I’m sure most—if not all—who voted for Du30 are now regretting it. So while it’s very satisfying to say, “I told you so,” please refrain from doing it.
We all want a peaceful country where all our rights are protected. Most of us voted FOR the country. They were blinded by “Fight me, China” words, his “I’ll make you feel that I’m your kabarkada-next-door” personality, his “after six months, the war on drugs will be over” promises. I almost voted for him and only took note of his accomplishments as a mayor in Davao but set aside other factors. I was privileged to be enlightened by a few colleagues through a series of discussions. For others, sadly, their only venue for discourse is Facebook.
“Eh binoto nila eh. Suffer the consequences.” They are already suffering the consequences—that’s why they are regretting it. It’s very tempting to say, “I told you so,” but it doesn’t help them at all. They only blame themselves. I mean, seriously, we all know how “guilt” feels. It’s depressing; it’s poisonous. Why would a decent person want anyone to feel that? To feed their ego?
We need to help—not destroy—one another. Is it really that difficult to be good nowadays?