July 08, 2005

The mess that there is

Somebody just asked what my stand is on the recent Gloria-gate scandal. Honestly, i do not have a political stand. Is it because i don't read the papers anymore or is it because i've got no time to care?

What i think is that Filipinos are too emotional. When something like this happens, a lot of people unite and strongly pursue a good cause. However after a year, or even a few months, everything goes back to the same old routines. We hope to choose good leaders, but elections can be easily rigged. We hope for the best governance yet corruption is more a common thing than an exception. Well, there is an impeachment process - which can be manipulated anyway aside from wasting taxpayer's money on a long convoluted oratorical contest. Whether it be an impeachment or a resignation, i'm sorry to think that it is not a far fetched idea that sooner or later, we'll be at the same position again. All that's sure is that the economy, struggling as it were, is hopelessly flailing about and being shred to minute pieces yet again. Most people will kill just to get out of this country, well not literally of course.

So, what is my stand?

All i'm sure of is that i will pray for our country. I don't think it's hopeless, i don't think it's begging for a miracle. Our God is bigger than any of all country's problems combined. Our government is not in need of a major facelift. It needs a 180 degree turn.

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