I don't hate Mendoza for he had personal reasons, and unfortunately things ended the way they did. What I am very furious about is how people treat him. One man causes shame to the country, and they all bring him even further down. It is not doing anybody good. We deny him at all. No one knew the man. A lot of people all over the world have screwed up, but no one really associates the entire country with that one man. We are too insecure so we go on this preemptive strike how Rolando Mendoza doesn't represent the entire country. I know he doesn't. Stop bitching. I know that. You are all concerned about the image again. It always goes back to that. I understand why, it's probably because.. MAYBE YOU ARE TOO INSECURE! You know you already suck so much as a nation that one more event like this will bring us to our own graves. If we know we're a respectable country why then we do we give so much damn about this right? Obviously that isn't the case since we try so hard to make ourselves pleasing to the eyes of others. We try so hard. Too hard. It's becoming pathetic already.
You always wear Pinoy statement shirts how we are one as a nation. I don't see that now. Not even close. Tell me, where is that? I don't ever wanna see someone wear that piece of trash again. Mendoza isn't a hypocrite, you are. He isn't really the problem. It's the way you think.
Personally, I'd want a reaction that goes along something like this: Oh shit, Mendoza's at it right now. This is bad. I guess we will finally experience what the other countries feel when we bullshit their people. We go on a trigger happy banning steak as if it's only a press of a button. Now we are waiting for a response from Hong Kong. Oh boy, I do wish we get banned. To serve us a lesson. And I hope people don't react too much, because if it were the opposite, we'd do the same. Don't fake it. I know that is exactly what will happen. Increase the security threat level in the Philippines. That way, everyone suffers. Not just tourism. But how everything goes off in chains, affecting each one of us. Then we'd understand the severity before deciding to finally change our evil ways.
Again, I'm pissed the way we are reacting. It is so immature. Say, an American does the same. I don't see anyone crying out, "Not all Americans are like him. We are all different." or something. Whatever. I don't see any other country doing what we are exactly doing right now. Sheesh.
Accept what other countries will say about our country. We need to hear the truth. You need to read this. Why? Because we are really a fucked up nation. I don't need you to wear those shirts that mask the true character of our country. Inside we know how crazy it is. We must not deny it. We keep on doing so because we know the truth hurts. We're afraid to hear other nations say something unpleasant because for some reason it has been programmed to our system that we are one heck of a nation that every other foreign national want to visit. Nope. Take that out of your thinking. The more you look at it that way the more you will never change. Dude, look around you. It is getting worse every minute. What happened tonight just proves it even more. Stop deflecting. It's on us.
It's on us and us alone. Don't think about how others will judge us. Scrap that out for a minute, please! We care too much about our image (rightly so) but we gotta take care of ourselves first.
Can I just say how the media handled this very poorly. No one wants to see a father, mother, brother or sister passed out, or worse, dead on international news broadcasted all over the world (e.g. ABS-CBN, TFC). No one wants to hear how Mendoza is killed, and how he looks like after being shot dead. His family won't appreciate it. ABS-CBN reporter was almost about to describe it before he realized he couldn't find the right words. But if he did, I'm sure he would have told everyone. It is not fair for everyone. The networks enjoyed this and they are too insensitive. All cameras were rolling but we never really can know what could happen next. Will the bus blow up? Will cops get shot at? Will we see burning bodies? Those are the possible scenes the cameras may get a shot of. Those can't be aired at all. Everything is just so stupid today.. and Mendoza isn't one of them. I'm not saying I am in favor of what he did, by the way. But there are more stupider stuff to talk about than him alone (e.g. YOU?)