Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rizal had it bad...

It is always said that Rizal said these words:

"The youth is the hope of our future."

He is a highly respected person in this country (thats the Philippines). Rizal was a linguist, patriot, a doctor, a hero. I have high respects with smart people, people who can say what's in their mind no matter the consequences.

But such persons should never be quoted like what they are saying are scripture. They are people too and can make mistakes. The Bible alone is not free from mistakes and errors.

Many a people in this country has taken these very words to unload the burden on them. Who are they? They include politicians, parents, teachers, almost everybody.

It's like saying that it's not our responsibility to make change it's the youth who will do it. They say these words over and over during elections or when the feel arises for them to say such. I say they are empty words.

I cannot imagine the past, current and future youth to be what they are not. An ideal thing to say but nonetheless is a futile attempt for nothing.

I don't know what is going on the minds on the non-youth when they say such to the youth. I mean, what are they going to do? Just leave everything to the youth? That's scary.

If they know everything then they should also do their job instead of putting the burden on the young.

I say we are the hope of our future not the youth alone. If Rizal indeed made a mistake this is one of them.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Political Ads

Nothing pisses me than hearing political ads. It’s a pain both in the ears and the eyes. I think they have jumped on the Postmodern wagon and said what I do is also an art. Well, it’s not art, it’s just crap all of it. But at the same time, it amazes me; the things politicians in the Philippines are capable of doing during elections. Mind you, they will sing and dance, even when they can’t. Be so approachable during the campaign and then forget you when they get the position.

The unending noise barrage sung to the tune of the day, proclaiming their good agendas and characters. As if everyone believes them. Their huge and redundant posters all over the city smiling like their some model. I say it’s all pollution, both noise and eye pollution. Not to mention all the trash and garbage they create before, during and after the election.

One politician that annoys me most is Villar. It’s so too much in ones face. If he wins this election, I don’t know what will happen.

Luckily, I found a much better version of one of his annoying ads. Thanks to Missy from Sampaloc, Manila.

Nakaligo ka na ba sa dagat ng kubeta?
Nagpaputok ka na ba sa gitna ng kalsada?
Yan ang tanong namin?
Tunay ka bang isa sa amin?

Nalaman mo na mapapagdroga ka nya?
Tutulungan tayo para magsindikato.
At ang kanyang plano’y magnakaw tayo?

Si Villar ang tunay na pahirap
Si Villar ang tunay na walang gilagid
Si Villar ang may kakayahan
At gumawa ng sariling sugalan
Si manny Villar ang maghahakot ng ating kayamanan.