Emo is all over the air. It is an orgy of obtuse parochial thinking that makes any world class thinking realist Pinoy cringe. Take for instance this FV post by JCC.
Benign0, who has contributed here at Filipino Voices, has a favorite punch-line which is full of wisdom and grit: “We expect so much from our leaders and nothing from ourselves”.Election 2010 is scheduled this May. The contenders are mostly clowns but the people look at them as a parade of statesmen vying for the most important position of the land, the Office of the President.
We are told that we must vote wisely this time around, otherwise we are doomed. Pundits differ on their take of who should be our President as if this choice spells the difference between our survival and misfortune. It does not because for long we had been doomed.
To get out of this hell-hole, we must depend only in ourselves and not from our politicians who find convenience in mouthing empty platitudes of their being pro-poor and pro-economic growth. We can only be as good or as rotten as our politicians.
Depending on ourselves is not enough. We also need to think ands ask ourselves – what are we doing now that has not delivered the results that we want – YES – am talking choosing based on “winnability”.
If you find a politican mouthing empty platitudes – look for the politican who actually did something good for their community and transformed it – like Gordon and Bayani. Eh kung pipili ka ng Aquino – tingnan mo naman ang Tarlac – hanggang ngayon ang ekonomiya ay umiikot lang sa mundo ng Hacienda Luisita. In contrast, Subic and Marikina are more vibrant, cleaner, people are more engaged and have a high civic consciousness – and better quality of life.
If Noynoy were to mouth the platitude of efficiency and productivity – give him the facts – how can he be credible when he only had 9 bills passed in 3 years. Their argument against Villar was that he was only present 15% at the Senate – but his output is 407 bills in three years.
What does that tell you about who is more productive? The one who took 3 years to come up with 9 bills, possibly 90% attendance vs the one who had 15% attendance and DELIVERED 407 bills? Sino ang bobo at tamad? Sino ang matalino at masipag?
But are we capable of finding ourselves and be better than our politicians?
Speak for yourself. You do not speak for me.
To begin with, we are no longer outraged by a candidate who as a chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance in 2004 lobbied before the Department of Public Works to divert the original C-5 project so the roads can traverse his empire of subdivisions, was paid partial amount for the “right–of-way” but later on had the nerve to complain that he has yet to receive the full payment for the realty the government had taken in building these roads over his properties.
Why should we be outraged? We were outraged when Cory scuttled the CARP – did anything happen? NO. There is something better than outrage, it’s called THINKING.
And now you will have people vote for the son of the President who scuttled land reform -the very same land reform touted in her own Constitution – now, that’s an outrage!
It is an insult to the intelligence of the Filipinos, but we did not feel the insult, or we simply lost our capacity to be enraged and would rather comfort ourselves with the insult.
Intelligence? Really? Where was that intelligence when they were choosing between Arroyo, Roco, and FPJ?
Where is this same intelligence now – in choosing between Gordon, Perlas, Villar, Teodoro and Aquino?
In the pack of Presidentiables, we have Noynoy, a scion of Cory and Ninoy, Mr. Teodoro, a GMA surrogate, Erap, an alcoholic and a gambler, Mr. Gordon, a serious politician but already out of contention and so were Mr. Perlas, Mr. De los Reyes, Ms. Madrigal and Bro. Villanueva.
Where is the vaunted Filipino intelligence in putting Gordon out of contention? Where is the intelligence in choosing a slacker and a cop-out versus proven and very able leadership? Quit clowning around!
Rooting for those who are already out of contention is pure lunacy. It’s a waste of one’s precious vote. But no, we would rather be lunatics. If we are lunatics why do we aspire for a good government lead by “angels”. Should not our leaders be lunatics too?
Rooting for an INCOMPETENT and LAZY candidate because he is “winnable” is the epitome of lunacy. It is a TOTAL waste of your vote. Why vote for slackers who peddle snake oil and call it “change” or “hope”? The thinking process arriving at such a conclusion is a TOTAL WASTE OF BRAIN CELLS. Makes you wonder, do these people even have a brain to start with?
The rational voter will select not on the basis of the bandwagon effect – that’s for the gullible, clueless, and naive. After all how can you arrive at “change ” when you are electing a candidate who represents the summa total of the Pinoy dysfunction – “pwede na”, indecisiveness, palusot, tamad, at mandurugas.
As the election nears, the choice is narrowed down between Noynoy and Mr. Villar. If Mr. Villar got his number up in the latest survey, credit that to Revillame and Dolphy’s endorsements. Again, it speaks of volumes our mass hypnosis to celebrity appeal. Their endorsement is like a magic wand that can denature the most obnoxious candidate in the pack. If we are that gullible why expect our leaders to treat us as if we are intelligent creatures?
It is narrowed down to Noynoy and Villar because voters choose to do so.
If voters choose to do so, if they chose to adopt the criteria of ability, proven track record, platform OVER the criteria of winnability then the choices can be narrowed to those with ability – and not just popularity. If one were just voting for popularity – why stop at Villar and Aquino – let’s go all the way for Revillame and Dolphy, or Kirs – while we are at it, let’s throw the entire kitchen sink – all the clowns, sluts, and ‘hos pimped by ABS-CBN and GMA.
If we vote for Noynoy we feel that we are honoring Cory and Ninoy. What’s wrong with that? No. We need a savior and not a weakling incompetent? Who in the pack has the “halo savior” glistening in his head with a strong vision and character? No one!
What’s wrong with that? Hesusmarosep – tiguwang na tonto gihapon!
You vote on the basis of who is the best candidate with ability, proven performance, and solid platform – not to honor Cory or Ninoy – ano ka hilo? Tumira na ng America – winnability pa rin ang laman ng utak? Can’t teach old dogs new tricks. ROTFLMAO!
Still, if you really want to honor Noynoy and Cory – DO NOT VOTE FOR NOYNOY BECAUSE HE IS NOT THE BEST CANDIDATE! Nasakasabat na ka nong? Ihampak na sa imong alimpatakan!
But why still go to the polls to vote? No, we should not vote at all unless we are clear in our position. My position is clear, to vote for Noynoy and to urge others to vote for him or for Mr. Villar only. These two candidates could be clowns, but Noynoy is the kind of a clown who goes to children’s party to make them laugh. Villar is another clown of “joker’s” type in the movie “Batman”, rapacious, ruthless and vicious in pillaging and poaching the system.
This is what you call as a false dilemma, a logical fallacy given that there are better candidates. If you are to be clear on your position and you are to vote – choose Gordon or Perlas – they don’t clown around and they don’t have the intellectual baggage of trapo-centric politics. If you want Camano’s trapo-centric circus, limit your choice to Villar and Aquino. But let’s have fun with Camano’s metaphor.
Etong style ni JCC – style bulok. You see, he uses one context for Noynoy (party clown) and another for Villar (Joker – The Bat’s nemesis). The correct comparison is this:
If Aquino and Villar were Party Clowns
Noynoy is clown who will make the children laugh, who will promise children candy, only if he is invited to their next party.
Villar is a clown who not only makes the children laugh, but came with candies, food, banner, and games.
If Aquino and Villar were the Joker
Noynoy as Joker is the clown who will have to call other villains for advise, pray for a plan, then ascribe a loss as Quiapo-related. He will claim leadership of the crime world because he is the son of master crooks. For short – a poseur.
Villar is a clown who delivers the goods – fireworks and the entire she-bang.
Elections Ain’t About Clowning Around
We arrived at this juncture in our nation’s history precisely because we voted for clowns. And we have clowns telling us to say it is okay to clown around. – to go with who is most winnable. Punyeta!
This winnability virus must be wiped out , stoned, and stomped to death if this country is to have a chance at genuine change.
But people should vote only for either of them. If we have a majority President, it makes us less divided. Maybe we can do a little step one at a time and find our bearing as a Republic and not as a nation of marauding warlords and thieves.
Let us put some sense in us before we expect it from our leaders, or shall we say, from our clowns!
Napaka-ogags at engot talaga. People should vote for the best candidate – the ones who can truly deliver.
We don’t want a majority president for majority’s sake. Nor do I want to be united in a ship headed for disaster, courtesy of an unqualified captain.
Little steps are for men of little minds.
It’s time to take bold steps – take the path less taken – create a prosperous future by selecting the candidate who has proven himself to be able to bring transformation to his community and improve its quality of life.
Someone tell the clowns and their fellow members in the circus – Quit clowning around and STFU!