SOCIAL CHANGE ADVOCATE ON MARCOS BURIAL: OUR DEMOCRACY IS ALIVE. YOU JUST LOST THE FIGHT.
Known social change advocate Sass Roganda Sasot expressed a very convincing idea/opinion about the controversial decision of the Supreme Court for allowing former President Ferdinand Marcos to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
For those who do not agree with the burial, they said democracy died in the country and it was a horrible day for democracy.
Meanwhile, Sasot said the "Democracy didn't die because you lost in a disagreement."
"The Supreme Court's decision today isn't the end of democracy, but a new chapter in our democracy," she added.
Read her full post below:
ON MARCOS AT LNMB
Democracy didn't die because you lost in a disagreement. Democracy is a means to an uncertain end. The ends of a democracy is determined by democratic contestation, i.e. as a result of political struggle. Pre-political ends aren't what democratic polities are made of. And just like in every contest, someone wins, someone loses.
I'm not in favour of having Marcos buried at LNMB. However, I'm also aware of the fact that surveys conducted since 1992 about the possibility of Marcos being buried at LNMB always yielded a majority "Yes" votes. I live in a democracy; it's not just my voice that matters in this polity.
The Supreme Court's decision today isn't the end of democracy, but a new chapter in our democracy. Painful to some, but a source of joy to others. To live in a democracy is to accept that you can't always get what you want without fighting for it and that losing the fight is as legitimate as winning it. Our democracy is alive. You just lost the fight. Congratulations to those who won it.