In our fight against evil, "better the devil you know than the devil you don't know," an old saying goes. And this is sadly what appears of PNoy now who seemed at first to be the "good guy" as opposed to then president GMA. But he has now exposed himself as the one we didn't know to be baluktot.
Take for instance PNoy's ramming through of the RH Bill in Congress to end all debates. When a leader stifles discussion and dialogue, that's the start of dictatorship and totalitarianism. Add to that his being "pikon" with media already. No great leader in history ever muzzled freedom of speech and expression. Those who tried dug their own graves to ignominy.
If we take a page in biblical times or look at the hand of God in human history, we will find that the deluge that made the National Capital Region and nearby provinces into a water-world was an immediate response to the railroading of the RH Bill in Congress.
God must love our people so much that he had to make his presence felt once more through pouring rain. How ironic that the president and his "state" loyalists want God out of the RH Bill discussions, and then with the great floods everywhere, find themselves grossly wanting and could only call on the people to simply pray for deliverance.
But what is really galling is for PNoy to make his visits and giving of assistance to affected families an early campaigning for his known bets for the next senatorial elections in 2013. That's the height of traditional politics, remember? Of being TRAPO!
Worse, PNoy had with him the very advocates for the RH Bill. Indeed, this only shows his desire to also control the Senate where the RH Bill is facing stiff opposition.
The widespread flooding now has also exposed PNoy's utter lack of leadership and ability to govern. He took office in June 2010, but while we are in the midst of all the flooding more than two years later, all he can do now is make assessments, dole out food packs to campaign for his senatorial bets, and talk about his plans for flood control.
PNoy has miserably failed to deliver since by his own admission he is still working on his "plans." And during one of his televised assessment meetings, all he could only show was his ignorance of weather forecasting at the expense of a hapless PAGASA official. PNoy then wanted an exact prediction when by definition and in meteorology, a prediction can never be exact.
Strikingly, who would have predicted that PNoy's own helicopter convoy would then be forced by impending heavy rains to be grounded right in his home province of Tarlac as he made his sorties? God must really be pounding a lesson in him and his RH Bill party through what many by now call --
RH - Rumaragasang Habagat.