The End of Hero Worship?
My brother was released from the hospital today, and he’s recovering well. I just want to thank all those who’ve been praying for him. 🙂
The Philippine Star came out today with an interesting article about how celebrities (mostly actors) did not do well in this year’s elections. With the exception of Vilma Santos, almost all of the actors who ran for office this time around lost or are falling behind in the counts and have practically no chance of winning. Does this spell the end of the typical attitude of Filipinos toward celebrities? Are we learning, as a nation, to separate the personae of film characters from the actors in politics? Or can this phenomenon be attributed entirely to other candidates having better machinery? The article I mentioned quotes the losing Richard Gomez as saying that Filipinos no longer trust actors in politics because of the various non-performing former performers in the Senate right now. Is he right?
I really don’t know. My grasp of political science is limited to a three-unit course I took in the summer of 2004, so I really can’t say much. But I’d rather believe it’s the former. I’d rather believe we’ve begun to learn our lessons.
I’d like to make this entry more of a forum. If you want to post a comment, please say what you think. Since I myself have no real stand on this matter (Just what I want to believe), I’d love to hear what you guys have to say.