will you join street protest in the middle of political crisis?

go out  - voice it out
@roniroxas (10576)
Philippines
March 4, 2008 10:55pm CST
as of now if you will watch what is happening all over the world a lot of country is suffering now with political crisis. fight between who is going to be the ruler or leader of their country and some are fighting for what is right and the politician think that it is wrong. so would you go out and join street protest if your country is in crisis? would you stand up and be counted for the good of the plenty? or you would rather see it on tv wait for what will happen and go on with your life. when i was a teen we (together with my cousins and some of my friends) used to join on demostrations, boycotts or rally. now that i am a single mom of four i could'nt allow myself to be doing that because i need to work hard to feed my children. i still like to join but my hands are full of so much things to do with my time. so what are your views about this?
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6 responses
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
5 Mar 08
i think it is my duty to help my fellow countrymen in their sentiments on the government and i will do whatever it takes to make our voices heard by the proper authorities...we cannot do it individually but we can do it together and be heard...
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
oh so true john. i sure they will not be listening if a single person complain but if we join all together shout in unison we will be definitely heard. most of the times politician are more scared when people raise their voices together and stand up and be one. thanks for the response
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
10 Mar 08
yes it is true so i say to my fellow countrymen,lets all unite together and fight those who appose the good and destroy the bad bananas in the government and let them rot in jail forever...but there is one problem...if we all do that and remove the corrupt officials in the government,then there will be nothing left there since all of them are corrupt they just vary in the quantity of money they robbed from the government...
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
well that was funny but very very true. all of them are currupt, thats the reason why they are fighting over power because where there is power there is money and you can do anything and everything you can and like.
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
I did that once... but i regret it after a year... since i participated in the ouster of a president and is responsible for giving power to another president who is equally corrupt... so i don't think i will ever go in a peacefyl rally to tople president as long as there is no clear and credible person who will take the reigns of the government... I have learned my lessons... and i hope others will too...
@owstalaga (4509)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Do not regret something you did that you believe is for the good of the country at that time. We should just help each other realize that being the president of an entire country is not as easy as it looks. What i believe we should do is improve each others lives by not being used by other people in wasting money and effort in destabilizing the present government. She'll be gone in about 2 yrs why don't we just help her get rid of all the corrupt people in the government? I do think she's doing her best in leading the country. I am not on her side but i want our countrymen to stop being in constant bickering with each other and instead work toward helping the poor or underdeveloped areas in our country.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
you should be proud of that aseret, what you did before is for the love of your country and the love of your fellow men, you should be proud of it. maybe the present goverment is bad and not doing what they promised but if a lot of people will join together and stand up.... a lot of voices is better than one. thanks for the response
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
Well, no matter how hard i try... i just can't seem to accept the fact that i took part in something that made matters worst for the country...
@owstalaga (4509)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
What's the point of joining them protest rallies if we can't help better the government on our own? We can help make the government better on our own small way... we just have to be honest in our dealings with other people in our community or family as a start. I believe they want to destabilize the government just because they've got nothing better to do but complain and blame other people. Nothing will happen if that's what people do. Rather than help the government and our country to grow, these people are crippling it more by causing riots or meaningless protests.
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
"Do not regret something you did that you believe is for the good of the country at that time. We should just help each other realize that being the president of an entire country is not as easy as it looks. What i believe we should do is improve each others lives by not being used by other people in wasting money and effort in destabilizing the present government. She'll be gone in about 2 yrs why don't we just help her get rid of all the corrupt people in the government? I do think she's doing her best in leading the country. I am not on her side but i want our countrymen to stop being in constant bickering with each other and instead work toward helping the poor or underdeveloped areas in our country". I think i have the right to regret an action that brought more problems to this country... i am not for the ousting of the current president since there is no clear and strong succession if that happens... i am also not complaining... not saying things to trash the current president... i hope you will read between the lines before judging others...
@owstalaga (4509)
• Philippines
21 Mar 08
hi there... i'm not judging anyone... i'm merely consoling your feelings of regret. =) I do not judge people, and i only help them and suggest stuff. You can do it if you like or not. =) Do read between the lines too.
@nicksy (178)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
GO OUT and STAND OUT! I perceive that your Principle is to take a stand but you worry about your status. but i advice you to take the stand, because your government is essential to help ordinary people like you and serve yo in any way possible. this Stand is not just for yourself but as well for your children and the next generation.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
if i go out now and make a stand i cant go to work and not going to work means no food on the table. i am a single mom so i really have to work a lot, i have four children and my first born will be entering college on june. i really like to join but i need to choose. work or rally. thanks for your response
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
Well, I would rather watch it on TV. Even if I am just at home, it doesn't mean that I don't care, but the fact that I am interested seeing the updates on TV is something. I know that my parents used to join demonstrations when they were young, but they say that it is different now. It is much more peaceful then. I like the fact that the last rally that happened here in our country is called the Interfaith rally. Instead of expressing hatred towards the government, they celebrated the love for the country.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
8 Mar 08
that is true that it is different now than before. yes it was a sea of people i saw that too on tv the Interfaith last february 25, right. i lighted a candle for peaceful rally. thanks for the response
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
for me i will never join street protest it because it will only added to the problem of the government and aside from that its not the good way to express what we want to deliver to the government,i thin we should not express it that will harm everybody.