One lesson in life is demonstrated at the verge of the Edsa Revolution celebrations when Jim Paredes encounters the pro-administration supporters right at the People Power vicinity. Paredes looks so fed-up, tired, and weary when he scolded the young but intelligent supporters of the president. In spite of the insults he throws at them, they remain calm, respectful, and sure of what they are fighting for.
Youtube video by; JRhyan
[VIDEO]: A heated confrontation ensues between anti-Administration protesters led by singer-songwriter Jim Paredes and pro-PDu30 supporters. This happens recently at the EDSA 31st anniversary celebrations.
Truth is Truth
How can Jim Paredes say that the pro-administration supporters are wrong? He urges them to wake up but it seems that even at his senior age, he remains asleep with the lack of consideration for opinions of others and misinformed over history and current events. He criticizes the president for killing teenagers and he talks about due process? The young man answers that the 7,000 deaths questioned are still under investigation which is the truth.
A Wise Man would just Ignore the Pro-Administration Protesters
If Paredes already gains wisdom from his seniority then he could have learned that there’s no point nagging those young men in public. The best insult is still to ignore but he chooses to be mad over the pro-Du30 youth’s presence. At the end, they are convinced to leave and move to Luneta where a massive pro-administration crowd awaits them.
The Feb 25 EDSA Gathering is an Act of Rebellion
The administration already organizes a simple People Power celebration on Feb 24 at Camp Aguinaldo. This is attended by the Bihomadu Group members or representatives – the alliance of Binay, Honasan, Marcos, and PDu30 for unity. Former president Fidel V Ramos is even there as well even if he did not agree with the “moving on” theme. The Feb 25 EDSA gathering is an attempt to show the Anti-administration people power force once again but they failed big time. They were only about 7,000 protesters who made it at EDSA – compared to more than half a million pro-administration supporters at Quirino Grandstand at the time of the said incident.
Time for Jim Paredes and the Liberal Party to Concede
The display of power is very clear that there are more pro-administration supporters than the anti ones. Jim Paredes and the Liberal Party members have their own story to tell for sure but they have to respect what the majority stand for if they really are for democracy. They should also dig deeper on where the president is coming from to understand his ways in instilling discipline in the country. For the sake of unity, we should always welcome those who are weary and work together for genuine change.