By Segundo Balbuena
Because I want my country to be endlessly corrupted, plundered and abused and my people forever poor, helpless voiceless and immune to all distorted values, I will vote for cheap-priced candidates who pay me and make my dreams come true.
Endlessly complaining which I have no right, ignorant and easy to please and dictated, blind follower and “sipsip” because of desperate survival instinct. That’s me and my country always down the drain because me and my people never learn or refuse to learn from the past.
My people, the so-called “madlang people” do not believe history especially run or manipulated by politicians does repeat itself. That is why we the same questionable candidates with the same traits and tails, mostly handed from their ancestors and that is why we have the same problems and tragic realities all times.
I have gone through several elections already and tried to choose candidates wisely but there is no need to be wise because as the young would say, hello, there is none to choose for so let us settle na lang for candidates to make this country forever wallow in backwardness. We are used to it anyway.
Also, we like bad news all the time. Every time when headlines talk about elected officials dirty games we feel good but also feel sick because we are helpless and disgusted even more.
Never mind if it seems so normal, it is in fact, normal. What a great race we are. Imagine, we produce thieves in gowns and in golden thousand shoes and “horrorable” men in barong Tagalog holding offices in palaces.
Watch out their progeny are following their greedy footsteps. Me and my countrymen deserve what we got.
Artwork courtesy of Money Control