“political sophistication” my ass

January 23, 2006 at 7:43 pm | Posted in Politics, Rants | 9 Comments

if you are to boil everything down to an ism, if you had a handbook from which you could base every tactical decision the world would be this dreary black and white place where if something doesn’t fit your objectives then it is irrelevant and therefore doesn’t serve the purpose of The One True Goal.


Song of the Moment: Hurricane by Eric Benet
To Do (tasks, not people): prepare for tomorrow’s harried schedule
Current State: vindicated?
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when you’re outside looking in, it’s easier to proceed from the standpoint of someone who’s just exactly that — an outsider. but when you’re right there in the thick of things, when decisions have to be made on an almost daily basis, the stress can reach boiling point in a matter of minutes. imagine if a decision has to be made on the spot, and if such a decision could impact on the handling of a very important battle, imagine how frayed one’s nerves could get.

that’s the price you pay for discourse, and this conscious decision to stay away from dogma.

if you are to boil everything down to an ism, if you had a handbook from which you could base every tactical decision the world would be this dreary black and white place where if something doesn’t fit your objectives then it is irrelevant and therefore doesn’t serve the purpose of The One True Goal.

on the other extreme there is what you call “excessive nuancing”. when a position has been taken and when this standpoint is non-negotiable, then the line must be held down at all costs.

but where is this line and when does one toe it? how does one strive for maximum gain without losing sight of the bare essential?

it’s all about the common pov; the interest of the collective and above all, consistency. i hope nobody is offended, but i doubt it.

you see, you can’t fix something inherently broken if in the end you end up bargaining your bottomline. or at least appear to be doing so. if you are to wage a losing battle, at least, do not be caught dead begging for concessions.

there is absolutely nothing sophisticated in not knowing when to draw the line and say this is as far as you go in engaging this absurd process. you reject the framework and to further lend your efforts into it is a waste of time. there are other fronts to be opened up and you ought to be fighting the battle there instead.

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if this doesn’t make sense, then thank whatever god you believe in because if you did, you’d understand why my head aches thinking about it.

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  1. magpayaman na lang kasi tayo!

  2. magpayaman talaga…mamumrublema rin tayo kapag yumaman tayo…imagine, madami ang maiinggit at mapagdidiskitahan tayo ng mga mahihirap. 🙂

  3. define ‘mayaman’ guys. for me it’s all about freedom from want. yun bang you’ll always have enough for whatever need arises and some extra for what you want. and then that’s it.

    ngapala, anonymous, magpakilala ka naman. 😀

  4. anonymous, wag na pala. hehehe. pero ikaw, kung gusto mo. 😀

  5. go ako sa definition mo ng mayaman, bakla. yung lagi kang meron pag nangangailangan ang pamilya mo. hay.

  6. haaaaay.

    oist. imbento ka naman sana ng koda. di lang ikaw ang anonymous dito noh.

  7. o siya, kuya eddie, itago mo na lang ako sa pangalang ZSAZSA ZATURNNAH! bwahehehehehehe! 😉

  8. Hay naku Kuya, nakakalunod nga, especially coz you ARE in the middle of it all. Pero alam mo naman na I’m sending you positive vibes! Rejuvenate and renew na lang paminsan-minsan so you can continue with the struggle. SHyet, struggle is such an overused activist word! sorry…rambling na ako. pero totoo…I know what you mean.

  9. positive vibes received in good condition lil sis. thanks! *giggle* 😀


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