Blame it on the Rain Words by: Lourd de Veyra Artwork by: War Espejo
If the outcome is bad, blame other people. If there’s cash or a medal involved, take credit for everything. Blaming, it seems, has become a national pastime. The phrase “blame game” is just exactly what it is—because it’s a never-ending chain of causes and effects, and no matter how flimsy the reasoning is, there’s always a culprit. Like in an action movie, everybody’s a hero, a good guy, and if something goes wrong—the inability to buy pancit for his family, a sick child, a wife raped, a house razed to the ground—it’s the villain’s fault.