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Chiz Escudero: “lawful neutral” alignment

Posted on: October 30, 2009

Chiz just left his camp with speculations that he did not want to compromise with Danding Cojuangco regarding Danding’s full financial support in exchange of business favors after election.  Even if Villar is open for Chiz to be his running mate, Chiz vehemently accused Villar of deliberately double posting the huge amount of money to cheat with his finances. Where can Chiz go if he wants to maintain his lawfulness?  At best, he’ll be with Noynoy-Mar camp, thus sacrificing his chance to become a president or vice-president and still maintain his integrity.

Many young people starts off their life like Chiz– idealistic, lawful, ambitious, principled. But the systems we revolve in like our family, our community, our bosses, our government just won’t allow us to become lawful good or lawful neutral at the very least.  The systems and the people who hold power over the systems will squeeze, knead, and wring us young people.  We are left with almost no option but to go with the “unlawful evil” flow of the systems, even if our hearts had good intentions and motives to begin with. Should Chiz give up the chance to be a great leader?  I don’t think so.  Should Chiz maintain his integrity by not allowing the system to pollute him?  I think he should realize that people and things are not black and white, or not anymore. He can actually ally with a powerful not so evil person and do greater things after when he gets in the position.  A polluted system is hard to change, and we badly need more Chizes and Noynoys to change the system internally.  Trillanes failed fighting the powerful system with his goodness, integrity, and righteousness. I pity Trillanes.  I pity Chiz.  There’s no way for them to change the system but to learn how to be “unlawful evil” at times.  Do it for greater good, of course.

Come to think of it, most Chinese families are like the Arroyo administration.  You have to learn how to suck up to the most powerful; it’s full of injustice and oppression; the people in power are a-holes and jerks; it lacks integrity, genuine concern for each member; pretentious and full of press release.

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