Aren’t Filipinos already tired of the primitive logic of the Yellowtards? That camp misled Filipinos into voting no less than two Aquinos to the presidency on the sole merit of their being respectively spouse to and son of former senator and “national hero” Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. Now here they are again misleading Filipinos with the notion that Bongbong Marcos should not be an option for president just because he is his father’s son.
Basing one’s vote (or non-vote) on who one’s father was seems to be the preferred intellectually-bankrupt ideology of the Yellowtards. This is likely the reason why former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and former President Fidel Ramos have gone scot-free despite being directly complicit in the execution of the alleged Martial Law “atrocities” that the Yellowtards keep whining about. It’s because the Yellowtards who lorded over the national narrative for 30 years conveniently turned a blind eye to the accountability of the Martial Law Defense Minister and his then Armed Forces chief.
The Yellowtards, instead, set their sights on the Marcos children — Imee and Bongbong specifically. That was both dishonest (considering Enrile’s and Ramos’s clearer accountabilities) and, more importantly, a waste of their time. Despite the constant potshots they took agains the Marcos children, they nonetheless went on to become successful politicians. The most recent culmination of the political success that the Marcos kids scored was Bongbong’s coming really close to the vice presidency in 2016. Indeed, many Filipinos remain convinced that the “winner” back then, “vice president” Leni Robedo, only scraped past Marcos’s numbers with the crooked help of then Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Andy Bautista and his Smartmatic henchmen.
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Today, Bongbong Marcos stands as the most winnable amongst this crop of presidential candidates counted among whom are an inarticulate former That’s Entertainment boylet, a possibly-concussed boxing champ, and a “United Opposition” leader wannabe. Thirty years of demonising the Marcoses was, indeed, a colossal waste of time and energy. Worse, all that energy spent by the Yellowtards on propagating their fake version of historical context for three decades could have instead been channeled towards a forward-looking agenda. This neglect to build a strategic vision is evident today. The Yellowtards have no platform other than to demonise Bongbong Marcos for the merely being “another Marcos”. That is about the biggest insult to the intelligence of the Filipino voter on exhibit.
It’s payback time. The Yellowtards will have to come to terms with the fact that the decades-long intellectual dishonesty they had perpetrated together with their cronies in Big Corporate Media comes at a cost. The intellectual bankruptcy of their politics, the one-dimensionality of their rhetoric, and the vacuousness of their value proposition to the Filipino people are on display today for all to laugh at. Their presumptive “leader”, Leni Robredo, is no more than a quaint punchline in the memes and tweets that proliferate calling out her Madumb-ness.
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.