The Weakness of Democracy

The Weakness of Democracy
By Apolinario Villalobos

Democracy supposedly, safeguards the rights of citizens, but it also gives them an opportunity to look for loopholes in its system to be used as tools for exploitation and oppression.

Democracy is hypocrisy. The principle purports to uphold freedom, but the same freedom is also given to those who have the penchant to oppress and exploit others. The system merely encourages the squabble among the citizens…with the strong having the obvious better chance to survive.

Corruption and injustice are the unspoken essence of democracy. They are the alibis that whitewash its real image. Leaders are supposedly chosen freely by citizens through election. Their having been chosen has practically become their “legal authority” to manipulate those who chose them by coming up with self-serving laws.

Democracy is not an ideal foundation for a better life. It can crumble because of abuse by the opportunist. In other words, democracy does not guarantee a blissful life for the weak.

I Am A Filipino…Proud of My Country, But Sad for Its Trampled Democracy

I Am A Filipino… Proud of my Country

But Sad for Its Trampled Democracy

By Apolinario Villalobos

The Philippines is suffering from the mischiefs of wrongdoers who have for long, adulterated democracy with their corrupt and vicious manipulations in the government. These are the brazen people who masquerade as Filipinos – hideous and vicious in all their selfish ways. These are the soulless people whose brains are infested with worms of hellish evil.

From the northernmost islands of Luzon to the southernmost islets of Mindanao, my beloved country, though wanting in the blessings of modern technology, proudly sparkles under the scorching sun. No disastrous trouncing of Mother Nature can ever make its resilient people succumb in grief.

I am proud of my freedom…bloodily earned by my ancestors who did not stop till the last invaders left my country’s shores. It is the freedom gained that made me walk with a proud gait, while holding my head up high. It is the freedom that gave me reason to dream for a better life… vibrant and full of hope.

I am a proud Filipino, yes, proud of my country, but now, pitifully reels in pain…pain from the stabs of the vicious impostor Filipinos who delight in seeing the trickle of blood that issue from the wounds. I feel the pain, though not in despair, for it just gave me strength to fight back in any way that I can. I will not let these fiends snort in victory…never!

The voice may call, but the pen may prod. And, with words spelled with courage, shall my ideals be spread. But all the efforts will just go to naught if others whose hearts palpitate with hate will not think as one, move as one, while on their shoulders, courageous ideals are borne. It is time that the feeling of hopelessness is tossed aside, and let the hearts be kindled by the fire of audacity. Let all of us with the same advocacy be united as “real” Filipinos!

I am a Filipino, proud of my country and I will not be daunted by monstrous betrayals of trust and dreadful collusion to trample the hard-gained democracy. And, just like our forefathers who laid the foundation of our democracy, let us not allow the so-called “leaders” taint it further with their selfish motives. For now, there is no other way but me and you, beloved countrymen to be united and move on, towards that elusive quest for a new Philippines…let us fight for our ideals and democracy!