People who follow me on Facebook or Twitter know that I’ve been recently made a number of anti-Nancy Binay posts. For a while now I’ve been wanting to write a blog post about that and several other election-related thoughts. I’ve decided to present these thoughts it as a fictional chat between made-up characters. Totally fictional characters. Any resemblance to actual people living or dead = pure coincidence. (Although if you must try to imagine these characters, you can imagine jaeger as a dashing idealist, in-in as a cynical pragmatist, ORYLY as a carefree vagabond and Scrappy coco as someone who just wandered into the wrong room.)
10:04:04 * Scrappy coco will Nancy Binay win?
10:04:18 ‹jaeger› it is likely
10:04:28 ‹tzia_n› will you rage?
10:04:32 ‹Scrappy coco› yes
10:04:33 ‹jaeger› not really
10:04:45 ‹jaeger› i don't mind, idiots need representation too
10:08:03 ‹in-in› tsaka bat hate na hate mo si nancy binay over the other candidates? what makes her extra stupid?
10:08:20 ‹jaeger› nauna sya e
10:08:24 ‹jaeger› i dont hate her
10:08:27 ‹jaeger› but she's arrogant
10:08:33 ‹jaeger› ok lang kasi yung walang experience
10:08:44 ‹jaeger› as long as you acknowledge it
10:09:02 ‹jaeger› and talk about how you plan to surpass it
10:09:09 ‹jaeger› but she doesn't talk about anything
10:09:19 ‹jaeger› her ads are just literal motherhood statements
10:09:32 ‹jaeger› and may arrogance kasi, especially from the father
10:09:39 ‹jaeger› na qualified daw sya simply because anak nya
10:10:00 ‹in-in› ic ic
10:10:14 ‹jaeger› pero yung unang commercial pa lang nainis na ko
10:10:21 ‹jaeger› sya ata yung unang nagcommercial
10:10:26 ‹jaeger› before pa nung campaign period
10:10:38 ‹in-in› di ba si villar?
10:10:44 ‹in-in› buti na lang wala kaming tv
10:10:48 ‹in-in› lol
10:10:53 ‹jaeger› ok lang naman ung nagdecide ka magrun for senator kahit walang experience, kahit sino naman pwede mangarap
10:11:31 ‹jaeger› actually, almost all the political ads are annoying
10:11:43 ‹jaeger› una ko lang napanood ung kay nancy so she's been annoying the longest time
10:12:12 ‹Scrappy coco› lol isa pa yung kay Enrile
10:12:14 ‹Scrappy coco› lel
10:12:24 ‹Scrappy coco› annoying song
10:12:30 ‹Scrappy coco› plus annoying gesture
10:12:38 ‹Scrappy coco› annoying tagline
10:13:14 ‹in-in› annoying everything
10:13:23 ‹in-in› enrile daming pera
10:13:45 ‹in-in› he doesn't look trustworthy as well. maski si jpe shady din actually yung past.
10:14:09 ‹in-in› i can feel some littlefinger vibes from jpe, sr. actually since before pa
10:14:48 ‹Scrappy coco› daming flipflopping ni sr
10:17:34 ‹Scrappy coco› im really annoyed with the fact na dynasty na ang lumalabas pero sasabihin lng nila "let the people decide".
10:17:59 ‹Scrappy coco› #randomrant
10:18:53 ‹jaeger› that's not really a problem
10:19:00 ‹jaeger› kasi ung people talaga ung problem
10:19:17 ‹Scrappy coco› yeah in a way, people din may kasalanan
10:19:20 ‹ORYLY› if only we could somehow leverage the power of the information age
10:19:22 ‹jaeger› the dynasty restriction is just a hack to attempt to minimize the problem
10:19:30 ‹ORYLY› yeah
10:20:30 ‹jaeger› dapat may some sort of viral facebook meme
10:20:46 ‹jaeger› like "change your profile pic to this icon if you're going to vote intelligently"
10:20:49 ‹jaeger› lol i dunno
10:21:04 ‹in-in› ahahaha
10:21:07 ‹jaeger› marami namang smart people sa pilipinas, someone needs to figure something like this out
10:21:07 ‹Scrappy coco› also binay is arrogant when she said in a statement that sth like ayaw nya makipagdebate, kitakits na lng sa senate floor
10:21:09 ‹in-in› and what will that do?
10:21:28 ‹jaeger› in-in at the very least raise awareness
10:21:39 ‹jaeger› and baka may peer pressure
10:21:49 ‹in-in› sabagay nagawan nga ng TRO yung cybercrime bill
10:21:51 ‹jaeger› not just the profile pic thing
10:21:57 ‹jaeger› dapat may some sort of manifesto
10:22:02 ‹in-in› from just changing our profile pics to black
10:22:45 ‹jaeger› well, most of the internet is already against nancy lol
10:23:13 ‹jaeger› the problem is really the loads of people who are easily fooled by the going around and shaking hands, cheap giveaways, mababaw na commercials
10:23:42 ‹jaeger› *easily swayed
10:24:45 ‹jaeger› oh, and one should talk to people
10:24:47 ‹jaeger› on the street
10:24:53 ‹jaeger› taxi drivers, jeepney drivers
10:25:06 ‹jaeger› not necessarily to convince them of anything
10:25:11 ‹jaeger› but just to get them thinking
10:25:44 ‹jaeger› i say this but i dont really do it. may risk of getting into a politically heated debate with a man who could get you killed if he gets careless
10:25:57 ‹ORYLY› hehe
10:26:22 ‹jaeger› > ‹jaeger› but just to get them thinking <- and maybe convince them to talk to other people too. parang pyramiding
10:26:24 ‹ORYLY› but does it help when you do it at that scale?
10:26:34 ‹ORYLY› ah, try to get a meme going
10:26:36 ‹jaeger› that's where the pyramiding comes in!
10:27:00 ‹ORYLY› kasi you need to make it virulent
10:27:09 ‹ORYLY› catchy songs are virulent
10:27:09 ‹jaeger› kaya nga kelangan maraming tao ang gumagawa
10:27:12 ‹jaeger› it cant just be me
10:27:20 ‹jaeger› oh man, have you seen the comelec ads
10:27:26 ‹jaeger› about ung mga bawal na election practices
10:27:33 ‹jaeger› grabe ang obvious na low budget lol
10:27:39 ‹in-in› > ‹jaeger› the problem is really the loads of people who are easily fooled by the going around and shaking hands, cheap giveaways, mababaw na commercials >> nahh they're easily swayed by the MOOLAH
10:27:40 ‹ORYLY› I haven't turned on the TV since forever
10:27:56 ‹in-in› and the intelligent people are not registered
10:27:57 ‹Scrappy coco› si mr bawal!
10:28:06 ‹jaeger› ibang issue pa yung vote buying
10:28:09 ‹ORYLY› that's because the really intelligent thing is to sway other people
10:28:15 ‹ORYLY› not to vote intelligently yourself
10:28:19 ‹jaeger› pero unti-unti rin yun magtuturn if people start thinking
10:29:07 ‹ORYLY› yeah, but isn't that the riddle of the century?
10:30:47 ‹jaeger› what do you mean?
10:30:55 ‹jaeger› i was thinking of writing a blog post about all of this
10:31:03 ‹jaeger› but now i think i'll just paste this chat log lol
10:31:12 ‹jaeger› it covers most of the things i was thinking about
10:31:39 ‹jaeger› probably cut the part about enrile (libel lolz)
10:32:11 ‹ORYLY› making people start thinking is hard
10:32:23 ‹ORYLY› well, doing it at a scale that matters
10:32:42 ‹jaeger› if it was easy, it would already be done
10:32:47 ‹jaeger› anything worth doing is hard
10:33:06 ‹ORYLY› yeah, I mean you've come back to the same problem that everyone came across before
10:33:08 ‹ORYLY› other people!
10:33:53 ‹derp› > ‹in-in› and the intelligent people are not registered <-- woohoo! I'm intelligent!
10:34:05 ‹jaeger› we just need more ideas. there are lots of smart people that could be helping -- social scientists, psychologists, behavioral scientists, etc. -- who might be able to come up with ways to more easily propagate stuff like this
10:35:22 * ORYLY they're working for advertising companies and the campaign management
10:36:54 ‹jaeger› voter education is important, but practically no one is talking about it though
10:37:15 ‹Scrappy coco› should the media?
10:37:16 ‹jaeger› not even self-professed reformists
10:37:16 ‹ORYLY› funds, yeah
10:38:08 ‹jaeger› feeling ko delikado kasi to talk about voter education kasi you might offend the masses? I dunno
10:38:53 ‹ORYLY› is that it?
10:38:56 ‹ORYLY› sounds like a neutral topic
10:39:01 ‹ORYLY› maybe because it's a boring topic
10:39:33 ‹jaeger› well that too
10:39:41 ‹jaeger› it's not like candidates actually talk about issues!
10:39:50 ‹in-in› offend the masses?
10:39:53 ‹jaeger› well sometimes they do, but not when their audience is the masses
10:40:14 ‹ORYLY› maybe the important things just have to be framed correctly?
10:40:28 ‹ORYLY› framed interestingly, I mean
10:41:00 ‹ORYLY› framed scandalously
10:41:00 ‹jaeger› framed with MONEY
10:41:01 ‹jaeger› jk
10:41:07 ‹jaeger› ooh scandalously haha
10:41:32 ‹jaeger› may scandal video talking about voting wisely
10:41:52 ‹Scrappy coco› lel
10:41:56 ‹jaeger› or or or
10:42:13 ‹jaeger› kris aquino complaining about her ex husband not voting wisely
10:42:34 ‹jaeger› may iyak iyak pa
10:42:43 ‹ORYLY› fund it
10:42:47 ‹ORYLY› err
10:42:50 ‹ORYLY› crowdfund it
10:42:54 ‹ORYLY› grassroots
10:42:55 ‹ORYLY› yeaaaah
10:42:56 ‹jaeger› lol kickstarter
10:43:27 * ORYLY poof for social change
10:44:06 ‹Scrappy coco› or or or Janine Tugonon breaking up with BF on Kris TV for not voting wisely
10:44:07 ‹jaeger› ok i guess that's enough material
10:44:10 ‹jaeger› lol