1. In a dawn raid led by Justice Secretary De Lima on convicted drug lords’ prison cells, drugs, large amount of cash, luxury appliances, gadgets and electronic items were some of the things that were found. The prison cells equipped with big screen TVs and air conditioning units seemed more of a millionaire’s pad rather than jail. Excuses given by prison officials range from lack of personnel to the drug lords’ influence and money. And since there is a lack of manpower, chances are none will be sacked to answer for such an aberration and miscarriage of justice. Marcos had the right solution. During his time, big time drug lord, Lim Seng was meted quick and absolute justice. He was executed by musketry. The prison system is for those that can be rehabilitated and be worthy to rejoin society. For the incorrigibles, the psycopaths and the criminally insane, why waste time, money and resources? Death is what they peddled. Death is what they deserve.
2. There is no menace more devastating than drugs. Everything in its path gets destroyed. Those who peddle them are the worst beings on earth. They kill, they take a person’s livelihood, hope, future and force them to a life of dependence and crime with no dignity nor humanity left. Calling drug lords scum of the earth is an understatement. They do not deserve to live.
3. The prison system is a disgrace to say the least. High profile prisoners leave their cells for the weekend, run for office and win and drug lords live in luxury and are able to continue their operations with ease and comfort. The prison system is the punishing tool of justice. If it is not punishing criminals, there is no justice.
4. Maybe the crooked politicians are preparing the prison system for their perusal just in case. That once they are incarcerated, life in comfort, luxury and excess will continue unabated. The people become perpetual victims. For how long will acceptance be the only recourse? Like it or not, we all live within the parameters of what we are willing to toil, sacrifice and even die for. We suffer or enjoy what we deserve.