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Repost: Let the Wookie Win

Going over this blog's stats, I noticed someone search this blog entry I made almost four years ago. And this entry still finds relevance until now.

I don't know why that is so. It's either one party to this analogy is too patient or has grown numb and another, too cunning or too brutal, or a combination of all of these factors.

So for today, just to break the blog blackout (which is still in effect and I'm grateful I'm still getting significant hits despite such silence), I thought I'll repost that same entry. Read for yourself and see it's still relevant:

Han Solo: I'd let him have it, it's not wise to upset a Wookie.
C3PO: But sir, no one worries about upsetting a droid.
Han: That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookies are known to do that.
C3PO: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, Artoo. Let the Wookie win.

-- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Anybody familiar with this scene from the original Star Wars? If not, let me set up the scene for you.

In their intergalactic travel, Chewbaca and R2D2 were playing some sort of a hologram chess game. R2D2, being the droid, beat Chewbaca everytime and he's getting frustrated already. Han Solo starts with the suggestion above.

Why did I quote this Star Wars dialogue?

It reminds me of what is going on right now. It seems like the administration and its attack dogs are playing R2D2, using smarts to win their political survival. The Filipino people are getting frustrated already with all these "mind games" or these " jedi mind tricks." It may just come a point where our Chewbacas will pull out people's arms out of their sockets when they lose this game. Especially when it's their very survival that is at stake.

I think the Filipino people can only tolerate intellectual competition to a certain extent. Just observe how we Filipinos react to losing an argument. Just look at how some people would flip a chess/checker board in our local barbershop when on the verge of losing.

So it is in this political game. People can only stand being "outsmarted" by people who use too much legalities and technicalities to a certain extent. Let us not wait until the Filipino people breach that threshold.

So I suggest a new strategy Artoo...Let the wookie win!

(A thousand pardons for using a Star Wars analogy.)

1 Objection(s):

At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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