The Filipino shall not wage a war, neither a revolution, but he will wage a rectification from within.
The Filipino will first rectify himself before rectifying others.
He will improve as a race by being resolute to change himself before changing others.
The Filipino shall make an impact to rectify misdeeds and abuses of those who govern and lead – for in fact, he is the “Transformation of a New Decisive Race” to chart and weave destiny adhering to the dictum “Greatest Good to the Greatest Number.”
He shall trudge a never ending struggle for rectification and reform and never again be cowed by those who tend not to “Serve the People” but to “Terrorize, Hunger and Thirst” those whom they vowed to alleviate.
Never again, therefore, the Filipino is misled to the abyss of nowhere, quagmire of deception and serpentine tongue!
The Filipino shall be pragmatic to have new mind-set, stout heart, powerful voice, firm decision, clear vision, specific mission and firm resolve to do what is right and just for his country and people.
Yes, the Filipino shall choose his own battlefields – and wage battles after battles in a peaceful and constitutional means to advocate reforms against decaying moral filament of a society ingrained in the morass of corruption and thievery, so that in the last analysis, good over evil will prevail.
The Filipino shall no longer cowed in one corner and die there.
He will muster enough courage to fight back and shield himself from perils within and without.
The Filipino shall no longer succumb to terrorism – terrorism of penury, terrorism of hunger, terrorism of whimsical taxation, terrorism of oligarchic monopoly, terrorism of exploitation, terrorism of agrarian unrest, terrorism of inequitable distribution of wealth, and all other terrorism concocted by the rich and powerful for the past 300 years.
The Filipino shall depict an impact and “Shock & Awe” to the world of what he can do to make the Philippines a better place to dwell and live after a long slumber and hibernation.
At long last, the Filipino has untangled himself from the shackles of designed slavery and ignorance by the powers-that-be, so that he is now truly free!
On Conviction, Death and Freedom
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, and catch the trade winds in your sails.” –Mark Twain
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully well is prepared to die at any time.”– Mark Twain
“I want the American eagle go screaming into the Pacific. Why not spread its wings over the Philippines, I asked myself? I said to myself, here are a people who have suffered for three centuries. We can make them as free as ourselves, give them country and government of their own, and put a miniature of the American Constitution afloat in the Pacific, start a brand new republic to take its place among the free nations of the world. It seemed to me a great task to which we had addressed ourselves. But I have thought some more, since then, and I have read carefully the Treaty of Paris (which ended the Spanish-American War), and I have seen that we do not intend to free, but to subjugate the people of the Philippines. We have gone there to conquer, not to redeem. It should, it seems to me, be our pleasure and duty to make those people free, and let them deal with their own domestic questions in their own way. So I am an anti-Imperialist. I am opposed to having the eagle put its own talons on any other land!” –Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Nov. 30, 1835 – Apr. 21, 1910), popularly known on his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humourist.
Clemens or Twain wrote the “Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (1876) and its sequel “Huckleberry Finn” (1885), the latter often called “the Great American Novel.”
Dr. Delmar Topinio Taclibon, Bt., DKR, KRSS, BSCE, MBA, PhD.D.A.