Federico Makabenta (yenm@iconn.com.ph)
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 20:27:33 +0800


Hey Richie, on EZ8s behalf...

Just to point out. The United States is the Philippines' biggest trading
partner - which counts for economic intervention in some way neh? They are
also one of the biggest providers of aid alongside the Japanese and we have
a lot to be thankful because of it. If it weren't for these economic avenues
for our wares - I really think we'd be in a worse situation. Compare us to
countries like North Korea and Burma and we are better off.

I don't know how EZ8 defines "economic intervention" - but you shouldn't
presume that it has anything to do with the "imperialist" United States that
seems to be etched on to the minds of activists. Besides the 70s was between
Marcos and the opposition elements. Marcos was exceptional enough to garner
and wield support on his own to rule the nation for 2 decades and didn't
really need the CIA's help.

Only the Magsaysay presidency became an actual American puppet government
here - giving unparalleled concessions to American interests. Ironically, it
was also one of the most economically prosperous times in the Philippines.

Of course there's always reason to be vigilant in dealing with any foreign
country - but there's no reason to take offense unless you hear their
reasoning out.

Fed

----- Original Message -----
From: Richie Ramos <gaijin@i-manila.com.ph>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Next PG

> you have the superior attitude of one who does live in america. I don't
> give a damn about race, I give a damn about attitude. If i were to take
> your tack, then I would have to say that I'm Spanish and Mexican and
> Malaysian all rolled into one. I am sorry for your Aunt, but then, I am
> also sorry for all my clan members who were killed or simply disappeared
in
> the seventies.
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gundam EZEight" <rx_79g_ez_8@yahoo.com>
> To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 3:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [gundam] Next PG
>
>
> > what made you think i'm white or even american richie?
> > i'm pure viet, my parents are viet, and one of my
> > aunts died because of the damn comunist ok? don't
> > assume someone is white or even american because he
> > lives in america.
> > --- Richie Ramos <gaijin@i-manila.com.ph> wrote:
> > > > the philippines did not start out to be communists
> > > > though. that's the difference. but i can see that
> > > > filipinos are much better off than the viets right
> > > now
> > > > anywayz. considering the fact that a Gundam can
> > > cost
> > > > an average vietnamese a whole month's salary, i
> > > don't
> > > > think US economic involvement would be all that
> > > bad.
> > >
> > > All I can say is this: How dare you speak on such
> > > things when you aren't
> > > there to personally experience it. I won't say
> > > anything else, but you have
> > > really managed to again lower my estimate of how
> > > some Americans think.
> > >
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