Terrorists are getting bolder as it becomes ever more pointedly evident that the Opposition (specifically its leading blocs, the communists and the Yellowtards) regard demonisation of the police and the military as cornerstones of their sick ideologies. Indeed, Filipinos have long suspected strong links between the Yellowtards (the bloc of rabid partisans loyal to the Aquino-Cojuangco feudal clan) and the communists seeing how, back in the 1980s, the late former President Cory Aquino upon grabbing power made it one of her top priorities to release key communist leaders from prison. Both camps habitually push for extra-constitutional — basically criminal — approaches to changes in leadership as well as paint Filipinos as chronic victims of circumstances that are, in actual fact, of their own making.
This habitual painting of the army and police under a bad light by the current Opposition traces its roots to the “Martial Law” rhetoric that bred an entire generation of Martial Law Crybabies and three decades of the ensuing crybabyism dominating the national political narrative. It did not seem to occur to these partisans that a strong nation that lives by the rule of law is made possible by a strong military and a world-class police force. Now, nobody is saying that the Philippines’ military and police are perfect, but demonising them never was a solution to those gaps. The key lay in recommending solutions and charting a pathway forward to achieving a desired outcome. Sadly the Yellowtards chose a destructive approach instead, anchoring their thinking on the past and launching their demonisation campaign. Both this fixation on the past and this repeated slander of the police and military have since become their trademark position. The only real beneficiaries of such a shortsighted campaign were the communists and other organisations that rely on terrorism as a pillar of their strategic agendas.
We now see the results of decades of withering assault on the country’s state forces mounted by the Yellowtards and communists. The Philippines’ military and police forces are weak and underdeveloped, routinely disrespected, and woefully underfunded. The fact that the country’s elite cocoon themselves within fortified gated communities and that private security is a billion-peso industry in the Philippines are testaments to the flaccid state of the country’s police and armed forces. The Yellowtards together with the communists in cahoots with the Philippines’ mass media industry (including virtually all of university campus “journalism”) have effectively created an environment that not only breeds but coddles terrorists. It has also created a sissy culture where victimisation is a key criterion to being regarded as a “hero”, where dead relatives are made platforms upon which dishonest political careers are launched, and where being a sissy is regarded as a “woke” virtue.
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Filipinos need to put an end to the sissy culture being propagated by the Yellowtards and the communists. Look at all the world’s greatest nations. They are nations built by the sword and have blood-soaked histories of conquest and warfare. That the Philippines has no history of ever having won a war and, for that matter, altogether lacks any semblance of a martial tradition says a lot about its national character. Clearly, the Yellowtards and the communists are roadblocks to greatness. It’s time the Filipinos take decisive action against these cultural and political cancers that seek to embed defeatist mindsets and breed sheep-like people.
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.