The Yellowtards’ OBSOLETE fear and loathing of the Philippine military

Yellowtards have become a confused lot. The root cause of this confusion is their long-obsolete Laban (“fight”) rhetoric which remains the primary pillar of their ideology. To Yellowtards, everything is a “fight” against the Establishment. Even when they are in power, most recently under former President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III, they still see themselves as “fighting” against some sort of dark opperessive force. For the average Yellowtard, this dark oppressive force comes in the form of the Martial Law spectre.

Because, to the Yellowtard brain, Martial Law = Military Rule, it follows (to them) that Martial Law as “evil” translates to Military = EVIL.

We saw the fatal consequences of this thinking in 2015 when President BS Aquino’s ill regard for the Philippine military led to the massacre of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) police officers in the hands of terrorist elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. BS Aquino’s regard for the military, coloured by years of Yellowtard indoctrination growing up with his family and friends, was likely the reason why he left the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) out of the loop during the planning of that ill-fated mission and why, even as desperate cries for support from cornered SAF troops crackled back and forth as they came under fire, Aquino remained adamant in keeping them out of the loop.

In short, the AFP and everything it stands for is anathema to Yellowtard ideology. The military is the enemy in the Yellowtard Laban doctrine.

That sort of thinking among Yellowtards remains consistent today even as the role of the military in the defense of the nation against increasingly organised and increasingly well-funded Islamic terrorism transitions from being merely essential to being absolutely critical. Rather than get behind a national resolve to crush Islamic terrorism in Mindanao, Yellowtards are, instead, busy shrieking about the Martial Law bogeyman of yore.

It is getting to the point where the Yellowtards’ irrational hate of the military can be regarded as a serious national security issue.

The last thing our boys need as they go off to kill terrorists in Mindanao is a campaign to vilify their command. Taking a city back from the enemy street-by-street is counted as among the bloodiest sorts of battles a soldier could face in his career. And as the fighting drags on from days, into weeks, into months, troop morale becomes even more important. Indeed, history shows that the governments of countries at war invest a lot in ensuring the public is behind the war. A Yellowtard clique that undermines that effort at every step is counterproductive to that effort and, in the front lines, can be all but fatal.

The only real steps Yellowtards can take to free their minds from the shackles of an utterly obsolete ideology is to shed the cognitive baggage they apply when evaluating the situation we face and the measures the government is taking to respond to it. They can start with the biggest sack of shit of all — the irrational fear of Martial Law they drag into every “debate”.

[Photo courtesy Asia Times.]


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Oh come on Benign0. Stop branding everyone who disagrees with you a ‘yellowtard’. It does your cause no good whatsoever. Argue on the facts and let people judge for themselves without name-calling. People are not afraid of what the AFP was. They’re afraid of what it is. It’s a well-known fact that the army is still made up of standard-issue Filipinos, and hasn’t changed much since an American audit gave it a score of 1/10 (metaphorically speaking) about 20 years ago. The main problems highlighted in that report were the ones any Filipino is familiar with: corruption and incompetence, especially… Read more »
Ricardo Atencia
It is a scary scenario that one day this unfounded concern of the military will be rebound to this group and would find another colossal enemy, apart from the government of the day – the military and police authorities. Undermining these institutions would not do well for the yellowtards. They could claim that they are NOT undermining these institutions, but only the government of the day, but the direct or indirect consequence of their utterances is definitely leading to that scenario. If this group do not trust the military and police, then restoring peace and order under their governance would… Read more »
>> incremental increase in police powers See, there’s the basic problem, although the “yellowtards” maybe aren’t good at articulating their concerns. In theory, the PFP have always had adequate power to round up troublemakers. They’ve just never been that interested in doing so. Outside of Manila, there is simply no police presence (a bunch of halfwitted drunks in the Tanod box don’t count). 95% of the country is completely without any enforcement of law and order, and even in Manila the police are more interested in setting up scams than looking after the public. So what happens when you extend… Read more »

War’s very object is victory, not prolonged indecision. In war there is no substitute for victory.

Hyden Toro

The Aquino Cojuangco political axis, cannot survive politically, without the government, as its perceived enemy. This is the reason they have the “laban” sign as their trademark…to me, they are “LOSERS”…

Their ideology is worn out; their fight is gone. They ruled and proven themselves, as more corrupt and incompetent. Their thievery, thru the DAP, PDAF, Typhoon Yolanda fund, etc…are enormous…

What they are doing now is to obstruct, what Pres. Duterte is doing to improve the country; and implement his programs…

benign0: thanks for the response, but I honestly don’t get what you’re saying. You appear to be suggesting that since the Philippines will fail under the weight of its many other problems regardless, it doesn’t really matter if we throw martial “law” into the mix. We’re going to go down anyway, so hey, let’s just throw everything we’ve got at it and go out with a bang. Or have I completely misunderstood? Incidentally, I’m putting “law” in quote marks there because the Philippines has never had any kind of functioning legal system, so the phrase “Martial Law” is completely meaningless.… Read more »

I fear and loathe the PH military because they are underequipped, undertrained and underled, not because they’ll be loose cannons.