Instead of focussing on the President’s 2005 State of the Nation Address, let me focus on the crowd.
With the boycott, the President was obviously playing to a friendly crowd. But the crowd was likewise SSS. Stupid, short-sighted and selfish.
Why this characterization?
They did not know when to clap. The howled furiously on the things they wanted to hear, the stuff about charter change, parliamentary form of government and federalism. Someone there even wanted to stand on his desk just to show how pleased hearing charter change… and even his ears was clapping…That’s what they wanted to hear because that will allow them to cling into power.
But when it came to the things that needed applause, like education, the pre-need industry and energy, they gave their usual “golf claps.” These things did not interest them because they had nothing to gain from them. And if I were the Senate President, I should have clapped on the things that mattered, just to show how stupid the crowd was…
Then, all of a sudden, the chants! So stupid and so childish. The military officers present showed more decorum that they did.
Instead of showing strength, that showed weakness. Instead on unity, this crowd drew the line in front of those outside.
The shape of things to come…