We started to forget when some of us benefitted from their wealth and patronage.
We started to forget when the dictator and his cronies' kids and their kids' kids became friends with ours. We started to forget because we try not to judge the kids for the sins of their parents even when they continue to propagate the lies, for their own sanity, that their parents were honorable and innocent when they were really nothing but thugs and bullies who stole from the country's coffers so they can satiate their need for mansions, designer clothes and fancy cars, and got rid of people who got in their way.
We started to forget because we are impressed with those that have great wealth rather than those that live with honor. We started to forget because we value fame more than truth.
On this anniversary of Philippine Martial Law, try to remember.
MARTIAL LAW REMEMBERED | Where did Marcos go wrong and when did we start forgetting?
By: Joel C. Paredes, InterAksyon.com
September 21, 2013 1:28 PM