Carvajal: Recognizing change

Break Point

FEUDAL lords do not want change that threatens the absolute control they have over their serfdoms. Unmistakable signs they now feel under siege behind thick-walled castles are their refusal to recognize some fairly obvious positive changes in our society and their partisan, non-constructive criticism of just about everything the also-feudal lord in Malacañang is doing.

Take the Magnificent 7 and the Yellows. The former criticize the drug war from feigned conscience and principles while the latter cry foul at the (extrajudicial?) way it is done, conveniently glossing over the fact that in their time they hardly lifted a finger against drugs and allowed narco-politics easy entry.

Critics blame the Executive Department for everything that is wrong in this country when on closer look, of the three branches of government the executive is the best performing. It probably could perform better if it were not for a “pork-barelling” pro-no-term-limit Congress and a vastly unreformed and inadequate judiciary.

We do have to cringe and disapprove of the President’s cussing, blaspheming, gender-insensitivity and softness to the corrupt Marcos family. But we must also recognize the reality of his accomplishments. How does it go now, better p


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