CHINA CONSTRUCTS | Louise Nichole Logarta
Since Bongbong Marcos’ sensational interview with Toni Gonzaga, September 21st has come and gone, September 21st, which, as many know, is the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, imposed by none other than BBM’s dear daddy.
If you frequent social media–as I do–there is a clear divide in people’s way of thinking. There are those who continue to be die-hard fans of the current administration, or rather it’s “leader” (may the fact that I placed that word in quotation marks be no mystery to you, reader), while others still defend Marcos. These are called “apologists”. I like to think that they are called such because God knows the Marcoses will never so much as look like they’re sorry. And of course there are those who oppose the forces that be, derisively called “dilawans”, as they are reduced to those who support the Aquinos.
Personally, I don’t subscribe to any color and neither should anyone. What is so easy to forget is that there should be no colors in the first place. Our country has so many larger problems to face than who is on whose side. Yet paradoxically, the only way to stop things from getting worse is to take a side. What to do, what to do?
I don’t claim to know the answers. I am no politician or even a political analyst. In fact many of us aren’t. What I do know, however, is that each one of us IS a Filipino. Following that logic, all the steps each of us should take, should be in the service of our country, the greater good.
What I’m saying is far from a new idea, but it never hurts to have a reminder: we are neither red or yellow. We are outside the spectrum of colors. We are a nation, and we should be colorblind.