Election day tomorrow.

May 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

Normally I keep my political feelings to myself because I believe that political correctness can only go so far. People debate too much about politics, and I don’t like that. I can only talk about this stuff when people agree to disagree – which tends to be the opposite, most of the time. Tonight, though, I have a lot of things to say, but I have no one to talk to.

In this country, tomorrow, people will wake up knowing that they can make a change. It’s election day, and I’m very excited and nervous at the same time. Excited, because finally, our generation can take part in this exercise of changing the ones in power, and hopefully steering the country’s wheel. Nervous, for so many reasons.

One, because I’m not sure if the generation before ours knows what it means for the 2010 Elections to be our turn. I mean, they’re entitled to their votes, but I want them to consider that whatever changes made in the administration will affect my generation the most, and not theirs.

Two, any kind of transitional change makes me anxious. Like riding a brand new car, or taking a brand new cell phone for a spin. There’s a certain delicacy to the art of learning how to deal with brand new things, or breaking into shoes. Tomorrow’s going to be so big the whole Philippines is going to be breaking into new shoes. In order to do so, we have to be a united nation. We have to accept that whoever wins tomorrow, we will support.

Three, the last thing we need right now is political violence. I appreciate political backbone, and how my friends have strong feelings and opinions about their favorite candidates. I find it intelligent. But if political backbone translates to political violence, I’m afraid that this is a reflection of backwardism, and we don’t need that right now. I’m hoping for clean, peaceful elections.

Nevertheless, I believe that this country will rise again. Tomorrow will be revolutionary. God bless the Philippines!

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