Friday, February 24, 2012

EDSA Revolution 2.25.1986

The EDSA Revolution has freed the Philippines from the clutches of corrupt authoritarian rule. The world was in awe with what it saw transpired from the ground: all classes converged in public spaces to topple what they deemed to be a common enemy of democracy and progress. However,...

EDSA Revolution remains only indicative of what has been and what ought to be. Sadly,the people's victory is but a mongrel produced by a cross of a stupid politicians, misshapen public culture and historical amnesia.

What is there to do? Plenty, actually.

But I guess we don't need another revolution. As a student of international relations (and realist at that!), I should be focusing on rooting out the systemic problems in cases at hand. But as I see it, the only thing Filipinos haven't tried in order to effect change is the attempt to transform one's self.

The revolution in one's self might just be needed. It doesn't take a genius, or riches, or education to do this. I believe humans are endowed with a universal knowledge of basic right and wrong. And if we start to adhere to this standard of mere righteousness, then genuine change can inch its way to our country.