Rip tide


I noticed something.
When I started exposing the bad management, traditional and patronage politics, and refusal to adhere to rules and regulations of the “rockstar” candidate as Davao City mayor, his supporters simply shied away after an initial outburst.
Truth hit them in the face like a sledgehammer. But even if it hurt like hell, they turned their backs on the bitter truth, not wanting to be swayed from their beliefs.
There are those who chided me for picking on Digong Duterte just when his survey ratings surged.
I plead guilty.
I panicked.
I became afraid that many Filipinos are caught in a riptide, not knowing that it’s going to take them out to the ocean where survival will be slim.
I read John Toland’s book about Adolf Hitler, and I immediately saw the same patterns on the rise of Hitler to power. The people were whipped into a frenzy, such that even national artists got carried away. It took millions of lives in war and gas chambers before the rationale among Nazi generals realized they were riding the wrong car.
I just hope those who read this post can still pause for a moment and think.

About Manuel "Boy" Mejorada
Manuel "Boy" Mejorada is a journalist and social media activist. A former Iloilo provincial administrator, he is now waging a crusade against corruption and narco-politics.

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