Friday, December 23, 2011

Filipinos and the Jabberwocky

(Before I continue to write, may I wish everyone Happy Holidays 2011.)

For all those who are not familiar with the Jabberwocky, it is a horrific creature, like a dragon, with sharp claws and bat-like wings. If you want to see it, just watch the movie Alice and Wonderland movie (starring Johnny Depp and this lovely lass whom I have a crush on, Mia Wasikowska) , or just read the book.

How does this Jabberwocky anything related to Filipinos?

As per interpretation of scholars and critics. And if you have read the book (actually, just go to Wikipedia as a shortcut), the poem describing Jabberwocky is made up of nonsense, mixed up words. Could it be that these nonsense words are related to Filipinos who spew nonsense on the forums and commentaries on various websites and all? They could really confuse and give doubts to our minds in one way or another.

I also see the Jabberwocky as a representation of something unknown evil that is inside us. And we cannot let it go away. It is always there, lurking, watching, and feeding on our sins. Taken care by people who are heartless, greedy, and thirsty for power. (For me, it also represents poverty, corruption, greed, political immaturity, and lack of discipline). I cannot compare it to the devil, because we know that the devil always do bad things. But the Jabberwocky, we don't know what it is. And we always have fear of the unknown.

Unless someone, who is brave and smart like Alice comes along, who can study and kill the Jabberwocky. Of course she cannot do it alone, she must need support. She has been regarded as crazy, bonkers, out of this world thinking, which may do more harm to herself and others. But still she agreed to do it, why?

It is her choice.

We all have various paths to take. And now we have PNoy who is advocating his 'matuwid na daan' (straight / righteous path). The question is, shall we choose to go on that path for success? There are many paths to success right? Some are easy, some are difficult. But it all goes to one destination.

Happy Holidays.

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