We do not have the sophistication and the elan of most people who inhabit the most prosperous countries of the world and therefore we shall always be poor and miserable unless we change our attitude and character as a people.
We could not handle a simple hostage-taking drama and we blame the President for the catastrophic police blunder and we continue to campaign against an elected President three months after the elections was over.
We use the internet to showcase our ignorance and wallow in our new-found skill of using a language that abhors form, style and grammar which our elders took pains to learn. Out of this struggle for styles, we have produced countless essayists, writers, novelists, journalists and poets, but now we are endlessly thrilled by bloggers and tv personalities who are expert jejemoners.
Unknowingly, we are destroying our literary gifts and the incipient seeds of the reverse application of Darwinian theory of “selective adaptation” display in their full splendor. We are near extinction!
This is quite a mouthful of our character as a people.
Elite force of another country was able to rescue their compatriots held in another country by armed terrorists which resulted to 3 hostage fatalities (one mistaken as a terrorist) one dead brave commando leader, Yoni Netanyahu and the hostile force suffered a dozen of terrorists dead and 20 Ugandan soldiers dead.
Here, a lone gunman inside a controlled area in our park can kill 8 hostages and wound several others. We can only droll with envy and hem in our pitiful incompetence that is seen by the world. But most of us would still be proud to be a Filipino, and that is even more pitiful!
However, my take in this bloody-hostage taking is, whatever faults and bungling the police had done, pale in comparison with the fault of once bemedalled police officer turned bandit and scalawag, Capt. Rolando Mendoza, in shooting harmless and innocent civilians. He does not deserve any symphaty from anyone.