The SM people are being threatened with lawsuits for staging Lady Gaga’s two Manila shows this May 21 and 22, 2012. What’s more, Lady Gaga herself could be jailed daw for years because of some anti-immorality law (Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code).
(Ex-Cong. Benny Abante, the Biblemode Youth Philippines and other saintly people must be thrilled at the publicity they’re getting thanks to the Born This Way tour!)
Lady Gaga’s imprisonment, as fascistic as it may be, will have its benefits:
1. US’ withdrawal of military support, end of ‘Balikatan’ training. The US government may choose to let Lady Gaga rot in prison, but may terminate whatever assistance it provides the Philippine government. As lovers of freedom know, foreign aid and nation building make bitches out of the ‘benefiting’ natives. Imperialism divides the country into the politically privileged minority and their subjects. The less of it, the better. Of course, such a withdrawal of US troops would also mean a humbling of Malacañang, which until now thinks it can afford to act arrogant against China.
2. Lady Gaga, an unabashed Democrat, may just see for herself the horrors of entrusting the state with people’s lives, whether it be with regards to freedom of expression, or in the universalizing of parasitism known as Obamacare. Thus enlightened, Lady Gaga might then write a libertarian album in prison, thus promoting principles of freedom for a new generation to appreciate.
3. In connection with #2, it might be good for the lady born as Stefani Germanotta to be isolated from the rest of the world, so as to come up with original ideas (‘You and I’ is basically 4 Non Blondes’ ‘What’s up?’; compare ‘Marry the night’ with J. Lo’s ‘Waiting for tonight’; ‘I like it rough’ is to Depeche Mode’s ‘Strangelove,’ etc.).
4. To the benefit of Ladlad (transl. ‘Coming Out’), reportedly the world’s sole political party for gay people, they just might have a willing spokesperson extolling being ‘born that way.’ Of course, pro-gay legislation is bullshit discrimination itself and anti-freedom, but it’d be interesting to see legislative campaigns with Lady Gaga in them. (This is contrary to #2, but in case you haven’t figured it out, this entire entry is a joke)
|Never come back, agents of Satan!|
5. No more foreign acts coming to the Philippines. Who’d want to come here at the risk of being incarcerated for having written an ‘immoral’ song or two? Even old acts such as America or Air Supply can have some songs interpreted satanically. For example, ‘Every woman in the world’ promotes adultery of a sort, in that the singer is practically fantasizing about making love with many women. And when these groups stop coming over to provide oldies with nostalgic trips, maybe people will live in the present more.