There were two world leaders. Ang una experimented with drugs noong siya ay nasa college, he had a mistress, gustong gusto niya ang fine brandy at cigar, at kilala siyang nalalasing at very rowdy sa mga parties kahit noong siya ay nanunungkulan na. Ang ikalawa ay vegetarian and a nonsmoker; bihirang uminom, at beer lang, and he was faithful to his girlfriend. Ang Kongreso ng Estados Unidos ay ginawaran ang una ng pinakamataas na karangalan, samantalang ang ikalawa ay kinamumuhian hanggang ngayon. The first one was Winston Churchill, and the second one was Adolf Hitler.
At hindi roon nagtatapos ang pagkakaiba ng dalawa. Sir Winston Churchill ay mild mannered despite what was described above, and most of all he is a good speaker, a motivational speaker, a respected one at that. Churchill’s stirring oratory is perhaps his greatest legacy. His wartime speeches famously gave the British lion its roar during the darkest days of the Second World War. He understood the power of words and he inspired his countrymen to rally and won against the Nazis. He never cussed.
Adolf Hitler ay naitalagang chancellor noong 1933 kahit na siya ay natalo sa halalan. Hitler quickly gained more power; pagkaraang mamatay ang presidente ng sumunod na taon, at siya ang inihayag na presidente in addition sa pagiging chancellor, giving him absolute power. Thus, Hitler became a dictator. As dictator, Hitler began systematically taking away civil rights and removing his opposition (parang me pattern ano?). Binigyan niya ng lubos na kapangyarihan ang kanyang mga alipores para hindi makapag coup laban sa kanya. Isa ring maituturing na good speaker si Hitler (in another way). Kapag siya ay nagsasalita, he would yell, cuss and wave his arms violently (sounds familiar). At para lalong maexcite ang mga nakikinig at tagasunod gumagamit siya ng mga trigger words, tulad ng “conspiracy”, “cover-up”, “overthrow”, at iba pa. Another technique Hitler employed in his speeches was the “either-or” fallacy. By creating a false dilemma in the mind of his audience, he was able to convince them that although something was unethical, it was the only option. Naitanim niya sa isip ng mga followers niya na “sila lang” ang mataas/superior na uri ng mga tao, kaya dapat “walang karapatang mabuhay”, dapat “patayin” ang inferior race tulad ng mga Jews. Kaya naman nagbubunyi ang mga alipores niya sa pagpatay sa mga Jews noong panahong iyon.
What Jesus said in Matthew 12:34, “You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good. For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” is getting repeated over and over again in this world.
Some will argue that it is better to have a foul mouthed leader who is honest and sincere, than a politely speaking leader who is corrupt and have hidden ambitions. But time and again, it is proven that Leadership is showing Respect to your followers, and this Respect is from the heart and comes out of the mouth.
Let us help our Leaders to show respect. Let us be together to prevent a “Cursing Generation”.
Anyway, I know that each one of us don’t want our mothers and sisters to be branded as “p…a”.
“And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us. And if our God is with us, then what could stand against” – Chris Tomlin