Pugad Baboy, June 4, 2013


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  • ordo_malleus

    Sigh here we go again with this political correctness bullcrap. Our society has become soft and overly sensitive to things — we complain about everything. This comic strip wouldn’t have been an issue 15 years ago.


    fire the editor, its his judgement and not doing his job made Medina a collateral damage.

  • clairdelune

    First, we must as well consider that freedom of speech comes with responsibility. that’s how we screw up our democracy, we use it as an argument when we have done wrong, not a means to do something right, or something for everyone’s welfare. Here I call it, The Scum of Freedom.

    I am not against what Po has observed and eventually stated. I honestly admire his boldness to name names and to pluck something from the skin of the Catholic Church.

    Now, going back to my point, I see two problems in this whole situation, meaning the comic strip plus PDI’s measure, plus the reaction of the people. First, The Scum of Freedom. People has been used to that implication of being in a democratic country. So if anyone says, “because I’m free to do it” or “because it’s my right to do it”, we use freedom and we perceive everyone using freedom as justification, not a means. Now, let’s look at it this way, instead of saying, “He wrote it because he is free”, let us think that, “He is free because he wrote it”.

    Additionally, let’s look a little deeper than the surface level. This comic strip is not about St. Scho, neither was it about homosexuals, it is about our double-standard society, having a principle accepted/condoned/desirable for one and deplorable for the other. I have actually not thought of a way on how we can deal with, because in one way or another, this is what helps our society mature (not grow). But for brevity’s sake, we must be well-aware and we must accept that we live in a double-standard society.

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