The redoubtable Jarius Bondoc reports on Joe Almonte’s latest foray into the wilderness of Philippine politics as - once again - a sort of Baptist, warning of dire consequences lest ye repent. [...]
Albeit a little obvious, all these things are just lovely. Of course everyone wants a reformist for president. It’s when a reformist actually gets elected that we have problems. More often than not, we realize after the euphoria of victory, that a serious reformist will not care who put him in power - a serious reformist will reform everything - even if it means stripping his supporters of their expectations of entitlement. And very few people appreciate that. So, in short order, the shining hope becomes a hapless target of the very same people - disgruntled now, for not getting what they thought was their just reward - who put him in power. It’s an old story; and one we see being replayed over and over and over.
And I love how everyone says the government should clean up the voting process. It’s like dirty streets, folks. You can field an army of street sweepers but the streets will still be filthy for as long as people keep littering when no one’s looking. [...]
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