Apparently there is yet another mass action scheduled to be held by various “progressive” groups this weekend December 10, 3pm at at the Bonifacio Shrine in Lawton, Manila to mark “Human Rights Day”. In a Facebook post by the so-called Computer Professionals’ Union, this occassion is made relevant by what they insist is a context characterised by a time of “repression and tyranny”. Not surprisingly, they tag the government of President Rodrigo Duterte as the source of this “repression” and “tyranny” where…
[…] community organizers, development workers, and human rights defenders affiliated with organizations critical of his tyrannical rule have faced increasing vilification, the filing of trumped-up if not foolish charges, harassment, and physical attacks.
It is interesting to note that so-called Computer Professionals’ Union is affiliated with other organisations that have come to be associated with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), namely KARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights and Altermidya – People’s Alternative Media Network both of which are also plugged in their Facebook post. Filipino communists and the fronts like these that they use to propagate their obsolete ideology have consistently accused every national government and every Filipino president of being “fascist” puppets that are in bed with a United States “imperialist” conspiracy to oppress the hapless Filipino.
Filipinos with more critical minds should ask these commies: If Duterte’s government is so unique in its “fascism” as they assert, what then makes it different to previous governments? It seems that to these commies, all non-communist governments are all fascists. How ironic is that?
So, yeah, “Computer Professionals’ Union”, right? Here’s another question for these bozos: what technology professional nowadays refers to himself or herself as a “computer professional” to begin with? You can tell that the choice of terms mirrors the 1970s to 1980s Cold War vintage of the thinking these bozos apply to their causes and front organisations.
Under this light, it is easy to dismiss these commies and their fronts as irrelevant quacks. What is more baffling, actually, are members of the mainstream Philippine Opposition led by the Yellowtards. They too, apparently, make use of the same premise the commies have used ad nauseum — that the Duterte government is a “fascist” and “tyrannical” monstrosity.
Have mass media businesses (many of which are openly critical of the Duterte government) been shut down or nationalised? Is there anything being done by the Duterte government to undermine the independence of Congress or the Philippines’ judiciary? In the case of Congress, we will recall that all of its members are elected by popular vote and, as such, representative of the will of the Filipino people — words, terms, and concepts Yellowtards are so fond of mouthing in their own street rallies and printing on their mass-produced “activist” paraphernalia.Even more laughable, this union of “Computer Professionals” have issued some “security tips” which include suggestions that Filipinos “secure” their “online communications lines” and go as far as suggesting that certain “open source chat applications” be used rather than the “more popular messaging apps” — which is bizarre considering that, in another part of their post, they encourage Filipinos to make ample use of social media to broadcast their whereabouts and participate in public online activities. Oh, the inconsistency! Again, true technology professionals worth their salt are anything but inconsistent. Consistency, after all, is extremely important when cutting code because machine logic needs to be built on a foundation of consistent first principles declared up front.
So much for credibility there. That communist slip is showing.
Indeed, members of the Philippine Opposition, specifically their social media “thought leaders” don’t seem to really give a hoot about heeding such paranoid “security tips”. Social media “activism” is as lively as ever, convincingly debunking the very premise of this moronic “activism” — that the Duterte government is a “fascist dictatorship” that is blanketing the Philippines under a dark clouds of “tyranny”. The fear-mongering of these obsolete commies (and even that of individuals within the more mainstream Yellowtard cliques) are contradicted by the fearless noise of the broader Philippine Opposition itself.
So when we come back to the original question posed:
How exactly is the Duterte government a ‘repressive’ and ‘fascist’ one?
…I think all the average Filipinos really need to do is sit back and wait for the likes of Jim Paredes, Florin Hilbay, and Tonyo Cruz to come up with a convincing answer. That is, of course, if these bozos even come across that simple but confronting question. After all, these supposed champions of “free speech” are anything but free speech advocates in practice seeing that they are anything but comfortable in the presence of people who challenge their sacred beliefs with even the most child-like of questions.
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