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Sun May 8, 2016, 06:17 PM

 

Wanna see a real-life version of the effects of establishment politics in another nation?

Look no further than to the Philippines.

As we speak, they are about to elect a possible dictator named Ridrigo Duterte to the presidency and bring about things such as death squads, heavy drug punishment, and other authoritarian ideas including starting a sea-war with China.

His opponents are no angels either. They are extremely corrupt as can be, with the amount of bribes the other candidates take in. They are moderates who are seen as the status quo and the people in the Philippines have had enough of that. Income inequality is out of control and citizens are not represented as big money has crippled the political structure of the Philippines. The establishment in the Philippines restricts progressives from having any influence in the gov't because of the opposition to the corruption the progressives in the Philippines have in their beliefs.

With having no other candidate to turn to, the people saw this egotistic guy who uses straw-man arguments and makes controversial statements(google it). This candidate embodies change from the status quo according to many voters. They see him as their savior like some saw Marcos.

This is the Philippines' version of a political revolution and honestly, I'm scared as fuck for my family there. A lesson to the United States, please don't fuck this up. The same shit can happen and it won't be a celebration.

[link:http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-09/philippines-election-rodrigo-duterte-way-ahead-exit-polls/7394620|

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Sun May 8, 2016, 06:20 PM

1. This anti-Hillary post doesn't belong in G.D. Post it in GD-P, or better yet take it down.n/t

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Sun May 8, 2016, 06:21 PM

2. It's not anti-Hillary

 

It's about money in politics. I'll change the title though

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