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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Democratic to a Fault

I was watching Dong Puno Live and can't help but feel sorry how democracy is steering our country into the snake pit. Their topic was about the unfelt effect on the masa of the increase in GDP.

GDP is an accepted barometer of a country's economic health. And though in reality it is not expected that the miniscule improvement to trickle down on everyone's purse and dining table immediately, it's a collective improvement and should be a sign of jubilation nonetheless.

It's unequivocal that the masa is furious and cursing, you really have to respect that. Our media apparently, and most of the time, add up to the chaos and confusion by giving forum to militant or paramilitant group speaking their guts out and yet failing to provide realistic alternative solution. The last thing you need during a crisis is everyone's personal opinion blaring out in national television inflaming distorted views and sentiments.

Populist policies is one of evils that brought our country to it knees and democracy is its benefactor. Democracy, bordering into anarchism, is not a tool to economic prosperity. It's something good when the house is in order. But with a country like ours, what you need is control.