The age of noise

Special Prosecutor Dennis Villa-Ignacio believes that the resignation of Merceditas Gutierrez removes a venue to air Arroyo’s “sins.” He argues that when on trial, Gutierrez could be called to the stand and air out such sins.

I understand where he is coming from, but after years of watching our national life turn into reality television, I would rather that the nation and Mrs. Arroyo get the justice we all deserve.

I would rather our government spend resources on investigators, digging damning evidence against Mrs. Arroyo.

I am well aware of the cynicism we have of our Justice system. We’ve all heard the stories that Judges’ decisions could be bought. We’ve all heard the tall tales, and the conspiracy theories. Paper work twisted and turned to suit one’s need, and all it takes is money.

I would rather our government spend enormous chunks of money, and if they could not find damning evidence, or they go to trial and Arroyo won, I would rather have that than to watch on television yet another reality television show.

I would rather have silence and hard work laid out than a nation so engrossed with theatrics, and images and perception. Yes, it is a rather naive way of thinking. And yes, I recognize that such thinking would most likely lead to disappointment.

Have you noticed all around us is a world were there is no finality? Throw a little suspicion here, raise a question and politics simply takes its course. We’ve seen it in global events– whether it is rushing to war on Iraq, or believing the President of the United States isn’t even American. Then there is our own Senate inquiry that happen to go nowhere expect screen time on television.

How about marketing ploys on what is 3G, and what is 4G that telecom providers do. Do we believe what they say, or do we perhaps believe the International Telecommunications Union, who determined that only LTE-Advanced and WirelessMan Advanced are considered, “4G.”

Then there is the issue of Jan-Jan Suan? Who makes the final decision to judge was Willie right or wrong? Will it be the courts or will it be every citizen giving his two cents worth?

How about the RH Bill? The CBCP’s zealots are out in force, but that doesn’t mean that the RH Bill itself shouldn’t be debated on its merits. Will it do what we’re setting out to do in the first place or has the CBCP’s fanaticism forced everyone’s hand that the bill will pass without a real debate on the bills provisions?

There is much theatrics in our society. So much drama. Don’t you yearn for something… cleaner? Less noise? More profound? Deeper? A nation guided by reason, as much as discernment? Don’t you yearn for more signal rather than noise?

Photo credit: Stephane D’Alu, some rights reserved.

Cocoy Dayao

Cocoy is the Chief Technology Officer of Lab Rats Technica, a Digital Consulting company that specialises in DevOps, iOS, and Web Apps, E-Commerce sites, Cybersecurity and Social Media consulting. He is a technology enthusiast, political junkie and social observer who enjoys a good cup of coffee, comic books, and tweets as @cocoy on twitter.

Cocoy is also the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the ProPinoy Project.

Cocoy considers himself to be Liberal.