I was just sitting here in our office and thinking of what to write. I just overheard on the TV about the shooting incident in Tucson, Arizona. I just can’t imagine what’s in the brain on that shooter. My gosh, what is he angry about? If his life is so hard he should try living in the poor area in this country or some other third world country. He will think then that he had better life compared to a lot of the youngsters here.
If you guys recall, Bob and I traveled to a very poor area here in Mindanao. I’ve never seen poverty in my life until I went there. You know what those people still had a big smile in their faces when seeing us. I’ve never felt they are angry at us or to the people. They were just very happy to be alive. Yeah, they had some resentment towards the government, but they choose to vote the people that ruled their place. You can just hear them say, better luck next time nalang. When I was talking to those people they were friendly. They told us that they are struggling to survive everyday. Just looking at the houses there, they are living on a stilts. Gosh, I just had to cry. While driving home tears kept falling. I really thought before that I’ve seen poverty, just looking in our farm alone, the people there, our neighborhood I thought that we are really poor there. But when seeing some of the areas here in Mindanao, especially the minorities. Geez, there you will see the poverty in the Philippines. At least they still have some time to enjoy themselves. With a good time during the festival in there town. Its really a big celebration. For them life has to go on.
Just thinking of how this shooter in Arizona did. It’s just frustrating to hear that a lot of innocent people died because of the anger of this young man. I just could never imagine the anguish of his parents. I’m pretty sure they are blaming themselves for what the son did. They did not put the gun to the son’s head and tell him to do what he did. His really an angry lunatic guy I just can’t believe the look of that kid. I felt he is so proud of what his done. I really hope and pray for the victims to recover soon.
I know that some massacres have been happening here in the Philippines. The famous and well known was the Ampatuan Massacre. It’s still not solved yet. The Ampatuans are still in jail right now. Not sure when will the trial finally starts. Hope they will speed it up. To put some closure to the victims family. That’s the thing here the justice systems seems to be very slow. Look at that Vizconde massacre that happened in the early 90’s. They started the trials like 5 years after or so. Still no justice at this time.
Just as I am finishing out this article. I’ve heard on the news that there were explosions in Manila and Russia. In Manila it might be a terrorist act. Not sure yet if its from Abu Sayaff. I didn’t read about who was responsible for the blast in Russia. My goodness, I felt like there is no safe place anywhere nowadays. What happened to this world of ours. It get so messy and it get worse everyday. I felt now the week will not end without any shooting from the work place or in school. Whats going on now? Are people just so angry with the economic crisis? Or are people just getting crazier everyday?
Be safe you guys where ever you are!