(By: dinggol araneta divinagracia~~~)
The Filipinos of today, wherever they may be, belong to these political spectrum:
1) The Sige lang...
2) The Walang Paki???
3) The Tama na!!!
I - THE SIGE LANG..
A- The first group are those who at all cost shall do anything and everything to preserve the status quo. With rampant graft and corruption in all levels of government, they never had it sooooo good!
1) The Oligarchy: the modern day illustrados, control the economy and big media outlets; brainwashing engine targetting the vulnerable masa. More often than not also controls the political landscape in their respective fiefdom. It is common knowledge that these few big landlords circumvented the laws at the expense of the many poor farmers; deprived of their land, life and dignity due to legal maneuvers, just so these vultures of society could expand their "Emperium Negosiurum".
2) The Nouveau Riche: Mostly high ranking government officials and kins who provided for their future during the heydays of martial law and the present day smart alecks (illegal operators) with right connect. See their big businesses and palatial homes, in exclusive enclaves around the country, even abroad.
3) The Political Dynasties: The "Pseudo Royalties -The patriarch is "King Senator/Congressman", the matriarch is "Queen Governor", their siblings or children "Prince/ss Mayor" their spouse/s, "Prince/ss Board Members/Councilors" etc -Other members of the family occupies top local/national administrative positions . Their favorite dance "Rigodon de Familia" everytime elective tenure expires. While their constituents, pobresitos and pobresitas.
4) The Traditional Politicians: These "trapos" believe in the dictum "sometimes you win; sometimes you loss". Behind the political cloud the sun also rises. The political merry-go-round spins like the windmill of their mind never ending, nor beginning. But the perpetual poverty of their constituents remain.
It is regretable, indeed, that even idealistic officers of the law, those who have steadfastly avoided the "ogres" that had swallowed Filipino society; sometimes have no choice but to follow the whims and caprices of the afore-mentioned group against the "taong bayan" because of their sworn duties to uphold. While those brute "Moonlighters" always serve their masters blindly.
B- The second group are what we call the "Baka Sakali" .These people are still hoping against hope for a miracle of a clean, honest and orderly election to come. POR DIOS POR SANTOS!! ANO BA KAYO! With the present moral decadence and spiritual maladies that afflicts our nation; the blatant vote selling (placard bearing in slum areas) and systematic vote buying at iba pa! When will you realize its futility? That's what we call "Suntok sa buwan, jab sa langit" or in latingo lingo (latin-ilonggo), "Asalom Tubolum".
II- "THE WALANG PAKI??" This group, I hope does not comprise the majority of our "kababayan" who see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. They are comfortably contented, mindless of the apathy and injustice around them and prefer to play stupidly safe. Bahala na! Their favorite song "Que sera, sera" Whatever will be will be. The truth of the matter they are the cowards of the country. The hotest spot in hell is reserve for this kind of people with no conviction.
III- "THE TAMA NA!!!"
A- The first group comprises the young and the young once from all sectors of Filipino society including OFWs' and advantaged Filipino expatriates with patriotic fervor, who silently shed their blood, sweat and tears to keep Philippine economy afloat. This group are feed-up and wanted a change by whatever means as long as for the betterment of the Filipino People.
B- The second group are the armed components in the Philippines:
1)The MILF/MNLF: The military arm of our muslim brothers in the south is a force to reckon with. They have been fighting to preserve their cultural identity and the religious patrimony of the Bangsa Moro Nation. They should be led not by the "has beens" by modern day "Salahadins".
But they should bear in mind, that majority of the populace in Mindanao are non-muslim and although sometimes they cannot see eye-to-eye, they should always walk hand-in-hand as Filipino brothers.
History explained that if not for the "discovery" by the Spanish conquistadores armed with the sword and the cross and with the Manifest Destiny of Uncle Sam; they could have retained and expanded sovereignty over the whole archipelago this side of Asia.
2) The Military Reformist:
While some who have tasted power during the martial law era and were swallowed by the System wanted "the return of the comeback!" sabi dah! to sing "Happy days are here again" there are still others who are seriously taking things with noble purpose. If we could blend the vim, vigor and vitality of these idealistic young officers in active duty with the experience and wisdom of likewise, idealistic retired officers who had tried hard but nonetheless failed to cure the "Cancer of Filipino Society" what a relief it would be.
3) The NDF-CPP-NPA:
The seemingly never ending struggle for national democracy of our brothers from the left shall only be supported by majority of their kababayans if and when they abruptly renounce the 'Godless Foreign Ideology", that is gradually fading in the global scene.
In short: NDF, maybe! - NPA, perhaps! - but CPP, a "BIG NO!!" NEVER! The question: why wage war with the lowly soldiers and policemen just doing their duties? Why not with the "ogres" themselves? I wonder why? I really wonder why?..
Instead of fighting each other, since they share common objective: to defeat the "ogres" and reform society, why not do your patriotic duty and offer these few "Incorrigibles" in the altar of righteousness. It would be hypocritical to say you do not know these people, as we're sure you do.
To sacrifice "simultaneously" about 10 in every Region is relatively very low compared to the millions of Filipinos who shall be benefited. And more importantly, the impact to discipline the whole Filipino Nation, including the present and future governmental dispensation.
Yes, mga kababayan "Discipline is the name of the game"... and very soon! ... or forever perish as a people.
Where do you belong?
"If there be war, let it come in my days --so that my children may live in peace"