January 24, 2010 in Featured
By ALDWIN QUITASOL
Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible. — Mao Tse-Tung
Who tilled the land and plowed it since dawn, under the scorching heat of the sun and till dusk? Who planted the rice and cared for it for months to harvest it? Who pounded the rice or brought it to the rice mill? Of course the peasant.
Who are the planters of the food crops but have no enough food to eat? Who are the tillers of the land who are landless and are driven from their lands? Who are feeders of the people yet are regarded by the society as the lower class? Still the peasants.
Who are the victims of historical injustices committed by feudal lords for centuries? Who are the victims of human rights violations by the hand of tyrants, fascists in the ruling elite protecting their lust and greed? Who are the victims of massacres in the countrysides? Who are the people being killed just because they simply struggled to be heard? The peasants.
Who are the makers of tools and instruments to be used by the people in their daily lives, Who made the clothes, the buildings, the accesories for necessity and for luxury? Who made the production and the economy running? Of course the workers.
Who are in the production and processing industry that create the profit? And, who are in the hole of poverty? Who are the diggers of gold yet they have no enough money to buy food for their children? Who made the garments and fashionable trappings yet are dressed in trousers and shoes that have holes in them? Who made the rich much richer and richest yet they recieve pegged incomes? Still the workers.
Who are the victims of unequal sharing of production and profit for centuries? Who are the victims of labor rights violations? Who are being killed just because they assert their rights to stable jobs and decent wages? The workers.
Who are the real heroes of the world where they work day and night for humanity to have food? Who are the many people who make production revolve as the world revolves? Who are they who really make history live? yet the few ruling elite claim the creators of civilization? The workers and the peasants.
Who are the people once joined and shout to the whole world that they want to end the injustices and inequalities in the society will truly change the world? Who are the many people of the world once united will make the production run and feed all the people of the world instead of the few elites? Of course, the workers and the peasants.
Who will help each other? Indeed the workers and the peasants with the poor people of the world.
In solidarity with the peasants who are participating in the Lakbayan that started January 22 and converged in Mendiola for the Lakbayan, the first-ever nationwide caravan for land and justice and commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the mendiola massacre, long live with the struggle. # nordis.net