I, Too, Have a Dream


In the age of social media, the instantaneous news(fake and real), the “bravery” of anonymous posters and the “truth” of trolls and bots,


I dream that convictions and opinions will not roll out of recycled demagoguery of the right nor of the left but be borne of new thinkers seeking new answers to what the old and the tired have failed.

I dream that one’s standing for freedom, for rights, for equality, for human dignity, does not shroud one’s overwhelming hate and self glorification.

I dream that the nobleness of an aspiration does not lie in the far left nor in the far right, but with those who have weighed the arguments, and like Solomon, will render what is a just verdict.

I dream that more than protests and vicious disagreements, there will be unity in the pursuit of what is just, what is true and what is beneficial for all.

I dream that more than the shoutings, the chest beatings, the hateful tweets, the condescending rhetoric, will be an exchange of ideas in search of a better life, a better world.

I dream that the bombs and the guns will be silent that we can hear each other’s voice and feel each other’s heart.

I dream.



About danmeljim

Dan Jimenez was the Editor in Chief of The Corps Magazine from 1976 to 1977. After graduation, he never abandoned his ideas and continued writing. On October 1983, as a young Navy Lieutenant, he wrote an open letter addressed to Salvador Laurel who was then a leader of the opposition against President Marcos. It was published by almost all the dailies and earned for him the commendation of PMAAA, Inc. He immigrated to the US in 1986 but continued to write about the country of his birth. He has defended the Philippine Military Academy against claims of it being a Philippine Monetary Academy and a corrupt institution. Very recently, he posted commendation of Gen Bato de la Rosa and castigation of Senator Sonny Trillanes, which went viral. He continues to believe that "Ideas must reign supreme because personalities and individuals are as fleeting as the seasons." Always a plebe in his thinking, he will live by the adage: "The greatest failure is that never attempted."
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One Response to I, Too, Have a Dream

  1. Benjamin Libarnes says:

    Wow dreaming a UTOPIAN dream…at least its worth dreaming.


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