I don’t cry too much anymore when I’m upset. I realized that after I’ve had a crying session that aside from getting puffy eyes, I always regret making a big deal out of a situation. Most of the time, the situation is not worth crying about. One such situation not worth crying about is the Liberal Party’s desperate attempts at claiming victory even before the election is over. This is just blatant messing with the minds of the public and I just can’t let them get to me. We can’t let them get to us because what they want is for everyone else to give up the fight or abandon what they say is a sinking ship. They also want us to think that if they don’t win, the election was rigged. This to me is a reflection of their corrupt mentality.
We’re almost at the home stretch and everyone who has been involved in campaigning in this year’s momentous occasion is probably on edge and very jittery. I mean, I for one was never as involved in campaigning in previous elections as I am now. Most of us were probably still too young to get involved or just didn’t care in the past. I’m proud to say that for the first time, I see real potential in a presidential candidate or two and I am willing to join the fight to bring him to Malacanang. This is a personal experience that will go deep down my memory banks hopefully to extract with pride in my twilight years. I’m sure a lot of you reading this right now can say the same thing. There are just a few better candidates running this year, and there are even brighter volunteers who got involved with them. That’s probably because there are a lot of people who do not want to settle for “lesser evils”. It’s too bad Noynoy Aquino is trying to ruin this exciting time for all of us.
Most of us are very serious about this election. I don’t think I can say the same thing for the Liberal Party and in particular, Noynoy Aquino. When I wrote my first article about Noynoy I have to admit, I was just working on a hunch. Now, it appears that I have been right about him all along. There have been so many articles documenting his continued gaffes and errors of judgement through credible media outlets over the past months and this latest one is just too disturbing.
His talk of rallying the Filipino people again to hit the streets of Manila if he suspects cheating on election day is just too baffling not just for me, but for everyone who doesn’t believe in his embarrassing bid for the presidency. His interpretation of cheating involves a scenario where his loss in the election necessarily means a rigged counting of the votes. The only way he would accept the result of the election is if he wins. I don’t know why his supporters and even those who are just sitting on the sidelines cannot see or admit this blatant attempt at rousing anarchy.
To those who keep saying that he is a good person, do you really think that someone promoting chaos, someone who has a disregard for loss of businesses opportunity, possible loss of lives, and continued political instability, is someone who is a good person? What ever happened to being good by promoting peace and harmony? I don’t see Noynoy being involved in this kind of move. His party and their cohorts which includes the biggest media outlets and their army of esteemed writers and reporters have been involved in spreading all kinds of negative stuff about their opponents from the very start.
At this stage, everyone’s hopes are still high. As far as all of us are concerned the election isn’t over yet. We are too smart for their dumb tactics. They just have the widest resources and can reach the public sooner and faster. But to see this situation as hopeless for the other candidates rivalling Noynoy is equivalent to being apathetic. Being apathetic is not good for the country and the poor people’s well-being. We can’t let them down. We have to care about the people who will ultimately be victims of another Aquino in Malacanang.
Whenever we are at a crossroad or find ourselves between a rock and a hard place, some of us may wonder if there is a God and if God is really is looking out for the Filipino people. My answer to that is of course, that there is a God. God is in each and everyone of us. We have the power to look out for ourselves. The outside forces, the corporations who continually bombard us with false information are the ones who benefit when we lose the battle with our own demons. We need to fight for our right to vote on Election Day for the candidate we believe in. Noynoy Aquino is not the Messiah that some would have us believe. We are the Messiah and we have the power to choose the person who will serve us. Noynoy Aquino is not the one who can do that.
I will not cry if Noynoy Aquino wins the election. That situation is just not worth crying about. If Noynoy Aquino wins, it simply means that the majority of the Filipino people lost the battle with their own demons, succumbed to popularity over substance, and therefore sealed their fate.