I grew up in the generation where the "YELLOW PROPAGANDA" was very strong. I started my education with the firm belief that the name Marcos was synonymous with turmoil, death, hardship, and despair. That the Philippines was a hellish place during their reign.
But as I grew up, I began to question the teachings I grew up with. I hear stories of how prosperity and economic growth was prevalent in the Marcos administration. Of how the Philippines was viewed as the next superpower of Asia. I heard the various accomplishment and projects implemented, Jobs generated, and how the crime rate was near non-existent.
My grand parents, their elder peers also testified that during the time of Marcos, life in the Philippines was viewed as a Haven and was put on a pedestal. But as most things in this world, nothing last forever. Due to the machinations of those people in the shadows, the once haven was smeared with controversy and scandal. And truthfully, the people rallied under the banner of the false savior to end the so called tyranny.
In the eternal words of Harvey Dent:
You either die a Hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the Villain"
And another thing…
The political system in our beloved motherland is seriously in need of an overhaul, and I also would like to go on record that the Voting Public is also to blame as well.
The vicious cycle of people being tricked by sweet words by the same people ( or in this case people with the same last names) is extremely high, it is almost a lost cause. And we suffer for it.
And we don't learn our lesson because come election time, the sweet words are just recycled but we still believe it because of the endorsement of our favorite stars, or much worst, since they are stars themselves, we vote for them.
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