The Marcos Administration destroyed the very democratic checks and balances that would have saved us, ensuring that crooks and scumbags would take over after Marcos is gone.
Anyone looks good spending all that money being an autocrat and dictator who is unopposed by its own government in fear of being prosecuted. Then you realize that it's coming out of your wallet and future generation's wallets.
And of course nobody was going to go against Marcos legally (and live to tell about it). Try suing a top politician for anything today (preferably if they did actual wrong to you), see how far you can go with it without getting thrown out or receive death threats. The police won't help you, and with the heavy restrictions placed on journalists in the Philippines, they can't help you either.
All this infatuation with the past that only seemed great from the surface is a waste of time. Do something about the future instead, and it starts with yourself. Likewise, there are many Anglophiliacs who would want to go back to England's Victorian times – yet they fail to see that not only was drug use and alcohol rampant in that era, but also domestic abuse, bad body odor, and smallpox goes with the era as well. There are many today who see the Marcos Administration with rose-colored glasses, they fail to understand that they will only regret letting a Marcos-like dictatorship take over their lives.
And the worst thing about the Marcos nostalgia is how much people don't realize that we're already doing great even before the Marcos era. We're at an upswing in economic standing thanks to the actions of politicians before Marcos.
Marcos took advantage of the upswing, made illicit spending and tinkered with the election results in order to secure a lockdown of a 20+ year presidency. Give ANY president 20 years and you will see progress.
If any of you looked at the actual economic statistics from the 1960s all the way up to the end of the Marcos era, Marcos created that downswing that didn't seem apparent in his time, but it eventually resulted in how Philippines sank down to the near bottom of the economic standings in Asia.
If you're thinking I'm supporting the current administration, take that bullshit out of my face, I have zero support for the current administration as well as zero support for the Marcos administration. People should miss the time when actual qualified individuals are running for politics (incidentally, before the Marcos era). Thanks to mass media and how we glorify celebrities, people are now voting for a familiar face (ie celebrity) that can be manipulated by the rather machiavellian politicians running things behind the scenes rather than qualified individuals who can make a positive difference for the Philippines.
This is your fault, fellow Filipinos. I take the blame as well, since we're all in this together.
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