ON DEFENDING IDOLIZED POLITICIANS
By Apolinario Villalobos
The problem with the “defenders” or “supporters” of politicians is that they tend to be overzealous in what they do and say to the point of even killing or get killed by those who belong to the “contra-partidos”. Most often, during election campaign, we hear of political leaders being ambushed on the way to rally sites or shot right inside their home. When they die, the politicians that they support shoulder the wake and burial expense….that’s all. Some politicians do not even know most of these “leaders” from Adam or Eve, except those who belong to their inner circle, as they are just names on their payroll. The tight handshake and smile that the politicians give to the “lesser leaders” do not necessarily mean closeness. After the election, winning politicians forget the names even of those who belong to their “inner circle”, as new set of butt-lickers march into their offices.
In blogging, there should likewise, be restraint in the showing of emotion. Bloggers should stick to the issue and not the character of fellow bloggers. Commentors to the blogs are considered as bloggers themselves, hence, they become responsible for the enhancement that they contribute to the blog, be it positive or negative. Again, idolized politicians do not personally know all the bloggers who support them, so there is no reason why the latter should overdo their unsolicited overzealousness. Laying down one’s own ideas to support those of the idolized politician should be enough to show that the supportive bloggers are just around…the bigger their number, the better.
I must admit that I have been guilty of overzealousness in the course of my blogging that made me cuss sometimes. Fortunately, I do not cuss anybody in particular, not even the politicians who I hate, as I do it only to release my pent up emotions being one with a “type A” personality. To show more maturity in this effort, though, I try my best not to cuss…unless provoked. Again, as expressed in my earlier blogs, I am not a saint who is virtually shielded with Godliness, as I consider myself an ordinary creature who has got no patience in just parrying insults to my person. I am not the type of a guy who throws back bread to someone who bombards him with rocks. As we all know, bread is a precious food so I can’t just throw it at an idiot who deserves a rock, instead….which for me should not only be a single rock, but a huge one, too!….bashers deserve a Peter to jolt them back to their sanity!
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