Seems that #NeverAgain is being spread as a much-overused and tired propaganda buzzword. It’s used to make people believe martial law will be restored once Bongbong Marcos gets elected into a higher position. Really, GRP Webmaster Benign0 is right: it will never come back even if Marcos comes to power. It’s actually being used for fear mongering, by making people believe that Marcos will really win unless you vote the Yellow Party’s manoks. Really, such a campaign is being used since the current Yellow manoks really have little to offer.
Thus, the problem with #NeverAgain is that most people consider it limited to the Marcoses. However, I have an idea (and obviously, someone else thought of this before I did): let’s remove this limit, and apply it to anything dysfunctional in this country. Indeed, we can turn the tables around and use it on the party that keeps using it for it fear-mongering campaign. And to anyone corrupt.
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#NeverAgain should be applied to the failures of the current regime. Never Again should Customs open boxes and belongings to steal things. Never Again should disaster preparation and management be among the least of priorities. Never Again should there be the incompetence that led to the deaths of eight Hong Kong tourists, the thousands of deaths in Typhoon Yolanda and the deaths of 44 SAF personnel in Mamasapano. Never Again should there be massacres of poor people like in the Mendiola, Lupao and Hacienda Luisita events. Never Again should there be rampant smuggling protected by government. Never Again should there be sexy dancing girls utilized as whores by the ruling parties. Never Again to Pork Barrel.
So as implied, when the Yellow Manoks get voted, we will likely have more of the above.
And if you see sexy dancing girls in Malacanang during the inauguration, you know you’ve been had.
If others say “Hey, you idiot! #Neveragain should be only for the Marcoses!” Well, screw them.
So, thus, among the suggested hashtags are:
These and more are more appropriate objects for #Neveragain.
I believe, as my cohorts here do, that what Filipinos embrace as their culture is what actually pulls the country down. And those who seem to be anti-dictators, who may also believe themselves to be “heroes,” are the real dictators.