Do the Opposition really think that removing Bongbong Marcos from the presidential race will actually solve their problems? Perhaps they need to ask themselves a simple question: Is Bongbong Marcos the cause of their dismal performance at the polls? The answer to that question seems to be one that the Opposition — specifically the leading Yellowtard bloc within it — don’t want to confront.
Let’s say for argument’s sake that the Yellowtards succeed in their petition to disqualify Marcos or have his Certificate of Candidacy revoked and Leni Robredo gets elected president. And then what? It is likely that over much of her six-year term, Robredo and her party will be derided as the people who deprived Filipino voters of the man who should have been president. How then could she possibly govern with that hanging over her head specially so that she is already widely-regarded as someone who earlier had cheated the same man out of the vice presidency?
It is clear from poll after poll that Bongbong Marcos enjoys the mandate of his people. A big proportion of the electorate plan to vote for him and they do so knowing who his father is and what his father is said to have done. How could they not know? The Yellowtards have been drumming the narrative of Marcos the Dictator into Filipinos’ heads over more than 30 years!
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If the Yellowtards aspire to validate their place in Philippine history, then they must be willing to face Marcos in the battlefield to earn that place. The trouble with the lot of them is that earning that place is all but an alien notion because they see themselves as entitled to victory on the basis of their self-appointed goodness in a battle they framed as one fought between “good” and “evil”. Why earn something that was mine to begin with? That there is the sort of thinking the Yellowtards apply to their campaign.
Will a Second Marcos Presidency be the “death” of Philippine democracy as the Yellowtards warn us it will be? The Yellowtards say it is so because any system that does not yield a result favourable to them must be broken. Filipinos deserve better than this sort of Crybaby Opposition. The only thing that will die if and when Bongbong Marcos becomes President of the Philippines is Yellowtardism and that will be a true cause for celebration for a people who deserve better than to be regarded as mere victims for another six years.
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