Never again (?)Today marks the 32nd anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of Martial Law, and no one paints as vividly the situation then and now as Conrado de Quiros. In yesterday's column, he recounts the situation during the Marcos years. Today, he highlights the similarities between the period before Martial Law and the situation we find ourselves in today.
The business community, chief of them foreign investors, certainly applauded (Martial Law), alarmed by the rallies that were getting more strident by the day and finding in dictatorial rule the ideal conditions for making business, namely one that guaranteed low wages and high profit. The only time they would complain was when Marcos started stealing from them.
Things are a lot different way back then. There was a lot of improvement that martial law brought upon. check out my analysis. Nevertheless, we are all entitled to our own opinions.
No, nothing's funny anymore as far as our government is concerned. But, at the risk of sounding too bright-eyed, it's up to you, me and all the so-called "intellectual elite"-- and the masa, come to think of it-- to put our brains to good use and do something tangible, in calculated, not unwise moves.
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