|Yes! John Lloyd and Bea have a new soap opera!!!|
The great thing about being sarcastic 86% of the time is that I can always flip-flop on any of my statements, with the excuse that I was being sarcastic.
Still, I was quite right in my prediction that Renato Corona would be convicted and removed as chief justice. My reason was the fact that the continuation of Corona’s justiceship would be boring as compared to the ratings-boosting ‘talent search’ for a new chief justice.
But the ABS-CBN machine is not the whole story, even as some very powerful political people run the media company officially and unofficially (e.g. Kris Aquino, sister of President Noynoy!). There’s the elections angle, for instance, where anti-Corona/Gloria Malacañang has the resources for funding candidates. And in general, politicians realize that the people want to see a scapegoat crucified (imagine the ratings of a literal Corona crucifixion holy shit!), and the people must be appeased.
NO SUCH THING AS THE WILL OF A ‘BAYAN’
Anyway, the hilarious Tito Sotto mentioned that he was voting according to what he perceived as the people’s wishes. As if ‘The Filipino People’ were a real, living breathing entity with one opinion! What crap.
Stop speaking for some collective ‘people,’ you honorable, honorable men. And you’d want to claim that your vote was ‘not political’ at all, but who are you kidding? You’re in politics, engaging in political processes; everything you do, no matter how noble your sentiments, is political.
|Yes! Yes! You did it! You saved us!|
AND NOW WE WAIT…
Alright, now that Corona’s been convicted, here are some things to expect:
- Red tape in the starting and conducting of businesses will magically decrease, thereby boosting investments and output.
- All ill-gotten money will magically be transferred from bank accounts of crooks to their rightful owners, e.g. ‘the people.’
- From now on, kickbacks from government programs will magically disappear, thereby ensuring the ‘proper’ use of taxes.
- All thieves in government will be magically convicted.
Wow! Who would have thought that Noynoy!’s anti-corruption campaign was genuine!