I’LL JUST park this and let it sink in:
Poetic justice is a literary device in which ultimately virtue is rewarded and viciousness is punished. In modern literature it is often accompanied by an ironic twist of fate related to the character’s own action.
And here we go…
Just recently about a week or so a classic case of poetic justice happened. As if it was on cue, it appeared almost scripted, executed and directed by the main character himself.
It was like a death wish that came true.
Indeed the death wish came true. It just so happened that the person who wished death for another person actually died himself a couple of days after he twitted this “death wish” on Twitter.
carlosceldran Retweeted CNN Philippines
Good. Now die. Please. Kthanxbye
This was so-called activist, “provocateur” and tourist guide Carlos Celdran’s tweet after President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he was suffering from myasthenia gravis – a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes muscular weakness.
As I said, as if on cue somebody did die a couple of days after this tweet came out. Unfortunately for Carlos Celdran, it was him who died and not President Rodrigo Duterte.
If that’s not poetic justice then I don’t know how else to describe it; perhaps fate playing a very cruel joke on Carlos Celdran?
Here’s a very appropriate epitaph for from an Oct. 9, 2019 article on getrealpundit.com by ilda:
A man who wished a Philippine President would die is now DEAD
Someone who kept wishing other people would die, even declaring that GRP is dead, is now dead. I neither wish ill nor death on others but I have very little sympathy for someone who constantly and rabidly attacked his own compatriots just because of their political views.
Now that you are dead, your supporters are carrying on the very same hypocrisy you loudly exhibited. Respect and deference to his family “daw”. They tolerated his hate speeches and his vindictiveness towards others who held differing views. When he was alive, he did not show deference or respect for the families of people he wished to die. How would you feel if someone who has been harassing you for years – even as recently as a week ago – suddenly died?
More importantly, wishing for the President’s death is no laughing matter. Some people think we should just take it lightly. That would mean ignoring the fact that if the President died, the country will descend into chaos. The current VP is ill-equipped to do the job and cannot unite Filipinos.
Ultimately, we will all be remembered mainly for the last thing we did.
You became popular for promoting the Philippines and showing patriotism. Sadly, in the end, you will be remembered as someone who couldn’t face the consequences of his actions, someone who rabidly attacked his fellow Filipinos because they did not support Mar Roxas, and someone who turned his back on the Philippines.
You were a loud mouth and full of yourself. You did not respect other people’s right to privacy. You caused your own misery and your own demise. I do hope you find peace in the afterlife because you did not find it while you were alive. You wanted to drag others down with you.
We will all die; some just more spectacularly ironic than others.
Indeed, I could not say it any better and I totally agree. Now all it needs is dancing in the streets, particularly the streets of Intramuros,perhaps a street party in Remedios Circle with impromptu poetry readings complete with mimes, jugglers and “fire dancers”.
Now what’s a party without music performing live; progressive jazz band Radioactive Sago Project and reggae band CocoJam.
I’m sure will make Carlos happy considering he had always fancied himself as a “performance artist”.
Finally, excerpts from an Oct. 8, 2019 article on getrealphiippines.com by benigO:
How Carlos Celdran will be remembered
Now that Celdran is dead, it is quite interesting that his “supporters” are baffled by how so many have something “ill” to say about him. Indeed, they presume to be the judge on what is “ill” or not in what is being said of the dead. These are people who remained silent when Celdran wished death upon no less than the President of the Philippines. Do these people who are now calling for “respect” and “deference” for the dead actually think they can silence the many enemies Celdran made over the course of his ill-thought-out social media tirades? In calling for that silence, Celdran’s fans are, in essence, putting up the topic of Celdran’s misguided activities before his death as a sacred cow that is not to be touched. But see, these people forget that Celdran himself had made a name for himself attacking sacred cows. In that we see the all-too-familiar inconsistency that is a consistent feature in the edicts of hypocrites.
Even in death, Celdran contributes to the highlighting of the fundamental hypocrisy deeply-baked into the psyche of those who adore him. This is the legacy he leaves behind.
“Looks like some pompous self-absorbed “cunt” got what he wished for.” ([email protected]/PN)