Light a Fire Movement: The ultimate hypocrisy of the Anti-Marcos movement

The original anti-Marcos movements were nothing like that of the supposedly peaceful and prayerful “millennials” that make up today’s crop of Martial Law Crybaby activists. The originals seem to have been more of terrorists and involved, among other things, Filipino-Americans allegedly engaged in activities illegal under United States law — conspiring to launch private armies against the Philippine government from US soil, transport of explosives across state lines, and trafficking these to the Philippines. In the Philippines, these explosives were allegedly used for a spate of bombing attacks that rocked Manila in 1980.

No less than Ester Jimenez, mother of the Yellow Camp’s chief celebrity cheerleader Jim Paredes was reportedly a member of the Light a Fire Movement, one of the groups suspected to be involved in instigating these acts of terror. It did not take long before the law caught up with them…

Later, the core group of the Light-A-Fire Movement was arrested while meeting in Quezon City. Among them were businessman Eduardo Olaguer, Asia Institute of Management professor Gaston Ortigas and the 60-year-old Ester Jimenez, mother of Jim and Ducky Paredes. They were all convicted and sentenced to die by electric chair in 1984.

The bomb blasts were deadly and were clearly meant to kill people as much as destroy high profile targets. One bomb exploded in Rustan’s department store in Makati killing one American tourist. Another exploded at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) while then President Ferdinand Marcos was in the building.

Indeed, in light of these acts of terrorism, the outrage expressed by today’s Martial Law Crybabies over the arrest and detention of dissidents by Marcos’s government is quite baffling. Surely there is ample reason for any government to mount an aggressive operation to round up troublemakers when bombs explode randomly all over the capital city — specially one meant to terrorise the president himself. As a nation under martial law, Philippine government agents will have naturally acted and executed their orders within the framework of the extraordinary powers afforded them by that state.

The Martial Law Crybabies have to do a bit better arguing as to why rounding up dissidents during those troubled years would constitute such an outrage. More importantly, they should first take stock of the terrorist heritage of their own movements.

The appalling behaviour of Yellow celebrity activist Jim Paredes during the recently-concluded commemoration of the EDSA “people power revolution” on the occasion of its 31st anniversary made waves. Many observers have long been aware of the historical motivation behind the extremist zealotry of Paredes’s anti-Marcos and pro-Aquino activism. Unlike the non-violent stance that characterises the EDSA “spirit”, Paredes’s style mirrors more the angry and violent belligerence of his mother’s movement in the 1970s and 1980s.

Jim Paredes, as Ilda wrote in her piece, “ruined the spirit”. More to the point, Get Real Post author Chino wrote in his piece The Light-A-Fire Movement was not Heroic how this original anti-Marcos effort is stained in blood…

People would complain about impunity and lack of responsibility and accountability among Filipinos, and that in Philippine society, the wrongdoers are rewarded instead of punished. The Light-A-Fire Movement seems to fit this. They apparently never paid for the American life they took or the people they injured.

…and, with that hypocritical blood, Jim Paredes stains today’s hip anti-Marcos “millennials” and the Yellow and blue-and-whte camps (and campuses) from which many of them hail.

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d_forsaken
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Hypocrites get offended by the truth. The self-righteous scream judgments against others to hide the noise of skeletons dancing in their own closets.

aya
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In the OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN … ang e BLAME natin ang MARCOS ..ang Lahat na ito ay KAGAGAWAN ni MARCOS… kung Hindi sya nag declare ng MARTIAL LAW ( BATAS MILITAR) hindi iyan mangyayari, mas marami PINATAY SI MARCOS kasama na dyan ang ILOCANO na si JULIO NALUNDASAN kaya nabilanggo si Marcos dahil pinatay niya si Nalundasan…SA MARTIAL LAW or BATAS MILITAR ,,,LAHAT NG BUSINESS kinukuha ni MARCOS.. marami ngayon Trolls at Fake News at Propaganda specially sa FB na ginamit na pera nakaw ni marcos para ikalat itong propaganda trolls fake news ..mas maganda pa sa WIKIPEDIA… Read more »
DIO
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Sorry, son. But if there is a troll right here, then it’s YOU yourself. Unfortunately, everything is more like ‘fake’ since it reeks of anti-Marcos rhetoric (perang nakaw, patayan, etc. Unfortunately, you made yourself look stupid when doing this because it is very hypocritical and simplistic if you blame Marcos for everything. And Wikipedia? LMAO everyone and I mean EVERYONE can edit that. Please stop your appeal to the emotions crap. Yellowfags like you would never learn. Other side of the coin MY ASS. Here’s my advice, son: stop whining and set your priorities for once. Because you just went… Read more »
BrokenMe
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Such DELUSION! If Martial Law never happened, perhaps we can be a Communist country right now thanks to the CPP-NPA and their cohorts. The Red Scare is no mere scare during that time. Oh yeah, perhaps you can never argue with this, mule: “mas marami PINATAY SI MARCOS kasama na dyan ang ILOCANO na si JULIO NALUNDASAN” – Nice TROLLING, mule. AFAIK, Ferdinand and his brother-in-law, Quirino Lizardo were convicted yet the decision was overturned by Associate Justice Jose P. Laurel. You’re just grasping on straws. But that doesn’t change the fact that you’re an OBSOLETE MULE for seeing murders… Read more »
Yoshikage Kira
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*plays Yoshikage Kira theme on the background*

What a beautiful aya, [chew]

Perhaps you thought there is no other place to dump your pathetic Yellow Propaganda and trolling as this website, huh?

Perhaps we can go to a picnic. [chew]

It’ll be a BLAST.

ManFrompol
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>implying Wikipedia is a credible source
>an emoturd is trying to be relevant

Unfortunately, all of your posts are nothing but AUTISTIC SCREECHING. It’s evident that you’re just SHITPOSTING. Keep it up, bruh.

#AutismAwareness

klara
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Well, what can be said of Jim Paredes a**holic stunt… It would’ve been much better if Inday Sara was the one there raising her fist against Paredes.

Toro007Hyden234422.33
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Toro007Hyden234422.33

Before the Radical Islamic Terrorists; there were “Light a Fire Movement” Terrorists. Those people who planted bombs, and murdered innocent people would had been executed.

However, the Aquino Cojuangco political axis, did nothing on these murderers. We have the Hacienda Luisita massacre; the Mediola massacre; the Mamapasano massacre; etc…

Nothing happened on the murders of these people. Jim Paredes is a YellowTard extemist/terrorists. He tried to terrorize people, who are against him ! This Aquino Dog and Hacienda Luisita swine must be locked up !

Ponse
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Light a Fire members should have been thrown in jail and locked up permanently. Jim should be ashamed with his mom’s involvement with this terrorist organization. Jim is no better then Trillanes, a indebted lapdog of the Liberals.

aya
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MARCOS IS THE WORST EVIL TERRORIST

Dick S. O'Rosary
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Hahahaha. What have you been sniffing?

DIO
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Lies. aya is the WORST EVIL TERRORIST due to being a TROLL and a STUPID IDIOT. :^)

DIO
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aya is the anti-Semite!

Don’t listen to that! Pro-Marcos Loyalists!

KekGuy
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@FAKE Dio a.k.a. PropagandaFAG Boy:

Stop your impersonating nonsense. Only cowardly, autistic faggots do that.

Since you’re a paid hack, can I get some money from ya? Thanks.