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Atty. Bruce Open Letter: 'HATRED and BIGOTRY is a CHOICE'

The popular lawyer on social media, specifically on Facebook has an important message for all of us. Atty. Bruce Rivera shared his thoughts in an open letter that could give us idea and understanding towards the 2016 elections with 'HATRED' and 'BIGOTRY' to other people.

Atty. Bruce Open Letter: 'HATRED and BIGOTRY is a CHOICE'

Atty. Rivera said, "President Duterte called for healing and the rule of thumb of the process is to remove the cause of the sickness and after it is removed, stay away from activities that tend to open wounds, deepen injuries and cause pain,"

"So, despite the numerous tweets by Celdran and Patag that stir anger and disgust, I would refer to my good judgment to disregard and let it go. And I would like for people to do the same," he said.

OPEN LETTER BY BRUCE RIVERA

HATRED AND BIGOTRY IS A CHOICE

The 2016 elections is an election of human drama and character. It showed how Filipinos can be emotionally attached to his or her political beliefs. Friendships are destroyed, alliances are made, hurtful words exchanged, principles belittled, motives questioned and worst, lines drawn.

However, after the votes are cast and the victors are chosen by the majority, many people choose the moral high ground, move on and mend fences with the people you may have hurt.

That is precisely the reason why I stayed out of the word war between BBM and Leni supporters. Both are acceptable VP for me but I have to be honest that I am a Cayetano convert days before the election. So, I will not lose more friends for something I really do not feel so passionate about. As I declared in my past posts, the VP is not important especially if the President choses to give him or her a minor role in the Cabinet. It can even be a liability because the VP becomes a sitting target for the others having the same presidential ambitions. Binay is the unfortunate example.

President Duterte called for healing and the rule of thumb of the process is to remove the cause of the sickness and after it is removed, stay away from activities that tend to open wounds, deepen injuries and cause pain. So, despite the numerous tweets by Celdran and Patag that stir anger and disgust, I would refer to my good judgment to disregard and let it go. And I would like for people to do the same.

Unlike before, we had someone to protect that is why we have to answer all the negative and hateful comments since we cannot afford the seeds ignorance to grow and have roots. But we do not need this kind of vigilance now. Those who continue to be negative, angry, hateful and unforgiving are no longer campaign supporters. We call them bigots. And bigotry should not be given the decency of a response.

Bigotry is not a result of ignorance, poverty or lack of education. It is a misplaced sense of self-righteousness resulting in a belief that they are always right. It is a sense of self-entitlement that they have the monopoly of all the working brain cells in the world and all the other mortals share what remains of the intellect in humanity.

And we should not hate bigots. They feed off the hate. Perhaps, they did not get enough kisses from their mothers to be that hateful. Perhaps, they are not getting enough human touch to feel empathy. Perhaps, they do not get enough love they have to hate to feel useful. We should pity them. But we should not encourage them by giving them a piece of our mind. At this point, it is the only thing they are holding on too.

As I said in the past, it consumes more calories to hate someone than to have sex. Haters are just rapists without the opportunity. So let us move on. Let us be positive. Let us argue based on reason and logic. Our candidate won. The ball is now in our court to make things happen. We now have our nation back in our hands. We should be busy using our hands to build and not to jerk our enemies.

Bruce Villafuerte Rivera

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