The mystery of why Filipino communists such as @LFSPhilippines would be in “solidarity” with Hong Kong activists

Isn’t the League of Filipino Students (LFS) a communist front? Indeed, it is therefore quite baffling that they’d stand in “solidarity” with Hong Kong activists who are rallying against their comrades in the mainland.

STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG!
EXPOSE AND OPPOSE CHINA EXTRADITION!

The League of Filipino Students stands in solidarity with thousands of Hong Kong protesters, majorly led by students, in their fight against the proposed reading of pro-Beijing Hong Kong administration’s Extradition Bill.

In his Message to the League of Filipino Students on the Occasion of Its 25th Founding Anniversary, Joma Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) had this to advise to its his young comrades…

You must strive to consolidate your ranks through studies, tasking of members and checking their work. Consolidation leads to immediate and long-term expansion. In fact it means you expand the number of the most conscious and most militant members. As part of consolidation, the current pool of members is also required to recruit new members.

Inconsistent ‘activism’: The Philippines’ foremost activists like the left-leaning Inday Espina Varona and Tonyo Cruz come across as elitist even as they supposedly champion issues important to the masses.

Why would communists oppose their own motherland’s consolidation of their own authority over an outpost of capitalism — an affront to their state ideology — that they had tolerated for almost a hundred years? The People’s Republic of China, after all, is a communist state. One would expect that Filipino communists would be aware of that fact.

The astounding inconsistency of the “activism” of Filipino communists as evident in the baffling position its front organisations like the LFS would take is why they continue to fail to redeem their lost credibility.

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