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For filipinos, do you think EDSA 1 was a mistake?
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Posted 2/26/09 , edited 2/27/09
Well for me in my opinion, I think it was a mistake. I think the Philippines would be better off in martial law or being governed in an iron hand. Well look at the state of our country right now, there is corruption, poverty, terrorism in Mindanao, protests, economic meltdown, impeachment hearings that never end and bickering over at the Senate. There is unrest in our country. If EDSA 1 didn't happen, Marcos didn't get sick, we would have no corruption, less poverty, less crime, no rebels, a great economy. Let's say Marcos didn't steal money from the government we would less of these problems we have in our country. There is no such thing as absolute freedom. Those people like Cory Aquino and the other EDSA protesters emphasize when they took to the streets in 1986. There is not much significance to EDSA 1 anymore. It didn't bring much hope to our country after 23 years. People Power Revolution isn't the solution to our problems in our country. I think we should help each other as a nation to improve our country.



So that's my opinion. What's yours I'd like to know. If there is another thread like this please remove it then.
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Posted 2/26/09
This should be in another section I think. Extended discussion?
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^ Yeah, or you can try posting this in a Filipino group for more responses.
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DRO1 wrote:

^ Yeah, or you can try posting this in a Filipino group for more responses.


So many Filipino threads ...
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Posted 2/26/09
this thread is a mistake!
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Posted 2/27/09 , edited 2/27/09
i think EDSA 1 was great....

i believe that EDSA 2 was the mistake....

and having EDSA 3 will just be plain excruciating.....
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my brain is too small to think of complicated matters such as this one. can-not pro-cess----
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xO_Skittles_Ox wrote:


DRO1 wrote:

^ Yeah, or you can try posting this in a Filipino group for more responses.


So many Filipino threads ...


I don't even know what EDSA 1 is..
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-DarkNight- wrote:


xO_Skittles_Ox wrote:


DRO1 wrote:

^ Yeah, or you can try posting this in a Filipino group for more responses.


So many Filipino threads ...


I don't even know what EDSA 1 is..


Lol ... I don't either =/
Posted 2/28/09

xO_Skittles_Ox wrote:


-DarkNight- wrote:


xO_Skittles_Ox wrote:


DRO1 wrote:

^ Yeah, or you can try posting this in a Filipino group for more responses.


So many Filipino threads ...


I don't even know what EDSA 1 is..


Lol ... I don't either =/


we're both clueless.. XD
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Posted 2/28/09

-DarkNight- wrote:


xO_Skittles_Ox wrote:


-DarkNight- wrote:


xO_Skittles_Ox wrote:


DRO1 wrote:

^ Yeah, or you can try posting this in a Filipino group for more responses.


So many Filipino threads ...


I don't even know what EDSA 1 is..


Lol ... I don't either =/


we're both clueless.. XD


I blame zeh thread xD
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Well for me in my opinion, I think it was a mistake. I think the Philippines would be better off in martial law or being governed in an iron hand. Well look at the state of our country right now, there is corruption, poverty, terrorism in Mindanao, protests, economic meltdown, impeachment hearings that never end and bickering over at the Senate. There is unrest in our country. If EDSA 1 didn't happen, Marcos didn't get sick, we would have no corruption, less poverty, less crime, no rebels, a great economy. Let's say Marcos didn't steal money from the government we would less of these problems we have in our country. There is no such thing as absolute freedom. Those people like Cory Aquino and the other EDSA protesters emphasize when they took to the streets in 1986. There is not much significance to EDSA 1 anymore. It didn't bring much hope to our country after 23 years. People Power Revolution isn't the solution to our problems in our country. I think we should help each other as a nation to improve our country.



So that's my opinion. What's yours I'd like to know. If there is another thread like this please remove it then.


Philippines became independent really a little too late. We haven't had the chance to rule ourselves unlike other countries. We're still walking in the dark right now, I think we just need to give it time. During Marcos' time, there was prosperity yes, but it was an artificial one.
What I like about his era is that there was discipline, when our elders reminisce they do miss the time that there was no drugs, there were only a few petty crimes, but the thing is there was no freedom. It was all a farce, everyone is afraid that they might say or do the wrong things and they'll be jailed or tortured, the very reason why my grandfather migrated to Australia for a while and took his family with him.
It was an unstable period for democracy adherents.

We cannot have a peaceful, unified, and prosperous country in one blink of an eye. We need to experience things first, make mistakes, be laughed at by the world, suffer some more indignities for all of us to learn our lessons. Those things all happened to rich nations that we admire so much right now, you just need to read a bit of their history and realize that we actually have it easier. Did we lose millions of lives due to famine and civil war? No. That in itself is something to be grateful for.

I personally think that Cory Aquino wasted that golden opportunity to push everyone to the right direction, heck she herself is a lawbreaker for refusing to follow the law regarding her properties in Tarlac. That I think is what triggered the disillusion so many of us are feeling right now, but in fairness to her, how can we rise if a lot of us have such strong colonial mentality. We do not patronize our own products, we ridicule what our businessmen produce and prefer American and European brands. Then most of us, the brightest among us leave our country to work for a fast buck and hence most of those who remain are inept or inferior to our OFWs' capacity instead of trying their best to work with what we have to initiate a change in his circle.

Edsa is not a mistake IMHO, but rallying in the streets is not enough. We all have to change our attitudes, really. Our fate is not with the government, and it really starts on our own.

Posted 2/28/09
I don't think it was a mistake. I liked the democracy.

All Hail Freedom~
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Harnett wrote:

i think EDSA 1 was great....

i believe that EDSA 2 was the mistake....

and having EDSA 3 will just be plain excruciating.....



i agree with you

president ERAP was prosecuted for bein a corrupt president
pinoys are gullible when it comes to this matter
they never see or listen to the other side of the story
they all know that he is a corrupt president

right now the current president had many issues about corruption and scandals in her administration but she never kick out of her position and i wonder why


"Edsa is not a mistake IMHO, but rallying in the streets is not enough. We all have to change our attitudes, really. Our fate is not with the government, and it really starts on our own." - i like this quote

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Posted 2/28/09

Harnett wrote:

i think EDSA 1 was great....

i believe that EDSA 2 was the mistake....

and having EDSA 3 will just be plain excruciating.....


yeah..... i agree with her

EDSA 1 is not a mistake,

EDSA 2 and EDSA 3 was.......
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