Here is a post circulating on the internet. By an irate articulate person.
People might say that the pandemic is not political, but IT. IS. EFFIN’ POLITICAL. WHEN GOVERNMENT. IS FAILING. When the government can’t get it’s f**king act together amid the worst global crisis that this generation is facing.
IT IS POLITICAL when, a year into the pandemic, we still are not responding properly, we still aren’t able to test and treat enough, our contact tracing efforts are all moro-moro and have pretty much failed; when the LGUs are all confused and the private sector is left to fend for itself and its millions of workers and employees.
IT IS POLITICAL when there is (and never has been) a clear, cohesive, and effective strategy to secure public health while keeping our economy going.
IT IS POLITICAL when pretty much the whole world has faced the same crisis, yet many countries have been able to contain the virus and now move on to vaccinating millions, while cases are yet again surging in this country and vaccination is a case of palakasan.
IT IS POLITICAL WHEN WE HAVE SOME OF THE MOST INCOMPETENT NATIONAL LEADERS AT POSSIBLY THE WORST TIME IN HISTORY.
And we have the right to be angry because it is WE, THE PEOPLE, who bear the brunt of this crisis. We are the ones who are losing income, livelihood, mobility, loved ones, hope… while trying to keep the ship afloat on behalf of the companies and communities we care for, BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT CANT DO ITS JOB WELL.
Our frontliners needed donations; we donated.
Government needed technology solutions quickly; many of us were also involved in donating time and investing sleepless nights, sweat, and tears to respond to the call of government.
Employees needed livelihood; we did everything we could to save jobs and entire organizations.
Communities, sectors needed alternatives and donations; we helped where we could and donated some more.
Our small businesses needed support; we supported.
Physical distancing was needed; we distanced… and some families have not seen each other in a year, even foregoing the most basic gatherings for life and death.
People need tests and vaccinations; the private sector is once again left to fend for itself.
LAHAT NA LANG BA IAASA SA “WE, THE PEOPLE”??
If that is the case, then, WE, THE PEOPLE, DESERVE BETTER.
Our families deserve better.
Our companies deserve better.
Our communities deserve better.
OUR COUNTRY DESERVES BETTER.
HUWAG NIYO PO TAYONG IKUKUMPARA SA MGA KULELAT KASI HINDI KULELAT ANG PILIPINO. HINDI TAYO PATAPON.
Itong gobyerno na ito, siguro, pero hindi tayong mga Pilipino.
WE DESERVE BETTER LEADERS WHO ARE WORTHY OF OUR ASPIRATIONS FOR OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILIES.
We certainly do not deserve—and should no longer tolerate—this one.