Listen. Can you hear that? It’s the sound of the wailings of the Martial Law Crybabies. One wonders why they need to wax crybaby ad nauseum over the “horrors” of them “Martial Law Years” to anyone who cares to listen when they’ve already spent hundreds of millions of pesos on monuments, statues, two Aquino presidencies, and even on entire broadcast media mega-corporations to channel their narrative to the Filipino public. Still all that isn’t enough. Instead of these investments yielding returns in the form of eliciting awe and reverence in Filipinos, they have become mere punchlines in the ongoing joke that is the Opposition Yellowtard “platform”.
The latest toy the Martial Law Crybabies now crow about is the so-called “Freedom Memorial Museum” to be constructed in the chi chi Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines.
“We want to translate the story of the martial law era into the architectural design, to give meaning and experience during martial law. It’s not our architecture, it’s the architecture of the Filipino people and our history,” [one of its architects Mark Anthony Pait] said.
One wonders though. Shouldn’t the design be depicting the iconic “L” hand gesture of the Yellowtard “cause” rather than a fist that tends more to be associated to the personal brand of current Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte? Then again who am I to comment on architectural concepts, right? The more important point here is this is just another new edifice commemorating the “brutal” government of former President Ferdinand Marcos and, of course, the “heroism” of the late former Senator Ninoy Aquino Jr seeing that “the restored Aviation Security Command (Avsecom) military van which brought Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.’s body to the hospital will serve as the museum’s centerpiece.” But of course, right?
The real measure of how effective these “reminders” are will, of course, be how many votes the Martial Law Crybabies will be attracting come 2022. As with most elections, this is an important one. The Yellowtards will be running on the usual “No to Tyranny” platform and will likely draw political capital from these icons and monuments. Good luck with that. Perhaps it might help to at least include alternatives and solutions to the Opposition proposition. Then again that’s all too hard. Spending a million bucks — or ten — on another Yellowtard “memorial” is way easier.
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.