The revelation of President Duterte that he has been taking a highly addictive opioid (opium-like) drug makes him as good as a drug-crazed person – and – the survey results showing that 78% of the people fear they might be the victims of extra-judicial killing.
I. But first, the drug issue.
Ladies and gentlemen, we might have elected an addict president who now also runs our country!
It looks like that what many people, including Ms. Agot Isidro, knew or suspected might be true after all – we’ve elected a President who is simply out of his mind – a Fentanyl drug-crazed president. The President admitted abusing a highly addictive opioid drug Fentanyl which is said to be 100 times more potent than another addictive drug morphine and this is the same drug that killed Michael Jackson. Among its side-effects are hallucination and reduced cognitive ability, which explain why ‘God’ talked to the President on a plane. This is clearly the reason for his erratic behavior and why he has been uncontrollably blurting out profanities or cussing publicly at all types of well-known international personalities, from U.S. president to the Pope and why he unabashedly proclaims publicly his abnormal belief that drug addicts should be killed – and what’s worse many of his supporters think this is normal too. What’s also dismaying is the fact there are still many people, including many well-known ones, who do not seem realize it and the fact that the whole government organization & personnel are operating under the orders of this man who might not be in his right mind. This could be really dangerous for our country; killing people left and right, antagonizing our allies and cavorting – excuse me – with our enemies, the effect of which is starting to show in the economy, particularly the peso exchange rate and the stock market, both which are the first to react to a simmering problem. But the question is, can this obviously hallucinating person continue to be our President, and how long are we going to allow this? Of course not, and not long unless the whole nation has gone mad, which sadly is not all that impossible…
II. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of the people fear becoming victims of extra-judicial killing, according to the latest SWS survey.
I’ve always been saying that the surveys taken under the atmosphere of fear nowadays will just result in inaccurate readings. With its inconsistency, this latest survey result seems to confirm my belief. The survey says that 78% of the respondents fear that they might become victims of extra-judicial killings and on the same survey 85% of the respondents say that they are satisfied with government. My question is, how can fearful people ever be satisfied? This is how I’ve been trying to explain the survey results favorable to the government since the first surveys came out around last August: under the atmosphere of fear the people, especially the masses, naturally will not trust anyone anymore, even the pollsters. Many people will probably give favorable comments about – or ratings to – the government just to be safe.
“…under the atmosphere of fear the people, especially the masses, naturally will not trust anyone anymore, even the pollsters. Many people will probably give favorable comments about – or ratings to – the government just to be safe.”
So the question is, how long can our people stand living in fear? I’m sure it’s not another 6 years…
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