[Blog] In defense of pigs by Rodne Galicha

In defense of pigs
by Rodne Galicha

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A famous illustration on the evolution of a Philippine politician goes viral on Facebook. Bearing a strong and offensive message of greed, it becomes a revolutionary depiction of an ape to pig evolution which portrays a certain kind of addiction making a hu-wo-man being, at one point, obese.

Right, to assert and make a tough point, branding is vital. For a time being, choice of terminologies and graphics is effective, and if used habitually, it becomes part of traditional branding with minds and systems conditioned to accept it as truth. In relation, pigs become the center of attraction, a star of indignation.

Politically, if people talk about the pork barrel, the brain automatically suggests the word ‘pig’ which is typically obese. If a young wannabe wins in an election, he or she is typically called ‘piglet’. Some may say ‘crocs’ for crocodile, or perhaps ‘crook’ – offender, villain, a felon.

How about people who love to be obese? Greed may not be related to obesity, or at least being fat. There was a time in Europe when fat women are loved by men and until now, somewhere in the Pacific islands. Being big is beautiful.

To those who joined the people’s march, protest or picnic on Monday against the pork barrel system – it is now high time to stop pointing our fingers to the imaginative and alleged ‘greedy character’ of real pigs, crocodiles, snakes or other animals. Be reminded that the disheartening truth of the issue is all about the hu-wo-man character – of ravenousness which is ‘worse than animals’.

If one believes in the story of Adam and Eve, ecological balance was lost when they ate the fruit of the forbidden tree. This led to the tragic plight of Cain and Abel which eventually ended in the Great Flood – or perhaps, because of 30 pieces of silver, the suicidal death of Judas.

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