The Wicked and Wonderful World of Philippine Elections
Well, well, well. What do we have here?
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I know I’m not supposed to dip my pudgy fingers in the wicked and wonderful world of third world politics but it’s everywhere! It’s around me! It’s election season once again and to be honest with you, I’d rather litter my site with the drama of this year’s elections than what’s her face, oh yes, if you live in my neck of the woods you’ll know who I’m talking about. She pulled a massive, Academy-award winning performance over the weekend no? If anything, I thought she handled herself with dignity. I was quite surprised because I was expecting her type to go “all-out” in front of the camera. I really feel sad for her. I really do. Nobody deserves crap in this life. Besides, she seems to be a nice person but hey, I’ve never met her and I know little about her so I can’t really judge.
Moving on, before you read my rant below, check this link out and try to digest as much information as you can.
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I made the decision to post yet another politics-related entry because I received a lengthy email a few hours ago from someone who I think belongs to a political clan in the third world. The email sender’s last name is the same to that of one of the senatorial candidates so who knows if they’re actually related.
Don’t bother asking me who it was because s/he requested confidentiality and that’s exactly what I promised that person when I replied.
And no, it’s definitely not Olivia Palermo. Hah!
It was a lengthy email alright but it wasn’t “nasty” in nature. The person expressed his/her (oh screw this shit, this s/he, his/her, him/her is terrible!! Moving on forward, I’ll refer to that person as a “her” because I love women) dismay on my conscious choice NOT to vote the other day.
And it wasn’t only her who expressed disappointment and anger at me over the past few days. Many of you emailed and sent me text messages saying all sorts of crap under the sun. A lot of people even called me “irresponsible” considering it’s my “duty” and/or “obligation” to vote.
I like to think I’m used to getting crap all the time. On normal circumstances, I’d just shrug it all off and/or masturbate over them because I don’t owe anyone explanation. But the magnitude and tone of your emails certainly hit a chord so what the heck, I might as well speak up and share my side of the story.
I didn’t vote the other day because of many things. I don’t have the patience or the attention span to list them all – I would rather file my nails than list reasons like corruption or abominable same old, same old tired political candidates. I mean really, this is the only country in the world where political positions are handed out to their next-of-kin, similar to that of a monarchy. It’s so disgusting and shameless! Believe it or not, I actually have a HECK OF A LOT more respect to children of Filipino politicians who pursue careers (never mind the fact that their j’adorable and charming lives are an all-expense paid trip courtesy of the brown monkey republic… we’re willing to play blind!) that are COMPLETE opposites to that of their parents…. compared to those politician’s kids who pursue politics because
a) their patriarch/matriarch died.
b) their patriarch/matriarch reached their full term
c) their patriarch/matriarch "upgraded" to another position.
I don’t care what you all say but it’s just sooo wrong whenever someone finishes his/her lengthy term in the office (and often times they’ll run for a higher position) then their next-of-kin goes in charge. I’m sure you’ve all heard the same old tired excuses these nepotistic bitches but for the most part, the only reason why they pass the baton of power to their next-of-kin is to stay in power. How can one expect CHANGE?
UGH. I’ve lost it.
So yeah, going back on track, it would take soo much time and effort for me to list the reasons why I didn’t vote so I’m gonna tell you the MAIN reason why.
It’s simple, really.
THE CURRENT ELECTION PROCESS IS ONE BIG JOKE.
*shudder* I have ZERO faith on the election. Need I say more?
Elections are supposed to be sacred; this is how a leader is chosen by the people, for the people. It should be revered and treated with high-regard and respect.
Why should I waste my time and get my precious, pretentious, pompous cum-filled fat little arse to go to the voting booth, ruin my nails by getting disgusting ink on my fingers when I have NO faith and NO trust that my vote will go to the right hands?
Call me crazy but I think my vote is more important than my virginity, thanks very much.
Sure it’s my “right” to vote. But why should I exercise such right when I know the current system is flawed in many, many counts?
Have you been watching the news?
Over 120 people died in the past 4 months because of this silly election drama. On election day, candidates sent clowns to bribe people for their votes and/or to harass them – as witnessed by foreigners who are in town to see the spectacle with their own eyes. Public school teachers (people who count ballots and election returns) are being murdered left and right. Schools are being burned down, ballot boxes are being stolen — did you see how these armed men threatened these election people, stopped them on the street to confiscate 12 ballot boxes only to find them at a nearby river (Pampanga) yesterday morning?
A lot of these candidates employ ALL FORMS OF DISGUSTING TACTICS in order to be in POWER.
If these candidates/politicians can’t even respect the sanctity of an election, how can they serve the people?
The current system is soo outdated and flawed that’s why all this crap is happening.
Oh please. The system ain’t flawed…. yung mga tao ang tarantado!
In this day and age, the counting process should be automated and done by computer/internet to minimize the risk of cheating. I know it will take lots of time and resources to hook a computer in every part of the country but it should be the NUMBER 1 priority because it will serve the nation in the long run.
Oh who are we kidding. The government had plans (a looong time ago) automating the counting process but a lot of politicians went against it because hello – they can pull excuses out of their hairy nepotistic gook arses, go beyond the edge of reason and say whatever they want but it only boils to one thing: they’re gonna have to say goodbye to cheating opportunities! Brown monkeys in the third world had already paid $14,000,000 in equipment — wat happened to that?
Gathering dust somewhere, perhaps?
Speaking of automation and computer equipment, can I just say something else?
Don’t buy computers in the Philippines, especially if you’re gonna buy computers wholesale. Who knew 600 desktop computers (for public schools) will run you US$3,000,000? Apparently, it costs US$5,000 for a computer set and no, it ain’t no Sony VAIO.
What a joke. I bet someone’s rollin’ with the homies somewhere. Hahaha!
I’m sorry, I really cannot help but laugh how rotten this shithole is. I love my country. I really do. But I really have had enough!
The media could only report and expose as much but the people in power have, over the years (duh) developed a “numbing” shield. It’s part of what they get themselves into. Everyone is just shameless these days. Heck, I’m one of them too! LOL. It really is a sad, sad, sad nation.
Enough verbal diarrhea for now. I’m telling you… I think I’ve covered far too many topics beyond my intellectual capacity (hello i only have 2 brain cells) and I totally went astray from what I want to say.
Why oh why oh why should I vote when all this crap is happening and absolutely nothing is being done about it?
To get my vote, one should get my trust. I don’t trust the current system. End of story.
Perhaps when they automate the counting process, I’ll change my mind? It’s one tiny, baby step, I know, but that’s how things change – in little steps.
It’s better than no change at all.
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