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“How shall freedom be defended? By arms when it is attacked by arms, by truth when it is attacked by lies, by faith when it is attacked by authoritarian dogma. Always, in the final act, by determination and faith.”

― Archibald MacLeish

Monday, May 9, 2016

Duterte na, Marcos pa:Why They Rose To Power In The Philippines

Lord God: We didn't value the freedom you gave us in 1986. 
We deserve the leaders that we elect.
The EQ Post will be taking a vigilant stand vs. the looming dictatorship in the Philippines.We will only stop when the DDS comes.🇵🇭 Mabuhay!
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. 
George Bernard Shaw
Reasons why HE rose to power
He was a persuasive speaker, with the power to make people support him.
The moderate political parties would not work together, although together they had more support than him.
There was widespread poverty and unemployment, which made people angry with the government. People lost confidence in the democratic system and turned towards the extremist political parties .
The death squads attacked his opponents.
The propaganda campaign was very effective and it won support for him. They targeted specific groups of society with different slogans and policies to win their support.
He was given power in a seedy political deal by a political party who foolishly thought they could control him.
Industrialists gave him money and support.
The above description is NOT about Duterte. This is a BBC article on how HITLER rose to power! Isn't it eerily similar to the Duterte story in the Philippines?
All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people. 
Adolf Hitler
"Kung ilalagay ako ng Diyos
na maging president
ang unang magdudusa ay ang Diyos."
Duterte
"A leader must be a terror to the few in order
to protect the lives and well-being of the many who are good."
Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte said if he fails to stop criminality in three months, he will resign and give the presidency to Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
"I will declare martial law and shut down the 
Senate and Congress!"
DUTERTE
"On a more personal level, I remember people saying how thankful they were for the relative peace and order that followed martial law." Bongbong 
"The difference lies in the culture of the Filipino people. It is a soft, forgiving culture. Only in the Philippines could a leader like Ferdinand Marcos, who pillaged his country for over 20 years, still be considered for a national burial." 
From Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s book “From Third World to First”
Ferdinand Marcos : "He might have started as a hero 
but ended up as a crook.” 
Singapore's Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew
MARTIAL LAW
The WORST that can happen to the Philippines!
Remember the 30, 000 Victims of Martial Law!
Rape; sexual assault; beatings; electrocution; enforced disappearances; being buried alive; shot in cold blood; hog-tied; water torture; solitary confinement; sleep deprivation.
The stories are as varied as the forms of torture, but these sordid tales all scream in pain; the cries reverberate beyond the confines of the prison cells and locked-up chambers of 44 years ago.
To this day, the thousands of victims of the military rule imposed on our country on 21 September 1972 still carry the marks of the torture they suffered in the hands of the military – rape; sexual assault; beatings; electrocution; enforced disappearances; being buried alive; shot in cold blood; hog-tied; water torture; solitary confinement; sleep deprivation.
The list goes on and on – and so does the memory of pain,sealed in the victims’ weary voices, their bruised hands, blank stares, burnt legs and the wounds that they carry. And to those who have disappeared, their loved ones’ empty nights of waiting desperately.
From New Internationalist
"Over the next decade, Marcos’s cronies and immediate family would tiptoe back into the country, one by one – always to the public’s revulsion and disgust, though they showed that there was nothing that hidden money and thick hides could not withstand." From Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s book “From Third World to First”