Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Wha-pak!

They said they wanted to know the truth but done through peaceful, democratic and legal means. So they went through peaceful, democratic and legal means. But using her political wiles, PGMA and her supporters were able to block the impeachment—in a democratic, legal way.

Now the truth is out: they just want PGMA out. They don’t want the truth about jueteng or the Garci tapes—they have already judged her guilty. Their reasons for wanting her out are as varied as the composition of their coalition. But whether their reasons are noble, selfish, or vindictive, one thing is obvious. We don’t really respect the institutions we have. People only call upon them when they know that these institutions will support their causes. The moment the ruling of a court of justice or Congress doesn’t favor them, they disrespect the process by going to the streets, crying that our institutions are weak and flawed.

The strength or weakness of our institutions depends on us. Are we that kind of people, incapable of upholding our institutions?

Gosh, that wasn’t funny or entertaining at all.

I did get a kick out of the headline of People’s Journal, though. I never thought I would see that word used as a headline, in a tabloid at that. That word ranks way up there, along with “panache,” “pizzazz,” and “razzmatazz.”

8 Comments:

Blogger fried-neurons said...

Ano ba talaga ang nangyayari? I feel so out of touch. Ano ang opinion ng majority of the people? (I don't care about the "camara de representante" because they're all corrupt, self-serving trash anyway.) Feeling ko kasi as an ill-informed observer, at this point it's irrelevant if GMA cheated or not. Kung talagang she has lost the confidence of the majority, she should just show some delicadeza and freakin' quit. Seems to me that her hard-headedness is tearing the country apart.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Leigh said...

Conrado de Quiros, for one, has already decided that GMA is in the wrong. She cheated, therefore she was not truly elected, therefore she should step down and we should have snap elections.

If she cheated or not is still relevant, as it is the crux of the political maelstrom.

Sadly, that accusation has not even been proven a fact; and yet, those who disliked her in the first place have embraced it as such. And those who were neutral, or who supported her, do everything to disprove it.

Here there is no way, and not enough will, for the objective truth. Whoever shouts their opinion the loudest and is believed by the majority, who have little time and energy for incisive, critical thinking - that is our version of truth.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Quietus said...

It would help some of us to know what kind of institution GMA really stands for.

The truth is some want GMA out, and some, like me, just want to know the plain truth. Impeachment would have been the legal venue for finding the truth or some animal like it.

Oh well, there's always next year.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Nelson said...

...and even if she decides to step down--or be deposed by the people power mob rule again [spoken like a true burgis he he], who are the opposition's alternatives?

it seems much to me that they care less about the people and the institutions they should uphold than having that power themselves...

1:37 AM  
Blogger btnfelipe said...

the opposition doesn't have a concrete plan in case GMA steps down or booted out (ala Big Brother? Ehehe ehehe). And this is the main reason why I’m sticking up with the government. It’s better to sleep with the devil that you know, than sleep with the devil who you do not know.

Next time, Ricky Reyes for president! Gandang Lola. Gandang Salon. Gandang Mother!

1:18 PM  
Blogger Saint Eroica said...

whoever leads this nation would do same things again... again.. again. it's always the economy... the economy. poverty will always bring us to corruption.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Saint Eroica said...

btw, may i include you in my links?

thanks!

7:45 PM  
Blogger McVie said...

SAINT EROICA: Shyurely! Link-kiti-link lang. :-)

10:42 AM  

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