Somebody’s making a lot of racket about The Daily Show allegedly making fun of Cory. Sus! And here we are going ballistic about Teri’s line on her very American-Suburbian themed show. And Pinoys, (at least those with enough time to kill) are swarming over those petitions and complaints and whatnots para daw maibangon ang nasirang puri ng mga Pilipino sa buong mundo.
Have you read the news lately? Listened to AM radio? That bunch of lawyers, career politicians and wannabe messiahs have been causing us Pinoys our misery, not those trivial comments on Desperate Housewives, not Jon Stewart‘s The Daily Show Segment. It’s the SENATE that’s the source of our humiliating persona around the world! It’s the CONGRESS that’s making our life embarassing. Ang tanging kayang gawin lang nga mga tanginang ito ay: mag-tawag ng Congressional hearing sa mga walang kapararakang bagay while the need for more roads and school buildings go unheeded, mag-tawag ng senate inquiry about hidden wealth other than their own, mag akusa ng kung anu-ano sa media then blame media for blowing up the whole thing out of proportion, and use the alibi IT WAS MISCOMMUNICATION like it was tissue paper on a roll. Why even the broadsheets (I can name two leading newspapers) turn out to be just the larger version of the typical tabloids, other than it is written in English (with enough typos to choke you). Everywhere it’s CONSPIRACIES. And they (politicians and newspapers, even tv newsteams) revel on their supposed ex-po-se about this and that but fail to acknowledge certain alliances/conspiracies between a newspaper giant and a tv network existing just to spite the other, bigger, more savvy tv network. May napapansin ka bang namimigay ng ticket sa lugar nyo tapos sinisingil yung me tindahan about certain fees? Without a real, legal receipt to go with it? Naitanong mo na ba sa sarili mo kung bakit may cedula pa? Did any of you, honorable, respectable Filipinos chose the usual channels and NOT ask for padrinos or ‘KAKILALA’ sa City Hall? Conscious ka ba sa ingay ng iyong souped-up scooter kapag gamit mo ito? Wala ka bang pakialam kapag sobrang lakas ng nirentahan mong videoke machine kahit dis-oras na nag gabi dahil marami pang bisita at minsan lang naman kamo ang hapening sa bahay mo?Haaay . . .
Wala akong naulinigan na nag-reklamo about KMU dahil lahat ng pinasok nilang factory eventually nagsara dahil sa labor dispute, the very thing labor unions are supposed to prevent from happening. I haven’t recieved any forwarded email about Pinoys banding together to kick out and ban all irresponsible and corrupt public officials. Ni wala yata naka-isip na magtanong o kontrahin ang Simbahan about why they keep dipping their hands against Family planning, or why they always need money for this and that but they don’t pay taxes.
So tama na yang paghihimutok about racial slurs, derogatory remarks and stuff. Too far from the gut to be really painful.