A post of a former journalist explaining why he is casting his vote on Duterte on election day has been doing the rounds online.
In a Facebook post, former ABS-CBN journalist and self-confessed Duterte supporter, Ira Panganiban has offered the strongest argument why choosing Duterte over the likes of Binay, Roxas and the lot is something that we should do as a people if we want to see meaningful CHANGES in our country.
The former ABS-CBN employee and Editor-in-Chief of Wheels Philippine Magazine compared the Filipino attitude towards voting to insanity because people expect change when we continue to do the same thing or elect the same set of leaders and traditional politicians and quote, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different outcome.”
To understand his argument, let me direct your attention below and read the full post.
We are scared of those that are different. Afraid of change. Terrified of the unknown and unfamiliar.
That is why we like the normal. Why we condemn change. The reason we destroy those that are different.
But change is the only constant in this world. Everything will become different. What is familiar and normal today was unknown and terrifying 100, 50, hell even 10 years ago.
There is a saying ascribed to Einstein, accurately or not, that says “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different outcome.”
And for 30 years, 50 if we include the Martial Law years, we have been doing exactly this. We have been putting in power the same oligarchs or pets of oligarchs.
Each time we sing the song of change. Change is here, a better future is coming, things will be alright. And then we are disappointed.
Sometimes, we fool ourselves by highlighting the little good done by our choice, ignoring the extensive damage they have wrought.
I guess it is time we chose something drastically different. What we fear may be what is holding us back from our dreams.
Because sometimes the deep blue waters may scare us, the wild jungle may intimidate us, but until we climb the mountain and cross the wide ocean, we will never meet our dreams or fulfill our destiny.
This is how I think when I cast my vote for Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
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