I WILL BE THERE.
Because we live in a democracy by choice. Because not speaking up when you know something is wrong makes you an accomplice to the wrong. Because I think everyone must be held accountable for their actions, particularly where their actions impact the welfare of millions. Because of the increasingly brazen disregard for the laws and even basic ethics that should apply to educated individuals. Because in many ways, I am embarrassed to be in the same gene pool as those who are perpetrating and then possibly getting away with such outrageous actions. Because of dozens of other reasons I will keep to myself as I know you get the point.
I was infuriated enough to write a rant on “the cash in shopping bags at Malacanang” issue ALONE, which by the way, got 12,000++ page views and over 100 comments, making it one of the top 2% of all posts in this blog, and I subsequently marched peacefully from the Aquino statue to the Makati post office, accompanied by only a few hundred other equally incensed souls. I have been out there expressing my opinion on several occasions, since I was in my teens. And I do think it collectively makes a difference.
It’s easy to say that nothing will change, that politicians are all the same, that we are all doomed, no matter what. It’s easy to say it isn’t your responsibility to speak up, and let someone else do it instead. Well, would you rather be buried under a mountain of caca, kicking and screaming and trying to get out, or calmly lay down as it grows darker and darker and you turn into worm food? If you have read this blog for any length of time, you would know I would bloody well say something and do something, if only for my own conscience. And I am not advocating politician roulette, I simply want folks to be held accountable for their actions.
SO YES, I WILL BE AT THE RALLY IN MAKATI on FRIDAY AFTERNOON, February 29th.
And if I could, I would send FG BURJERS (“Frigging Good” Burjers laced with truth serum) free to any of the folks involved in the growing list of outrageous political scandals…