I Have A Dream


I have a dream that one day the whole world will truly live out this creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that someday someone from my country can say on a Thursday: “Let’s go to [first world destination] this weekend,” buy the ticket on Friday, and fly out on Saturday — and not have to go through a multi-week visa application process where they are asked questions like “How much of your monthly income do you give to your family?” or “Do you plan to engage in terrorist activities?” (If only all terrorists would be so honest!)

I have a dream that everyone and their four little children will one day live in a world where their intent to travel will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

In the meantime, I have a dream that I will get to use this hard-earned visa again before it expires end of this year!Β πŸ™‚ Not very likely, to be honest, but…is anything on this dream-list?


I Have A Dream” was created by LSS for travel site Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains. All rights reserved.

12 thoughts on “I Have A Dream”

  • I have a dream that we Filipinos will soon wake up and stop voting for crooked politicians. They are responsible for making our beautiful country third world.

    • Gawd, that’s so true. When you hear how much so-and-so has stolen, and you think of all the others who haven’t been exposed yet, you begin to realize we aren’t poor! All the money is just going to the wrong pockets. It’s incredibly frustrating.

      • yep! How are politicians getting a hold of tens of billions of pesos? And why aren’t those allocated to infrastructure, public education, or healthcare? And I sure do not understand how these politicians can sleep at night when they are surrounded by poverty? But the people need to wake up first and should question how does a politician with a salary of let’s say 20,000php a month become so rich with multi million/billion properties. Oh that’s right. These politicians have kept them uneducated. Hay naku I can go on and on with my frustrations lol!

      • Unfortunately a lot of people don’t think that way. They vote for candidates they “like” so if you’re a person who wants to succeed in politics, you’ve got to have a good PR machine that can “package” you in the right way. But PR machines are costly and the best ones can only be afforded by people who have LOTS of money — more often than not, those who’ve already helped themselves to the nation’s coffers. If only someone who has intelligence and integrity and who’s already very rich and can afford good PR will run…but people like that tend to not want to go into politics because it’s such a mess. It’s a vicious cycle: the corrupt have greater chances of getting elected, which means they get more opportunities for corruption, and so on. (I can go on and on too.) πŸ˜€

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