Hidilyn Diaz’s Olympic victory shows that our problem today is really POLITICS and Governance. The problem is not our culture or whatever these armchair revolutionaries or so called intellectuals often drill into our minds– it is THEM—the CORRUPT POLITICIANS and Bureaucrats who promote this despicable parasitic system that inflicts misery to us all.
Despite being red-tagged by the very Presidential legal adviser of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Salvador Panelo, Hidilyn just set that aside and concentrated on training. Yes, she feared for her life but her intense nationalism made her tough as nails. Hidilyn’s desire to bring glory and honor to a Nation now slumped with hopelessness is that one thing that gave her that extra push, that extra power to prove to the world how magnificent the Filipino race is.
Never mind government, Hidilyn probably thought. Just focus on the task at hand—bring glory to your God, to your family and to your nation. Don’t mind all these Sals lurking deep within this pathetic structure. They are simply there to entertain us with their stupidity while we feed them with our hard-earned monies.
Hidilyn Diaz represents ALL of us— all Filipinos who want nothing more than just work, go to work safe and sound and feed our families and enjoy sweet time with them. There are lots of economic opportunities out there for us, but this administration, this very same government that we formed to be a “Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity, the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution,” constantly embarrass us before our foreign neighbors, rob us of our monies from our hard earned labor and give us shit every time.
This administration has given us nothing except shame. We lost the respect of ourselves because this president bullies us to no end. Why? So that we can shut up our mouths while he and his minions rob us blind. Imagine, we are now deeply mired in a 12-trillion dollar debt! And despite that enormous amount of money, what did we gain from it?
Our country still sees 6,000 people being infected and rushed to the hospital due to COVID-19. Our hospitals are still unable to cope with rising infection cases. Our nurses and health workers are still also saddled with debts while the monies that are to be given to them remain at the hands of unscrupulous health officials. And all that we get is a lame expression of empathy from our very own head of state whose incompetence reaches the heavens!
And inspite of their incompetence, these people had the gall of promoting their next of kin as successor? KAPAL!
Anyway, nice work Hidilyn!