The EDSA Revolution restores the power of our oligarchs. It is the oligarchic structure created by colonial powers. It’s the ideological superstructure of Spanish Catholicism. The sacrifices of real heroes are disrespected. The national hero’s martyrdom over the abuses of the Spanish colonizers is put into waste. The Catholic church spearheads the rally using the brainwashed followers of the church. The late Ferdinand Marcos’ sacrifice by stepping down to avoid bloodshed is covered by false claims of the Aquinos’ fake heroism of their patriarch, Ninoy Aquino.
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[VIDEO]: Assorted clips from the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986, courtesy of People’s Television Network, Inc. The label reads:
The religious spin goes that the Virgin Mary willed it. It just signifies the medieval version of Hispanic Catholicism that partly explains the backwardness of all nations that are colonized by the Iberian colonialists. This is the ultimate reason why the country still has the weakest program for population control. The Philippines remains the Asian country with the fastest-growing population that consists of mostly poor people.
Cronies of Whom?
The alleged cronies and giant business supporters of Marcos regain their seats in politics, business, and also media. They are dubbed as Marcos cronies but in blood, they are Cojuangcos, Cory Aquino’s bloodline. Then Marcos’ Finance Secretary Cesar Virata is given by the UP the honor by naming its business school after him. It is oblivious to the fact that the country’s business collapsed from 1983-1985 when he is the Prime Minister. This only supports Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s statement that during those times, Marcos and even him do not really know who the enemies are.
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The Female Dictator
The heroine of EDSA, Cory Aquino basically restores the pre-martial law constitution. Therefore the country’s political and economic structure, except for its provisions makes one-man rule very difficult. It is already a challenge coming up with concessions in the congress and senate for certain issues in Manila. How much more in providing public services to the rest of the country? The effects of poverty are badly felt by the people nationwide – except the few rich sector. No statistics can satisfy hungry stomachs.
The Poor Deceived by the Elites
The nation is weak since 1986. It stands not for the country as a whole but only for the elites that control it. This is evident in crucial junctures—like the Meralco monopoly by the oligarchic Lopez clan and the skirting of land reform through “corporatization” of the Aquino clan’s Hacienda Luisita. The elites get what they want, at the expense of the poor. Patriotism fades as a result – giving way to foreigners’ benefits in local commerce. The Indonesian magnate that capture Meralco and other strategic industries are good examples of these. Edsa Revolution ends up meaningless for the common Filipinos who remain hopeless in alleviating poverty.