Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court is a source of REAL national pride

“Proud to be Pinoy” is an oft-heard phrase when it comes to world champion boxers and beauty pageant contestants. That’s because it makes perfect sense that the “winner” coming out of a couple of boys pounding one another silly on a ring or an array of girls strutting around in bikinis on a stage could be a source of national pride.

That’s on one hand. On the other hand, it also makes perfect sense that pride in one’s country needs to also appeal to some higher sensibilities — like an ability to stand on one’s own two feet, make one’s own decisions, chart one’s own destiny, and do all that by being true to one’s self. Apparently, that source of pride does not resonate with today’s Philippine Opposition. Led by the Liberal Party (a.k.a., the Yellowtards), the Opposition prefer that Filipinos bow to the rulings of a foreign court when it comes to deciding on the best approach to sorting out their internal affairs.

Inquirer columnist John Nery in his article “Duterte to ICC: I’m beyond accountability” today contributes to the din of shrill cries of “outrage” over the withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Nery refers to this withdrawal as an “unmanly” act on the part of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that “only reinforces the impression that he has manipulated the instruments of the government so as never to be held accountable”. Nery does not cite specifics around how exactly Duterte had “manipulated the instruments of the government” to his ends, but he does assert that it creates the “very condition that would invite the ICC Prosecutor to investigate a sitting head of state.”

Nery says all that as if the ICC, by itself, has an intrinsic right to influence — even directly intervene — in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation like the Philippines. Of course, this is all lost in a corporate media talking head who is part of a political bloc who had, over almost two years, invited his colleagues in Western news media to slander his own country and its government on the back of dubious information he and his industry chums fed them.

The pattern is quite evident now. The Oppostion led by the Yellowtards, in their increasing desperation, are laying bare the perverse reliance on Western political and cultural power that had long served as pillars of their sick ideology. Unfortunately their scramble to regain power had stripped the colour off the ideological morsels thay have been throwing at Filipinos revealing, like M&Ms sucked clean of their yellow sugary coating, the sad little wet nuts at their core.

Nery, like the Western ideological parrot that he is, highlights the rather awkward word, “complimentarity” in ICC policy jargon to justify the imagined ascendancy with which the ICC is encouraged to meddle in Philippine domestic affairs…

The ICC policy paper again: “Complementarity involves an examination of the existence of relevant national proceedings in relation to the potential cases being considered for investigation by the Office. This will be done bearing in mind the Office’s policy of focusing investigative efforts on those most responsible for the most serious crimes under the Court’s jurisdiction. Where relevant domestic investigations or prosecutions exist, the Office will assess their genuineness.”

Nice try. One can easily tell that the ICC struggles from a monumental crisis of relevance today. It relies on pieces of “signed” paper and convolutespeak to back the vapourware that is its imagined “mandate” to serve as the beacon of Western goodness in a world of diverse politics. The Yellowtards, for their part, are using these texts much the way religious clerics use immense volumes of similarly-convoluted scripture to prop up their dying cults. Indeed, the Yellowtards have revealed themselves as no more than a cult — no better than organised religions that rely on a fear of damnation to keep their flock shuffling along the lines drawn for them from ivory towers up those “hills”. Thanks to the Yellowtards, the Philippines is currently ruled by two European overlords — one sitting in Rome and the other a laughable committee in judges’ robes in The Hague.

Does being a European colony well into the second decade of the 21st Century make Filipinos proud? Duterte, in fact, follows a tradition of Asian heroes who sought to free their people from European domination. He has become a reminder that the so-called “heroes” put on pedestals by three decades of Yellowtard rule under the watch of a Roman overlord has done exactly the opposite. Bozos like John Nery would like to convince Filipinos that this is good. That makes people like him liars.

It’s high time these liars are called out and exhibited not just to Filipinos but to all Asians for what they are — traitors to hundreds of years of effort to free Asia from Western European domination.

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Robert Haighton
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“like an ability to stand on one’s own two feet, make one’s own decisions, chart one’s own destiny, and do all that by being true to one’s self.”

This is only true when the Philippines will refuse any aid from any foreign country when there is yet a natural disaster like typhoon Yolanda.
Since, I dont see that happen (refusing aid from other countries) its a bit hypocritical to use such eloquent words.

salagintong bukid
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Correct! what’s the icc doing is invasions of one’s sovereignty.

Balim Bing
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“It’s high time… liars are called out and exhibited… ” And one of them, unfortunately, is now Malacañang Palace’s Presidential Spokeperson. The then Chairman of the Philippine Coalition for the ICC, phony Human-Rights Lawyer/Activist and former Yellowtard Harry Roque! From the now protected blog of the opportunistic and dubious Harry Roque: “To be candid, I never thought that membership in the ICC was possible, at least before I become geriatric. This is because of the many atrocities under both the Marcos and Arroyo regimes that remain unpunished. Well, it’s always a pleasure to be proven wrong. Here, credit should go… Read more »
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John Nery is another YellowTard idiot, who does not know what he is talking about. The International Criminal Court, allowed itself to be used as a political tool by self serving politicians and imperialist countries, to remove leaders, and Presidents. the ICC serves as a coup d’ etat, for politician’s purposes. What did the ICC did with the Rwanda massacres ? The Hutu Tribes in Africa, were killing thousands to Tutsi. It was a nasty tribal warfare. Nobody was held responsible for the carnage. These were actual murders and killings. What did the ICC did with Pres. Bashar Assad of… Read more »
klara
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If foreign elements didn’t have a penchant for removing effective leaders who threaten their interest, and then interfere in our affairs through corrupt politicians, our country could’ve been able to catch up and actually stand on its own feet. We might be able to assert and give solid credence to our claim of sovereignty. We’re left with a situation where only a few are able to argue our way to claiming that sovereignty, But the fact that the people could unite and stand behind a leader means they identify with that leader’s cause. That’s something that gives some level of… Read more »
d_forsaken
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A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.

Propaganda Boy
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Agreed with Benign0.

PH’s Withdrawal from ICC will need to bring back Filipino nationalism, patriotism under ideology of the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos.

This country/nation can be great again!

We are not referring to Pinoy Pride.

Casti =)
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I like Duterte’s nationalism and courage. He is like a walking middle finger to those who oppose him. It is really sad that people like him are quickly turned down or ganged-up so that the majority’s ideologies will retain its influence over the masses. I hope someday that the government will be purged of the elitist and the idiots who only serve out of selfish intent. I also hope someday I may grow up to be like him. If only our education system had stricter rules and harsh punishment for unruly children then maybe they would grow up to be… Read more »