Wednesday, September 12, 2007

One Step Closer...

.:Justice? Hah!:.

And so, Joseph Estrada is judged guilty of plunder. A six-year odyssey, and at last, a decision has been handed down, yet we're left to ask, "now what"?

He's guilty, and is, for all intents and purposes, the recipient of a life sentence. Despite that, why does it feel as if he's not exactly being punished, but simply being placed in a position where he cannot directly stir people to action against the Arroyo administration, yet still far from a position where he can become an inspiration for those who want to go against GMA?

The guilty verdict was done in such a way that he can't be made a martyr or a poster-boy for the masses. The guilty verdict also prevented him from carrying out any attempts at getting back in Malacanang since he's still not a free man.

Obviously, the decision favors the Arroyo administration. It's the best way to make the most out of a seemingly no-win situation.

So after six years, do we finally have justice? Hah! We don't.

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