O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
Thou art the ruins of the noblest man
That ever lived in the tide of times.
Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood!
Over thy wounds now do I prophesy,–
Which, like dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lips,
To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue–
A curse shall light upon the limbs of men;
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
Shall cumber all the parts of Italy;
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter’d with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene 1

Manuel L. Quezon III.

5 thoughts on “Reflection

  1. it will be a very sad fate for our country
    if such were to happen to us.

    greed, avarice the two glueing factors keeping our present government clinging on to whatever evil design, plot it will implement just to stay in the palace.

    but then again, we had leaders who believed that our nation could rise on to truth, honesty and justice….

    but if the shedding blood is the only recourse to establish, remind us of what real sacrifice is for our country then i do say let it happen…but i do hope and pray it will not have to happen… but then again…..

  2. Borrowing loosely from Romeo & Juliet
    Act 5, Scene III

    A glooming peace this morning with it brings;
    The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:
    Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;
    Some shall have rejoiced, and some condemned:
    For never was a story of more woe
    than this of Gloria and the Filipino people

  3. Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war;
    That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
    With carrion men, groaning for burial.

    This is the only thing that had not yet happened here – a civil war. Heaven forbid.

  4. The problem is that Dinky Soliman’s “bombshell” was such a dud. Manolo, you said so as much when interviewed on ANC this afternoon when you observed that she was holding back. There was expectation that the Hyatt 10 press conference would come up with more solid evidence of GMA’s wrogdoing. What it turned out to be was a gossip and sniping session, which could have been gleaned from reading the broadsheets the past few days. Soliman’s allegations came across as merely hearsay, even gossip. A woman with an axe to grind. Besides, why didn’t she object when it happened? GMA is lucky to have such an incompetent and bumbling opposition.

    GMA is more feisty than the opposition expected. She would likely go down fighting. It may take bloodshed to remove her. Maybe that is what we need to achieve catharsis. We should have done that years ago to Ferdinand Marcos and his entire family. It would have spared us years of aimlessly wandering. And made our politicians think twice before committing barefaced shenanigans. As an added bonus, we wouldn’t have to bear Imee Marcos’ smirking visage on TV these days.

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