It just got me thinking along these lines. You know, if he:
Ninoy Aquino, could be him:
Paul Atreides (a.k.a. Kwisatz Haderach a.k.a. Paul Muad’Dib) then he:
Noynoy Aquino, could be him:
Leto II Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune.
Kwisatz Haderach? See, reality is always a step ahead of logic.
More on this if I could find the time.
After a weekend retreat, Noynoy Aquino decided to make a historical announcement – on 9/9/09, of all dates – and announced his Presidential bid. The test of Aquino’s mettle is not in declaring his candidacy today, but the months ahead leading to the elections on May 10, 2010. Noynoy will have to go through the crucible of the campaign trail; a much more difficult and taxing gauntlet than what he went through in 2007. From here, Noynoy Aquino. Over there, we don’t know yet. It’s a long road ahead to 2010, and that’s what campaigns are for. We don’t test the mettle of someone’s “presidentiability” just because they declared it. To say that would be to bank on nothing more than prejudice until you reach your polling precinct.
At the risk of stating the obvious, I’ll say it anyway: the test is not Aquino’s name, the memory of his parents, or handing the flag of the Liberal Party to him on a silver platter. Like a Virgil (yeah, I just had to say that), the proof is on Noynoy Aquino. The proof is his campaign.
Which is what makes democracy so good.