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  1. What’s perhaps needed most right now, is damned-near revolution in order to get the lazy, incompetent, thieving imbeciles in the Philippines government to show some leadership – or at the very least – stop obstructing aid organizations and just get out of the way. People are dying in typhoon affected areas, whilst local politicians organize printing of their own names on supply packages, before they are distributed to those most in need. As I am typing this, Pinoy politicians and the senior officials who form part of the kleptocracy which passes for government in the Philippines, will be rubbing their hands together and wondering how best to steal the billions of Pesos provided by the international community in relief funds. Once again, the ineptitude of a thoroughly corrupt, incompetent and increasingly irrelevant government is on display for the whole world to see. No matter how much money is donated, the future of the victims of Yolanda is not looking to great. So sad :-(

    • In reply to #1 by CyberGod:

      What’s perhaps needed most right now, is damned-near revolution in order to get the lazy, incompetent, thieving imbeciles in the Philippines government to show some leadership – or at the very least – stop obstructing aid organizations and just get out of the way. People are dying in typhoon affecte…

      Accountable to what? You talk about their government as if they’ve violated some cosmic commandments. Thoroughly corrupt? Incompetent? Who’s to say? By what standard have they violated anything? Your own manners and customs?

      • In reply to #3 by publius_josephus:

        In reply to #1 by CyberGod:

        Accountable to what? You talk about their government as if they’ve violated some cosmic commandments. Thoroughly corrupt? Incompetent? Who’s to say? By what standard have they violated anything? Your own manners and customs?…

        Seems to me that you need a fair bit of educating about how things are in the Philippines. I’d suggest doing a Google search for “Pork Barrel Scam” as a good starting point – it’s one of the more high profile, multi-billion Peso frauds perpetrated against the Pinoy population by their elected officials in recent times. You could also seek out the endless references online to the callous disregard with which the victims of Yolanda have been treated by their own government, and the political motivations behind that. In my case that wasn’t needed. I know people who were caught up in it all, and have heard first hand about the greed and corruption that is driving the death toll from this disaster ever higher. The standard by which I’m making the judgements that I have are – you know – objective. If you have anything to offer up that refutes what has been said here, I’m sure that everybody would like to hear about it. I sure would.

  2. Obviously the Government did a great job in informing the people along the coast that the typhoon was coming! Totally agree with you ‘CyberGod’, unfortunately a lot of the relief funds will not get to where they should. The Govt also should be held accountable for allowing substandard housing so near to the shoreline. They are still happy with their Deity though, not unlike people in North Korea would still be happy with KimJongIll if it happened to them because they are indoctrinated since they are 2yrs old.

  3. Speaking of revolutions: http://www.philippinerevolution.net/statements/20131125_unite-with-the-people-in-facing-the-devastation-of-typhoon-yolanda-carry-out-the-temporary-and-unilateral-ceasefire-for-two-months

    The thing about natural disasters is that they’re intensely political things. The regime in the Philippines is not simply some corrupt government that needs to be pressured to ‘show some leadership’, but the representatives of a comprador bourgeoisie who serve the interests of foreign capital and who have sold out their country to imperialism.

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