It’s just another election, so you thought. The thrill of selecting a candidate. Of being with your fellow supporters. Feels great to be whipped up in a frenzy right? Feel the adrenaline rage through your veins as you shout to the top of your voice? War against weather. War against each other. War against the environment. War against “drugs”. And you are the conscript in their war against whatever. Quite a thriller ain’t it?
After the rally is over, the adrenaline comes down – and you go back to daily “life”. A “life” of hardship, illness, death. You plod on hoping that someone will come along to save you, a pastor, a priest, a pope, a mullah, a mayor, a councilor, a senator. And yet, “life” stays the same.
As millions of Filipinos – whatever that means, are in a frenzy to vote in a fake election, here’s a question for each and every one of them.
How many of these candidates – know your dreams, aspirations, desires, your heart?
Do you know that there is one candidate that is not on the ballot? The candidate that “they” don’t want you to know about. That’s why “they” have been busy flooding you with images that will keep you moving. Why? Because the moment you sit still – you might get a whiff of the candidate you have been looking for.
This candidate knows everything about you, what you have been though, your pains, your fears, your anger, your hurts.
This candidate knows everything about you, what makes you smile, what makes you laugh, what brings peace to your heart.
That candidate is not in the ballot. You don’t have to to a voting station to vote for this candidate who knows you – every inch of your waking, sleeping, and breathing.
And yet, you keep on voting for candidates who have no clue about you.
Isn’t it about time to vote for the candidate who has your best interests at heart.
You ask me, who is that candidate who knows you so much.
My friend, your candidate is staring at you in the mirror.