The conditioning is so insidious that it has eroded the hope of some people I’ve talked with.
They despair that the good fight is done — that people have been brainwashed into seeing (and voting) yellow.
Noynoy Aquino, confident from the very beginning, has begun to look downright arrogant when he grants interviews. Remember the infamous TV interview when he, in so many words, threatened that people might take to the streets if their will is thwarted.
“Vox populi, vox dei!” he said.
Oh, snap. He could have said “Vox populi, vox jejemon!” and it would have sounded the same to me. Meaningless shit from a man who pretends to know everything.
The same arrogance is put on display in his TV advertisements when he endorses the lame LP senatorial slate. “Kailangan ko sila!” he declares, in a selfish, haughty tone — as if ordering us to go fetch him a cup of coffee in true haciendero master fashion. There is no “we” in this guy — unless it is inserted in one of the speeches made for him.
There are crucial key points that should be obvious to even the less discerning viewers:
- Noy is selfish. Me. Me. Me.
- Noy already assumes he is the winner.
- Aside from thinking he holds the copyright to People Power, Noy assumes he can call one should he need to (if and when he loses).
- Noy is selfish. So effin’ selfish.
So I say give him his security blanket of surveys (which his relatives have a direct hand in [go figure]) and polls. Let him wallow in his arrogance and delusion. Let him pat himself on the back and, heck, give him all the ABS-CBN minutes he can shove up his ass. Give him all the column inches that the Inquirer and even the Star (owned by LP partymate Sonny Belmonte) can give until we fatigue from all the yellow exposure.
Let the people who bought drinks at 7-11 and chose the yellow cups rejoice in their victory. A vote is supposed to be free, not bought.
The truth awaits Noynoy’s arrogance on Monday — and that’s the only survey that really counts.