Politically Sick and Dumbfounded

Just some of the many sickness that proliferates within the government establishments and the halls of the Senate and Congress.

1. Narcissistic Personality Disorder 

A mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings. They would often berate people whom they think is inferior and less educated and will call them names like “gago”.

How many brilliant people, with fancy degrees and titles after their names, have we met with no heart, no conscience, and no moral values? I know one and she likes to shout “Wha!”

Synoym: Miriam Defensor-Santiago

2. Confirmation Bias

People display this bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it in a biased way.

The effect is stronger for emotionally charged issues and for deeply entrenched beliefs. People usually prefer sources that affirm their existing attitudes, and ignore those sources that contradict their point of views. They also tend to interpret ambiguous evidence as supporting their existing position.

Biased search, interpretation and memory have been invoked to explain attitude polarization (when a disagreement becomes more extreme even though the different parties are exposed to the same evidence), belief perseverance (when beliefs persist after the evidence for them is shown to be false), the irrational primacy effect (a greater reliance on information encountered early in a series) and illusory correlation (when people falsely perceive an association between two events or situations).

Confirmation biases contribute to overconfidence in personal beliefs and can maintain or strengthen beliefs in the face of contrary evidence.

Synonym: Renato Corona

3. Wheelchair Syndrome

Taking a ride on a wheelchair had been the convenient excuse of high people on trial for high offenses. The recent show starring the chief justice Renato Corona where he excused himself after narrating his tale on the witness chair of the impeachment court reminded the people of similar tactics resorted by high ranking officials charged before the courts. People would recall how healthy high officials who went fugitive like Jocjoc Bolante, an undersecretary of then president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, would appear before the public too ill on a wheelchair.

The same tactic would be imitated by other officials of the Arroyo administration who were charged for graft and corrupt practices and other crimes. The accused would suddenly get sick and seek pity and exemption from being prosecuted and jailed, all for health reasons. The sickness would come as a surprise to the court and the public albeit expectedly by the accused and all others who are privy to the one charged.

Aside from the high-ranking officials under the Arroyo administration, the tactic was again put to use by Gloria Macapagal Arroyo herself, who fell very sick after charges were filed against her by the present administration.

Synonym: Corrupt Politicians

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There’s actually a lot more, but it would take an eternity to list them all down in just one sitting. ….a very long blog post for the day it would be.

If you have been maliciously maligned by one of them, be the better man and do not step down to their sickening level.

Never let negative comments or unfair criticisms perpetrated by them drag you down, as long as your intentions are good and your conscience is clear, just continue to do your own small share in helping develop a better society for every Filipino. Always remember, our nation needs more Filipinos who take action and become part of the solution rather than people who always criticize but don’t get things done.

Never be fooled by their deceptions or “palusots”. We know better than these people who believe they are the epitome of “awesomeness”, and then use the sickness “palusot” when they are in a tight situation..

“Intelligence is an awareness of circumstances”. If this is so, then each and everyone of us possesses intelligence in our own peculiar way! With this in mind, we must never disregard anyone…even people we consider as “simple” must have some “spark” of wisdom. “Even the poor and the ignorant has something to say” -Desiderata

We should be immune to the feeling of awesomeness because it has some bad side effects and complications.

My colleague says: “I have finally been diagnosed…!!! I have a serious condition known as “Awesomeness” but don’t worry, none of you can get it because its not contagious!”

I say: “It also has some side effects and complications. One side effect is “Enviousness”, and one symptom is” Arrogance”. It’s a good things I’m immune to it.”

Photo: If you have been maliciously maligned, be the better man and do not step down to their sickening level.</p><br /> <p>Just stick your tongue out to them when they are not looking! LOL

Just stick your tongue out to them when they are not looking! LOL

Let me leave you with this creatively done Youtube video of a Miriam Defensor -Santiago autotuned so that people will finally hear her sounding better. This time you wont be covering your ears like Attorney Vitaliano Aguirre. It was created and uploaded by ThePwnMen. Thumbs up!

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