Sunday, July 16, 2006

FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN
By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


“NOLI ME TANGERE”

Former Philippine Vice President Teofisto Guingona who led the Citizens Congress for Truth and Accountability popularly called the “People’s Court” that found Gloria Macapagal Arroyo after a five-month period of factfinding guilty of corruption, electoral fraud and violation of the Philippine Constitution, filed the second set of impeachment complaints against the de facto president of the Philippines for this year. He also announced his intention to lead a civil disobedience movement if the House of Representatives which is currently dominated by Arroyo political allies would again kill the impeachment complaint on a technicality. As Rizal would say in his grave to Arroyo’s hired soldiers, “Noli Me Tangere”(Touch Me Not) or more Filipino blood will spill.

Truly I do not want another Rizal or Ninoy Aquino to emerge and start another “people power” to depose Arroyo. If ever Mr. Guingona would lead the people to civil disobedience, I believe he must be ready to die. I therefore ask Malacanang not to play games again with the constitutional process of impeachment.

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Here’s a simple description of racial discrimination in America: the Caucasians look down on the Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians; the Caucasians, the Blacks, and Hispanics look down on the Asians; the Asians look down on themselves. It is high time for the Asians to get together and work together for social, economic, and political empowerment. If the “N” word(Nigger)can trigger the passions of the Black, why not similar ethnic slurs such as Orientals, Japs, Chinks, and Gooks to the Asians. Any non-Asian using the “O” “J” :C” an “G” words should mean receiving a solid right to the mouth, not necessarily in the literal sense but in the legal sense. Remember, use of ethnic slurs is a ground for a racial discrimination suit. Fellow Asians, let’s shed off our age-old image as servants, cooks, railroad coolies, apple pickers, mail order brides, and a buck-toothed comedian who look dumb and stupid. To filmmakers and novelists, let’s start projecting the natural masculinity of the Asian male and the inborn physical strength of the Asian female aside from their intellectual prowess. In America, survival of the fittest still persists.

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I agree with New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg when he said in his recent speech in Philadelphia that the American economy will collapse without the immigrants, both legal and illegal. To the Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists in Congress and in the media, they don’t care about that. They have a paranoia that the immigrants are alien invaders of their perceived paradise. They therefore are nothing more but dangerous members of a cult that should be exposed and persecuted. That is why we need more legislators and journalists who advocate equality and justice in America. At this point, I quote the second paragraph of the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE of the United States passed on July 4, 1776:

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these, are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers form the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness….”


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