Kung sya ang sumasalamin
sa ating Bansa,
Pababayaan mo ba Sya?
It seems that the legacies of our great heroes is going down the drain, when some favors fascism particularly the Marcos-style dictatorship as an instant solution to our growing political and economic problems. Wala na nga bang pag-asa ang ating bayan, at kailangang isuko ang laban na sinimulan ng ating mga bayani mula sa hanay ni Lapu-Lapu at ang pinakahuli ay si President Cory Aquino.
Some people loses hope but please let us not give away our liberty and it pains me to think that some are most willing to trade-off our democracy to a dictatorship form of government for a political change of atmosphere.
It's very important to understand exactly what democracy is, and what it depends on. Many people leave school just thinking that it means that people have the vote.
We should know what a fragile, complex and nuanced creature a liberal democracy is. They also need to be taught about 'democratic deficits'; the imperfections and corruptions in democratic systems, whether in our own country, the Philippines, USA, UK or wherever.
I say "democracy" is always imperfect and always needs to be questioned, rethought, repaired. The advantage is that you can do this in a democracy - faulty as our democracies seem to be at the moment.
What we need right now is faith, believed in ourselves and together with our youth, YOU, we could change the our country. Without this belief we cannot do it as we are unable to maintain the motivation necessary.
I always believe it is possible to change our country and that is why I spend so much time producing blog articles that suggests we can. Otherwise I will stop blogging and will tell my children to stop believing in the word "CHANGE". We must firmly believe that we can change, however; it can’t be done alone with old codgers like me. We need the young citizen like YOU, with all your surplus energies, to get involved in this great political struggle.
Yet so many are apathetic. I can understand that given the current situation. But it is a recipe for a new kind of fascism.
I say, never ever embrace a dictatorial form of Government. Galing na kami duon, nakipaglaban kami para sa inyo, huwag na nating balikan ang isang madilim na kahapon.
Let us prove that Ninoy is correct that "Filipinos are worth dying for".