Thursday, October 11, 2007

Looking Back: Jose Rizal II on Gloria Arroyo's Focus

Now is a good time to review some of the propositions put forward by the opposing sides in the Let's Move On issue. Here's a comment from someone who goes by the unassuming handle "Jose Rizal II", in last year's Battle of the Epistles thread in MLQ3's blog.

"mlq3,

How’s your alter-ego noelet doing?

I see that you have not given up your misguided idealism to want to oust a president and yet still fail to provide us with a credible alternative.

Moreover, you miss the point of why government exists. It exists to ensure that the livelihood of ordinary people is ensured. That means that the economy should always be the primary concern of any government. Luckily, Macapagal-Arroyo is an economist and fixing the economy has always been her primary concern.

It is only dreamers such as yourself who keep insisting on politicking and talking about useless advocacies instead of focusing on the real task of fixing the economy, and people like you are the cause of greater suffering among Filipinos.

Already, ordinary Filipinos realize that Macapagal-Arroyo, for all her imperfections, is focused enough on ensuring that investments come in and jobs are created and slowly, they are realizing that you - the grandson of 'Mr. Philippines Run Like Hell' himself - as well as other people and self-serving politicians having similar mistaken views are more harmful to the country than you’ve misrepresented Macapagal-Arroyo to be.

People are slowly realizing that while she’s working hard in the background to improve the economy, you noisy fools continue to talk about useless political bullshit.

This is the tragedy of the Philippines.

It is when people are foolish enough to listen to real fools like you and your ilk.

Signed,

José Rizal II
"
May 2nd, 2006 at 2:40 pm
I leave it to you to evaluate whether Mr. Rizal II's points has stood the test of time (in this case 18 months).

3 comments:

mschumey07 said...

We will be fools if we listen to what this Jose Rizal II is saying. He insults the name of Rizal. To move on, we need closure. What we have is an open floodgate which continues to swamp us with a flood of crimes.

cvj said...

Hi Schumey, that guy belongs to Benign0's 'Get Real' group. Unfortunately for us, his mindset is relatively common among the Filipino Upper and Middle classes which is why i believe it is these classes that are in need of education.

HILLBLOGGER said...

cvj, schumey,

agree that in order to move on, we need closure.

just look at this Armenian Genocide issue - until Turkey recognizes that the Ottoman Empire committed atrocities in holocaustic proportions on the Armenian people, very difficult to move on; at some point in time, it will come back and haunt them.

There comes a time when we have to face the truth if only to move on.