Politicians led by former Manila mayor Lito Atienza just filed a case against Lady Gaga. The charge? Well, she supposedly promotes kalaswaan or indecency. Lady Gaga is supposed to have a concert at the newly built SM Mall of Asia arena, the very first artist to do a concert there.
Atienza etal wants Lady Gaga barred from performing at the Arena.
I don't know about you, but indecency for me does not include semi-nudity nor explicit lyrics. It includes graft and corruption. It includes getting someone else money and justifying it as a project.
It involves allowing people to cut trees and mine in areas that are supposed to be protected natural area. Lying is an indecent thing, so does supporting a regime that has wrecked havoc to democratic institutions of this country.
I remember Christ when he was alive. Christ told the Pharisees and the Sadducees in his time what decency and Godliness are all about. It's about genuine concern to a fellow human being. It has nothing to do with human tradition. It is about human nature.
Instead of Lady Gaga being barred from expressing her artistry, maybe it's time for the people to file cases of indecency to those who tries to be decent, but are definitely far from it. By showing themselves as divine, these people have shown how indecent they are.