Looking at the recent tiff between former “senator” and convicted coup leader Antonio Trillanes and the communist Teddy Casino, one need not dig deeper into the matter to get any further insight. The short of it is that both bozos are basically arguing on who made sumbong to the so-called “International Criminal Court” first.
The two little boys, however, miss the bigger point — that they both basically contradict just about every principle they claim to stand for.
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Trillanes, for his part, claims to be a “democrat” — presumably one who upholds due process seen through within the legal and institutional frame of the Philippines’ democracy enshrined in its Constitution. As if it weren’t enough how, back in the mid-2000s, he sought to bulldoze over all that using illegally commandeered military resources (in the process endangering thousands of Filipino lives), he now admits to seeking the intervention of a “criminal court” organised by former imperialist powers to usurp the authority of the Philippines’ judiciary in what is clearly a domestic matter. No surprise then that Trillanes was exposed as fake democracy advocate by BBC journalist Stephen Sackur some time back.
The communist Teddy Casino, however, is the even bigger hypocrite. As a communist, Casino presumably lives by the standard communist ululation that all Philippine governments are “puppets” of the “American imperialists” that, together with the former colonial master, rule Filipinos as a “dictatorship”. Thus it is quite hilarious how Casino now rails against Trillanes’s “red-tagging” (aren’t communists Red, after all?) and how he, funny enough, also gleefully supports the prospect of the Western imperialist “International Criminal Court” parachuting into the Philippines to save the day.
Stepping back even further, it is heartwarming to see key “thought leaders” of the Philippine Opposition at each others’ throats even as the very important 2022 national elections loom in the horizon. It seems the Yellowtards and the Communists still fail to grasp just how popular a political force they need to go up against to seize power legally. Then again, considering the two morons in this episode — a convicted putschist and an endorser of a terrorist “revolution”, it is likely that achieving ends legally is not part of any brain-dead agendas here. As such, this is best regarded as the latest circus for those of us with more level heads to gloat over. Enjoy the show!
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.