Filipinos are SICK of the Yellowtard EDSA “revolution” narrative

Why do the Yellowtards continue to celebrate the EDSA “Revolution” when it was precisely this obsolete narrative that cost them no less than three national elections in a row? The mystery certainly persists. It’s that classic habit of morons — doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. It’s the very definition of insanity.

Filipinos are just dead tired — no sick — of hearing about how they were “rescued” from “tyranny” by a bunch of self-appointed national “heroes” who “fought” on their behalf. It’s like these bozos are gaslighting Filipinos into believing they are perennial hapless “victims” of bogeys only them Yellowtards can slay. They must continue to believe Filipinos were born in 1985. Well, even if they were, they’d be 38 years old by now and would be convinced, at this point, of the utter ridiculousness of that Yellow Prince Charming act.

The “spirit” of EDSA is dead. Well, actually, it never existed. It only seemed to exist because the Yellowtards ensured that an entire media-industrial complex delivered a continuous river of messaging into Filipinos’ heads that propped up the cult hero statuses of the Aquino and Cojuangco clans and their entitlement to power on the back of a mandate from God himself. The latter is thanks to the nod of the almighty Roman Catholic Church of the Philippines which ensured their flock was kept imprisoned in medieval standards of thinking.

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Add to this the virulent “activism” of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) which maintains a vast infiltration network that ensures the (supposedly) brightest of minds of the lot are captured while budding in the country’s university campuses. “Activism”, after all, is an appealing hobby of bored and restless young adults seeking easy personal social relevance at a time when they really should be focusing on laying the intellectual foundations for tangible professional achievement — the whole point of being in university to begin with.

Let’s not forget the biggest investment in the art of mass inception of the Yellowtards of all — those countless statues and monuments erected to remind the public of the “glory” and “blessedness” of the Aquino clan. This astounding addiction to self-aggrandizement and the ability to secure the funding to indulge this with concrete (literally) works is a talent of monumental (literally) dishonesty. It distracts weak minds from the vast infrastructure of lies the Yellowtards and their communist cronies have lain over the last several decades. It will take no less than a focused effort of social engineering to dig up these foundations of narcissism and, along with it, the profound impact these have had on the Filipino psyche.

Unless this wholesale social reboot is mounted, Filipinos’ aspirations to evolve their society to a modern clear-headed one that can collectively achieve great things will remain severely hobbled. The Yellowtards and communists — and the latter’s terrorist network, the New People’s Army (NPA) — stand in the way of social progress. It’s time Filipinos get on the right pathway forward and leave these forces of backwardness behind — in the very museums they had built to the greater glory of, well, themselves.

3 Replies to “Filipinos are SICK of the Yellowtard EDSA “revolution” narrative”

  1. The socio-political phenomena of decades past that purport to reshape the future paths of any country may be applicable to certain conditions back then, but not today–which also makes us look into a much deeper perspective on what really went wrong with EDSA ’86, while in other countries the peaceful revolutions that marked their transition from authoritarianism took place very smoothly.

    Some would blame it on our leaders, while others, on the people who vote for such leaders. Yet what many introspective souls like this one would claim is the root of all cause is our so-called bad attitude of kanya-kanya or the talangka mentality, which greatly resurfaced after EDSA 1 when political figures (particularly those of the Dilaw kind) went on a power-grabbing spree. These two unpleasant and unproductive habits or traits, inseparable as they will always be, result in the way we incessantly complain, finger-point and look for scapegoats at each other—at governmental, private, and corporate levels, need I say more?—at the height of any crisis, calamity or scandal. Then we procrastinate or resort to the bahala na syndrome until some miracle will come to restore order, or some act of karma will drastically awaken us to face the harsh reality of doing action and devise solutions to such crises. Which in a way, finds its parallels with the Dilaw hard-sell attitude of presenting themselves as the so-called ‘victim card’ or portraying the ‘martyr’ (reminiscent of the way Ninoy died for the Filipinos which, up to today, remains very, very questionable) that make Filipinos wallow in misery and which do not promote values that lead to positive actions carried out with confidence for everyone, regardless of their political affiliation. Not to mention the promises that these duly elected officials pledge–only to find out that once these so-called leaders assume office, their incompetence, incapability and insensitivity as leaders show.

    On another angle, let us also remember that People Power is not only limited to a particular clique or party; in as much as socio-political and economic shifts have drastically changed over the last three decades, the reality is, peoples’ mindsets DO change.

    A very strong show of People Power that is attuned with today’s changing trends and rapid shifts was also shown by the ballot; this took place in 2016 when majority of Filipinos, fed up with the incompetence, insensitivity and inaction of the administration of Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III and the one he anointed to succeed him, Mar Roxas —voted for Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the Philippines’ new leader. The platform of the Mayor from Davao turned Chief Executive, vigorously campaigned for change in contrast to his predecessor whose daang matuwid turned out to be a very bumpy, unstable ride. These changes—or more precisely reforms, in the socio-economic, political and diplomatic levels—no matter how controversial a number of these may be, had put the country back in track for a better, more promising future and have earned the respect of the majority of Filipinos.

    The amusing irony of it all was that the Davaoeno leader’s predecessor was the scion of the woman in Yellow who ignited the first People Power revolution 35 years ago. And it was that very same woman in Yellow who appointed Duterte as OIC of Davao City way back in ’86! But in the end, both mother and son failed to implement the much-needed reforms that the country drastically needed that would make it more competitive and vibrant on a socio-economic level, as well as assert its independence in foreign affairs without too much reliance on the beleaguered West and their questionable policies that deem ‘overly interventionist in domestic affairs.’

    Not to be outdone, let us also remember that the masa who voted for Joseph Ejercito Estrada in 1998—but whose incumbency turned out to be a disaster after less than two years which prompted his resignation—were the very same ones who voted overwhelmingly for Duterte, because their mindests made them feel that he was the appropriate person who can lead the country.

    And lest I forget, we also saw this manifestation in 2022, when the majority of Filipinos voted in favour of Bong-Bong Marcos over Leni Robredo.

    An adage by a great author stressed that the ‘only thing changeless in this world is change.’ How very true. But let us remember, that if the legacy of People Power is to become effective, we do have that obligation, as responsible Filipinos to help generate those changes—or more precisely, reforms—to reverse those remnants of incompetence that had set the country backwards. it’s also high time we do away with hard-sell politics and concentrate more of workable policies that will benefit the majority of Filipinos. We need more of action and initiative not only to support these reforms, but to make sure we do it collectively with a strong sense of pride and sincerity to help generate a very positive, productive and inspiring impact among our fellow Filipinos.

    1. Indeed, historical contexts go broad and deep and, as such, the national debate needs to be extended beyond pretty partisanism and cults of personality.

      A conservation that crosses partisan lines focused on important and actionable issues is the foundation of a healthy democracy and Filipinos are nowhere near laying that essential social groundwork.

  2. I heard of the EDSA Revolution back in the 80s when I was a kid, but was too young to understand it at the time. I’ve been out of the loop, and I need to brush up on Philippine history, but doesn’t this have to do with “People Power” I kept hearing about?

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