In a bold and courageous move by the government of the Philippines, a cease fire has been ordered for the Christmas Season. Govt declares holiday truce with NPA This is great news and I believe a step in the right direction. So much has been in the news lately about the dire situation of the evacuees, just the thought of the kids being away from home for Christmas is heart wrenching. Manobo kids want halt to military operations in Surigao Sur Hopefully, both sides will take the needs of the people in mind during any negotiations.
Unfortunately as long as the finger pointing continues, I see little chance of meaningful resolution to the problems. NPA behind continuous evacuation in Surigao: military, Leftists want Angelina Jolie's help to save displaced farmers in RP Each story I read points the finger of blame at either the government or the NPA. I believe all of us should point the finger squarely at ourselves for letting this continue. It’s time for the residents to stand up and be counted and send a clear message that this can not continue. Too much has been lost over the years; the area has been left behind for much too long. There is so much potential in this area, but nothing can be accomplished when there is continual fighting going on keeping the tourists away from this area. All the Embassies continually issue warnings to their citizens to avoid this area. How can the economy get any better if we can’t get people coming here to bask in the wonderful climate, walk on the calm beaches, and swim the clear beautiful rivers? This area is a paradise that should be shared with the rest of the world; we need it safe for people to visit.
Regrettably I really don’t know much about the politics of the conflict, but from what I read, I know that there is no form of communism that can be acceptable. No matter how much corruption takes place, communism is not the answer. Communism is the ultimate form of corruption, whereby only the leaders achieve any status, everyone else works to provide them with the status symbols they so cherish. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure that out, take a look at the communist countries in the world today. Korea, China, and Cuba have the worst living conditions for their people of the entire world. Yes China has been improving, but if they want to achieve greatness they will need to abolish communism to do it. So why would anyone want to spoil paradise by wanting communism? Please post your comment and let me know.
“Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.” Adlai E. Stevenson (American Politician. Governor of Illinois (1949-53) and Ambassador to the United Nations (1961-65)
“Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.” Mao Tse-Tung quotes (Chinese statesman, the key figure in China in the 20th century, 1893-1976)
"The streets of our country are in turmoil. The universities are filled with students rebelling and rioting. Communists are seeking to destroy our country. Russia is threatening us with her might, and the Republic is in danger. Yes - danger from within and without. We need law and order! Without it our nation cannot survive." –Adolf Hitler