Thursday, March 01, 2007
Sinners and Saints
I have not receive the email of Harvey Keh - the 27-year old guy who vowed to leave the country if certain politicians win in the upcoming elections. One of those that could prompt this young leader is a win by Gloria Arroyo's favorite witness Chavit Singson.
The Ilocano warlord cried that it was unfair for Keh to equate him with gambling. I personally do not know Singson but I guess it would be ignorant of the public to equate him with pink floral pillows. Further, the administration candidate said that the other politicians are not saints, thus it's unfair to single out a select few.
That made me laugh. There are no saints in the current list of senatoriables but - damn - we know which should be elected. Apparently, Keh and I are on the same page. There's no need for us to know you more Mr Singson (that's his advice to Keh), your public notoriety is enough for us.
My father always tells me that even the pope can get corrupted by the political system in our country. Apparently, my father forgot his church history since there was a time when popes were the embodiment of human corruptibility. But I believe my father. There are a lot of good men and women who were swallowed by the rusty and lethal iron cage of Philippine politics. But there are still a number of them who resist its deadly charms.
Thus it is the responsibility of every one to vote and campaign for people who resists the iron cage. Singson is not one of them. I guess the reason why Keh included him in his list is that he knows Singson is one of those who strengthens the hold of the fatal cage.