The Opposition continue their orgy of soul searching following their massive defeat in this year’s selection. So far it seems it hasn’t dawned on them that they were beaten because of the bad behaviour of their very own social media “influencers”.
In a recent tweet, top woke Yellowtard “influencer” Francis Baraan IV expresses what he really thinks of Filipino voters…
Perhaps Baraan needs to appreciate the reality that an overwhelming majority of Filipino voters voted against his personal wishes. Baraan needs to grow up and respect the outcome of a legitimate political exercise.
It is indeed unfortunate for the Opposition that their leading coalition, the Otso Diretso gang were composed of candidates too inexperienced to realise that their foolish dependence on supporters like Baraan would prove fatal to their bid for Senate seats.
It was clear even just midway through the term of former President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III that the Yellow narrative of the Liberal Party and the broader community of partisans and activists loyal to the Aquino-Cojuangco clan has gone way past its Use-by Date. As a result, the landslide vote in favour of then presidential candidate Rordrigo Duterte in 2016 was seen by many observers as a protest vote against the Yellowtard candidates of the time.
Unfortunately, in the campaign lead-up to this year’s 2019 elections, the Opposition continued to campaign like Yellowtards. Despite attempts to re-brand by changing their partisan colours, ditching the idiotic “Laban” hand gesture, and distancing themselves from as many Yellowtard icons as they could think of, the much-vaunted Otso Diretso coalition continued to walk like Yellowtards and quack like Yellowtards.
They continued to quack about ‘press freedom’ and ‘human rights’, how these were supposedly ‘dying’ or ‘under assault’, and how, with it, democracy was ‘in decline’. Worse, they continued to waddle along screeching negative messages against the popular incumbent and refusing to engage with a multitude of sober voices challenging their dogma.
The results, as such, aren’t surprising. Filipinos overwhelmingly voted in protest against the dishonesty inherent in the Yellow brand a second time in a row. Perhaps the candidates, as many mainstream media columnists insist, were qualified and decent enough to deserve to be senators. Unfortunately for them, their own followers did them in. They did themselves no favours by settling into the comfortable embrace of Yellowtardom.
Hopefully the Opposition will have learnt from this year’s catastrophic loss at the polls and campaign more intelligently next time.
With more than 90 percent of votes transmitted, adminstration and independent candidates dominate the top 12 slots up for grabs. The only blight on the list is Bong Revilla who was, until now, detained on charges of corruption.
What is left for the Yellowtard-led Opposition to do? Why cry bloody “electoral fraud” of course.
We all know the drill.
The trouble with that option is that the unofficial results so far are consistent with numerous surveys conducted by independent firms led by Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia. The only thing the Yellowtards can count on is the dismal credibility of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) — the single common denominator underlying electoral fraud over the last several decades.
But the Yellowtards had essentially shot themselves in the foot back in 2016 when they aggressively dismissed charges of cheating back then when their lackey, the disgraced Andy Bautista, ruled over the COMELEC as its chairman.
Tough shit is pretty much the only thing one could say about the plight of the Yellowtards, the broader Opposition and the communists at the fringes who piggyback on the quaint demonisation campaign they have been mounting against the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
Following the arrest of “blogger” Rodel Jayme on charges of inciting sedition after being tagged as Patient Zero in the viral outbreak of the notorious “The Real Narco-list” videos, the spotlight is now on a certain Maru Xie, purportedly also known as Maru Nguyen.
According to a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) statement reported by the Philippine News Agency, Xie is part of a conversation found within Jayne’s Facebook account that establishes her being a person of interest in this case.
Netizen @doctorluckmd shared on Twitter what appears to be a woman who could be Xie (or Nguyen) together in a photo with Jayme taken from the profile page of one of her social media accounts.
However, as of this writing, it seems that both the Facebook and Instagram accounts of Xie had either been deactivated or deleted.
The Twitter handle @maruxie89 (which is the same as the handle used in the above defunct Instagram account), on the other hand, still seems to be active. Though not having much of a following, this account seems to be dedicated to promoting the campaign and the shoutouts of Yellowtard Opposition candidate Romy Macalintal.
Interestingly, a Facebook post of Macalintal “on the campaign trail” features a photo credited to “Maru Nguyen”.
Just a couple of weeks to election day and it is clear that Congress will be dominated by legislators aligned with or at least sympathetic to the government of President Rodrigo Duterte. That’s not such a bad thing considering that the Opposition led by the Yellowtards has offered nothing new nor compelling to the Filipino people.
Indeed, this is exactly what doomed the Opposition. They campaigned on the back of negativity and offered no alternatives to the trajectory Duterte had set for his country. Instead, they continued to latch on to old relics of rhetoric past — tyranny scaring, Martial Law Crybabyism, and “human rights” emotional blackmail to cite a few intelligence-insulting buttons.
However, Filipinos need to be cautious of a political landscape characterised by the flaccid Opposition we see today. A limp and moronic Opposition is a sign of a sub-optimal democracy. This is because a truly healthy democracy is one where both incumbent and Opposition are up to par when it comes to tackling national issues of consequence.
Sadly this is not the case. Blame a current Opposition that lacks imagination and intelligence to deliver sound and thought-provoking alternatives to Filipinos. This year’s elections will long be noted as one where the Opposition camp has failed to step up and be a choice worthy of Filipinos’ serious consideration.
Debates in the time of election campaigns are a means to help voters get better informed about their candidates’ positions on important and relevant issues. Of late, however, no such informing has happened in the “debates” organised for this year’s elections.
Rather than use these debates as opportunities to showcase intelligent platforms, the Philippine Opposition led by the Yellowtards have used them to throw their all-too-familiar Martial Law Crybaby tantrums. This tiresome rhetoric is a relic of three decades of epic spoilt brattery encouraged by an entrenched oligarchy bent on securing their Spanish-era haciendas. For the Yellowtards, it was never about national development. Rather, for them, it’s always been about protecting the status quo.
We can see this insidious agenda today in the way the Opposition use every opportunity to chuck a Martial Law Crybaby tantrum whether it is in their obsolete street rallies, their social media chatter, or, yes, recent debates that could have been far more intelligent if not for the pea-brained agendas their Yellowtard leaders bring to the occasion.
Rather than talk about the future, the Philippine Opposition remain pathologically fixated on a past that is no longer relevant. Worse, they try to drag the entire nation back in time with them.