One of the main reasons the Philippines, as a nation, is collapsing left and right, is because Politics, the Church and Cults all seem to enjoy being in bed together. The 3 entities combined, have so muddled up the political civil order of things today, and with every passing moment, have only made it worse. For the past 50 years or so, the Political arena of the Philippines has become a haven for the Catholic church, as well as the Cult, Iglesia Ni Cristo. By playing their hands come election season, these organizations have, on occasion, turned the voting tide well in favor of a specific candidate. And in many cases, for their own motives and/or ideals rather than the good of the people.
Recently the Supreme Court had declared the creation of President Aquino’s DAP (Disbursement Acceleration Program) as unconstitutional. In response, the President cried like baby, and along came the Catholic church to draw sympathy from the people, claiming no malice on Aquino’s part. Again, non-malicious intent as per the outcome, is not what’s important here. How the money was acquired to begin with, is.
Everyone in Aquino’s administration wants to play “The end justifies the means” card. This of course, is an insane way of thinking. They argue it’s the same as someone saying “It’s OK if he robbed Land Bank, because he used the money to feed starving children.” Yes, the idea of feeding children has merit. Yet putting the future of all those inside the bank at considerable risk does not, and now becomes overlooked. And that is exactly what President Aquino wants in this case. To survive past his illegalities, by constantly thrusting the final outcome in peoples faces. To date he can’t even produce a stitch of evidence as to where the money went, aside from those on a list.
So what is it going to take to get these 3 malicious, and at times, evil children to co-exist, but in separate rooms of the house? First, like in the United States and many other countries, the Philippine Constitution should be amended and laws put into place that require a constant “Separation of Church and State.” In short, the State now, and legally requires that the church and/or other like organizations such as Iglesia, remain independent of the nations administrative duties. To further enhance the betterment of this, Laws can be drawn that will make it criminal for groups like Iglesia, to put “block voting” demands upon their followers, as this act alone denies one their personal freedom of expression.
Of course the Churches, Cults and whatever other radical Left/Right wing groups will argue this as religious persecution, and a violation of their rights. And just as the politicians call upon the aid of the Church, they in turn will call upon the Filipino people to come running to their aid. Which brings us once again, to the ever-popular “sympathy card” being played upon a people who no longer have the ability to think on their own.
But you already knew that. Didn’t you?