January 24, 2007

The bamboozle

"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge — even to ourselves — that we've been so credulous."

- Carl Sagan
American astronomer, humanist

Picked up this quote from, of all things, a financial advice newsletter I subscribe to. But I think it's apropos to the political situation in our country, and our seeming lack of outrage over several events that have transpired in the course of the Presidentita GMA's term of office.

So the Presidentita hijacked the last elections. Then lied about calling Garci...who btw, is now running for political office?!?! Of course there was that infamous PI initiative, aka Charter Change, which the idiotic congressmen tried to force down our throats. Now several municipal mayors who had voiced their opposition to the initiative is being harrassed, shaken down, and threatened to be removed from office. And of course there was that fast-break midnight transfer of a convicted rapist, a US marine, from our municipal jail to the US embassy.

We boil and we broil over these events. And yet we continue to allow the Presidentita to remain in power. Why? What's happened to us?

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