Conrado de Quiros is a proud communist

Here we go. The ol’ “if you haven’t gone to the mountains to fight…” card has been played by Inquirer.net “columnist” Conrado “Noynoy is Aragorn” de Quiros. Apparently de Quiros’s feathers were ruffled enough by Senator Joker Arroyo’s eloquent rub

[Conrado de Quiros] has since stuck to Noynoy like a mollusk to a rock and never more tenaciously than when P-Noy is wrong. This may finally be a lifetime commitment, for mollusks live up to 150 years.

… enough for the venerable “columnist” to devote his recent Inquirer.net piece to rub back in a rather childish typically-Pinoy play on the Senator’s name…

You’re a maverick only to the principles you once held. Which has turned you now into:

A joke.

North Korea is also a proud commie state

The joke, however, seems to be in the way de Quiros called himself a proud commie, huffing and puffing “I did not come from the ranks of the Yellows, I came from the ranks of the Reds. For that I remain eminently proud.”

Well, ol’ gramps here may have come from the ranks of the Reds but why does that necessarily make him now exempt from being seen to be an equally proud part of the ranks of the Yellows? Is it an either-or proposition? By all indications, de Quiros is now both a Red and a Yellow. And if there is anything worse than being a Red or a Yellow, it is being both Red and Yellow.

Indeed, that de Quiros would highlight how his being a Red trumps his being a Yellow comes across as quite baffling. Conrado de Quiros is as Yellow as yellow gets — evident in the extent to which he would go to “defend” the rock to which he clings to mollusk-like — all the way to calling upon the magical realm for lack of anything more sensibly earthly…

Noynoy holds the key to it. If he discovers it, he will raise, like Aragorn who conscripted the dead kings and their legions in “Lord of the Rings,” an army mightier than any of his enemies can muster.

…which makes it even more baffling that he’d claim that “the people are not dumb” in response to Joker’s dismissing him for routinely “being eloquent before the dumb”. The fact is, Conrado de Quiros is a man who appeals to his readers by citing the magical and continuously citing how the nebulous notion of “the people’s will” is what magically gives some nebulous form of “mandate” to a government. If there is any dumbing down of “the people” going on here, it looks quite certain that it is being perpetrated by de Quiros. Indeed, to be fair, de Quiros can be credited for handily applying his experience gained from being a “proud” Red — formulating catchy propaganda taglines — to his recent job as a Yellowist wordsmith.

It is easy to see here how Conrado de Quiros personifies the institutionalised insult to the already meagre intelligence of the Filipino that is the Philippine Mainstream Media.

Perhaps it is no coincidence that trashy flicks that showcased the supernatural and lionised heroic sorcerers dominated the recently-concluded Metro Manila Film Festival. “Award winning” fare like Shake Rattle and Roll 13 lay the supernatural context for the vacuous audience to get comfy with, while epic sagas in the form of Panday 2 hark to the Aragorn-esque knights in shining armour that de Quiros likes to liken his heroic “President” to. Films like these could be key instruments used to prep the collective national intelligence for the sort of drivel that people like de Quiros delivers via powerful media channels like the Inquirer.net.

It’s called “the Philippines”. And it is, indeed, not only a “fun” but magical place.

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sandtiger
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there’s nothing wrong with taking sides as long as one firmly believes in it. that, i guess, was the reason why de Quiros was proud being Red. there’s no perfect ideology. communism, for all the negative notions associated with it, was embraced by millions until its purpose ran its course. de Quiros may have been Red before but with the social realities facing the country then, you can’t blame him. maybe now he’s yellow, but again, to go back to my original premise, he believes in it. and there’s no question that Noynoy symbolizes that movement, not unlike the Marxes… Read more »
ahehe
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@sandtiger, how nice. Much more if I substitute Aquino in place of Joker in your post.

sandtiger
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it’s my first visit here. i am nonpartisan. but i would like to know if this blog site is anti-aquino.

BenK
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Not specifically, but we’re anti-stupid, which means N/A usually finds himself on the wrong side of that fence.

Ilda
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Hi sandtiger

i would like to know if this blog site is anti-aquino.

No, it is not.

jericxx
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It was de Quiros’ convenient excuse not to delve deeper into his being Marcos’ propagandist. He insinuated that it was dangerous for him to say more and left it at that.

What a convenient excuse.

Don
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He’s no communist. He gets paid.

GollumTheHobbit
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Hee haw! Tsak yon!

flax
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Well, communists are hypocrites, to begin with, IMO. They think they can save the world through their ideology. And they think theirs is the only one that is right and everything else are evil. Well, well, well, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, anyway. I’m better off with “greedy” capitalists. At least they have some decency to admit their material wants (don’t we all have material wants, including communists?). After all, they provide employment to people; employment creates demand; more demand enables the creation of more business; more businesses means more employment; and in the end, it… Read more »
Der Fuhrer
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de Quiros admitted to being a communist? Then he is an enemy of the state. If he has an informal alliance with the yellows it is all about financial opportunism. I hate mercenary journalists.

Speaking of opportunism see the following:

http://www.josemariasison.org/?p=5114

http://www.josemariasison.org/?p=3225

Der Fuhrer
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The dictator Mr. BS Aquino has leftist connections. His political adviser Ronald Llamas is a socialist. Akbayan is an ally. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is a relative of Juliet de Lima-Sison, wife of Communist Party of the Philippines Founding Chair Jose Maria Sison.

VS Bobita of the Philippine Star warned the reading public of communist mainstream infiltration of malascanang. The father of BS Aquino also had an informal alliance with the CPP-NPA.

Der Fuhrer
Guest

Hacienda Filipinas:

jericxx
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Oh its okay with Noynoy if he is one.

This administration calls “heroes” the coup plotters against Gloria but referred to the Cory coup plotters as “traitors”.

R3D
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de Quiros must be a Hulk Hogan fan since he is a yellow and red liberal party bleeder

Daido Katsumi
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Hulk Hogan? I think he’s not a fan during his nWo days. =))

ici
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better a joker than a mollusk. a joker at least has wit while a mollusk is a spineless, and at times, toxic, creature.

Der Fuhrer
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Going back to the dictator Aquino… His revelations of a so-called terror threat on the Black Nazarene procession did not materialize. What I disliked was the revelation of an apparent classified information. This refers to the microwave broadband cellphone signal interruption, anti-terrorist countermeasure. Going full out in media he revealed this. The terrorists now know that the government has this capability. They will just change their IED detonation method or use other means available in their arsenal. The communist reds, MILF, ASG, lawless elements, anarchists, etc. now know how to side-step the cell signal thanks to Mr. Aquino. By the… Read more »
jay
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or what if he wanted to portray an action man working on a sunday
show reason why foi bill needs limitations
prepare for ‘MARTIAL LAW’ when corona acquitted.
method in the madness – somewhere
deceitful these chinese communists

Der Fuhrer
Guest

Thinking more about it… Mr. Aquino’s order to interrupt cellphone signals also disrupted cellphone communications of police, military, rescue and other support units in the area affected. Somebody goofed in either advisory or contingency planning(if there was any at all.)No Oplan Black Nazarene? It’s more fun in the Philippines. Really it is.

Der Fuhrer
Guest

My proposed DOT tourism slogan in answer to “it’s fun in the Philippines.”

“Only in the Philippines!”

Don
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Know what? That slogan actually will work!

ici
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everything bs says and does is highly suspect to me. there’s always an agenda. i suppose that’s how these “idealists” operate.

ici
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baka may text message silang natanggap…

GollumTheHobbit
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Mabuhay si Comandro de Quiros!

Dianne
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Anggaling. Mula De Quiros, hanggang Red propaganda, hanggang mainstream media, hanggang DOT slogan, di pinalamapas sa wholesale “critique”. Ikaw na.

Der Fuhrer
Guest

I wonder if Conrado de Quiros is as amiable a critter as Nutzi Vincenzo? Is his mind also manipulated and brainwashed?

Rhey
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Cdq is an Ass kisser… And proud of it…

Phil Manila
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“By all indications, de Quiros is now both a Red and a Yellow. And if there is anything worse than being a Red or a Yellow, it is being both Red and Yellow.”

Hmmm, as the folk saying goes: Red and Yellow could kill a fellow. . . the color of a Coral Snake.

De Quiros is not anymore Sarsi nor Mountain Dew. He is now True Orange. 🙂

Der Fuhrer
Guest

Is Political Adviser Ronald Llamas related to the late NPA Commander Sotero “Ka Teroy” Llamas?

Der Fuhrer
Guest

Florencio Abad and the progressive left.

“When President Aquino appointed Florencio Abad(December 1989 to April 1990), a left wing social-democrat and member of the House of Representatives, as the new DAR secretary, many observers interpreted the move as an effort to win back the confidence of the progressive section peasantry and to restore public and media confidence in the CARP. A liberal reform advocate, Abad had authored a progressive land reform bill in 1987 that called for a zero retention right for landlords.”

Is Abad Communist?

Der Fuhrer
Guest

A person who wanted zero retention for landowners is a real communist. Now that Florencio Abad is the Budget Secretary can he be trusted in handling immense government funds without compromising the same? Why did he withhold funds to the opposition in the lower house, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Commissions?

D-Ohm-s
Guest

Wait, when de Quiros said that he’s eminently proud of coming from the ranks Red, isn’t he referring to the side of Marcos and not to communist? I mean red is the Marcos’ political color, right?

flax
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Oh red, alternately, it is also the color of those who preach for change without a clear and realistic path. All rhetoric, pure talk, impractical solutions — this should be the reds’ motto 🙂

Hyden Toro
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Conrado de Quiros is neither Red or Yellow. He is the ultimate political opportunist. He sticks to Noynoy Aquino, because, he is getting a lot of things from him…he is like a well-fed house dog. So,he has to bark to impress his Master…
Most of the Media people are like him. This is the reason the information in our Media, is more of political propaganda now…

Der Fuhrer
Guest

The red threat is present in the government. Reds fraternizing with nutzi yellows, nutzi black and whites, nutzi anarchists and nutcases.

Their distorted use of “peaceable” assembly ends up in hate-think and black propaganda.It is designed to promote the insidious ends and means of their dictator. Thus they want to appear as the majority public pulse and are just mere instruments of the dictatorship.

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Der Fuhrer
Guest

Is Dinky Soliman and the Black and White movement with the communist left?

http://www.newsflash.org/2004/02/hl/hl103851.htm

J
Guest

Ewan ko ba why De Quiros is still on a national paper. His analysis is just as good as a Grade School formal theme essay, although he is damn good with words.

Kristine Ong Muslim
Guest

I’ve been looking at your site, J. It doesn’t inspire confidence. I assure you.

Dave Tabaniag
Guest

You’re stupid! Joma Sison supported Vilar. Did you not see Kabataan patry-list against Noynoy and Cory, regarding the “Hacienda Liusita massacre”? Pinoy Monkey Pride accuses the Aquinos-Cojuangcos of being part of the ruling elite, and you are accusing them of being communists. You guys have to be consistent. Oligarchs or communists?

Daido Katsumi
Guest

just think: most of Noynoy’s cabinet are composed of communists like Butch Abad, Leila de Lima. You do the math.

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