It’s a bit tiring writing political blog entries.
Tiring in a sense that I get literally hungry and it calls
for immediate decompression after writing. Funny that while I turn to writing
to decompress, I need to decompress after writing about politics.
It’s a welcome break to get out of the default state of mind
by the way. After the everyday blues, the busyness in the workplace and
relatively tranquil family life, there’s a place for the socially enraged and
disgusted me to let itself loose and get articulated.
In my many moments of silence, my mind is usually focused on
fundamentals of life if not totally blank in order to stay in the moment
intoxicated with inner peace.
But when I, among the many, start to deal with politics, the state of having a blank mind takes a backseat. The indifferent suddenly becomes a frenzied partisan who would rather die than surrender his views. You inevitably partake with both the divisive and the toxic.
Yes I take sides, if that isn’t already obvious. The politically, morally, and intellectually correct side. Where before I choose to not give a fuck, now I do for the sake of my children who will remain in the system long after I’m gone. My views may not make much of a difference but collectively with other shareholders, it might make the necessary dent which will become the catalyst for the long overdue overhauling of the Philippine society.
So yep, that pretty sums up my motivation. To aid in a collective effort to remove the blinders from Filipinos in order for them to see the elephant in the room and take necessary action. As a nation, we are already light-years behindhand in facing squarely the things that are crippling us as a nation.
Which is why I am an avid reader of Get Real Philippines, a site who earned its reputation for piercing the victim mentality and other justifications on why the Philippines remain a sorry lot (credits to Gogs for his kickass tagline). Behind the occasional glitz and glamour, the fundamentals of the Philippine society still lie in shambles, thanks to Juan’s ever pathetic excuses.
And if you notice that some articles here are the same with
what’s published in the site of Get Real Philippines, that’s because the ghost
writer and the writer behind this post and the rest of this blog are one and
There are a couple more articles there that are written by me. Yes, me. The voice might not be recognizable but it’s me alright, haha!