Even the Yellowtards themselves whine about their own constitution’s products. It was, after all, a colossal overcompensation to assuage a hysterical fear of a “repeat” of those “awful” years of the “Martial Law Era” that the powers that be of the time harboured.
Because of the 1987 Yellowtard Constitution, presidents can only serve one term — dooming an entire people to imprisonment in a six-year death cycle of unproductive, costly, and intelligence-insulting popularity contests. Worst of all, Presidents have to put up with idiot “vice presidents” who they had no hand in selecting as their partner in government.
A democracy is not a religion. As such, there is no reason why Filipinos need to put up with a piece of scripture written by hysterical pseudo academics indoctrinated in the rabid Yellowtardism that blanketed Philippine society under dark intellectual clouds in 1987. They can ditch the Constitution if they decide that it no longer serves a purpose other than to prop up discredited thinking.
It’s time Filipinos put their foot down and pull the rug from under a Yellowtard clique that brainwashed an entire people into believing that the 1987 Constitution is holy scripture. Time for a change. Time to get back on the road to building a strong nation and not the snowflake society Yellowtards prefer.
Unfortunately for this little snowflake, Marcos’s kid Imee Marcos actually won an election. With her and a bunch of politicians who are friendly with the Marcoses in power, the Yellowtard mob can only sit back and eat their hearts out. That’s a lot more that could be said about the Marcos camp than any of the Yellowtard candidates in the Otso Diretso bloc who all suffered catastrophic defeat in this year’s elections.
Throwing a quaint tantrum about not seeing the world going about things the way one wants it to go may be therapeutic, perhaps. But it goes nowhere towards actually influencing the way things will go henceforth. The way the world works does not bow to anyone’s view of how things ought to be. That is an important lesson Mr. Punongbayan ought to learn.
To get things done in a democracy, one needs to win an election. And that involves getting Filipinos on board with one’s vision of how things ought to be. That’s just the way democracy works. The Yellowtards should, instead, make productive use of all the free time they enjoy nowadays and consider enrolling in a How To Win A National Election class.
A “vice president” is supposed to lead courageously. But instead of stepping up to be that bold leader, Leni Robredo is settling into the comfy embrace of her supporters who are treating her like a damsel in distress.
This is not the sort of leader Filipinos need. For 30 years the “suffering servant” persona of Yellowtard politicians dominated the popular archetype of “decency”. Not surprisingly this whole charade eventually fell flat on its face and lost the once formidable Yellowtard bloc an entire nation.
Nonetheless, Robredo is the “vice president” and is not paid to talk. She’s paid to be ready to take over as president in the event Duterte is incapacitated. The question is, can she lead the Filipino people? Damsels in distress don’t lead, unfortunately. They just whine and crave sympathy as a matter of habit.
How did Leni Robredo become “vice president” of the Philippines? Not because of any demonstrated ability to lead an entire nation. All it took was the same emo campaign that her Yellowtard followers had become famous (and now infamous) for. That same emo campaign, specifically the emotionally rich but intellectually hollow narrative that serves as its foundation, is what doomed an entire political Opposition this year.
Imagine the Philippines ruled by a President Leni Robredo. What would be her vision for the Philippines? How would she describe a Philippines, say, in six years after she finishes her term? What will she have achieved?
When she ran for vice president in the 2016 elections, Robredo’s primary pitch to voters was that she is the polite choice. For that matter, the Liberal Party, as they’ve in the couple of years previous to that election branded themselves around the now-discredited Yellow political persona that characterised the last 30 years, was regarded as the only polite political choice. As such, the LP and Robredo were the easy choices for those who were too lazy to think. And, as is evident now, academic intelligence does not make one immune to the strong temptation to succumb to lazy thinking.
Proof of the power of lazy thinking and, its cousin, the notion of voting for the “lesser evil” is in how many voters who voted current President Rodrigo Duterte president in 2016 bizarrely chose Robredo to be his vice president. Many may had since realised the error in their choice but, unfortunately, not the underlying error in the thinking that led to that choice.
Robredo therefore serves as Filipino Stupidity Embodied. A tragic caricature that illustrates the worst of the products of the 1987 Yellowtard Constitution — a national charter that was crafted by eminent paranoid delusional personalities that passed off as normal at the time.
Filipinos need Robredo today. They need to behold the “vice president” their lazy thinking had created. One can only hope that in beholding this poignant political abomination, future generations of Filipinos would be reminded of the perils of the cancerous victim mentality and hero addiction that afflicts their national psyche.
To be fair, one would expect a bit more of Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin. He is, after all, a seasoned public servant and an articulate newspaper columnist. For a man of his skills and experience, one would think he’d find far more eloquent and more uppity ways to point out just how stupid Leni Robredo is.
Locsin could have, instead, described Robredo as a daft ineffectual government executive who is occupying expensive taxpayer-funded space and taking oxygen from the atmosphere without giving back proportionate useful value to people who could’ve put that important gas to more productive use.
The most important point of all is that Robredo had long ago epically blown her bid to be a respected member of the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte. This is thanks to her inability to recognise that she is “vice president” of all Filipinos and not just of the Yellowtards. Big lesson there, but unfortunately one Robredo failed to take heed of.
Citing a slow news day to excuse routinely shallow and slanted reporting gives too much credit to the Rapplerettes of Philippine “social news network” Rappler. This time, the object of their giggles is a split-second difficulty getting hands together in the handshake photo-op that traditionally marks every ASEAN meet.
True to form they zero in on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte not considering for a moment that a handshake involves two people, in this case Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The anonymous Rapplerette (the report was indicated as having been authored by “Rappler”) “reports” how “Lee, who was standing beside Duterte, took a few steps away from the Philippine leader” perhaps suggesting something that they leave to their loyal halfwit readers to fill in.
It is interesting the way many observers of Philippine politics wonder out loud why no intelligent discourse prevails around noteworthy events and raging issues. They need look no further than the primary news outlet of the Philippines’ Yellowtard-led Opposition for answers.
What’s all the fuss about Albert del Rosario’s detention in and deportation from Hong Kong? There is no basis for asserting that one has any “right” to be allowed entry into another country. Whatever kind of passport you hold only bears a message from the issuing state that border agents of the other state consider allowing their citizen passage.
Del Rosario also said they demanded from the Hong Kong immigration authorities to give him a “rational explanation” on why he was held.
Tough shit gramps. A government reserves the right to refuse entry to an alien for whatever reason it deems pertinent and owes no foreign agent or government any explanation. Perhaps del Rosario has not experienced what many Filipinos go through applying for a visa to, say, the United States and most other First World countries. A consul is authorised to deny any application and is under no obligation to explain said denial.
Suck it up. Filipinos are Filipinos in the eyes of border agents and immigration officers considering one’s entry into their country. Nobody is special.
Pity former Foreign Affairs Sec Albert Del Rosario. He is a former Philippine official who gets detained in Hong Kong like a common undesirable alien. That’s what you get when you file a case against a global superpower before a Mickey Mouse court such as that of the “International Criminal Court”.
Yellowtards still don’t get it. The world is not fair and it certainly won’t be fair to anyone just because they feel they are entitled to fairness.
Del Rosario was to attend board and shareholders meetings of First Pacific and was travelling alone. He said two members of the Philippine consulate are with him in the airport staff lounge where he was being questioned.
Well now, tough shit, right? Perhaps Del Rosario should file another case with the ICC this time for “unfair detention”. We’ll wish him all the best of luck with that case.
As demonstrated by Chief Yellowtard Economist JC Punongbayan in this tweet, the imagination and creativity applied by the Yellowtards to their “activism” does not amount to much.
Him and a few others (look through the thread that that the above tweet links to) are having a go and it seems to be a the latest “woke” thing amongst the fashionistas of the Philippines’ chattering classes. Is this the limit of the extent to which the Yellowtards can apply themselves to their “cause”?
Perhaps therein lies the whole problem with today’s “opposition”. They continue to fail to offer alternatives and, instead, seek to simply undermine to no productive ends.
If one were truly looking out for the overall welfare of Filipinos and the bigger good of the entire nation, the focus of any sort of activism would be on finding practical forward-looking solutions to problems. In the case of the current brouhaha over an accident involving a Chinese vessel and a Filipino fishing boat on Reed Bank, the most practical solution to move forward would be to contain the situation and mitigate any further impact on the broader Filipino public.
But take stock of the shrill shoutouts being issued by the “woke” crowd of “influencers” and “activists” of the Yellowtard-led Philippine Opposition and it becomes glaringly evident that they have a different agenda in mind. Their agenda, as always, remains fixated on ousting duly-elected Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and returning their own people to power — power they believe they are entitled to by virtue of the blessings of no less than the Pope himself.
The Yellowtards unfortunately would just as soon sabotage an economy or drum up war with China (or both) if they see an opportunity there to seize power even through illegal means. Suffice to say, these are not very nice people as they think nothing about disrupting — even putting at risk — millions of lives just to achieve their ends. Think Antonio Trillanes back in the mid-2000s and how he presumed to use military resources under his command to do just that and you will find a person who singularly encapsulates the character of the Yellowtards.
Not very nice. It’s time Filipinos get rid of them and their cancerous legacies in Philippine society.