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Slit each other’s throat?

Batas Mauricio

THAT even Filipinos who are supposed to have been blessed with the capacity to think of more noble things (compared to many of our ordinary countrymen) have also already strayed away from the teachings and commands of God that are written in the Bible now, could no longer be denied at this point of our history as a nation.

One compelling evidence of this are those which are being posted on social networking sites lately by people who are, by any standard, should be well-educated and who have been given the gift of recording their thoughts eloquently. Their posts deal with the ongoing fierce exchange of words between the appointees of President Duterte at the Presidential Communications Operations Office in Malacanang.

The protagonists in that PCOO fight are presidential spokesman Harry Roque on the one hand and PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on the other. Instead of distancing themselves from this nasty fight, people who are certified Duterte haters, bashers, and critics have been expressing not just their glee over the ongoing row, but are even pushing and egging the protagonists to kill one another.

Here is one of the posts, coming from a once sober newsman who now appears to be harboring immeasurable anger against Duterte: “It’s a battle between the `Human Wrong’ and the `Wrong Mistakes.’ Let them slit each other’s throat, while we watch in glee …”

Even if the newsman did not specifically identify who “Human Wrong” is in that post, his previous commentaries also in social networking sites would indicate that the person he is referring to is Harry Roque, the current presidential spokesman.  On the other hand, it is clear too that what he was referring to as “Wrong Mistakes” is the PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson.

Whether this understanding of mine is accurate or not, there is one thing though that stands out in the Facebook post: the  statement, which some lawyers even shamelessly supported, that the President’s appointees should instead slit the throats of one another, while he and his fellow Duterte critics watch in glee. Wow!

Since when did Filipinos learn to stoop so low in their manners that they cannow egg on their fellow Filipinos to simply kill one another? And since when has it become a source of glee or of joy, morbid and macabre though it may be, for our countrymen to be slitting the throat of one another, even if the others who own those throats happen to be their enemies?

This is not just a simple case of bad manners anymore — this is now a clear desecration of the commands of God that are written in the Bible. With due respect, if we think more seriously about this, this forebodes something very, very serious, because this indicates, truly, that many Filipino minds –from the educated sectors to the illiterate citizens — are now frightfully controled by the devil.

With this kind of a mindset among many of us, especially among those who have been blessed with education and the capacity to shape the minds of other Filipinos based on what they have been writing in newspapers or talking about on radio and TV, the total destruction of our nation would no longer be long in coming. May God have mercy on all of us!

 

E-mail: batasmauricio@yahoo.com

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