Of black facebook profile pictures, online protest,
and commitment to oppose as a mere "trend"
and commitment to oppose as a mere "trend"
Well, as what the title says, there are joyriders guised as activists in a common cause.
In looking at every profiles with black as its featured picture shown, it is quite amazing that in midst of the tension against the government due to the infamous Anti cybercrime law and its libel clause that undermines its original intention, all seriously willing to take the risk of getting imprisoned for raising a voice such as a foul-mouthed word against the government such as Aquino and the senators who approved the said law.
However, since there are a growing number of people bannering black in their profiles, are they serious or just a plain joyride in supporting the struggle? Quite strange isn't it so to think of especially that most are apathetic in serious affairs really serious than this kind of law being put into a series of debates and protest.
For the fact that struggle is not a trend the way most people had their profile pics black yet ignorant in its significance. Thanks if they dare to support but come to think of it, some of them are even too apathetic or just plain stupid, mocking those who are against tyranny the way they are against rallies as hindrance to progress and traffic.
Quite strange these days to think of about people fast becoming against Anti-cybercrime law. That struggle is not like any other "doing a little thing for a change" nor "changing the society by changing our lifestyle", coming to think that having their profile pictures black as if sympathetic yet acting apathetic, this writer rather say are they mocking?
Well, the fact is it is fast becoming a mockery if most rather not to understood its significance, the struggle against the so-called "Anti cybercrime law" does not mean against Aquino and the senators, how about Arroyo and her clique of congressmen who made the law before its notoriety? Quite confusing if someone who is pro-Arroyo being against Aquino out of that bill yet they are ignorant who's behind the bill other than the senators such as Sotto; worse, those who are against the bill, the president, the senators, but how about the system? Does it mean you get contented in what the existing system and telling that poverty is merely a product of laziness and not of unfair and inequitable distribution of wealth?
|Source: ABSCBN news.com|
Such sheer nonsense indeed if they are against the bill alone yet not the system that tolerates it. In fact, participating in a struggle is not a dinner party or a session at a club dancing rave and house music all night for goddamn sake. Thinking that the newly passed and Anti cybercrime law is also in par with other acts violating human rights, of never ending torture and enforced disappearances, everyone should be against everything, those damn everything that made the people being exploited by that damn system controlling. And hence be called nihilistic to create anew.
After all, this writeup, made in response to the growing number of people having black as their profile pic in the name of protest, at first must think about its significance and its seriousness, commitment in fighting against the bill as well as the system that tolerates everything repressive other than a mere trend as if going to a club in Tomas Morato.
In other words from our friend concerning (that became an unofficial warning):
FIGHTING AGAINST THE LAW SUCH AS THIS ANTI-CYBERCRIME CRAP IS NOT A TREND. BE SERIOUS IN AGAINST IT, FOR IN FACT BEING AGAINST THE LAW IS NOT AGAINST "DILAW" (Yellow administration, a pun for 'the law'), BUT THE WHOLE SYSTEM ITSELF.
SO IF YOU TREAT IT AS A TREND, SHUT UP.
IF YOU JUST USED #000000 AS YOUR PROFILE AND COVER PICTURE WITHOUT EVEN UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE BILL IS FUCKING FOR AND JOINING 'JUST FOR FUN', WELL MAYBE YOU COULD JUST RETURN BACK TO YOUR OLD PICTURE EDITED WITH INSTAGRAM AND RETURN TO YOUR OLD LIFE, THIS BILL DOESN'T CONCERN YOU AT ALL.
Sorry to say so, but come to think of it, what is the purpose of supporting a struggle for change if it is treated as a minor affair? We may admire growing numbers, but everyone must know that these growing numbers should be serious enough to oppose not just the bill itself, but the system that tolerated it.
Otherwise, better fewer but better.