Sunday, November 8, 2009
I really wonder if this government still has some other things on their discussion tables other than giving us “just taxpayers” the extra burden every time they want to venture onto something. Sure, the telecom companies earn a lot, so why not charge their incomes instead?
First it was project blah-blah, now it’s for national computerization of public schools… I wonder what the next alibis are… maybe the computerization of tanod outposts…. Internet connections to Mt. Apo, or day care for stray dogs…
With too much things to worry, with all the prices going up, here comes another government-designed monster, destined to impose taxes on even the simplest caprice the common people could afford. There has been a statement expressing that it was not designed for the common people to pay, it’s for everyone who uses cell phones, including our politicians. I think they need to realize that even if they pay the same text taxes we do, we are still on the losing side. We are not stupid enough to be sure they have their phone lines or call cards charged to the government. This is yet another manifestation of our leech-inspired social structure… we ordinary workers work at hard jobs, pay our taxes for the government to pay the padrino- qualified employees, who have cell phone card allowances. Who suffers in the end? If a rich person sends as many text messages as the poor ones, and they shall be taxed equally, who could feel the burden more? It’s just like giving identical sandwiches to a well-nourished girl and a malnourished one, then taking it back just after the first bite to give it to the dogs instead.
On the otherhand, I have known so many people complaining that the school computer is exclusively for the use of the beloved principal, or supervisor only… wow… that’s how we define access to the internet…I am also a product of the public education system, and I think it will be good to give opportunities like this to poor children. It was only during the college days that I realized I’m too far behind my classmates, graduating from private high schools, when it comes to computer. Back in high school, we did have computers, but for display purposes only. It’s a noble plan, the problem is who would likely do the sufferings again?
Let’s take these cases. If you are afraid to love again because of a number of failed relationships, don’t you think someone else deserves the chance to prove his worth? If you are afraid of being rejected, don’t you ever think it is about time to convince yourself that nobody gets accepted at any cost no matter who they are? If you are afraid of death, ask yourself this question: “Who among the billions of human beings lived more than 150?” If you are afraid of ghosts, don’t you think the reason why we are called humans is the fact that we are above any other creations? If you are afraid of speaking in public, can you forgive yourself if you should miss one big opportunity that might change your life just because of a short speech? If you are afraid to trust people around you due to an unpleasant experience, don’t you think it would be unfair to others who always choose to be true to you?
Fear. The word itself could scare you away, but it doesn’t mean it is stronger than anybody’s will to overcome it. Face it, go over it… after all, it is just a four-letter word full of misconceptions; deceiving, dreaded but capable of being won over!