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SHOWCASE OF DEMOCRACY IN ASIA - PHILIPPINES?   [Copy link] 中文

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Imagine, Trump-on-Steroids, and you can see the Philippines' firebrand candidate now turned virtual President-Elect Duterte, blasting his detractors and critics with no holds barred.  And yes, he is winning in the plurality system that allows the candidate with the most votes to win, even if he did not receive the majority of the votes.  Admittedly, his lead of 38% as against that of his closest rival of 23% is so overwhelming that in a runoff election, he is likely to win anyway.

But look at Marcos, Jr's, opposite fate, leading his closest rival by some 11% points 3 weeks ago, reduced to a 1% lead just before the election, making him sound an alarm that the election is likely to be rigged to put in place a vice-president who will replace Duterte in due time.

Well, he might just as well throw in the towel.  The vote-counting machines never lie.  And if they did, you would not be able to prove it anyway.  Retirement is the wisest course for those who see the handwriting on the wall.  The impeachment of one of the Philippines' most popular elected President promises to bring economic, political and social chaos in its wake.  

This "showcase of democracy" seems to be showing the wrong lesson to the world.

If it can be rigged, it is most likely to be attempted.


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This post was edited by robert237 at 2016-5-9 19:56

Democracy is not possible in a capitalist nation.
The rich always rule capitalist nations. It can be no other way.
Elections are just for show. The officials are nothing more than figureheads.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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This has nothing to do with capitalism. It has to do with corruption, pure and simple.

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robert237 Post time: 2016-5-10 11:55
Democracy is not possible in a capitalist nation.
The rich always rule capitalist nations. It can be ...

You are right about Demobcrazy.    Elected representatives need money to get elected.  Once elected it will be payback time. Sounds a lot of hidden corruption going on, and they pay their main stream media journalists aka PRESSTITUTE, very much to keep quiet about it.  Every year the politicians lead by their President organise the elaborate newspaper people event to make the presstitute like some kind of very important people.

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bushier Post time: 2016-5-10 18:13
You are right about Demobcrazy.    Elected representatives need money to get elected.  Once electe ...

Every govt has corruption.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain

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