WHAT MARTIAL LAW?
For the ordinary run of men, to common folks, whether there is martial law or whatever it is, they have no comment. For them, it is part of their inevitable environment, no matter what it is. They are never affected emotionally and philosophically. The poor, whether it is under martial law or even during any exhibition of martial arts, remains poor, so what gives?
Culturally, the poor among Filipinos, majority of them actually, were never too keen for wealth. Their religion kept them that way. Prosperity was a pie in the sky. They would implore Biblical passages like (Luke 6:20-21) which is oftentimes quoted as “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours in the kingdom of God; blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied; blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.” For them, well, for us, it is better that way…
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