Friday, September 26, 2008

we, the people

We, the People should be ashamed of ourselves. We are the big mistake of nature and the huge misfortune of the Country. From what we are to what we do, there is nothing good in us. There is really nothing that we can be proud of but there is much we must be ashamed of. What is good, we make bad. What is bad, we turn it into worst. There is nothing good in us. Everything foul comes from us. Our absence shall be a blessing to the Philippines. We should not have been born at all. We people are the curse of the Country.

There are so many beggars in the streets while squatters abound in all places. There are more and more homeless families. All these are because the national economy is down and economic development continues to be a mere dream.

There is little rice and less employment compared with poverty that is apparent in the society. There is hunger, sickness, destitution and despair.

There is so little money to buy food and everything seems to cost so much. Medicines are no longer affordable, schools are no longer enough to accommodate students. As such, millions of children no longer receive the education afforded for them by the Constitution.

There are many big piles of garbage everywhere, while traffic is usually heavy and population is suffocating. Rivers are very dirty and marine life is threatened. There is too much fossil burning and wherefore there is fast global warming.

There are numerous unaccounted killings left and right as wars transpire across the archipelago.

The ones at the bottom of all these are us people because of our greed. There is never enough. There is always want. There are so many things said and done. But at the end of all these, we the people are the ones at fault, the ones accountable, the one that make it hard – so very hard – for the Philippines to have a bearable present and an acceptable future. That is right: Away with us – people!

It becomes wherefore understandable that there are legislators who precisely despise us, people. They are moving heaven and earth to do away with us. They like to depopulate the Country, believing that human reproduction is a malediction and depopulation is a benediction.

But wait a moment! Are they not people too? Should they not also vanish from the face of the earth? Fair is fair!

+OVCruz, DD
September 26, 2008