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Marginalized

Posted by akosistella on April 1, 2010


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THERE’S THE RUB
By Conrado de Quiros

“MARGINALIZED” HAS TWO MEANINGS.

The first is alienated. A marginalized group is alienated or stands outside the mainstream community. That is what commends it for party-list representation. By that token, the entire Arroyo clan may truly run as party-list representatives representing themselves. No group of people has ever been more alienated from their people. Not even the Marcoses. GMA has the added virtue, or vice, of being alienated from her position as well. Whom God has put in power, let no man put asunder, or cast aside. Whom Garci has put in power, that is another matter entirely.

I am tempted to say GMA’s entire government should run as a party-list group. But on second thought, not just the GMA government but all Philippine governments. I have yet to know of any institution in this country, past or present, more alienated from us. Remember the Rabbi’s answer in “Fiddler on the Roof” to the question, “Is there a proper blessing for the Czar?” “May God bless and keep the Czar far away from us.”

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