WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THAT DREAM?
It happened 3 dawns ago. It’s just now that I mustered the inspiration to jot it down. It was about meeting a shadow akin to Digong in a dream. And the last sentence I remembered he had spoken was this: sax of thieves — or, something that sounds like that.
First, I asked God Google about “sax of thieves”. Wishfully thinking that Kenny Loggins might have willed to me his talents. Yes, I got pirated compact disc from Quiapo with top 20 of his hits. Also, I have been visualizing to own a tenor saxophone. That is why “sax” came first when I woke up. The “thieves” was a trial-and-error dot-connection exercise. Just a maybe: sax of thieves or sack of thieves, all came out to be related to the Aladdin of the “Arabian Nights”. My consolation was that the word “thieves” is not yet tagged to the Congress of the Philippines.
I continued to surf. Try this. Try that. The whole phrase was senseless until I tried its homonyms: sack of Thebes. Seems near.
Sack of Thebes was the historical event when Alexander The Great captured the City of Thebes — killed 6,000 and captured 30,000 of the Thebans, after they revolt against the Macedonian rule in the summer of year 336. (The father of Alexander was King Philip of Macedonia, assassinated by his own guard).
In our current milieu, I surmise that Alexander is Digong and the Thebans are the corrupt government people and the illegal drug traders. That means we are looking at 6,000 kill and 30,000 surrender in resolving the drug menace in the Philippines. However, the data proferred by a human rights activist is that almost 200,000 drug traders are scheduled to perish. It’s a very bad scenario.
But I discovered a worst scenario in history: the Ides of March in Rome.
There are parallelism between these two historical figures:
* primarily both are playboys;
* Gaius Julius Caesar became the governor of Gaul;
* Caesar’s first wife died;
* both adept in governance;
* successful soldier;
* both are excellent statesmen;
* both are great political strategists;
* Caesar upgraded the quality of life of the soldiers;
* Caesar reformed the Senate;
* Caesar invited former enemies to his government;
* Caesar’s reforms enhanced the low and the middle class Roman citizens;
* Caesar’s growing success and popularity among the poeple have also earned ire, envy and hatred from his enemies;
* Caesar was chosen as the dictator for life.
Eventually, Julius Caesar was assassinated by the enemies he have previously forgiven.
My hope is that Digong will not follow the fate of Ceasar.
By Sani Cortez
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