Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Aspersion

AFTER saying something about the lamentable and distressing syndrome called “Asperger’s Disorder”, what comes to mind in the context of words and sounds is the term “Aspersion”. In its more common understanding, aspersion is a reproach, a censure, a depreciation. Aspersion is in a way understandable when the object of contempt is vile, obnoxious and revolting. But when something is virtuous, noble and lofty, its aspersion is not only a big shame but also a downright abomination.

And the Malacañang occupant plus his loyal cohorts and obedient allies are now avidly engaging in “kadiri to death” aspersion on the endearing presence of children, on the profound blessing of family and the big wonder of human sexuality, Malacañang plus buddies in the Legislature and comrades among the NGOs, are bent in pushing and selling the following hideous agenda: Hate children (RH Bill), Destroy families (Divorce Bill). Debase sex (Same Sex Marriage Bill).

Poor Philippines. Pitiful Filipinos. It is not enough that the country is going nowhere in commerce and industry. It is neither enough that the Filipinos are wallowing more and more in poverty and misery. Nor it is enough that the national leadership talks but does little. Thus it is that: Development is but a pie in the sky. Better living conditions are simply a big drawing. Justice and peace are merely dreams and more dreams.

Meantime: Make children disappear from homes, from the streets, from the schools. Destroy more marriages, wreck more homes, make more kids wretched and bitter. Ridicule human sexuality, lower human dignity. All these guarantee the importation and observance of unethical foreign practices, and the destruction and obliteration of Filipino ethically upright cultural values.

Questions: Does this government have nothing better to do? It is only good in posturing and shouting nice sounding maxims? It is flat broke in making a national plan and putting this into execution? Is it simply reactive to this and that problem and thereby applying but band-aid solutions to one catastrophe after another in the national level? It destroys rather than build. It engages in talking instead of acting. It causes despair rather than instill hope. It divides people instead of uniting them.

There is definitely something very wrong with the government under the present national leadership which simply came to be on account of the former that was delusional as well as deluding. It can be therefore legitimately asked: “What’s new?”

OVCRUZ, JCD
22 June 2011