No. I’m not writing this letter because I was offended by the word “lemon”. I am writing this letter because you still have not learned your lesson on how you lay your arguments correctly. It’s fine that you oppose the RH Bill, but you should be able to know how to argue, if not quite well, at least correctly.
First of all, I am gonna be straight forward to you. I hate to burst your bubble, but NO: Traditional and online media did not “piggyback” (and yes, you should hyphenate it for the past tense since it is a slang) on your self-claimed infamy of your
pathetically notorious editorial. Stop being delusional; your writing is not that good (oh no I did not!). And to tell you the truth, we do not have “psychotic tendecies” and we did not cyberbully you– we were just merely reacting to what you have written.
Another aside. You know what? The first time I read the title of your latest editorial, it immediately registered as “bullcrap” in my mind. Is it worth reading, I asked myself; but still decided to continue reading until I could not take it anymore beyond the second sentence of your second paragraph. But nevertheless, the only reason why I read your editorial thoroughly was because I decided to write back due to the fact that I have to kill time at 2:20 in the morning. Yes, I am just bored, that is why I am writing to you. I hope you get what I mean.
Now, tackling the actual content of your editorial, I have to reiterate that you don’t argue quite well. In the past years that you have been writing against the RH Bill and criticizing our dear lemon-colored professors at the Ateneo (We put the in front of the name of the school simply because we can. No, you can’t do that with your pontifically impotent university), you have offered nothing but a whole bunch of verbal diarrhea masquerading as a journalistic entry. What your editorials (I’m referring to your grim-reaper entry few years ago, the lemon entry you posted just before we crushed you during the UAAP finals, and the latest post you have) imply is that you are a bunch of blabbering name-callers!
You know what, as an RH Bill advocate, I am personally tired of debating. But just to tackle some of your points, I’ll bother to answer them for quite a bit. Once again, you must remember that I am bored and that is the only reason why I am writing this.
First, you say that Ateneo and La Salle profs were not candid about their funders; well, you don’t even have the guts to name those supposed funders. But of course, naming them would entail that those “funders” actually exist; but you very well know that they don’t. I give it to you for seeing that entailment, but nevertheless, your logic fails by trying to implicate an imaginary set of “funders”. Secondly, you said that all the RH Advocacy is just about a propaganda against the Catholic Church. Let me tell you who started the smear campaign: It’s the Church and the CBCP who continually lead a nationwide campaign to stay ignorant by barraging the public with outright lies and misinterpreted and false statistics. Lastly, I commend you for using the word opprobrium because it such a daunting word; but, you are not “throwing pearls on the swines”– you act like swines kissing the blessed ass of the Catholic Church merely because you have to kiss their ass or else you lose the title of being the “pontifical and royal” university.
Now, if you have reached this point of my letter, I guess you would know how it feels like reading your editorials. If it isn’t that obvious to you, yes, I have been calling you names all through out this letter; and I did that to make a point. You don’t just go around flaunting an imaginary infamy and continue walking like you are holier than the blue and green heathens from Taft and Katipunan. In the first place, being “holy” is out of the debate here: public policy should be void of blind faith. You claim that the RH Bill is a form of “blind idealism” but it is far from being blind. The bill itself seeks to enlighten people about their rights and alternatives that were kept away from them for the longest time.
I hope you finally get the point. We welcome debate, but you have to keep it clean. Parading yourselves as holy bullies does not get you anywhere. Trust me, even your flock is being turned off by what you have been writing.
Edited 10AM, November 26: Some people have pointed out lapses in the text and I have edited them as such. All of the mistakes were mine and I apologize for that.