The Lord of the Ring

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Jim Paredes recently tweets about the analogy of our current political situation with the novel and movie Lord of the Ring:

If we were in LOTR and Noynoy is Frodo, and Mar is Sam, who is Gibo? and who are Aragorn, Smeegol, Sauron? YOur thoughts.

Here's Jim's and followers of his twitter account's take on this:
  • Noynoy Aquino is Frodo Baggins, who is set to destroy The Ring to give power back to the people
  • Mar Roxas is Sam Gamgee, the ever loyal friend of Frodo (hindi kami maghihiwalay ni Noynoy!)
  • The Ring represents Power that corrupts people
  • The main antagonist, the Dark Lord Sauron represents greed and corruption
  • The current administration is Nazgul. Slaves to the promise of the Ring (power) and Servants of Sauron (corruption)
  • The Filipino people represents Aragorn, the reluctant yet real "King" to whom Frodo and Sam will be ultimately loyal
  • The Shire is represented by the Aquino sisters, which Noynoy leaves against his will to rid the world of The Ring
  • Erap is Gollum (Smeagol), the one who had the ring, was corrupted by it, wants it again OR the one who had the ring and wont let go! Hint: Maliit din siya!
  • Elrond is the memory of Ninoy and other Marcos era heroes. Linking us to the past struggles against Sauron
  • Someone suggested Jim or APO to be Legolas. Naks! Chavit is Shelob. Elves are the celebrities who support Noynoy
How about you, what's your take on this?

Why I won't vote Noynoy

An interesting blog by Blogger Edge:

I won’t vote for Noynoy just because he’s the son of Cory and Ninoy Aquino... I won’t vote for him just because of his track record as a congressman and senator...

I would vote Noynoy, because... (he) has the capacity to reunite, the divided and subdivided, Filipinos.

What the country needs now is not an economist, not a journalist, not a soldier, not even a housewife, nor a dancing politician, certainly not an actor, and most certainly not a dictator, but a president...who can effortlessly rally Filipinos towards a united goal.