Wednesday, November 09, 2011

You are right, man!

Nonetheless then the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon was quoted as saying “…the world today is one of terrible contradiction.” As per report, the gentleman said that there was a plenty of food but 1 billion people go hungry the world over; that few lived lavish lifestyles but many others live in abject poverty; that huge advances in medicine have been realized yet mothers themselves die everyday in childbirth; that billions were spent on weapons to kill people instead of keeping them safe.

You are right, man! You hit it right in the head! You got it! There is indeed a “terrible” contradiction in the world today – basically in terms of the marked dichotomy between those who “have” and those who “have not.” Specifically in the matter of financial benefits and material possessions: One, there is enough for everybody. Two, yet a few who have it all. Three, the rest practically have nothing. This is “terrible incarnation” incarnate.

Is the world meant but for a few to live by? Do the rest have no right to have a share in its assets and consequent benefits? Was it this way ever since and it cannot be otherwise? Is this right and just, proper and fair? The answer to all these questions is clear and simple to the UN Secretary General. However, together with other non-perceptive or disabled countries, the Philippines through the present government adopts the same doctrine and embraces the same stance. Viz., the population is the culprit. Hence do away with people as they are in effect the real enemy of the socio-economic development in of the Country. This fatal response in the name of the people of the Philippines acquires extra gravity and morbidity, considering that the Malacañang tenant continuously claims integrity and insistently proclaims rectitude – plus insinuations of inherited sanctity.

The same “terrible contradiction” among the People of the Philippines is staring at them merely by looking at the palatial homes of a few vis-à-vis the miserable houses of millions. The same is true even in cemeteries where the dead rich have their respective expensive and impressive mausoleum – while the poor are simply buried here and there to the point that even their graves could no longer be located in the course of time. This is not to mention the fact that prisons are full of poor convicts. How about the rich and powerful criminals – even those already convicted ones? Never mind.

There must be a genuine and lasting response to remedy the “terrible contradiction” between the wealthy and the miserable, the luxurious and the squalid, the over-fed and the hungry. What?