Sharing something Papa Jack, the guy from the radio, wrote. Was also shared by a Facebook friend. It was a good one. Read on:
Their death is a tragedy. It conjures too many emotions, majority of which anger. The urge to avenge and take the lives of the people who killed our brothers. We may find it easy to push government to storm Maguindanao and wage a fire fight because that maybe the easier way out. But will it solve anything? At the very least, calling an all-out war would mean more people will suffer displacement and death. We can demand justice but never another war. Our brothers and sisters in the South have suffered way too many. Our soldiers are also tired. We've wasted too much energy on fighting and never coming up with a resolution. It will not be easy because that crucial trust had been broken. But we can always go back to where we started and how far we've come. The peace process remains a better option than raising our arms to fight and spill blood.
What are we holding onto, Sam? That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it is worth fighting for.