Well, it’s Philippines election and campaign season again, and you know what that means? Time for the Filipino candidates to show just how fucking stupid, ignorant, and discourteous they can be. If you don’t want MY vote, just keep doing the same stupid, ignorant, discourteous shit you normally do to try to get votes.
Time to ignore the campaigning rules and election laws and start unnecessary construction projects such as fixing roads that don’t need fixing while ignoring roads that desperately need fixing, because that’s how they generate campaign funds. They hire their crooked contractor buddies to overprice the project on paper so the incumbent candidate can fund his campaign. I mean, in Philippines election season, I would think you would want to at least take a little drive around and at least see what needs fixing and get your buddy to overprice it. At least it would fix something. But nope, they just tear up a road that was completely fine, often just re-surfaced a year or two ago, and re-surface it again and ignore the horribly bad spots that impede traffic because you have to crawl over it so slow to avoid fucking up your car’s suspension or tires. You almost need an all-terrain vehicle to drive over some problem spots which are often right next to the road they are fixing that didn’t need fixing. Man, the level of stupidity and sheer ignorance is mind-boggling!
But fixing things has never been any of their concern. We all know that. That’s why nothing gets fixed. That’s why progress doesn’t happen here. It just goes back to a previous article I wrote here where I talk about their goal: getting the title, but not actually performing the duties that go along with holding the title. It’s all about personal gain, and not about serving the community that elected them to do so.
So anyway, it’s about 5:40am, and I’m sitting outside watching the sunrise, as I do most mornings. The sun isn’t even fully risen yet, and already there is the idiotic mobile billboard vehicle plastered with some candidate’s ugly grinning mugshot, driving around with the giant bullhorns blaring out another idiotic jingle promoting the candidate. They are set at full volume, waking the neighborhood up before the sun is above the roof tops.
What is so funny about this is they don’t even realize their own ignorance and stupidity.
First of all, the bullhorns are relics from the 1950’s, and you can’t even understand a single fucking word that comes blaring out of them at ridiculously high decibel levels, completely distorted to the point it just sounds like about the most annoying noise anyone could imagine. It sounds more like some sound effects track for a battle scene from WWII. It’s completely garbled, completely distorted, unrecognizable noise, kind of just like like the sound of thought processes of the average Filipino brain. In fact, I’ve often wondered if they just have wires hooked up to the driver’s brain and the bullhorns are amplifying the jumbled and random non-thoughts and blank noise that goes on in the Filipino mind.
So what makes the Filipino candidate think that he’ll get votes if he sends out the a bullhorn-equipped vehicle at the crack of dawn driving around residential areas waking people up with garbled noise at max volume, some of whom probably work all night and sleep during the early morning hours? Maybe it’s so loud because they know they need to be louder than the static noise that fills the minds of their potential constituents? I don’t really know.
But one thing is for sure, it’s certainly NOT the way to get MY vote! If you can’t even show a little respect and common courtesy for allowing people to enjoy a quiet sunrise and peaceful morning, then why should I believe you will respect and show common concern for the more important things for which you are asking to be elected to handle????
Whether you show your corrupt cheesy grinning mug once on a wall, or wallpaper the entire wall with 1000 of your campaign posters, I have to say that your ugly mug tiled across 100 meters of wall space, or spanning across a road on streamers, and your vehicle driving by my house blaring distorted, indistinguishable noise loud enough to make my windows rattle, will NOT make me vote for you. Why? Because I think. Very simple. I check up on you. I look at your record, your achievements, your platform, your history. I check you out and then decide if you’re worth my vote.
So far, in the 6 years I have been here, I still have not found anyone worth my vote. Which explains why I have not voted. Besides, what fucking good would it do anyway? Elections are just there to give the appearance of a democratic process, just like laws are written only to give the illusion of order and justice. Just like lane lines are painted on roads to give the illusion of order, yet are completely ignored. What good are laws when your tiny unconcerned police force won’t enforce them, and just sit in the police station unless called.
This just goes to prove that Philippines is just like a few billion children pretending to play society. They just try to mimic what they see other societies do, and add their own childish, non-thinking desperate pleas for votes, they try to make themselves look good outwardly (and still fail miserably at giving much of a convincing illusion to the world) but know absolutely nothing about what it’s there for, or how to make it work.Published in