Saturday, September 10, 2005

What is Philippine democracy?

It is an oligarchy window dressed as a democracy that suffers from brief periods of anarchy brought about by the struggle between oligarchs, theocrats, plutocrats and demagogues, who are supported by satraps, romantics, useful fools, idealists, opportunists and occasionally geopolitically sensitive sovereign powers. And the truth is variable depending on the side. Justice is always the cause. Revenge sometimes the motive and power the ultimate goal.


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