Saturday, January 10, 2009
Do you like this story?
"Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time. Its just not worth it."
That quotation from the movie pretty much sums up the whole movie itself and the over-all hatred we feel towards just with anyone and everyone.
American History X is a heavy movie about hatred, racism, and injustice. It stars Edward Norton which is one of my favorite actors. The movie was shown a decade ago and I consider it one of the contemporary most socially-relevant films as of late.
You just can't imagine what amount of hate people have towards each other. If you're an activist, what amount of hate you got towards the present administration? Or a Muslim to a Jew? How about a Red to a capitalist?
I always believed that for us Filipinos to be progressive, we should learn how to support our leaders and not look for their every mistakes. To hell with the ZTEs and the Fertilizer scandals! Look after her after she has finished up her term and then bombard her with everything! And oh, even Malaysia, our progressive neighbor just below our butt tolerates corruption up to a certain extent. And oh, I forgot to mention about our northern neighbor China!
I remember a famous quote from JFK that says something like its not what your country did for you, but what you have done for your country. When we got hate, we always blame it over to someone else. Instead of blaming and hating, why won't we do something about it and create a difference? That sounded Obama-ish!
I guess that's the beauty of life is, creating a positive note out of seemingly bad situatios and circumstances.
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