Here’s the whole trouble with the way the Philippine Opposition make their value proposition to the Filipino people: they insult them by constantly making them feel like victims. It seems they remain in a state of denial over the stellar approval ratings Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte continues to get year in and year out, survey after survey.
Since Duterte became a force to reckon with, the Opposition led by the bleeding-heart Yellowtards (the partisan bloc loyal to the Aquino-Cojuangco feudal clan) clung to their tired old mantra of “helping” the “less fortunate”. That spiel obviously no longer works. Thing is, it is obvious to everyone but the Yellowtards. They seem to have learnt nothing in the aftermath of their catastrophic loss in the 2019 national elections where not one in their coalition of eight prayerful senator hopefuls won a seat. These ill-fated erstwhile “senatoriables” carried on ad nauseum waxing poetic about “social justice”, “human rights”, and “equality” all of which were hopelessly abstract to the Filipino voter. On that nebulousness of their campaign “platform” alone, the Yellowtards evidently sought to insult the intelligence of Filipino voters with drivel utterly irrelevant to their day-to-day lives. That too was obvious. Not to the Yellowtards, however.
Filipinos don’t need help. They need to be led. They need to be led down a direction. This is the other thing that is obviously missing in the recipe of failure the Yellowtards keep cooking up — direction. What is it exactly that the Yellowtards propose Filipinos look to? Ask that question and all you will hear from them is an insulting answer: “freedom from tyranny”. There is no “tyranny” from which Filipinos need to be “freed”. The Yellowtards are, in essence, swindling Filipinos of their votes and precious attention spans with these imaginary promises.
Filipinos have had enough of having their votes scammed by this old Yellowtard sales pitch. Elections are just around the corner. Could it be possible that we will be hearing these same slogans from the Yellowtards once again? I’d bet good money that this is exactly what Filipinos will be getting. The same old Martial Law Crybabyism. The same old ghost stories about dead “martyrs” and war-on-drugs “victims”. The same old “US-(insert current Philippine President here) Dictatorship”. The same old Yellowtard bullshit.
In the last couple of decades or so, Filipinos have gained a lot of self-respect. They no longer want to be dependent. They no longer see themselves as the perpetual charity cases they once were. They are a people looking to step up to that next level befitting that of a modern secular democracy — a people that could hold their own and confidently do things their way.
They don’t want to be helped. They want to be led. They are looking for a leader, not a servant and, certainly not a wet nurse. Can the Opposition present to the Filipino people a person they could regard as a leader? That remains to be seen. For now, all they could come up with is “vice president” Leni Robredo. And that is why they continue to be the national laughingstock. Robredo is unable to see the healthy self-respect Filipinos now come equipped with to face the future. This is why she continues to insult them with her grandstanding about all the “help” she presumes to give her people, all the while dragging down the entire Opposition with her.
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