Katipunero: a member of the Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng Pilipinas, a revolutionary group of the 1800s; a Filipino who continues to fight unjust and corrupt structures in society.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Suffering is the Only Road to Peace

We go to war so that we may have peace. - St. Augustine

The present government has gone to great lengths to protect itself from the emerging fury of the masses. It has introduced the "great debates" on constitutional change to muddle the issue on GMA's election manipulatin and cheating and the use of tainted funds oil her campaign machinery. And when she and her allies successfully killed the impeachment complaint against her in the lower house (obviously to escape the ire of the Senate), she continued to douse cold water - both literally and figuratively - on the coninuing efforts of those militantly working to expose her many dark secrets and her true character. The government has responded with an Executive Order that will prevent public servants from spilling the beans.

Personally, I think the President is spending more of her time in politicking rather than governance. Sure, she appears to continue to run the country but not with the common good in mind. Most of her statements and actions seem to be done to save her already ailing presidency.

But the president should realize that the cloud of doubt will forever hover over her head, even beyond her term, if she does not allow the truth to come out. It will be a painful process not only for her and her allies but for the whole nation as well, for it will reveal to us the moral degeneration that has continued to eat up our so-called democratic systems. And the more she protects herself, the more she feeds this festering wound that would not leave us in peace.

Hence, the President should make the supreme sacrifice - no, not to step down from office but to simply allow things to unfold before us so that the truth may finally emerge and set us all free. It is only in allowing conflict and "war" to take its course - God forbid a civil war! - that we can ever hope for peace. Ms. President, we do not want a civil war. All we want is a battle of wits that will allow the truth to finally emerge. Let this great debate begin!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, that's sensible point of view!

Sunday, November 06, 2005 10:16:00 PM  
Blogger Katipunero Ako said...

thanks! sadly, though it is sensible, not many people seem to consider taking the tough road.

Monday, November 07, 2005 11:34:00 AM  

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