Isn’t red the symbolic colour of the communist “movement”? Wasn’t the Kremlin, the seat of power of the now-defunct Soviet Union situated at Red Square? Isn’t the People’s Republic of China referred to as Red China? Aren’t the flags of these two former and current (respectively) commie empires predominantly red? Aren’t the flags of front organisations of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) like Bayan and the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) among others coloured red? Doesn’t the New People’s Army (NPA), the terrorist arm of the CPP, wear the colour red along with the hammer and sickle on its sleeve with pride?
So why be all crybaby over being “red-tagged” then?
It’s quite baffling. These radicals like threatening any sitting government with violent “revolution” on one hand and, on the other, are reduced to blubbering babies when tagged as “red”. How about we see the ol’ fighting spirit for a change? After all, these bozos like waving fists in the air as if inviting authorities to do them the honour of battle.
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Instead of facing the music, however, these cowards actually go as far as denying their links to the CPP-NPA. One such organisation is the “women’s issues” group GABRIELA. Recently caught in the midst of an imbroglio involving ABS-CBN starlet Liza Soberano, the organisation’s handlers are now doing backflips trying to scrub the red tag off their skins.
“Has there been proof given that Gabriela is an underground organization or a front of an underground organization? I think that is a perfect example of red-tagging. You jump into conclusions and just name an organization or a person that you’re part of this movement,” [Commision on Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Gwendolyn Pimentel-Gana] said.
Actually, there has never been any categorical denial on the part of any representative of GABRIELA that they are communists. Nor has any representative of this or any other front organisation of the CPP ever denounced the atrocities and unlawful activities perpetrated by the NPA. Indeed, their notion of “battle” is anything but honourable and is downright cowardly.
We see this cowardice in these communist “revolutionaries” in how they hide behind chi chi celebrities like Liza Soberano, Soberano’s Big Corporate Media employer ABS-CBN, and the oligarchs who presume to “lead” the broader Philippine Opposition, the Yellowtards (the bloc rabidly loyal to the Aquino-Cojuangco feudal clan). How do they expect to launch, much less win, a “revolution” if they are the bunch of limpdicks that they reveal themselves to be when under the gun?
If the communists want to be taken seriously, shore up their brand, and rise from being the sad laughingstock that they are today, they need to grow some balls. That’s next to impossible if they try to fight from within their comfort zones playing the Woman Card whenever caught in a circus and forever spinning their overused Victim Narrative.
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.