Ever since the EDSA Revolution, the so-called “Bloodless Revolution”, the Aquino family has ascended a vaunted position in our society. Many saw them as saviors who freed the Filipino people from the alleged “tyranny” of the Marcos regime. There are those who insist that former President Cory Aquino should be made a saint and it wouldn’t even be surprising if some of our misguided countrymen even see them as gods now just as North Koreans see the tyrannical and mentally unstable Kim family as messiahs of their nation. However, for all the hype that surrounds them, one can note that the Aquino family is perhaps the epitome of mediocrity and apathy in the Philippines.
While we claim that the EDSA Revolution finally gave us “democracy” and “freedom”, the trappings of our cuurent government are more akin to that of a feudal aristocracy what with their huge dynasties and thousands of followers who treat them like they were God’s gift to mankind than anything else. Unfortunately, to this very day, Pinoys continue to delude themselves that they are “free” even when, given closer inspection and thought, they are anything but and are seen by the rest of the world as a slave race. Thanks again to the bigger names in Philippine media (which is in cahoots with the Aquino family), Filipinos are largely unaware of just how unfair, cruel and possibly insane their society actually is.
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Over the years, the Aquino family has done little to improve the condition of the Philippines and either believes or wants people to believe that their mere presence may be enough to make positive changes in our society. However, their stay in power has not only failed to make any real improvements in the country, they have served to worsen our situation by tolerating ruthless oligarchs in our country, giving power to terrorist organizations and, most of all, making sure that the biggest media outlets in the country keep the people dumb and unaware of how the people in power are abusing them.
The Aquino family and their allies in the media insist repetitively to a nauseating degree how “tyrannical” the Marcos regime was and that we should be grateful to them for “freeing” us. But then again, their aristocratic behavior and disregard for the common people more than proves that they are every bit as tyrannical or even more so than the Marcoses whom they vilify to no end.
The Mendiola Massacre, the Hacienda Luisita Massacre, the Luneta hostage crisis, the Mamasapano Massacre, the Lumad killings and now the latest killing of farmers in Kidapawan. And what does the current administration have to say about all this? “It’s not our problem if people riot and get killed for their troubles!”
One can surmise from the crass attitude of the Aquino administration that they don’t even care about the common citizens of the Philippines unless it benefits them in some way or another. They really do believe themselves to be the royalty and nobility in the Philippines even though it is through the vote of the abused and downtrodden commoners that put them in power.
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