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People Power 2 People Power 2 was not the victory of mob rule it is the opposite it was a victory against mob rule Mob rule is what Estrada had hoped would be his salvation mob rule is what to a lesser extent would have been the case had a new generation of Filipino communists and socialists achieved their historical dream of storming the presidential palace This is what made Estrada evacuation of the Palace and the installation of the new government such a bittersweet event the overwhelming number of Filipinos stood by their constitution and pleaded shouted sang danced chanted and held fast to their constitutionally ironclad resolution A resolution that Joseph Estrada denied them a resolution that Estradas lawyers and supporters in the senate denied them and which the military in making its own accommodation with Estrada denied them It was not a pity and a mistake for a people particularly the young with the blessing of their parents and coming from all classes poor and rich perfumed and smelling of the sweatshops owned by the rich saw that they were being made accomplices to the corruption of their own Constitution And that to the end it was for that Constitution according to the rights guaranteed them by that Constitution and in the name of that Constitution that they petitioned a president to resign What happened to the rally was that you can cry for all you want but if the other side refuses to play the game as the game should be played and that side happens to have tremendous resources but to rally As people rally all over the place all the time It is what happens when leaders like Joseph Estrada pin their hopes on mob rule Perhaps the problem of the Filipinos is this he has an instinctive understanding of justice and does not like to be made a fool of
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