Violence is a crime against humanity , for it destroys the very fabric of society.
– Pope John Paul II
Stop the Crime against Humanity : Prevail the Peace
Dead people in the streets, families who mourn and cry, sexual violence against women, robbery/kidnapping, killing thousands of civilians who were accused for using drugs – these are the things I observe in our country’s present times. Those crimes against humanity are rampant in areas since then.
We, the Filipinos, can’t be at ease in our own safe haven now. We couldn’t go out alone and to not be vigilant of our surroundings when it gets dark outside our homes. We wouldn’t know what might happen to us or we might be dead the next day. No one can assure their safety. Crimes are everywhere; it can be anytime and could victim anyone.
All of us feel frightened, angry, disappointed, confused to what’s happening now. We are frightened to the extent that we can’t trust anyone anymore. Angry and disappointed to our government who can’t even find a way to stop killing innocent people and find the justice for them. Confused to the things why we have to kill each other. Why is it like this? Why is there a blood shedding?
For the last past years, there was an enormous killing of people especially when the current president emerged. One example of this is that there was a continuous drug-related fatality. There were already thousands of Filipinos who died either on the streets or inside the house with several gunshots. If you will watch it on the news it’s too cruel and vexing. It’s feels like it’s so easy to attack a person without any mercy. There were also innocent children and adults that were being shot because of the drug war. Why do they have to commit something like that? I know it’s only the effective way to cleanse our country of the drug menace but it’s too bloody and harsh. There’s no justice through the smoking barrel of guns.
I want them to know that doing those acts will not solve anything hence it will only arise to another problem. They should consider the families of the victims or suspected men. What they would feel. How the Filipinos will see the government that’s ruling our country. Everybody deserves to defend and explain their selves and that’s why there are human rights.
Leaders are appointed by the followers to be their role model, to show what’s right or wrong, to keep his promises, to listen whoever’s pleading, to serve and to keep the right path for the sake of his country. Yes, we want our President to succeed in his fight against illegal drugs but in his haste and zeal, he may end up accused of a crime more serious than the ones perpetrated by his enemies. So before anything gets darker, they should find the most appropriate and better way to stop it. Improve and fix the defective justice system of the country.
An Advocacy of FIN131 Team Sisa