Sane Growth and Development

October 18, 2013 at 1:07 am (Amerikana, Corruption, Crisis, Debt, Economy, Financial Crisis, Graft, Hoodlums in Barong, Indigenous Peoples, Malacañang, Mindanao Peace, Politics, Social Concern, War in Mindanao) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Before development happens, the integrity of society must be ensured. This includes government, the people, the various sectors, coming together or undertaking acts showing signs and semblances of convergence or confluence towards a greater goal, fortunately, for the greater good.

In case of the presence of intervening forces such as destabilization, massive corruption and decay of the state’s institutions, sometimes swift solutions need to be applied to prevent further deterioration of the politic into regression. During specific events in human history where the basic nature of man was fully put to test, the worst kind of behavior among constituents of the state deplorably brought nations down.

From the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and the cold continent vast territories were laid to waste due to the the surge of barbaric behavior among both the leaders and subjects of kingdoms and states. In the Philippines today, or even in the Americas, in Europe and elsewhere, developments like this are taking place. The decline in societal integrity threatens basic survival in the face of worsening conditions in the globe wrought by phenomena such as climate change, the onslaught of the hyper effects of maximized solar flare activity, the planetary behavior in our own Milky Way, among many others.

On many occasions in the past, often external forces were helpful in bringing about the healing of a kingdom or state. But the most poignant stirrings towards treating a nation’s ills must start from within.

The people of the Philippines will suddenly come to the realization at one point, that they are going on a downward spiral that will take the entire country past the point of no return. When this happens the basic politic will gradually slide inexorably into anarchy. The hostage taking in Zamboanga City, the succeeding similar sympathetic acts in Cotabato, the breakdown of the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the deterioration of peace and order, the overwhelmingly shocking reports about horrendous overspending for unacceptable purposes, appear to be clear manifestations in the scheme of things and such events will continue to fester and like wounds that grow into serious afflictions. Without doubt, these ills could develop rapidly into irreparable proportions.

At this time, benign foreign intervention may be necessary, or forceful internal interference – as it were – as it appears that the major force steering the country has become fully corrupted enough and totally demonized by its very own doings and undoings to have any more moral ascendancy to lead. There is no alternate but for the prevailing inchoate corporate philosophy of a government gone wayward to be wholly replaced by a saner and more coherent paradigm.

Mr. Aquino at Malacanang and his cabinet has lost their precious moment and all bets are off. It is time for change, and in the Philippines’ case, an overhauling regime change. The people and the future generations deserve no less than that.

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Mindanao War: Anatomy of a Counterfeit Conflict

September 1, 2008 at 3:04 am (Destabilization, GRP MILF Peace Process, Indigenous Peoples, Lumads, Mindanao Peace, Politics, Reassessing GRP MILF Peace Process, Tribal Communities, War in Mindanao) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It’s all out in the open now: the government will review the documentations relevant to the peace process with MILF. It is also seeking the help of MNLF. And there is absolutely no actual war in Mindanao; in fairness to blogger Girbaudz whose fearless forecast was that conflict will erupt in Mindanao and actually did, there were skirmishes. But these skirmishes do not make a real war. Girbaudz was right up to a certain extent. Or even possibly right all the way. As the situation stands, there is no authentic but a counterfeit Conflict now in Southern Philippines. And it is not the fault of government but the making of persons who would wish for destabilization to ruin this country. Read this post here…

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