Thank God (literally!) for Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales and to the Inquirer.net for doing the right thing and running a story on what the Cardinal had to say about moronic talk of “People Power” by popular candidate Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
On the possibility of him calling for people to “hit the streets” in the event of a “failure of elections”, Cardinal Rosales says…
“No. For heaven’s sake, there is the Constitution. All these are covered by provisions of the Constitution. If there are complaints, credible, you go to the Comelec, you go (to) Congress, because you still have that,” he said.
Rosales lamented that Filipinos were always in a hurry, which was why, he said, they had failed to develop into a better people and tended to call for people power easily.
“We are always in a hurry,” he said. “We forget to grow in citizenship and to develop a real credible nation. To reach a stage where we mature as a nation and also [as a] people will take time.”
This follows a position Noynoy Aquino had pompously taken earlier that he would not be above calling people to take to the streets in another moronic Edsa “revolution” in the event that he feels he’s been cheated out of the win he expects in this year’s presidential election. According to the Spineless One:
“If we have a correct counting of the votes, I think we will be very victorious,” said Aquino, whose mother toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos amid protests that followed a rigged election in 1986. If “the people’s will is frustrated,” demonstrations could make this month’s protests in Thailand seem “mild” by comparison, he said in an interview in Manila yesterday.
These are chilling words coming from a man who can be considered to be a clear threat to the peace and stability of the Republic.
Again, kudos to those who see past the sort of vintage 1980’s emo politics that the Yellow Army advocate. Let us all say no to primitivism and look forward to and embrace the modernity that the 21st Century offers!