[Right-Up] The bigotry, discrimination and inhumanity of a hypocrite by Jose Mario de Vega

The bigotry, discrimination and inhumanity of a hypocrite

Mario De VegaThis article is my humble solidarity to the LGBT community and my fierce condemnation of the utterly uncouth, incontestably inhumane and undeniably degrading statement expressed by Mr. Manny Pacquiao who described and equated said people or fellows who belong to the said community as “worst than animals”!

Here is what he said:

“Common sense lang. Makakita ka ba ng any animals na lalake sa lalake o babae sa babae?”

“Mas mabuti pa ‘yung hayop, marunong kumikilala kung [lalake o babae], ‘di ba? Ngayon, kung lalake sa lalake o babae sa babae — mas masahol pa sa hayop ang tao…”

I respect his right and stand on same-sex marriage, but to characterize, to portrayed and to tagged people who belong to the LGBT community as “masahol pa sa hayop” is not only unjust, but undeniably unpardonable.

If those people who belong to the LGBT community are worst than the animal, then what the hell do you call a man who is already married but goes around fucking other women? What kind of “man” is that creature? What kind of animal is that bloody bastard freakish hypocrite of the lowest order?

It is my firm and vehement view that what Manny stated is a clear case of bigotry which is rooted on idiocy, discrimination and indeed, inhumanity!

As a humanist philosopher, a social activist and a radical revolutionary, on behalf of the LGBT community of the whole world, I am condemning him to the highest possible degree for his arrogance, his ignorance and narrow-mindedness which in my view is a product of his dogmatic and ecclesiastical idiocy.

His idiocy and inhumanity is so disgusting and so bloody detestable!

What is a bigot? According to the simple definition given Merriam-Webster Dictionary, said creature is:

“a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc. : a bigoted person; especially : a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group (such as a racial or religious group).”

Manny should never ever forget that before he should issue a statement or conduct an interview, he must always bear in mind (if he has) that (even though it’s ironic) he is a legislator (though he did not make any law, worst he is always absent) of the Republic of the Philippines.

As a member of the House of Representative, I hope that he is aware (though this is highly questionable) that this country is a government of laws and not of men, that all the citizens have the same right as everyone else.

I also hope (though I know that this is a false hope) that the Republic of the Philippines is governed by the 1987 Constitution and said Highest Law of the Land is Secular and Humanistic.

If he wants his bible and his religious beliefs to be shared on public, then he should give up his office (which is a public one) and be a full-time pastor or preacher.

I am saying this, because what he is doing is a clear violation of the fundamental law. Article 2, Section 6 of the Constitution expressly provides that:

“The separation of church and state shall be inviolable.”

As a legislator, he should be a role model for our society, yet what he did is that by his utterance and statement, he revealed his bigotry, discrimination and inhumanity.

Article 2, Section 10 provides that:

“The State shall promote social justice in all phases of national development.”

While Article 2, Section 11 emphatically states that:

“The State values the dignity of every human person and guarantees full respect for human rights.”

Further, Article 3, Section 1 of the Bill of Rights clearly expressed that:

“No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws.”

Hence, it is crystal clear from the Constitution that our charter is anti-discrimination, anti-sexism, against bigotry, abhors all forms of cruelty and inhumanity; in a word: it is a pro-human beings political instrument of the Republic. It is a document of justice, equality, fairness and if I may say, in a melodramatic sense, but indeed true, of love.

The fundamental law did not use the word or the term man or woman, but rather PERSON. Therefore, it follows that the Constitution is gender-free, humanistic and sexually neutral.

Our LGBT community

Mother Nature is sometimes harsh and not precise in her creation. Yet, nonetheless, it is our duty and responsibility as members of the same human society to accept and respect each other despite our differences.

It is precisely our variety, diversity and indeed differences that will transform our society to develop fully, to grow and reach unlimited heights!

People who belong to the LGBT community are our fellow human beings; the only difference is that we are certain of our sexual orientation and gender affiliation.

They also deserve to be loved and cherished. It is their inherent natural human right to love and be loved, regardless and irrespective of their “abnormalities”, “deformities” and “physiological-sexual limitations”.

The dichotomy of the individual and that of society has long been settled by both sociology and anthropology. The presence of varied elements is precisely one of the key ingredients for society to grow and develop.

Such a society would undeniably be vibrant, humane, accommodative to change and refreshingly adaptive to the prevailing circumstances.

In my conclusion, let me end this humble piece by paraphrasing the greatest speech delivered by the genius Charlie Chaplin:

Brothers and sisters, friends and comrades from the LBGT community:

Don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are HUMAN BEINGS! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural! Dearest friends, don’t ever be sway by slavery and idiocy! Let us all fight for liberty and Humanity!

It is written: “the Kingdom of Heaven is within US” – not one man or woman, gays, lesbians and/or transgender, but in all of US! In you! You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Hence, in the name of Humanity, I say: Love is all that matters!

To pacman, shame on you: Our love is more powerful than your hate, discrimination and intolerance!

In the stirring words of the noted British philosopher, Bertrand Russell:

“A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men. It needs a fearless outlook and a free intelligence. It needs hope for the future, not looking back all the time toward a past that is dead, which we trust will be far surpassed by the future that our intelligence can create.”

Jose Mario Dolor De Vega

Instructor III
Unibersidad de Manila

Director,
Andres Bonifacio Course and the Katipunan Movement

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