People Power IV? No, thank you!

GET REAL: People Power IV? No, thank you!
By Solita Collas-Monsod – Philippine Daily Inquirer

(Excerpt) “When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the process is reduced to a quest for power.” Novelist Michael Crichton used this quote in one of his books, borrowing it from author Alston Chase. Unfortunately, this appears to be happening in the Philippines today.

The most important argument against a People Power IV is that it can happen only with another military intervention because Ms Arroyo is not likely to go meekly, and it will result not in more freedom and a stronger democracy but in less freedom and a weaker democracy. Did we fight and win against Charter change with its prospect of parliamentary authoritarianism only to end up with military authoritarianism?

No, thank you.

Read the rest here.

Professor Collas-Monsod could not have verbalized my thoughts better on this issue.

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