Everyone wants a leader’s conviction. Somehow, a candidate with an iron fist gets the impression of the ideal leader that the nation needs. Not to complain at all, but would we need an authoritarian rule if we want to be recognized or take part of our country’s change?
But nonetheless, radicalism might be the finest quality that the Philippines needs to show the ideal leadership qualities. So indeed, being radical at issues that seem impossible to solve is the secret ingredient to gaining the trust from the people. And in cases, having that attribute helps get issues across and it becomes clear to the public. It only shows how that candidate is serious about his or her intentions of his or her place of coverage.
However, radicalism could be denoted as “harsh” or “extreme” that it borders a huge risk for reputation and credibility. Here is the thing. The Philippines is a conservative nation, grown with good values and right conduct. So, virtue is really a keen quality that even the lowest of classes should practice. Ergo, seeing an overly confident leader, brought up by extreme profundity, really shows how virtue can be set aside for the nation’s quick progress. It also sets a model to be emulated by next generation of leaders.
That being said, if that is the case, why vote for a radical leader? It is not solely for his or her previous experiences, nor his or her current credentials, nor his or her well-planned platforms. It is for the courage to fill up what was missing in our leadership attributes in the country. Not just Philippines. The whole world needs radical leaders who are passionate about change and encouraging to lead the people to strong virtues that every citizen needs to possess.
Radicalism is not extreme tactics that one can play with in a snap. It is the audacity to carry the weight of the country’s issues, boldness to stand for what is right and valor to be the ideal model that every citizen can look upon to. For candidates, do not think that the elections is a hunting ground to throw bombs to other candidates. One needs to initiate a ceasefire.