Every Villain is Lemons… oh really?
If we had condemn the writing of James Soriano regarding language, actually he was only using sarcasm against the Philippine education system using English as the medium of instruction.
Well, in the case of The Varsitarian… no offense to Thomasians, but I think that it is siding one of the senators who was deeply affected (*ehem* I kid I kid) of those criticisms [PS: Could you please don’t take it personally?].
However, in some way, I think James Soriano’s article was much better.
Hardcore Catholic fanaticism: Not Good
Okay, so in religion class, I have learned about taking the Bible fundamentally and mythologically — and the fact that this author of two articles… is actually a Christian fanatic… and he even called Carlos Celdran a Jose Rizal wannabe!? Dude, get your facts straight! Alright, Jose Rizal studied in UST, but there’s one thing that I want to mention on his biography: He was bullied because of his “Filipino-ness.” Now, the author called Atenean and Lasallian professors as cowards!?
Being PRO-RH BILL does not make you LESS a Catholic. Being ANTI-RH BILL does not make you MORE a Catholic.
I do feel sorry for the Thomasian students. Maybe they’re either brainwashed, or somehow forced to say something that is really “good” and “nice.” Well, the author himself does not represent UST as a Catholic institution, but rather as a Catholic Church. Okay, so I was referring to Beni Medici’s rants (theindifferentmasochist), but if you’re going to delve at her rants, maybe you’ll get her point — that the author of the two articles represent UST as a Catholic Church rather than a Catholic school. What’s even worse is that, med students in UST are also misinterpreted.
To the author of those articles in The Varsitarian
Dude, get your facts straight. If you think that Atenean and Lasallian professors are cowards, read the third article written by a Lasallian.
In the end, I’d rather make moral mistakes as a human being, rather than succeed in life as a church’s puppet.
Well, I’d rather not go to church anymore, since when did I ever become a true-blooded Catholic? Okay, so to speak, I only took religion for granted during high school, and it seemed that “values” are no longer there when popular kids and know-it-alls started to lurk the whole community. No wonder, introverts are always left behind, and these “two evil people” are always on the spotlight. Trust me, these two people I’ve mentioned won’t be recognized — rather, introverts will take the place of the “famous.” What famous? Famous, as in reputable ones. I really wanted to learn how to be a Catholic… but not until I took it for granted. Granted, that is.
Sexism, Abuse of values due to pride, and Exploitation
Structured life, forced training as form of exploitation — there are no benefits. You get bruises, actually.
If you’re going to exploit someone for your own benefit, then why not learn the painful lesson from early maturity? Yes, early maturity, physically-speaking is NOT GOOD in such a way — it only earns you more negative remarks and worse, people are expecting you think maturely.
I’ll speak in Tagalog this time: Mahirap kaya maging physically mature!
Mahirap, in such a way that you’re going to regret it when you’re going to inherit all the ugliest traits, as if feeling mo naman that ang bumuo sa’yo ‘yung mga genetic traits na hindi naman desirable pero tinambak lang para mabuo ka!
That’s what the author should know about — not anyone can be a Catholic, wholeheartedly. Some would take it for granted, some would actually not practice it at all. In fact, there’s a Tumblr post that stated:
I am against religion because it teaches satisfaction without knowing reality.
Also, if you’re going to delve at the culture of ancient Israel, sexism really does exist, and women today who think sexist are actually ashamed of their gender/sex. I’m not being a feminist, but patriarchy has its own cons as well. I actually believe that girls doing the first move (showing off feelings) as not good is actually a sexist thought. It only shows that men are more superior, which is sad. Women are still oppressed up to now, and I really don’t know why. If only we were not invaded by the Spaniards, this could have NOT happened. At least, during the ancient Filipino times, women are looked up in a venerable way, not the way of thinking it is right now.
Right now, Spain has its own share of karma. Sila pa ang bansang lubog sa utang amongst the EU countries — at hindi lang sila, pati Greece, Portugal at Ireland — that reflects that if you’re a colony of the UK and/or France, there’s a more possibility that your country will prosper and the thinking would be a balance of science and religion.
Oh please, with regards to our culture pa nga, a family that is composed of pure arseholes might as well abuse those “values” and “norms” when they have a family — that’s one example of exploitation. Kung sila nga, gumagawa ng kabulastugan, kumbaga, parang feeling powerful na sila, ‘no?
If you’re also going to delve at Jose Rizal’s works, the ideal Filipina is portrayed as Maria Clara. However, I think that Maria Clara is a good example of a demure woman who cannot decide and assert on her own. One reason why I really criticize demure people — siyempre, madali silang lokohin ng mga taong nakakairita magsalita!
That pseudo-conservatism has to stop. Not all Filipinos in general look down on their culture and so do we Filipinos who speak out do not actually glorify ALL our cultural norms and values. Iba na talaga magagawa ng yabang at kapangyarihang mang-abuso ng mga values para lang gumawa ng dahilan, hindi ba? At isa pa, talking about sex (referring to Roxyisferox’s article about Mocha Girls and empowerment) does not make you malibog at all, if you’re not going to discuss it the immoral way.
I know that those pseudo-conservatives are actually kiss-arse to those people who do not deserve recognition at all. Same with know-it-alls who are kiss-arse to popular kids.
KISS-ARSE your face, people who were naparungitan! ‘Yan, buti nga sa inyo!
Okay, nao-off topic na ako. But I am saying this again and again, that everything comes from the stream of consciousness.
Posted on October 8, 2012, in Ateneo de Manila University, Colleges and Universities, De La Salle University, Opinion, University of Santo Tomas and tagged ADMU, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, DLSU, Lemons, RH Bill, University of Santo Tomas, UST. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.