Barbershop Politics

Borrowing the first paragraph, Chapter 1, Book 1 of the Dickensian Tale of Two Cities for the subheadings was clever, and references to Reuters, UNOCHA, OPARR and NDRRMC was an attempt to come across as factual. Some of the thoughts presented are thoughtless though. Is it a question of forcing the facts to fit Dickens? Or is it a case of using Dickens to twist facts?

Indeed, it was the worst of times, and the best of times. And then Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez is slammed for being a fool, not knowing what a storm surge is, among other things. The attempt to be factual was in citing a survey by a certain Dr. Doracie Zoleta-Nantes from the Australian National University, which found out that the people of Tacloban were not given sufficient information or logistical support to move to higher and safer ground. There is no doubting the result…

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