Now For Wrath, Now For Ruin
I typically avoid flaming people on my blog. I just feel that most of the time, it is not a responsible thing to do.
Not so this time. Apparently, Senator Jamby Madrigal had the audacity to use the late President Cory Aquino’s funeral as a campaign platform. Way to turn a celebration of the true essence of democracy into a shameless, self-aggrandizing mockery of the same.
I heard one of my students compare Pres. Aquino to Aragorn—an unlikely figure of hope rising up against a seemingly invincible force of tyranny. Aragorn was succesful, although there were many other evils that he was not able to address. The same could be said for Pres. Aquino. However, I still think she was an outstanding beacon of hope in a time of great darkness, and her legacy is one that can never be matched this side of Eternity.
But Jamby Madrigal had to pass around bracelets with her picture on them. Yellow bracelets.
Like the typical rag man politician (Trapo in the vernacular), Ms. Madrigal decided to cash in on the power of democracy. It was only the sensible thing to do, of course. There are lots of people. Surely the exposure would help her win.
Well, Ms. Madrigal, HERE is a taste of democracy for you.
This was shameful. Inexcusable. Disgraceful. I wish I could say it as eloquently as Tolkien did, so I’ll quote Eomer and his fantastic battlecry:
“Out of doubt, out of dark to the day’s rising
I came singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.
To hope’s end I rode and to heart’s breaking:
Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall!”
–J.R.R. Tolkien, Return of the King
This woman does not deserve the presidency. She does not deserve any political post. And she’s not the only one.