Independence or In-dependence?
"oh yeah! a parade is going on in the city with all these majorettes in micro shorts, a band behind them with the government officials and workers beaming gladly probably becuase of the day off."
honestly, what do i expect? i don't even know what sort of freedom we're truly celebrating. is there really something to celebrate about.
true, that our country is free from the influence of foreign land, that's if ever you consider colonial mentality as an exemption which is undeniably at large. admit it or not we live with products made from other lands, not ours. Our economy's growth is on and off dependent on chinese businessmen and tourism.
most of our women tend to marry foreigners for money, not realizing that these foreigners marry them to gain authority over a piece of land that should have been ours. (believe me there's quite a lot of this out there, and i am emphasizing on the word 'most').
many of our youth, or better yet our people, plan to work abroad, doubtful of the income they'd get from here... and so i ask, is that independence? or in dependence?
we are free from other land's influence but we allow the American's to handle our country's terrorism problem.
we are free from foreign influence but our government silences the freedom of speech of many of our journalists, activists, all of which still has open cases left unsolved and not a clue or sign of progress.
so in reality, i came to ponder and make the world wonder the same thoughts that i am bothered with. "what are we celebrating really? if it's freedom, tell me: from where are we free?
simply by looking around us, nothing seems to be free.
we are not free... not yet. and that's the hard reality.