Deuteronomy 2:14New International Version (NIV)

14 Thirty-eight years passed from the time we left Kadesh Barnea until we crossed the Zered Valley. By then, that entire generation of fighting men had perished from the camp, as the Lord had sworn to them.

I have always believed that when God changes a nation he does so over a generation.

In fact we see it so many times in the Bible that he waits for an entire generation to pass away before he brings a catalyst of change to raise the nation of Israel back to him.

And for the longest time, I’ve always thought it will not happen in my generation.

We have become a nation that no longer wishes to be smart.

We look up to people who’s morals are questionable, and its ok if they do the things they do as long as they are famous and are doing well.

We no longer have smart shows in our local TVs. Do you notice the smart game shows are nearly nonexistent for us?

Only talent shows, which seems to be just about singing and dancing, are proliferating.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not lambasting these shows. But I am asking the lack of variety.

There is a weird ailing feeling to the current zeitgeist of the Philippines.

As I type this, the Philippine presidential election is just a week away.

Let me just say I will not vote for people who promise things they could have done already in a different position.

I want a leader who will enforce discipline and will be a catalyst for change.

I feel that if such a catalyst comes in, the zeitgeist of our country will change.

Oh, just in case, zeitgeist is German for “the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.”

I want that guy to emulate how Lee Kuan Yew did it for Singapore.

A tall order maybe, huge differences in Singapore and the Philippines. Land mass is just the tip.

But as I said if the zeitgeist of our country changes, this will be a start.

I have hope that the change for our country will start in my generation.

I am casting my lot for Digong.

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