China is appealing for restraint. Imagine that. Kung sino pa yung may capability to blow us into smithereens sila pa yung ayaw ng gyera. But the dilawans? They want Duterte to declare war! Now na! And they do it by, yet again, playing the Victim Card.
Indeed, I don’t understand why the captain of the Filipino fishing boat feels betrayed. He should be proud of himself for standing his ground for the Philippines during the ramming incident. He should be telling us how glorious it was to fight for our rights and not tell us tales of woes. Even before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a statement about the collision between the Filipino fishing boat and the Chinese vessel, the Filipino captain was already speaking about his disappointment in Duterte to the media and is even reluctant to go and speak to the President in person. He just wants the attention of the media, it seems.
If you haven’t noticed yet, Duterte, for his part, does not care if his decision or statements are unpopular. He doesn’t care if he disappoints some of his supporters. He was like that when he criticised the Kapa scheme and he’s doing that with the fishing boat incident. He’s not into popularity — only what can and needs to be done to move forward.
A solid foundation is needed to act intelligently and with honor. Being all shrill about what amounts to no more than hearsay and speculation will not get us there.
In life, things are not always what they seem.