The late and former President of the Philippines must be dancing the jig in her grave. On the 25th Anniversary of her People Power Revolution that toppled the autocratic martial law of former President Ferdinand Marcos, dictators all throughout the Middle East are getting shown the boot after a rash of protests was ignited by calls of democracy throughout the region.
What a wonderful sight to see people rising up to fight and stand firm for their god given right to freedom and peacefully (at least initialy) trying to force these oppressive dictatorial regimes, that lead through corruption and deceit, out of their luxury presidential palaces and shift their country into an era of free elections. It started with President Ben Ali in Tunisia, then Mubarak in Egypt, and now calls in Jordan, Yemen and even in Syria could be next.
President Aquino led her people in 1986 to a similar protest after her husband (the late Beningo Aquino) was assassinated by Marcos' thugs. Through a long and mostly peaceful protest, she finally took power of the country and instituted a democratic political process that has resulted in many years of prosperity for its people.
Here's to the Right to Vote in a Free Election!! Dictators are SOOO High School!