I will not start this article with the culprit’s
name because he does not need anymore attention at this point. His trending is
already way beyond what he has earned. I’m sure his company has the whiff of it
by now and I’m pretty sure he isn’t reading any of your hate-via-SMS. So there
is no point helping the cause na isuplong ‘tong mokong na ‘to sa boss nya.
Okay, six fake fat-bully accounts later it
hit me: this suare, again, shows the Filipino double standard. Here is an
officer of the law, who is expected
to somehow embody the spirit of the strong, being assaulted by a guy who falls somewhere
between the standard of the schoolyard bully and the chump-we-to-yell-at-because-of-being-unable-to-jump-above-an-inch-and-a-half.
The thinking is that that fat guy has no right to do that – sa akin nya gawin
yun, tignan natin. He don’t look that tough. Kinakaya nya lang yung kawawang
MMDA, nagtratrabaho lang yun.
The Filipino sense of machismo was
assaulted by a pork-dork in a Volvo. We could not believe that he victimized
someone who wore that uniform that terrifies motorists into nearly driving into
MRT gutters. This guy put into motion a macho-motorist’s wet dream. But this
guy did not fit the profile of the action star he went on to play. He was not
about to change our minds into a new definition of matapang or matikas. Would the raving been the same if the
assailant had better weight-to-height proportion?
Come to think of it, why is everyone jumping
up and down this frenetically about what he did? Is it really because of
sympathy for Fabros? Was it really for respect for law enforcement? Was it
really for upholding Filipino values?
We all know there is so much disdain going
around for Filipino law enforcement that if it was discipline we’d make
Singapore look like . We all know deep inside gusto din natin silang masapak
minsan dahil sa iba’t ibang kapalpakan. Asar na asar tayo sa pink at sa mga bus
stop na napakalayo sa istasyon ng tren. All of these we tend to loom deep in us
as we stare knives at its most visible representatives: the traffic enforcers.
If the Filipino values system finds
bullying a wrong in this case, it is absurd that the same was the basis of the
all-out inquisition of Pio Pascual during his break-up with KC. It was the same
platform that was forcing the actor into admitting to be part of an aggregate
that was largely met with discrimination, fear and, even more bullying. The
actor was caught in catch 22 versus a nation who was hatefully interrogating him
into admitting to be something that they hated.
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