Opinion: We Do Not Have Strong Military Because we Are a Puppet State
POSTURING. So many people, Filipinos, especially those in government are posturing over the conflict in the Spratlys Island and in the PanatagScarborough Shoal which is clearly owned by the country and is part of the territory, even when one calculates its distance from our country’s nearest point.
But the saying might is right, still holds true and it is the strong who can intimidate the weak. The strong is China and the weak, the Philippines.
Our analysis is that Chinese traders and seafarers, indeed, roamed the whole of Asia looking for adventure and trading with other countries and there were halfway points such as the Scarborough Shoals they used as resting points before they went on to their targeted destination. For one, does anybody know that in the Sipalay City area there are caves with pieces of pottery, many broken, which can also be found in Escalante?
MUSEUM PIECES. We actually saw ancient Chinese potteries in a house in Bacolod collected by the owner. Some were pieces already glued together and these were obviously Chinese-made in various eras in that country. There were other reminders that Chinese traders roamed the country even as far as our island - Negros. We were told by the knowledgeable that before proceeding on to Sulu or in Mindanao area, or even to Borneo, the Chinese would make stopovers in various parts of the country. They have obviously and practically made stopovers in the Spratly Islands then and the Scarborough Shoals. This is clear, but if they made stopovers, this does not mean they own the places or islands mentioned and so they can make claims on these. That is what the Chinese government is doing now. By legal right, claims of a country have been recognized at 200 kilometers from its nearest territory; the island mentioned are ours. But as we said, might is right and any people must have an army to defend what is theirs.
Vietnam waged war against China just before the Vietnam war. The Vietnamese prevailed. As we said, were China a socialist country as it was then and even now, it would not be grabbing those areas. It is now a landgrabbing because it has become a capitalist and therefore, expansionist. It follows because capitalist countries need raw materials to engage in unbridled industrialist production as China is now doing. And for profit.
Were Mao Ze-Dong is still alive and with his people in power and in control of China’s foreign policy, this would not have happened.
A socialist China would have produced only for the needs of its people, not for trillions of dollars as profits for its capitalists. This was the same with the Soviet Union. Now those who want the Soviet Union and China to change systems are no longer delighted. China has become a landgrabber, this is why.
Tell you me. But, indeed!*