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On Student Activism
It was a Saturday, February 4, 2012, when the words of two people actually pierced me. I was headed to Talisay when I heard two young men conversing about activism in the PUJ that I was riding. They were all serious and sincere. One went about how serious the activists look like when they are occupying the streets. Then, he went on about how they could just be bribed to stop what they’re doing. The other person just agreed, indicating how clueless and ignorant they are about their topic.
Though I’m not one of those who march the streets, I share some similar ideas with them. I respect student activists and applaud how they fight for their rights and other’s as well. I know how great their sacrifices are, just to fight for what they think is right. I have activist friends and I don’t think those two guys would like it if I brought my friends along with me. Those guys wearing red are not only fighting for themselves, but for you as well. You could at least respect their efforts even if you don’t agree with them. What they’re doing is not a laughable matter. You don’t need to go so low as to derogate their hard work from them.
Student activism is not cheap at all. I know of student activists who put their lives on the line just to be able to be heard. They were able to make better the lives of other people by passing laws. They get the voice of the oppressed people to be heard when they raise their fists and shout their chants. What have you done?