Strange Is Coming: The Cult Of Mayor
Campaign period. People want change. They all want a savior who will save our asses from the past wackjobs of the government. They started to choose which one to support and which one’s not. Supporters and bashers are everywhere on the internet. In the midst of it all, the cult of Mayor has risen. For them, he’s the one who deserves to have the power of the presidency, the power of chief of command. The Mayor said outrageous things in his campaign in which his followers think seems reasonable. Even killing. Online harassments and death threats were typical. A not-so-funny entertainment to be seen, though. A mob of people would tell you ” No, he doesn’t mean what he said, silly!” or ” You guys are taking his speech out of context” or “Get used to it, he always talks that way”.
Bad ideas should be criticized and shouldn’t be left unchallenged, and he’s got tons of these. A few sensible people have challenged it. However, the cult is too loud. These fanatics follow him so blindly that they even forget how to be a civilized human in a civilized society. Rational debates are nowhere to be found. It’s blasphemous to disagree with their “chosen one”, their “god”. Don’t dare say anything negative about him, don’t you ever dare, unless you enjoy cyber bullying. That’s what you get from insulting someone’s messiah. You will taste the wrath of the cult. They get mad at you no matter how true your statement is, no matter how statistically and rationally you explain your side. Facts don’t matter to them if it contradicts their chosen one. Well, this is not merely an exaggeration. You can easily look it up. See the comments section of any articles, especially the one that criticizes their “messiah”.
The Chosen One. The first question spring to mind is, “Why he was even voted by 16 million Filipino people?” We can sum it all up by saying he’s got voted in by gullible, ignorant and self-centered masses who want an “immediate change”. And what do you expect if you have such kind of voters? You bet. There’s nothing wrong with their “change”, we long to have them. The concern is how are you going to implement it.
Factors At Play:
Why we can hardly blame these people? Why are they in outrage?
(By simply looking at these factors, you will surely understand these people are sick and tired of incompetent leaders).
Failures Of The Past Admins
Erap, Gloria, Pnoy. These people had failed us. Some might say that the next president will only operate out of self-interest as they always have. People are getting tired as they are all the same.
Plunder Case — Estrada was accused of violating Republic Act No. 7080 for allegedly receiving P545-million protection money from jueteng operators; diverting P130-million tobacco excise tax share of Ilocos Sur; receiving P189.7-million kickback from Belle Corp. for GSIS, SSS purchase of P1.8-billion worth of shares of stocks and maintaining P3.23-billion “Jose Velarde” account with Equitable-PCIBank. cc : (GMANEWS)
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
The Fertilizer Fund Scam — Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante allegedly diverted P728 million in fertilizer funds to the 2004 election campaign of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Hello Garci (I am sorry) Scandal — Refers to the alleged wiretapped conversations where vote rigging in the 2004 elections was discussed by, among others, a woman presumed to be President Arroyo and man presumed to be Comelec Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano. (GMANETWORK.COM) Check this link for more cases filed against her.
As always, he denied that President Arroyo instructed him to cheat in the 2004 elections.
Would you believe that these two scammers are still holding a position in the government until now?! Yes, that’s correct, they still got voted in by idiots after being allegedly linked to these scandalous crimes for plundering people’s money. And what do you get by letting morons to vote your leaders? SAD. Filipinos will never learn their lessons.
Pork Barrel Scam — The Priority Development Assistance Fund scam, also called the PDAF scam was the alleged misuse by several members of the Congress of the Philippines of their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF, popularly called “pork barrel”).
MRT Scam — The anomalous used of MRT funds under DOTC secretary Abaya was allegedly corrupted and use for the Mar Roxas campaign, with, of course, the knowledge of the higher up.
Heart is ripping and face was almost numb by facepalming while saying “I’m getting tired.” They are all the same.
Eradicate criminalities in six months? What’s not to like? Great deal, isn’t it? How are they going to do it? By Oplan Tokhang : A war on drugs campaign.
No addicts, no snatchers. No addicts, no holdapers. No addicts, no rapists. No addicts, no killings. No addicts, no carnappers. Hmm.. What else? Not even considering the underlying problem above it all – poverty. Yeah’ forget about poverty, lack of education, lack of opportunities for employment etc.. The only factor that we can come up with why people are committing crimes is that they are addicts. LOL
I think that people are hearing so many more things from their local news about horrible things happening somewhere in the world that we totally lost our perspective. I, for one, had experienced the gun pointing at my face when I insisted on not giving my phone to the holdaper. It was scary. Yeah, I did get mad, but I never wish them to be dead and put the law in my hand, this should be expected from a civilized society in the 21st century. There are people who have experienced the worst thing anyone can possibly imagine (their child got raped and murdered, father killed by his addict son), yet they’re still coming from this in a rational point of view. And that is more astonishingly brave and humbling. Killing the person who killed my life isn’t satisfying to me either.
No citizen who cares about the country and its future can ignore the rising numbers of extrajudicial killings of “allegedly” drug users and pushers. That’s what we thought, yet, the cult supported it, and even cheered him and the police for doing so. People have been killed by the so-called “vigilantes”, yet there’s no news about these vigilantes getting caught.
Nowadays, you’ll find yourself getting afraid of watching the news in fear of seeing dead bodies wrapped in packing tape and cardboard. Is this for real? Is this really happening in my country? Moreover, if you dig deeper — public outcry against extra-judicial killings are way impossible to achieve. People who are against it were outnumbered by the people who strongly BELIEVE they are doing the RIGHT thing. “Those people get killed because they are criminals” . So seeing those criminals dead bodies is an act of justice? Why do we have to wait for the snail-paced justice system, when you can put the law in your hands? People are tired of waiting…indeed.
PROBLEM IS : A lot of poor people are killed on the spot yet those BIG TIME drug pushers have been given the luxury of due process. A war on drugs is more like a war on the poor. See this.
ANOTHER PROBLEM IS: If you gave people absolute power like killing, putting the law into their hands. Expect a more problematic outcome. Of course, he was a drug pusher. The Philippine Police never made mistakes, right?
All of a sudden you will realize:
- These poor (literally) people can afford to buy guns despite the fact that they are living in the squatter’s area? People who are likely to have a 3-times daily meal?
- So the police don’t have any skills whatsoever for self-defense? Shooting the target in the foot so he can’t escape is not an option? It is unlikely even if it’s a 1:5 entrapment operation (which is always the case? Odd.
- Telling them that being addicts is a health problem is a huge NO, NO, and accused you of being an addict, too.
- Letting these people learn from those mistakes by giving them a second chance is not enough. So killing them is the only solution?
- People will get outraged and call “supporters of addicts” yet they don’t see themselves as the supporters of murderers?
There is no surprise that a lot of police are involved in drugs. We heard it in the news every now and then. So what will be the possibility of them killing their own people in their drug operations?
You might argue, “And so those were abusive police, the Mayor didn’t order the killing” why are you blaming him BUT where are you when he said “It’s okay”?
You’re not even 100% certain that these alleged pushers are guilty, nor the PNP drug pushers/users’ lists. Let the proper courts decide whether they are guilty or not. So there you have it, folks! READ.
Article III of the 1987 Constitution:
SECTION 14. (1) No person shall be held to answer for a criminal offense without due process of law.
(2) In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall be presumed innocent until the contrary is proved, and shall enjoy the right to be heard by himself and counsel, to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation against him, to have a speedy, impartial, and public trial, to meet the witnesses face to face, and to have compulsory process to secure the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence in his behalf. However, after arraignment, trial may proceed notwithstanding the absence of the accused provided that he has been duly notified and his failure to appear is unjustifiable.
These people haven’t killed anyone, for Christ’s sake! Which is for me, one of the strong valid reasons to put someone behind bars. But now they are dead. Human “LIFE” is one of the most fucking important things on Earth. We can’t bring it back once they’re dead. Especially, if they’re INNOCENT. If you approve extra-judicial killings, evidence doesn’t matter to you. You approve it even without thinking that it might happen to you or one of your loved ones; getting killed without due process, without begging for evidence. It’s time to call out that this “okay” to kill alleged criminals is not safe and unlawful for the general public. The irony is that our safety hysteria has brought us to a not even more safe environment.
We’re so afraid of the possibilities of these addicts committing crimes to an estimated 98 million people in this country? A one in a hundred thousand chances of committing a crime don’t you think? Why waste our time thinking of them becoming criminals when we can come up with a better police defense to eliminate an actual crime? Sometimes horrible things happen, but they’re so rare you can’t live your life thinking that that’s what is going to happen.
Philippine logic: Therefore, I’m just going to kill them first before they turn themselves into criminals.
That’s how stupid you sound like, fucking pathetic humans.
No crimes? Why not focus on the real problems huh! Then a friend said “mas madali nga naman daw”. Too idealistic, can we come up with a way achievable? How about strengthening the judicial system, stronger defense, and police security, letting those learn their lesson in prison? Works all the time.
Start focusing on our most important and realistic problems such as courts (judicial system), police, defense and corruption, poverty, education, health, and lack of opportunity for employment. Then we’re good. We will be getting a long and peaceful way with that. I tell you..
Also, relax, we’re all gonna die.
He even contradicts his own words. Which is a big NO for being a leader. He said he will end the corruption, but letting the plunderers of the past administrations off the hook? Take the case of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The mayor was very vocal on how “it’s okay” for him if Gloria was dismissed by her corruption case. Then after a week or two, it was granted. You’ll see Madam on the telly without her neck brace. Awesome. End the corruption? Genius.
He wanted peace and order. Yet dead bodies of Filipino citizens are piling up. Brother, I tell ya, you can’t talk peace and have a gun.
I am not against “war on drugs”, now that I see how horrible the drug problem is in this country. I am against the killings, taking law in their hands without due process, without the proper court decision. Those poor fuckers who fucked themselves up with drugs need rehabilitation more than anything else. We all know they need a rehabilitation? But killing anyone from being miserable due to the bad decisions, from being weak and stupid, is inhumanly disgusting.
Thank you for listening.