Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Smith could be innocent

Would there be such an issue now, if it was a Jeepney driver, that pick up Nicole in Subic? I mean what really happened? Common..

We have had too many misguided nationalists in this country that they are too misguided to still believe that:

(a) US imperialism is the greatest problem; not acknowledging the reality that sooner than later this problem will mutate to become Chinese imperialism or our ASEAN neighbors imperialism, if we do not wake up and make our act together;

(b) too misguided to still believe that Joma Sison and his antics for the past 6 decades will save this country;

(c) too misguided to believe the possibility that Smith is innocent, even for a 1% possibility, we still have to give him the benefit of the doubt. I mean Gabriela et al, and even Etta Rosales ( which I saw on TV) were acting idiotic and strange, making mountains out of molehills. Why have they convicted Smith? I mean, why is the left and our too many misguided nationalists have given too much attention than is necessary to the case, as if it is the Holy Grail of solving all our problems? Is it because he is an American? What if he was a Filipino Jeepney driver?

How would we feel (if this case happened in the US or in any other country since we have tons of OFWs), if Juan, the Jeepney driver, is convicted without benefit of the doubt, and given too much political attention for the simple reason that he is a Filipino Jeepney driver?

All I can say is:

First, whoever he is: American or Filipino; Black or White; Soldier or Jeepney driver; he should be presumed innocent. Justice is justice.

Second, our government should follow whatever was agreed in the VFA.

Thirdly, the 1 and 2 above, should be hammered into the heads of our misguided nationalists.