Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Philippine Goverment is a Chaste Prostitute

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
(John F. Kennedy)

St. Ambrose depicts the church as "casta meretrix" meaning a "chaste prostitute". And I believe, that is also can also be said about other institutions like the schools, corporations and of course, the government --- our very own Philippine government is a CHASTE PROSTITUTE!

All institutions' "raison d' etre" are splendid --- always directed for others' well being and not for their own selfish gain or interest. However, reality tells us otherwise! Why? Because as the saying goes, "Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but when intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers."

Therefore, depicting church and other institutions as "casta meretrix" is indeed very apt. and really fair enough. Because the "prostitutes" are the ones who run the institutions.

The "Pinoy Politics" blog, strictly tackles Philippine Politics. Whatever you will read here are my opinions ---- how I see life as it comes thru to me.

I remember what my German professors told me before when I was still studying philosophy. In life there are what we call "Sitzen Leiben" or "situations in life" that sometimes need to be magnified, dessiminated and re-echoed to other people. This is to bring awareness in their being and hoping that someday they would take some actions in their small ways to make a difference in the society.

I love the song "Small Ways" and I'd like to share a part of it that might also inspire you:

"Maybe you and I can't do great things. We may not change the world one day, but we still can change some things today in our small ways..."

Let us continue to share realities in life in the realm of Philippine politics. Only through education that we would be able to help some people about the real "Sitzen Leibin" and help them to be extricated by providing them awareness, guidance and teach them how to deal with life.

As Plato said, "If all people were educated, there would be no slaves."

Thank you for taking time to read this blog, and I hope that you will find this educational and entertaining to read.

GOD bless us!!! GOD bless the Philippines!!!

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