From the report, Clinton Arrives in Manila.
American aid officials have defended the agreement, saying it allows US troops to quickly respond to calamities.
But demonstrators said no amount of humanitarian work by the US military justifies their continued stay in the country.
“The visit of Mrs. Clinton in the Philippines will be a mere publicity stunt, and the entire promise of the Obama administration — that it is going around the world for a renewed multilateralism, and for the opening up of the United States towards greater involvement in the world — will be all for a sham,” said Terry Ridon, secretary-general of the League of Filipino Students.
Please translate. All I read was, “Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.”
This is the same problem I have with people who claim to be animal lovers but continue to eat meat; or if they are vegetarian, continue to wear leather. I believe the Joker phrased it as, “misguided sense of righteousness.”
I’m sure Typhoon Ondoy victims appreciated the help by anyone — whether by fellow Filipinos, many of whom continue to destroy the environment; by the Japanese government, who still refuse to properly compensate, much less acknowledge comfort women; or by the US, whose sins are apparently so huge that “no amount of humanitarian work” may justify its errors.
I hope these militants are as perfect as they expect The System to be.