Facebook netizen Charles Robert Gomez Coloma has taken to social media to share his insights of the negative news about the SEA Games being highlighted by the media and propagated by simple-minded people, which he said bordering on nitpicking and idiocy.
The issues the anti-Dutertes are nitpicking are what Coloma called super trivial and this shows the kind of desperation the Opposition are in because they are willing to pull everyone down so that they have something to talk endlessly.
Coloma said he can understand the reason why these people post destructive criticism versus the government because it makes them feel good about themselves, thinking they are special, intelligent, elite and woke.
Coloma said the government are caught between the rock and a hard place. For example, if the government spends money for the athletes, they would look how the money was spent and make allegations that the money was stolen like the jacket, socks are expensive and overpriced. Coloma lamented these allegations arise even if all the information are available online for their perusal.
Even the cauldron, Coloma remarked was not spared from malicious allegations when it was designed by a national Artist. He said the construction was even cheaper when compared from other cauldrons in other countries.
In addition, when the athletes were not given VIP treatment, which he said would drive the expenses up (like booking the hotel in advance so that the athletes can check-in a day earlier) people complain.
Coloma also slammed the people who make an issue about the welcome sign at the airports printed with bond papers but ignored the LED wall and electronic billboards at NAIA. Of course, Coloma did not spare the idiots who readily shared the post on social media.
In other words, it’s a damn if you don’t and damned if you do situation for the government. These people refuse to see the good and only want to see the bad to the point that even trivial matters, they will magnify it.
Coloma felt sad that even small things like the bus was late to pick up the athletes at NAIA, it was a national issue. When the athletes did not like the food, it was turned into a national issue.
Coloma noted that when you hit them back, their reasoning is that we need to criticize the government to prevent abuses. Coloma said this is not constructive criticism but destructive which is different.
Coloma pointed out that what the critics are doing is demolition job not nation-building.
But before being accused of idolatry for Duterte, Coloma said he is not that kind of Duterte follower. He criticized when necessary and praised when the government is doing right. The trivial problems that came up can be addressed which the committee in-charged has promised to fix.
And before the intellectuals accused of him Fallacy of Relative Privation, Coloma clarified he did not say that the small problems is ignored but he did say that trivial matters that do not warrant this kind of destructive criticism.
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Pansinin ninyo, lahat ng negative news about the SEA Games being highlighted by the media and propagated by simple-minded people eh bordering on nitpicking and idiocy. Super trivial and it only shows the anti-Dutertes’ desperation that they are willing to pull everyone down just so they can have something to yap about. Ang sarap kasi sa feeling ng nagpopost ka ng DESTRUCTIVE criticism against the government kasi feel na feel mong you’re special, intelligent, elite, and woke. Noh?
Kapag ginastusan ang athletes, sisilipin yung ginastos at sasabihing kinurakot kasi ang mahal ng jacket, medyas, etc. (kahit na available naman online ang information regarding the bidding, kung magkano ang cost, pati brands ng mga gamit) tapos sasabihing dapat pinakain na lang sa mahihirap yung pera. Pati cauldron na (1) dinesenyo ng National Artist natin at (2) di hamak na mas mura ang construction compared sa ibang cauldrons around the world eh binibigyan ng issue ng mga di nakakaintindi bakit mahal talaga ang pagtayo ng ganyang WOLRDCLASS cauldron.
Kapag naman hindi VIP treatment that would cost way more (for example, ibubook na yung hotel rooms a day in advance para anytime dumating yung mga manlalaro eh ready na yung hotel), sasabihin nakakahiya, kesyo blah blah blah.
Yung LED wall and electronic billboards sa NAIA, inignore on purpose at ang ipinost eh yung pagwelcome na nakaprint sa coupon bond, tapos yung mga tangang uhaw na uhaw makahanap ng mairereklamo sa gobyerno eh pinagsheshare agad.
Sa totoo lang, damned if you do and damned if you don’t ang sitwasyon ngayon. Wala kayong makikitang maganda because you only want to see the bad, to the point na even trivial matters eh minamagnify ninyo.
Nalate yung bus na susundo? PUTA, DAPAT NATIONAL ISSUE NA YAN!
Handwritten in calligraphy yung schedule imbes na printed out? PUTA, DAPAT NATIONAL ISSUE NA YAN!
Di nagustuhan yung food na sinerve sa hotel? PUTA, DAPAT NATIONAL ISSUE NA YAN!
Naghintay ng check-in time? PUTA, DAPAT NATIONAL ISSUE NA YAN!
Wala eh. Ganyan talaga rito sa bansang ito. Ang ipapalusot pa ng mga yan eh dapat icriticize para umayos. Gunggong. Iba ang CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM sa DESTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. Demolition job ang ginagawa ninyo, hindi for nationbuilding.
At bago ninyo akusahan ng idolatry kay Duterte, tangina, siguraduhin ninyo na hindi ako objective at may pruweba kayo na I am a blind follower. I criticize when I see something worth criticizing. Yung mga maliliit na bagay at problema, pwedeng ayusin yan lalo pa at INAKO na ng committee yung pagkakamali nila at pilit tinatama, at hindi na kailangang gawing national issue to the point na they already eclipse the main event itself.
At uunahan ko na ang mga intellectuals dyan: no, that is not a Fallacy of Relative Privation. Wala akong sinabing hindi dapat harapin yung maliliit na problema. Ang sinasabi ko eh those trivial problems do not warrant this kind of destructive criticism. Gamitin ang utak.
Source: Charles Robert Gomez Coloma