Filipinos Fighting For Reforms May Be Considered As The New Jose Rizals!
It's a problem in the Philippines that you must ride the bandwagon or you're considered stupid. It's a culture of just do what everyone does no matter how stupid it is. It's really a problem in the Philippines to have a prevailing culture of anti-intellectualism. For these anti-intellectuals they think that the smart ones are stupid and the stupid ones are smart. It's all about their quest for "smart shaming" and their quest to "expose just how stupid the intellectuals are". These activities include online trolling (some of them even have gone as far as to be "brave" to foolishly expose themselves, character assassinations, name calling, demanding people to show themselves while commenting as "Anonymous") and/or commenting without reading posts properly.
Fortunately, there are people who are willing to take the risk by being a Dr. Jose Rizal in the midst of people who are apathetic to the country's welfare. These people don't necessarily have to have Rizal's grades or IQ. Instead, they should focus on what Rizal did when he was still alive. When he wrote both Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo he wanted to make Filipinos think outside the box. When he wrote several essays he was doing what he could to awaken Filipinos. I remembered the time some of my classmates in the Rizal Course and some people I knew said that Rizal was no hero. They even went as far as to say that Rizal was just a man who refused to shut his mouth. Some of them say Rizal should have just left the Philippines. Today, we have apathetic Filipinos who tell any "Rizal wannabe" to "Eh di pumunta kana sa ibang bansa?" as an excuse to enjoy their blunder.
Do you know who should be considered the new heroes for the Philippines? I'd say it's not necessarily the Overseas Filipino Worker but Filipinos who are fighting for a better Philippines in any little way they can. It may be the OFW with a plan or just every Filipino who may not be anybody great but still do whatever they can to help the Philippines. If these new heroes are asked, "Eh ano nagawa mo para sa bansa?" then it's time to give this answer. It's time to for those enlightened Filipinos tell those indifferent Filipinos that they follow simple guidelines and that they're not indifferent about the flaws of the 1987 Constitution. Those idiots who want to raise the question, "Eh ano nagawa mo para sa bansa?" may just be a group of leeches living on their Okay Fine Whatever relatives, they may be out-of-school youths or any variety of leeches while seeking to assassinate Filipinos who are for change.