WHEN WILL WE EVER SEE DECENT PHILIPPINE SOCIETY?

WHEN WILL WE EVER SEE 
DECENT PHILIPPINE SOCIETY?
 

By BERTENI "TOTO" CATALUÑA CAUSING
Editor-in-chief, Dyaryo Magdalo 


I can't help but many times find myself frustrated. I can't control the minds of others from doing things making talks that are clearly evil.

But knowing that the mind dictates the actions of the body and the tongue, WE WHO LIVE IN OUR BELOVED ARCHIPELAGO, FROM APPARI TO TAWI-TAWI, SHOULD HAVE SOMETHING THAT AT LEAST CONTROLS THE MIND.

What is this something? 

Well, it may be by training the mind to believe more in the glory of morality to find happiness for every little good thing one does. 

In this, the training to achieve divinity can be provided by religions (Islam, Christianity and Buddhism) and the elementary and secondary schools. 

If this training is coupled with the creation of a tradition that a set of acts are ostracized, the development of a good mindset among all is achieved. Each's standard of morality and decency is raised to a higher plateau.

It may also be by instilling fear in the mind that one can never escape from illegal or immoral acts. 

We have seen the power of fear in the mind works in a regime of dictatorship. But it does so not all the time because a moment always comes when the fearful overcome the fear to fight back.  

Can the Filipino be more sober or kinder if they are subjected to these two control mechanisms?

Yes, we can.

My proof: Look at our citizens doing well in other countries where there exists any of these two control mechanisms.  And then look at them when they go back home.

Nevertheless, experience of the world tells me that these two are the only ways that can achieve some level of success.

To my mind, we have already one tool invented by man that has proven in many countries to be the best in controlling the minds.  This in fact has proven to be good breeders of good manners and right conduct, and, more importantly, conquered the walls of discrimination, apathy, discontent among the oppressed and greed among the privileged.

That best tool is a time-tested system that has proven its fitness in a democratic society.   That tool caused the chain of oppression and discrimination to break into uselessness to pave the way for a much better American society 200 years later.

Countries using this tool has no rebellion problem, no coup d'etat, no subversion, no separation.

That tool is the one called "JURY SYSTEM" of justice.

Its natural strength against manipulation is effective in controlling the minds of the corrupt and the criminals to do bad because they will realize that the law operates efficiently when there is jury that implements.
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