Of Remembering their names
And Continuing their unfinished tasks
An All Saints Day message
Lo, There do I see my Father, and
Lo, there do I see my Mother, and
Lo, There do I see my Brothers and my Sisters and
Lo, There do I see my people back to the begining, and
Lo they do call to me, and
bid me take my place among them in the halls of Valhalla,
Where the brave will live forever.
As time goes by, this person would say that the graves of these fallen righteous are still visited by those who reaffirmed in its oath.
Just like the living who continuously carrying their crosses called "hardship" and "sacrifice", these fallen are those who have committed in their lifelong work in every field. They vent all of their lives in preserving, nurturing, respecting, giving new life to anything almost lost in pursuit of making a future enough to describe "better" if not "best" for a growing society.
However, their contributions are unlikely to be considered by the present order, knowing that it opposes the status quo those on high has greatly cherished and enjoyed it, regardless of stepping on everyone's right such as to be given what is needed be it a living wage, a land to till, a right to have a peaceful community, education, anything to fight for. In fact, ALCADEV's Emerito Samarca is one example of those who have committed in a lifelong work to uplift the Indigenous Folks whom he befriended and given enlightenment so as to make them capable of improving agriculture and to be literate when it comes to the rudiments of reading and writing. The system, however, didn't recognise it as such to the extent of killing him and his friends in front of the students and members of his adapted community.
No wonder why the Indigenous Folks and its lowlander friends can't get over in mourning what more of avenging their deaths as well as others whom had also shared the same sacrifice of both living and fighting. Yes, they all carried crosses and traveled the road less taken as most favoured the road likely to deal with their fantasies. The last time this person mingled with the folk at the University of the Philippines, Diliman has also recalled some of his messages such as a message made two years ago, and these folks may also felt the experiences as what this person sees of in his earlier post:
"And despite their promises peddled to those whom still carrying their crosses and traversing in the path called righteous, when will the peasant be given land? Workers their fair wage and good conditions? The unemployed with good employment? A nation that is ressurected from its ruins and degeneration? When? No one from the system can say a definite time to make things realize aside from telling all the paper decrees and claptrap that rather throws anyone to the grave of forgetfulness. The apathetic remains apathetic, thanks to the state of the art bullshit the system had given."
Well, the system remains as it was, age old bullshit trying to justify its actions as necessary. Apologetics may join in its series of justfications such as making its string of horrors lawful in everyone's eyes no matter how awful it is.