Oh, how sweet it is to see the yellows squirm even more. They hate Gloria and on Monday, July 23 there she is taking center stage at a SONA eight years after she was last president. If all you did was pay attention to the SONAs for 2010-2015 you would have constantly heard her name attached to whatever disaster. What the yellows will never tell you is in the back of their minds whatever faux outrage they are voicing really is their frustration with their heroes.
The yellow movement from the start was never much of a movement. For all their self-aggrandizing they never moved any of the kingpins behind their “issues” to jail in the last 32 years. That sure is some movement. As potent or impotent as their most recent ideal president.
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I cringed when during Bong Bong Marcos’ campaign many yellows said he should be in jail. I looked at my calendar and it said 2016. As of that date, not a single Marcos family member that I grew up with ( on TV and in newspapers) saw the inside of a jail. What did the yellows want? Were they expecting Bong-Bong to a find an empty jail cell and squat??
The Yellows have no merits of their own to sell you. They have no vision or track record. What they were able to do in 2010 was capitalize on emo. Notice I said emo, not logic or tangible accomplishments. We had our perfect storm of a high profile and perfectly timed death of the mother able to lift up her low IQ son into the presidency. As the recent Gilas brawl will tell you, pinoys will often gravitate towards emo ( we fought them) and in order to flee from the reality of the lack of tangible accomplishments (the final score of the game).
I have explored over the last six years in GRP why the yellows were able to sell Noynoy to the public. Noynoy is the very product of the dysfunctional pinoy culture we always discuss here at GRP. The pinoy does not value work. The pinoys do not realize what goes into an Olympic gold medal that when the time comes to elect a president and give out their own gold medal then they don’t necessarily see work as a prerequisite. It is one thing to bring a faulty product to the marketplace. The problem is when the faulty product continues to exist in the marketplace then it is the marketplace that is just as faulty.
There was once an Archie comic strip featuring Jughead Jones where he hears his mom in the distance calling him to do a chore. The next panels show him crossing a stream and crawling underneath a barb wire fence. Jughead finally comes to the conclusion that avoiding hard work is hard work in itself.
Five years ago I wrote a piece with the premise that Noynoy spends all his time trying to look like he should be president than spending that time doing the work of a president. He knows he was not qualified. He knows he did not earn his position by doing anything. In order to maintain the false image of President Noynoy the main strategy was to prove he is the good guy by creating a bad guy. So let’s deprive GMA of her rights, we will detain her since our fans will equate that with imprisonment, let’s pull the plug on her projects, let’s remove her appointees on a stage paid for by the taxpayers. Incentives to remove the Chief Justice also paid for by the taxpayers.
I wrote that piece when we were halfway through Noynoy’s “term” as president. I used examples that we could see three years into his reign of incompetence. There are few times in life that you hate being right. Now that we are two years removed from Noynoy being evident we are only starting to tally the cost of his effort to fill a false image. A cost measured in the currency of human lives. He is in denial over the consequences of his rushed campaign tool Dengvaxia. He, Garin and Abad show up to inquiry after inquiry admitting nothing. Like they are waiting for a scapegoat to appear out of thin air. Despite his blunders, he is not mentioned in Duterte SONAs and he still does not attend.
I have written a lot over the years here about Noynoy cutting corners in order to get validation as a good president. Did he pull the plug on the SAF 44 because letting them live will cause his dreams for a Nobel Peace Prize to die? Did Noynoy himself declare his allies innocent of any crime just to maintain the illusion of Daang Matuwid? Did he interfere with other such investigations that might trace back to him?
Like mother like son. The Cory government ultimately had no high profile prisoners to answer for ” dark times of Martial Law”. They could care less who ultimately killed their patriarch. The Yellows in fact utilized people like Ramos and Enrile to their advantage at one time or another as allies and/or scapegoats. Noynoy’s favorite punching bag during his term was there on Monday. But not as a bullet point on a PowerPoint slide to underscore why he inherited a ton of problems. She was there being sworn in as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Faulty sound system and all.
The Marcos family not only were never imprisoned but returned from their Hawaii vacation to live life freely in their home country and even serve in public office. Does that sound like a family paying for Martial Law atrocities to you? Gloria was the source of all evil in every Noynoy SONA. She Who Must Not Be Named. Yet Noynoy had her like a fish in a barrel. All the legal firepower at his disposal from 2010 to 2016 and yet nobody could get a guilty verdict. I repeat, she was right there in hospital detention, unlike Andy Bautista who could be sleeping with the fishes in the San Francisco Bay for all we know?
Putting a very sharp needle into the balloon known as Pinoy Pride since 2012.