And that's just what they did to Jose Rizal beginning right after his martyrdom on December 30, 1896, by announcing the supposed retraction of his anti-Catholic ideas. The announcement was published in Madrid the following day without proof, only saying that the "document" of his retraction was given to Archbishop Bernardino Nozaleda of Manila for his keeping. That "document' only surfaced for public viewing on May 13, 1935. A veritable forgery, says Peter Jaynul Uckung of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
|Karen Heagle Vulture with Carcass 2008|
I'm speaking strictly in terms of geo-politics here, so let's not drag morality into the issue by citing the Hitlers of this world. If every nation were ruled by a perfectly benevolent dictator or monarch, I would prefer that to a world where every nation is naively hostage to the trappings of democracy and global capitalism, where the end result is global POWER getting more and more concentrated in the hands of THE FEW.
Democracy, you may say, is akin to a pack of wolves in sheep's clothing tricking the flock into murdering the shepherd. When the shepherd is dead and gone, the sheep are slaughtered one at a time. But the flock, by then is too busy indulging in procreation and recreation that they don't realize this soon enough...
|Evil Grin Santa Claus|
I must have been quite pragmatic even then but this physical "evidence" was all I needed to restore my swiveling faith to steadfast stillness. At least for another year.
Reality have a way of catching up, thank goodness, and soon enough you slowly grow apart from every white lie people told you in the name of fun and games...