Friday, May 29, 2009

The World is Sick and Twisted

In my other blog, I had a post entitled “Today's Headline.” I said “My father loves watching news. I don’t” Now, watching news has become an automatic thing.


Maybe I am already used to hearing bad news.

I sometimes wonder with all the events happening around the globe, what does the future hold for the next generation? Is our world still a safe place to live in by 2019?

Crimes are everywhere.
Graft and corruption are endless.
Swindling is chronic.
War for power is devastating.
Poverty is in all places.
Now, sex video scandal is a hit.

Everyone is talking about Dr. Hayden Kho – Katrina Halili sex video scandal. Ok, Katrina admitted; Dr. Kho apologized. Both appeared in the senate hearing. Katrina is crying for justice; Dr. Hayden is saying he’s also a victim. So, what’s next? An intimate sexual act of an aspiring politician and a high profile woman? Election is near, I can smell it. Don’t you?

I’m not hopeless. I don’t want to think I am. But realities should be admitted - The world is sick and twisted.

Let me share again my thoughts about the Yesterday’s Headline which unfortunately is still Today’s Headline. :p

Today’s Headline posted in kiddomind last 02/18/09.

My father loves watching news. I don’t.
Each time my father turns on the tv, he would switch the channel to ANC or DZMM for current events and latest news report. Not that I don’t want to listen or know what’s happening in the nation or the world, I am just tired of seeing endless senate investigation about various anomalies, which in the end no one gets punished. I also couldn’t stand hearing stories about house fire which resulted to the demise of two innocent children; rape, sex scandal and marital abuse; murder such as massacre, criminal homicide, and assassination of a dignified man; accidents caused by vehicular mishap, medical negligence and natural calamities. I frequently imagine myself being in those situations and it scares me to death.

I sometimes ask myself why the televiewers have to witness a picture of a child being drowned by his/her own blood because he/she was killed by his own father. Where is the father’s conscience? Did his soul fly away while doing the heinous crime? Did he lose his values somewhere else?

Why do we have to find out government financial irregularities when several witnesses fearlessly testified for the truth to come out and yet no one is proven guilty of the offense? Graft and corruption, for me, is a serious misdeed. Every citizen of this country is a victim. Even those who are still inside their mother’s womb are already being punished by supposedly public servants who only work for their self-interest.
Don’t you feel sorry for people who died in a sunken ship because of human carelessness? The ship crew knew that the vessel can only carry a maximum of 2000 people and yet 4000 passengers fleeted during storm signal no. 4. How would you explain such thing to the family of the casualties?

In difficult circumstances such as those I mentioned above, there seems to be no good word/s to ease the pain of a person mourning for the loss of a loved one. In my other post I said “There are situations in life that we may not be able to change or beyond our control. But it doesn’t mean we can’t do anything to transform or improve the course of event.” Apparently, we cannot change the events that already happened. If the episode is something nice and gratifying, we naturally feel blissful. Otherwise, if it is something unpleasant or horrible, I don’t think there is a person, in his right mind, would wish to witness the same occurrence again. I don’t think we would want to be devastated for the same reason/s (although it seems to me that that is always the case).

Friends, when are we going to learn from our bad experiences? Let’s not be stubborn. We can’t have a deaf ear all the time and assume that everything is going to be fine. Let’s listen to what the news are telling us even though we don’t want too because certainly there is a hidden essential message to every story. No matter how bad the report is, it is still a source of something to contemplate on if we want a change in our lives and in the society. And hopefully this change is for the betterment of the entire humanity and the future generation.

In the scripture, we are ordered to love God above all things and the second commandment is to love our neighbors (Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Luke 10:27). As human being and as a son of God, we have a responsibility to take care of each other. The ultimate evidence of loving God is by loving others and by trying to be like Jesus on earth. If there are things that are beyond our control, it’s because we are being taught to become conscious of the needs of others and everything that is around us; we are being persuade to unite so we could fill up what is lacking; we are being reminded that each and every human being has a significant role to play in this journey called life.
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bluedreamer27 said...

hayst very confusing nga ang lahat
minsan ayaw ko na manuod ng news kasi puro yun at yun lnag ang naiita at nadidinig ko
sabi nga nila everything happens for a reason so no matter the outcome is...just be it...

by the way thanks for leaving your comment in my blog

just done putting your link in my blog roll

would you mind for an exlinks?

Confession Nook said...

akala ko ako lang ang di nanood ng news..
narinig ko minsan na ang taong mahilig sa news ei matatalino daw..naisip ko tuloy..nde ata ako matalino..
i told my dad..i can't stand watching news..if i ever watch something,,it has to be something good that would help jumpstart my day with a smile and not something that would leave me enraged or depressed..
gaya ng horror movies..bakit ako manonood kung in the end eh magkakaron ako katakot takot na nightmares for a week..wag nalang..hehehehe

jeon said...

I agree, I agree. I'm also one of those who doesn't watch or read the news anymore, although sometimes, pahapyaw lang ang ginagawa ko. I don't know if it's such a good idea but rather than be seriously involved with the not-so-good news, I just read a good book or just watch movies that I like. Parang, I rather live in a fantasy than in the real world.

Rej said...

Bluedreamer, Confession Nook and jei thanks for leaving a comment. :)

sa tingin ko isa sa mga reasons kung bakit nakakasawa manood ng balita kc kadalasan puro negative na lang ang naririnig natin. ok lang naman malaman natin ang mga "bad news" pero sana marami ring good news no. there are so many wonderful things about our country. sana mabigyan din ng equal attention ang mga yun.

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