Celebrities Advice to celebrities: Dont run on your publicity; you will only add to our problems complexity They promise with their lips what they reject in their hearts They sign autographs when what they should do is get fingerprinted They dream of living in Malacañang when they deserve a cell in Muntinlupa. (more appropriate) They aim at power with crooked arrows. They buy themselves into power, then sell the nation to maintain power. Where did they get the money for reelection? By stealing from the nation. WORSE: They have the temerity to offer Masses of thanksgiving after they are elected. A religious act for such an irreligious reason. However, it is good for the collection. They point us (speak of) to the right direction, then take the opposite direction. A few thousands of them caused millions to suffer. They lament the state of public education while they fail to educate their hearts. They donate to charity with money they stole through their lack of charity. They reflect their own pork barrel: Pigs! They are cannibals who chew on the flesh of the poor. ALLELUIAthe cry of the nation when a corrupt dies. Merciless in life, in death they ask for Gods mercy. I dare not venture on the finality of their judgment since I myself am in need of mercy. POLITICAL RALLIESan increase of hot air in the atmosphere. Split personality Voting is an exercise of trial and error. Later, we are tried by our errors. A politicians dream often ends in a nightmare for the nation. They are like drumsfull of sound, empty within They are like ferris wheels which keep turning around They reach the pinnacle of pride resulting in the nations shame. It is hard to swallow a politicians words; they are bottled in vice. It is hard to unmask a politician; his face is a mask. They view the valley of opportunity standing on peoples heads. They climb the heights on poor peoples backs. They have split personalities: One for public display, another behind the scenes. The corrupt are chained to their vice. Unfortunately for usthe chain is too long. Like Nero, they play the harp while the nations burn. If we allow the politicians to swallow the medicine they offer for our well-being, they will die of poisoning. Some politicians are broadminded: They surround themselves with beautiful women. They hope to help the poor; when they are full. Sadly, they never seem to have their fill. Their favorite key: The key to the money vault. Political newsone that spoils your appetite. The nation cannot cross the bridge of prosperity because the politicians have dismantled it. They varnish their words from tarnished souls. Between two evils, they choose both. They bask in the limelight while casting shadows over the nation. They rage against hunger on bloated stomachs. They reach and stay at the peak of power from the depths of their depravity. Political partiesparties where the nation foots the bill. Politicians are unusual surgeons: They can cut up an entire nation. Drunk Drunk with power, they reel through life. The high cost of living can only come down through their dying. When politicians die, people will not mourn for them; they will mourn because of the havoc they left behind. They are the cause of our mourning. POLITICAL RALLIESthe wake before the nation is buried The highways of their lives are mostly detours into the byways of corruption and dishonesty. They believe life is worth living while the nation is left grieving. Their vision is clouded by the fog of greed. They talk, talk, talk while the poor walk on a tight rope without a net to catch their fall. What they live for is what the nation dies from. Their lifestyle becomes the less stylish death of the poor. While the poor elect them, they while away their time in the company of the rich. The nearest the poor can get to them is a photo ad. They careen through the highways of life to avoid the byways of truth. Like Pilate, they ask, What is truth? They consider the wrong they attain as the right thing to maintain. Cheating tastes as honey, honesty as vinegar. They fear to be robbed of what they have stolen. They expect to be eulogized in death after they have demonized us in life. Here lies the shell; the nut has gone away. They pass laws, yet live lawless lives. When they say rule of law they exempt themselves. It is readily applied to their enemies. They fertilize their pockets with fertilizer stolen from farmers; their bloated bank accounts are fertilized by stolen money. Nowhere to run Our democratic system has become unaffordable because politicians find it comfortable. The lifestyle of the rich makes a bright future beyond a poor mans reach. Our future will consist of a return to a bitter past. Thus, our political situation. Our country is not run by politicians; they overrun it. Poor RP, when politicians run we have nowhere to run. Poor OFWs: They will have to return someday and face the cruel reality they try to run away from. Promises Money that passes under the table often ends up in Congress or Malacañang. Politicians are like the quarterback in American football: They keep passing the blame around. They fumble the ball if it is not leathered in cash. The guy who catches the ball in football is called the receiver. The nation is choked by politicians promises; may they choke on their words! An honest politician cannot be bought because he is not for sale. A dishonest politician often sells himself to the highest bidder. The outcome of the bidding is the death of the nation. Favorite bank of politicians: The Central Bank POLITICIANS NIGHTMARERunning out of money a week before a close election. Politicians hands are freezing; they are filled with cold cash. Money is the curse of politicians who do not have it. Once they have the money, they become immune to its curse. As charity covers a multitude of sins, so money covers up their duplicity. They take our money to deliver us from its curse. Outstanding book on politics: HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITHOUT EARNING IT. MONEY TALKSthe higher the position in office, the more you talk. If not, just choke. Politicians buy themselves to power by selling the nation. In Theology, I could not fathom the meaning of original sin until I attended a session in Congress. Favorite TV program of politicians: The Price is Right. Then they stretch out their hands. Dynasties Politicians should not be elected; they should just be rented. If the rent gets too high, we can move elsewhere. As it is, we become the overstaying victim. Miracle farmersthey harvest what they never planted. Their warehouses are small: bank vaults. They fly around the world on taxpayers wings. No wonder, the nation crawls on the ground. Their greatest pleasure is to amass a treasure. Their favorite island: Treasure Island. He starts with one or no car; he ends with ten. He must be a stockholder in Toyota and BMW. Political dynasties are our assurance that we will get more of the same and shame. Remember: All the great empires of the past are now all dust. How puny these dynasties. The fire of political speeches often sear in the heart of the nation. When politicians make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the Land becomes tarnished. Some politicians commute to work. Later, they are driven in a limousine. And the poor cry: Limos nga po! Some political speeches are delivered in a wake with the nation in the coffin. One time, they exhumed the coffin of a politician and found the citys payroll inside. It came from an inside job. He imagined Peter is susceptible to bribe. Good politician: Enters office poor, comes out poor. Exceptionalenters poor, comes out poorer. Crooked: He enters empty and comes out full. The problem with good politicians is that they are rarely in the headlines. Dishonest politicians look at the honest as bad news.