Monday, March 12, 2007

comments on big shame

a few days (or weeks) ago, i posted an entry with the title 'big shame.' i did it as a result of my convictions and nothing else. i received comments on that entry and so far, most of them agreed with me. there are however people who do otherwise. i completely respect their point of view and gladly posted their comments. but as to make things a bit more fair, let me defend my stand on the issue.

noni v. said...

Yes I agree with you. Cayetano is a modern day undercover trapo he's concealing it with his mouth blabbing dramas , same with CRAZY CHIZ,both of them will do nothing but filibustering in the senate that will destabilize our government and economy as well. They look like candidates for the PINOY IDOL ,wowowowie or eat bulaga contests. Kengkoy political ads.

yes, noni, i may say that too. im definitely not alone.

cris reyes said...

Going through your stupid blog, i can see why you aren't in touch with what going on... you've been too self absorbed in your virtual make believe world where you think people actualy care about things you say. You're pathetic. get a life. read a newspaper. go to congress ,watch the debates. Go to the streets, talk to people. Kakahiya mga sinusulat mo sa blog, kaya pinagtatawanan tayong mga taga UP eh, mga tulad mo, trying hard.1. Pangilinan2. Noynoy3. Cayetano4. Escudero

my reply...

hello cris. i dont really care if im in my make believe world for as long as im happy. this blog was meant as a phantasy construction as what lacanian psychoanalysis would say. this does not mean however that everything that i say is stupid and worthless. the fact that you commented on my blog is a manifestation that there is some sense in my entries. the fact that somehow, this 'stupid', 'make believe world' generated even a very small discourse is a testatment that even the 'make believe' is anchored in the 'real.'

you claim that nobody will care about what i do and what i post. im just confused, i know for a fact that only a few people read my blog and i dont really find that as a problem and im happy with that. im not expecting to change the philippines or the world with this blog because it was created as an extension of my 'self.' what makes me confused however is the idea that a complete stranger suddenly posts a comment on my blog and says that nobody will care about what i write. the fact that the person gave time to read the entry is a clear sign that somehow, somewhere in the anonymity of the internet someone cares. i find this type of logic rather wrong.

i do have a life. i may most of the time say that im drifting away or say that im lost,but i still have a life. i read the newspaper, talk to people and definitely watch and partcipate in debates. its completely wrong to judge me on the mere basis of that blog entry. you defintely dont know me. call me 'trying hard' or whatever, no problem with me, at least im trying and doing something. to add to that, i think those activists in UP are also trying hard. no offense to them. i believe there is nothing wrong with being an activist or 'trying hard'. what is wrong with them however is that they tend to forget why they are in UP in the first place: to study. they should (we should, since were from UP) remember the blood and sweat of the millions who fund our education. we should never compromise that by spending too much on rallies or cutting classes just to join a useless (and sometimes fruitless) mobilization. do your duty first before anything else. personally, i think rallies and mobilizations are overused. they only cause more economic instabilities. we should look for other means to change this semi feudal-semi capitalist philippines.

lisa reyes said...

Hi! I just want to share that im voting for ALAN CAYETANO! and im proud of it! im voting for Alan, Chiz and NoyNoy...If you havent heard of alan cayetano before, its your loss, he's been one of the brightest young stars of congress. Ive been keeping track of him since i did a paper on spice bohys/bright boys 5 years ago, im dissapointed with the likes of Zubiri and Defensor...Cheers!

my reply...

lisa. thank you for sharing who you will vote this coming elections. exactly! if i havent heard about cayetano before its my loss and not yours. thank you for your concern anyway. i completely respect your choice. this is after all a 'democratic' country, where opposing decisions and choices are respected.

i still believe that no single family holds monopoly over intelligence or the right to serve the country.
i hope that lisa, noni and cris could read this entry and probably leave a link to their blogs too. :-) links exchange anyone?!



{/Pluto got paranoid at around 3:20 PM} :: permalink ::

7 Comments:

Blogger RV Vitorio said...

hear hear, pluto!

up students are entitled to construct their own thoughts. that's our major distinction from the others . as far as up is concerned, it's okay to put your conviction in a certain issue, as long as you know what you are talking about... as long as you can support your claims. and knowing you, you dont just say things without knowing them well.

well, tibaks most of the time don't know what the abstract terms that they use actually mean. talk about "democracy", "fascism", "education is a right" and whathaveyou. just deduce the implicature of this statement.

this is just a reason for someone to not mess with a debater . and ahm soree talaga to that mortal (if you may call him, well..) gatecrasher, debaters are just demigods who know way more things than other up students.

dont mind gatecrashers. the very reason why they are called such is because they seem to be in dire need of attention.

kapag ang puno maraming bunga, hindi lang binabato. pinuputol pa.

11:17 PM  
Blogger RV Vitorio said...

hear hear, pluto!

up students are entitled to construct their own thoughts. that's our major distinction from the others . as far as up is concerned, it's okay to put your conviction in a certain issue, as long as you know what you are talking about... as long as you can support your claims. and knowing you, you dont just say things without knowing them well.

well, tibaks most of the time don't know what the abstract terms that they use actually mean. talk about "democracy", "fascism", "education is a right" and whathaveyou. just deduce the implicature of this statement.

this is just a reason for someone to not mess with a debater . and ahm soree talaga to that mortal (if you may call him, well..) gatecrasher, debaters are just demigods who know way more things than other up students.

dont mind gatecrashers. the very reason why they are called such is because they seem to be in dire need of attention.

kapag ang puno maraming bunga, hindi lang binabato. pinuputol pa.

11:18 PM  
Anonymous anna said...

intense. but hey, let's just respect everybody's opinion on this matter. At least 'plurality' can be seen, and we are actually taking the time to scrutinize the senatorial candidates, and whatever we arrive at and whoever we vote for at the end of the day is a product of intellectual discourse.

By the way, to Cris, just because someone doesn't share the same views/perspective as you do, it doesn't mean that you should label them as 'stupid' right away. No logic there, sorry. What you did - calling Pluto, 'trying hard' and too self-absorbed, without saying anything about what he actually wrote in the blog, just gives us the impression that you have nothing to say, but you still want to seem as if you know what's going on. If you want to defend Alan Cayetano or whoever, do it in your blog - counter what is written here, and not lambaste and accuse Pluto of writing nonsense. If you really had a problem with his opinion, don't attack him personally, attack him based on analysis, rebut him or whatever. And if you can't do that, if you don't have anything intelligent to say, just shut up. You're the one appearing stupid in this situation.

2:14 PM  
Blogger mr. tuesday said...

dahil hayskul students pa lang kami, niloloko pa namin ung mga kakandidato sa pagkasenador. although namimili na rin kami ng mga bets by weighing them one by one.

4:59 PM  
Blogger master_of_heartthrobs said...

nice one, pluto... :) we perfectly share the same view about that obnoxious a.p. cayetano... don't mind your 'detractors' (cool, u have some =P).. they are just frustrated that their pet quixotic insinuations (ideologies?) are not supported by the silent majority

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i totally agree with pluto on how he reacted to cris' comment...
just because cris is of the opinion that pluto is in the wrong does not give him the right to say those things about him in that manner...
one thing though, i find this one a bit disturbing:
"debaters are just demigods who know way more things than other up students." - rv
Is that a claim you can substantiate? LOL, to be honest i think debating is mere sophistry...
you don't really have 'convictions' because you're trained to argue from both sides. your purpose is not to find the truth, but to see who's better at presenting and arguing his/her case.
but then again, i'm not a debater, so who am i to say these things? just an opinion though...
Peace, man!
"Before the fall cometh pride."
And look where that led Lucifer? And look at the rut humanity is in right now all because of Adam and Eve's prideful fall?
Then again, for someone who believes in 'demigods,'you don't really believe in that crap do you?
Right...
from: your conscience (teehee! ;p)

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kudos. you handled that one with class :)

11:37 PM  

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