Why we never learn to accept the truth....?
September 14, 2009 6:30am CST
There were some political figures in our country that keep on denying some accusations from their administration though it was already proven guilty. I admired those other heads of state of some other countries that even themselves resigned voluntarily with out any condition once they were implicated by any form scandalous government transactions..One of those I remembered most was watergate case at the time of former Pres. Nixon, I forgot a name of Japanese prime minister who also resigned voluntarily....why some of our political figures keeps on hardening their faces in front of his countrymen..? From the time I started to vote until now I heard no one from our political figures resigned voluntarily once implicated from some anomalous and scandalous government transactions in their administration. Former Pres.Marcos was thrown out by people power and so with former Pres. Estrada, but still until they never accepted what they've accused for though proven guilty and it was so obvious that they really did it...maybe this is one of our best known pinoy quality...what a shame!then we would shout "Mabuhay ang Pinoy" ( of course...) I am also a pure blooded Filipino... What can you say about this brother?
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16 Sep 09
I guess the word resignation is not in the vocabulary of us Pinoys. Looking at this from a closer point of view, I think it has something from where we were, as a race, started. For 300 years we've been enslaved by a colonial ruler and our sense of identity has somehow been lost along the way. We have been used to being ruled by a colonial leader and not on our own. When we first felt our real independence from this rulers it was a feeling that liberated us but in the process we started emulating what our colonial leaders have done to us. We just wanted to stay in power like our first models of colonial leaders. Which is not in our case, we try to be a democratic society where there is an eventual turning of power to the next chosen one by the people. But our colonial heritage have dictated a different sort of leadership where they cling to their position until one from their superiors would order them to step down. I guess we Filipinos are just starting to learn the basic hoops and loops what democracy is all about. We have just been liberated from the theocratic leadership and we somehow cling to it because we are got used to that kind of leadership. Our Asian neighbors like Korea and Japan never did experience this kind of influence from being colonized by other countries and they developed their own sense of values that till this day they practice. That is why we differ from their culture and values.
15 Sep 09
Well, I think because the people allow it. You might notice that Filipinos are very forgiving, and we even vote for those who had previous bad records. I also think that crab mentality plays a good role. When someone is one of top, we tend to find his negatives so that we will be the ones be called as heros. But on the other hand, people always like to have a hero. We always want to have a perfect government, not realizing that it is us who can make our lives better. A single person or group cannot control the whole system, and we must start from ourselves. Thanks!
17 Sep 09
Well said my friend. It must be from us first that we would change if we want to have a good change. But whatever we do, it would be useless if those corrupt people would start influencing the good one using their money and power..I think until the end we could not experience anymore good government governance....thanks for responding...
14 Sep 09
Well our politicians could never emulate the kinds of those other Asian politicians particularly Koreans and Japanese. They have integrity with in themselves.Koreans and Japanese would take their lives if they tarnish their names with anything anomalous.Ours could take other lives just to protect their anomalies. Imagine if all our politicians would do the same as the koreans and Japaneses nobody would remain standing to campaign for 2010 election. But pinoy arent all politicians so we still have hope for the future. We can still be proud of being pinoy. Mabuhay!