Monday, August 16, 2010

The Day The Philippines Stood Still

The Philippines should have a bestfriend who would tell it straight how its people have effed the country up real bad. The friend who would slap it in the face and give it to him without any bullshit. The kind of friend who can lock him up in a hole and make him see all the darkness around him. It doesn't need a friend who would suck up. It doesn't need anymore praising from others. There is nothing to be proud of. What it needs is real talk. I don't understand how we cover up nasty things with sweet words which only make it worse. How is it suppose to change when the people do not even realize what is there to change?

I propose to have a Philippine version of the movie The Day The Earth Stood Still. In it, all the awful things Filipinos are not aware of are clearly exposed. The perfect reaction after showing one example would be something along the lines of, "Oo nga, ano?" The kind that will have them realize that it is there all along. I can't imagine how many ideas I can put in that film already. There's just too many ways how we are fucking this country up. If you haven't seen the movie, it ended with the world getting spared from a catastrophe. I don't mind pushing through with the extinction in a local adaptation. Go all out. We all need it.

"If the Earth dies, you die. If you die, the Earth survives", says Keanu Reeves. Let me try and modify that: If the Philippines dies, we die. If we die, the Philippines survives. Yes! That's how it's supposed to be. Save it. It's really a beautiful country; unfortunately we take it for granted. From north to south there are countless blessings we can set our eyes on. It is amazing. We are the disease that like I said have always screwed things up. The Day Philippines Stood Still will be the day I will start seeing change.

The Wrath Of Keanu Is Upon Us!

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