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

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Post time 2016-5-28 05:43:30 |Display all floors
Democracy in S.E.Asia also created some of the most corrupt governments, the Philippines lead the pack.

They all took a leaf right out of the seminal work and definitive compendium on corruption compiled by the Generalismo and his coterie of Generalisimeees.

And human rights in these democracies are as bad as anywhere.

Friends and allies of USA, all of them.
Let the dice fly high

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Post time 2016-5-28 11:33:36 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2016-5-28 11:34

HERE IS A SIMPLE LESSON IN LOGIC:  

IF THE UNOFFICIAL TALLY WAS HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS OF BEING UNTRUE DUE TO STATISTICAL ANOMALIES, AND THE FINAL OFFICIAL TALLY ENDED UP BEING IDENTICAL TO THE UNOFFICIAL TALLY, WHAT IS YOUR LOGICAL CONCLUSION?

A.  THE OFFICIAL TALLY IS RIGHT, AND THEREFORE, THE UNOFFICIAL TALLY IS ALSO RIGHT, AND THE MISTAKE IS IN THE OBSERVATION OF A STATISTICAL ANOMALY - IT CANNOT EXIST AND THEREFORE MUST BE IGNORED.

B.  THE OFFICIAL TALLY IS ALSO QUESTIONABLE, SINCE IT REFLECTED A STATISTICALLY IMPROBABLE RESULT THAT WAS MANIFESTED BY THE UNOFFICIAL TALLY.  A DIFFERENT MECHANISM OF ERRONEOUS COUNTING IN THE OFFICIAL TALLY MUST HAVE BEEN INVOLVED, DISTINCT BUT PARALLEL TO THE ELECTRONIC ANOMALIES OF THE UNOFFICIAL COUNT.  SINCE THERE IS NO "ELECTION PROTEST" FILED BY THE MARCOS JR TEAM, THIS ANOMALY IN THE OFFICIAL COUNT COULD NEVER BE KNOWN OR VERIFIED.

C.  MARCOS JR., AND IF NOT HE HIMSELF, THEN SOMEONE IN HIS CAMP, HAS ALREADY GIVEN UP ON HIS QUEST FOR VICE-PRESIDENCY, AND HAS DECIDED NOT TO PROTEST THE RESULT, EXCEPT AS A FACE-SAVING TOKEN GESTURE AFTER THE VICE-PRESIDENT HAS BEEN PROCLAIMED.

THE LAST OPTION MAY BE THE MOST REALISTIC ANSWER.  NOT ALL CHILDREN OF POLITICIANS WANT OR ARE MADE TO BE POLITICIANS.  MARCOS JR WILL NO LONGER BE A SENATOR COME JULY 1, 2016, EITHER.  MAYBE, THAT IS THE BEST COURSE FOR HIS FAMILY, TO TURN TOWARD EDUCATION, PHILANTHROPY, AND BUSINESS, AND WORK THROUGH NGO'S TO LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY FROM HIS FAMILY TO HIS COUNTRY.

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Post time 2016-5-29 06:36:32 |Display all floors
TO PROTEST OR NOT TO PROTEST - NOW IS THE QUESTION.

Deciding not to win, even if one were cheated, is a valid decision for any candidate.  The fundamental question is not whether one deserved to win, but why one would be swindled out of it.  If one believes in destiny, the fact justifies itself - it must have happened for a reason. If one believes destiny is a mind trick, a result of the tendency of the human mind to rationalize everything, like the economists do every day, to explain what had happened a few hours or days ago, then he would fight with every means, for every second, at every turn, because in so doing can he best prove that his destiny is after all what he willed it to be.

This, of course, is not what Marcos Jr. is doing.  His father would have scolded him for being afraid of failing when there is still a reasonable chance of success.  How many battles are won on the courage of the few to take the poorer odds with conviction, if not with glee?

There is no fight here though, only a fear of more failures, of more pain, of more humiliation.  In the end, he surrendered.  And since he did, one could then call it destiny.

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Post time 2016-5-30 01:24:17 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2016-5-30 01:33

WHO IS THE BRAIN IN THE MARCOS JR CAMP, OR IS THERE ONE?

Someone close to Marcos Jr is most likely advising him to file a protest only AFTER the official announcement of the Philippine Congress of the official winners.  There is an air of presumed subtlety and legal brilliance in this inactivity.  Just like the canvassing that went against Marcos, the post-canvas situation of would simply make it impossible for him to make a case that he did not protest against when he had every chance to do so.  Things are not so subtle, however.  Just so stupid.  

Oh well, destiny.


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Post time 2016-5-31 10:52:22 |Display all floors
THE MARCOS ERA IS ENDED - THE DUTERTE DISPENSATION HAS ARRIVED.

FINALLY, THE FILIPINO PEOPLE ARE GETTING MATURE ENOUGH TO DEMAND AN AUDIT OF BOTH THE MANUAL AND THE ELECTRONIC VOTE COUNT, EVEN WITHOUT MARCOS JR'S PROTEST, WHICH IT SEEMS WILL COME ONLY AFTER THE WORK IS DONE FOR HIM BY THE PEOPLE, ELSE WILL NEVER COME AT ALL.

THE PEOPLE ARE RIGHT TO DISTRUST ALL POLITICIANS, JUST AS PRESIDENT-ELECT DUTERTE DEMONSTRATED WITH HIS ACTION OF NOT ATTENDING THE CONGRESSIONAL PROCLAMATION OF HIS WINNING THE PRESIDENCY.

THE MARCOS ERA IS OVER WITH THE ACQUIESCENCE OF MARCOS JR TO HIS OWN VICTIMIZATION, PERHAPS AS A QUID PRO QUO WITH HIS VICTIMIZERS, WHO HAVE THREATENED TO PROSECUTE HIM FOR ECONOMIC PLUNDER, ETC.

THANKFULLY, DUTERTE ARRIVED JUST IN TIME, BUT JUST LIKE JULIUS CAESAR, HE MUST BEWARE HIS OWN BEST FRIEND, BRUTUS, ESPECIALLY IF HE ATTENDS ANY GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTION AT HIS INVITATION.

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