TRESPASS, ENCROACH, INFRINGE, INVADE mean to make inroads upon the property, territory, or rights of another. TRESPASS implies an unwarranted or unlawful intrusion. hunters trespassing on farmland ENCROACH suggests gradual or stealthy entrance upon another’s territory
or usurpation of another’s rights or possessions. the encroaching settlers displacing the native peoples INFRINGE implies an encroachment clearly violating a right or prerogative. infringing a copyright
INVADE implies a hostile and injurious entry into the territory or sphere of another. accused of invading their privacy
Hmmmm… “usurpation”, “infringement”, and “encroaching” among other big English words the sorts of which don’t normally form part of the vocabulary of “Asia’s Songbird” have suddenly started appearing on her timeline. Note too the complex and well-constructed sentence structure of the tweets, all in straight English.
Indeed, one wonders who or what is really behind the Twitter handle of Regine Velasquez — one that commands the attention of no less than 2.6 million followers.
This Twitter user is a member of an active mob of Yellowtard Twitter accounts renowned for their ferocious attacks against the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and their gang-bullying of Twitter users that dare challenge their assertions.
To quote an important excerpt from the message of said Registrar to the student body and, presumably, its extended community of parents and faculty members…
We strive to be a living International School Community, where young people from different nationalities, religions, and family backgrounds, educate one another by mutual understanding and respect, openness of mind in dialogue, acceptance of the uniqueness and limitations of each, and with growth in the spirit of service and in the practice of justice and charity.
I don’t know about you, but I’m all choked up reading this.
A certain Twitter user @pinoymommy recently got herself into a heap of trouble after she took to Twitter to express a desire to inflict harm on Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos after spotting her dining at a restaurant.
In a follow-up tweet, she remains unrepentant and asserts an adamamt position on her own sense of righteousness…
Sa mga nagreact about my Imee tweet accusing me of being violent: wala ng mas mas violent pa kesa sa mga taong nagnakaw ng pera ng bayan at nagpahirap sa mga tao.
Accusing me of that while supporting the Marcoses is the height of hypocrisy.
But, really, this is just a corollary to the pompous calls for “justice” these snowflakes infest their social media timelines with.
Being outraged about a “tyrannical” leader does not give one the right to invite violence against another person. One of her amigas even suggested getting a waiter to add rat poison to that person’s meal.
Trust Yellowtards to undermine their own advocacies by being such hypocritical snowflakes who believe they hold a monopoly on righteousness. This is the very attitude that lost them an entire country in 2016.
So far we are aware of two Joaquin Montes Twitter accounts. One was featured in a previous post and goes by the handle @joaquinmontesjr which issues this tweet among others.
The other is what a few Netizens are regarding as the real deal and that recently issued this gem…
Which is the real one? Who is the real Joaquin Montes of bullying viral video fame?
It is important to know because Ateneans like regarding themselves as Ambassadors of Good English. None of these Twitter accounts seem to live up to that ideal and sound a lot more like a certain Yellowtard blogger that, interestingly enough, the Ateneo once endorsed.
The Twitter profile of @RapplerDotCom shows that it is more a cult of personality than a true news media organisation. What other news outlet banners an image of its CEO as part of its brand collateral?
What Rappler should really be doing is reporting the news, not lionising its CEO who stands accused for tax evasion.
If the team of Rapplerettes in its payroll are serious about delivering real journalism, they should uphold a culture of sober and level-headed focus on facts and the use of sound information to underpin their news reporting.