Rant #2

It’s not hard to understand why Toni Gonzaga is a Bongbong Marcos supporter: she sees herself in him. Both aren’t qualified for their jobs but because 90% of Filipinos are gullible and stupid anyway, she’s a successful actress and him a veteran politician. Why the fuck would you actually spend your hard-earned money to watch her movies, when she can’t act to save her life? Why the fuck would you actually vote for him, when he doesn’t know the meaning of public service?

Meanwhile, for those of us in the real world, those of us in the rat race, we actually need to do a good job or risk losing our livelihoods. I’ve worked all my professional life as a writer and editor, and if I didn’t know anything about my job, I would’ve been fired a long time ago. My wife, who’s been in sales for many years now, would’ve been fired a long time ago if she didn’t regularly hit her quota.

Call-center agents, government clerks, nurses, doctors, street sweepers, bus drivers, linemen, janitors, food servers, flight attendants, carpenters etc., all of us need to be experts at our jobs. But then we don’t hold Toni Gonzaga and Bongbong Marcos to the same standard?

Are we really this stupid now?

 
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