It seems being an apologist for a terrorist enemy army such as the communist New People’s Army (NPA) has become not just an acceptable position to take in polite society, it’s also become fashionable amongst snowflake “activists” like Inday Espina Varona as she demonstrates in a tweet today…
Well, there you go. The tyrant Duterte has just confirmed the genuinely progressive character of the NPA 🙂 Saludo! The NPA does not discriminate and accepts LGBTQs into their ranks. It even recognises same-sex marriage. 🙂
Earlier, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made crack about the NPA quippping that “40 percent” of them are gay. Whether he meant that in a bad or a good way, the leader of a nation at war holds licensed to call the enemies of his people any way he pleases.
The NPA are terrorists and enemies of the Filipino people. So as far most Filipinos are concerned, nobody really gives a shit how open their ranks are to gay people.
Back in the day the people of REAL NATIONS were ONE in demonising the enemies they are at WAR with.
There are worse words than “bakla” to to call an enemy army and worse ways to shape their images in the minds of a people at war.
If one uses Twitter to sample the general sentiment of the Filipino public, you’d think “press freedom” is top of mind for the majority of Filipinos. With the shrillness of the rhetoric of “activists” that populate social media, one would be forgiven in thinking that “press freedom” is the game-changing issue that will determine this year’s elections.
Sadly, this isn’t true. Most Filipinos don’t give a shit about “press freedom”. It doesn’t help that “activist” personalities who champion the cause of this dubious advocacy have come to be seen by many as elitist social climbers who are just out to satisfy their virtue signalling addiction.
The data shows that “press freedom” is not a strong election issue — which is why the primary poster person of this “cause”, Maria Ressa, is increasingly isolating herself and possibly dooming her organisation, Rappler, to a spiral towards insolvency. Rather than be a CEO, Ressa seems to prefer the embrace of the snowflake community. Rather than be a journalist, Ressa would rather be an emotional blackmailing shill. Rather than focus on her legal troubles, Ressa would rather seek comfort in an echo chamber she engineered for herself.
It seems, though, that the majority of Filipinos no longer fall for this sort of phony melodrama, and politicians are taking heed. Even the Liberal Party claim to be listening to their constituents’ concerns this time. Indeed, if they focus on the basics — listening and evaluating real data — Filipino politicians need no longer waste precious campaign resources on non-issues like Maria Ressa’s pet “press freedom” tantrum.
Dressed in black, not in their traditional yellow for some reason, the usual faces representing the usual “activism” is fired up once again. But, really, what are they on fire about?
That’s the million-peso question.
The sheer volume and shrillness of the noise surrounding what is essentially the vacuous notion of some sort of “attack on press freedom” these skills are kicking up all just simply highlights that they lack a direct response to the charges Rappler CEO Maria Ressa faces.
The reality is that this is all just amounts to a storm in a teacup. This is evident in the small set of familiar faces consistently seen in these “rallies”. Thus, the question these shills need to consider is how big a swathe of Philippine society their message resonates with.
Indeed, Maria Ressa herself is not above crying bloody libel when she’s on the business end of an “attack” involving writer Katrina Stuart-Santiago back in 2012…
The conflict seems to revolve around elder “journalist” Ressa taking issue with the way Stuart-Santiago posted the article, which contains some opinions which implied some allegations about the blanket motives of some of the people involved in the circus and the broader agenda of Rappler.com.
Ultimately there is an election to be won and the Opposition are missing the mark focusing on drivelous “activism” such as this.