Beyond the Cat-Dog Paradigm


From the wires, we have this story of a woman. who, while in repose and in the cremation of her remains, was guarded and attended to by stray dogs. All her life, she fed stray dogs and cats, which daily made a beeline to her home.Strange, you might say, that no stray cat had demonstrated its loyalty and affection to her in death, whereas the dogs did. Well, that’s the nature of cats–they act imperial as if the world owes them a living.To bring the analogy to the Philippine setting: Those who, at every turn, bash President Noynoy Aquino are cat-like. They think that the universe revolves around them, they are excruciatingly self-righteous yet are blind to the vote-buying and the blatant corruption around them. Although they are in the minority, their hisses and meows are amplified and punctuated by the other cats–i.e. those with vested interests.When James Fallows asserted that Filipinos have a damaged culture, I think he was alluding to Philippine cats. A majority they don’t make. Their grating meows are nothing but rage and fury signifying nothing.It is thus reassuring that most Filipinos are thankful and appreciative of the Tuwid Na Daan program of the President. Rapid economic growth is one result. World-class infrastructures are another. Still another is world acknowledgment of the good things happening.Since no one is more capable and viable at this point, let’s push for PNoy’s term extension.And in a jiffy, I’d be a dog for that.Will you?

via Beyond the Cat-Dog Paradigm.

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One thought on “Beyond the Cat-Dog Paradigm

  1. George

    Cat-Dog… I am just wondering who are the cat and the dog and what is their status in the community, their life, and the benefit they get from the government. Life is hard and not perfect. A simple refusal from vote buying is not enough. If Education would only be easy to have. But today education is a privilege leaving the poor more poorer denying them better jobs and future. And the result is being corrupted by the advantage taking people around them. Loving the country is one thing but loving the people is another thing. Tuwid na Daan program to what and for who?

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