… But, for the sake of the Hda. Luisita farmers, I’m going to vote for someone else.

Sick_Amore
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Thinking aside, the household name for clueless Pinoys is Binay. For simple reason that he’s like Erap. But try asking the ones with pens and books and are members of their university social media page, it’s MDS. From people used to the game of war and iron fist ie Mindanao extending to fed up city folks, tis DU30. Starstruck ignoramuses goes for Poe. Where’s Mar in the equation? How many yellow zombies are there, really?

Ma Ru
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@Grimwald you write pretty well. A pretty good characterization. Truly, self reflection can do wonders. Don’t you think?

William E Jackson
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Grimwald, once again I like what you wrote. I have to point out one fact. The society as an whole has to change here. I am finally glad that someone said that looks and sexuality play an very important part of society. It goes down to the lowest level. I hate walking by store and seeing this sign ” Young fresher saleswoman or woman cashier wanted to hire. Must be below the age of 22 and have current picture with resume.” I used to thing the USA was stupid with it’s law for equal hiring and that qualifications was the… Read more »
Vicente Alcuaz
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the way you down filipinos says something

OnesimusUnbound
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@Grimwald, I wanna prove you wrong with your title. :-S

Jim DiGriz
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Your article just pissed me off.

I mean REALLY pissed me off.

Danny
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Sino ako? Iniaalay ko Ang buong buhay ko Sa paglilingkod sa inang bayan Walang pag-iimbot at paglililo katapatan iingatan buong Puso ko Maraming nagnais maglingkod Pangako dito pangako doon handang ibigay kahit ano Malagay lang asam na puwesto Sa oras na maupo sa puwesto Pagpapayaman unang inasikaso Hindi na alintana mga kalagayan Mamamayan at ordinaryong tao Di mo din masisisi bakit ganito Mga mamamayan ibinenta boto Paano babawiin pagbili nito Kurakutin sa kaban ng gobyerno Sino ang tahasang may Mali Mamamayan o Isang politiko Sa kauntin halagang natamo Kapalit tatlong taong kalbaryo Kailan ka magigising kabayan ko Panahon na ng… Read more »
789Hyden007Toro9998.90
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789Hyden007Toro9998.90
The Magic of HOCOS PCOS, can make Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo win the election, with the blessings of Aquino. “Tuwid na Daan”, to them is: “mga kuarta ng gobierno ,diretso sa kanilang mga bulsa”… It can be an interesting election. I keep my finger crossed. In this Age of Information Technology; people can be informed in a matter of seconds. Bloggers, like Mr. Grimwald, can become a “popular political analyst”…in a matter of seconds. I have been disappointed in previous elections. However, people have to become more vigilant. And, not waste their votes, in exchange for few freebees or… Read more »
vagoneto rieles
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In the Philippines nobody really loses an election. The runners-up and farther down were just cheated. They would have surely won otherwise. Could this article be a preamble for those who ‘did not win because they were just cheated’? This, by the way, could happen to any candidate or to any political party. This is just a frank and innocent question.

Sean Akizuki
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Johann
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I completely agree with this. We are doomed, as long as people above, who have the greater influence on the people who consider themselves part of the masses, keep on using that influence to strengthen their hold over the masses by continuously dumbing them down enough for them to believe their make believe statements. And who cares if we, the people who atleast try to be aware of what is going on, try to effect a change via our lectures and insights? We are, to them, just people who are like them and they would probably think “Who does he… Read more »
zaxx
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It’s sad People don’t cry out for justice. It’s like they don’t mind being raped.

Maybe Pinoys have finally heeded Manglapus’ advice (which was only meant as a joke supposedly)…

A Congressional hearing investigated reports that Iraqi soldiers occupying Kuwait were raping Filipina domestic helpers during the Persian Gulf Crisis in 1990. Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Raul Manglapus was severely criticized for quoting Confucius’ “If rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it.”

Link

ronin
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“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.”

-this is what they brag of edsa 1

Aeta
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ronin,

I think the Failipinos are waiting for Disney to start contruction of its theme park in Pampanga in 2018 so that Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck can be their next heroes. Those supposedly hereos of EDSA Revolution are now the villains pilfering the country’s wealth and oppressing the people deeper into poverty, or out of the country as OFWs and expats.

Aeta

Kari Normann
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The yellow will win this coming election. Why? Because Duterte, Poe-Llamanzares, Binay and of course Roxas are all yellow.
The only genuine opposition to yellow is Miriam.