Wednesday, September 2, 2009
To Err Is Human, To Repeat, Bovine
I was going to post about my long-standing rut when I was shaken out of my reverie by this news report: Imelda Wants BongBong to Be President.
Delusional? The instinctive answer would be a resounding "Hell-to-the-yeah!!!" But then I reminded myself that stranger things have happened in this godforsaken neck of the woods.
After all, is this not the same country that, instead of putting her out to pasture, elected her daughter to the Senate, and the son in question to the governorship of their home province, and from there to Congress? Is this not the same country that propelled La Pequeña to the Presidency the Imeldific now dreams of reclaiming for her clan?
I've always thought that the Philippines was the sort of magical-realist country that Gabriel Garcia-Marquez novels are made of, except the magia tends to be more of the mala kind. I had been having some reservations about NoyNoy Aquino running for President , but now that Madame seems to be indicating some ambitious plans afoot for a Marcos Restoration, well, NoyNoy, why the hell not?
The cattle call has been sounded. Time to see which way the herd will go.
Aquino Vs. Marcos: The Rematch
It'd be funny if it weren't so depressing.
And indeed, 'tis true, 'tis true: the more things change, the more they stay insane.
And they're going to stay that way till the cows come home.