Friday, January 09, 2009

The Turn Of Events...


Meeting up with Elbert and Jonas and Jester and even Sire last night proved to be very fruitful, and I might see my magic career taking off to unexpected heights... or lows, for that matter. Lol. Hopefully, this does yield something very interesting for me, although I'm pretty sure that 2009 is going to be an exciting year regardless.

The conversation between me and Jester and Sire for the rest of the night turned out to be quite an eye-opener. While I am quite savvy when it comes to marketing and business, I am admittedly terrible at the nitty-gritty parts of the work, which I often rely on other people to accomplish. That Jester is excellent at handling the nitty-gritty while being just as brilliant concept-wise as I could hope to be is rather impressive in my book.

Other more... controversial discussions will have to wait another day, though. Heh.

.:Why I Still Haven't Written My Other Post On The Valley Golf Incident...:.

After my first post on the matter, I was very stoked to write a more detailed one, and even use it as a springboard for another Lyrically Speaking Scribble. I am by no means an activist, but this particular story did strike a nerve and I felt myself compelled to action.

My stance on the other side hasn't softened, truth be told. Child abuse is still child abuse, and excessive force is still excessive force. That much will hopefully not be too difficult to be proved in a court of law, if things aren't... manipulated somehow.

I don't agree with what happened, and I feel for Bino and how he was injured needlessly in a fight that shouldn't have escalated to this point at all. However, I can't help but get this sinking feeling that I've been had when I took only one side, hook, line, and sinker, and as more details about the incident pour in, you tend to understand that both sides are to blame for the fracas, albeit only one would appear to be legally liable for it.

What happened was deplorable. I still stand by the belief that the Pangandamans should pay for what happened to Bino. I also feel that out of delicadeza, they should relinquish their positions, because it is in bad form for them to be in power when they act the way they do. I am in no way condoning what has happened here.

Despite that, I feel that key details left out in the initial post about the incident led everyone to believe that this was a one-sided affair, and that the dela Pazes were practically saints-in-the-making. Based on what people who personally know either side have to say, though, it would appear that this is clearly not the case, and this beating was anything but unprovoked.

If only for that kind of misrepresentation, I find it rather prudent to sit on writing another scathing post about the incident again. While I didn't put my foot firmly in my mouth since I stuck to certain issues, I'm rather disquieted by the convenient details left out in either narrative.

In the meantime, to paraphrase Jesus Christ Superstar, I'm sure the Pangandamans are singing, "Must die, must die, this issue must die..."

Color me unsurprised.


erasmusa said...

like you, i wanted to spread the word when the news broke. pero ganoon talaga. we need to hear both sides of the story. but i agree. the law is the law :)

Marcelle said...

Yeah... we're too used to exercising by jumping to conclusions.