My article today is a reaction to the reaction of what I’ve been reading on Twitter.
The Yellows are desperate to bring President Duterte down. We know that. They’ve tried all sorts of things. They tried destabilization campaign. They’ve used local and international media to paint the President as a mad man. Fake news, twisted and slanted editorials. They’ve used the international instrumentalities like the United Nations, the Human Rights Commission, the ICC, the European Union, every shit in the world! Now, they have introduced a new strategy. Children.
Children’s as weapons of war are nothing new. It’s an age-old strategy. During the Vietnam war, kids were used as spies, messengers, lookouts. Political rallies in Manila have children on the front lines. Do you know why? Because cops are afraid to touch them. Drug addicts cornered by cops use them as human shields. In Africa countries like Sierra Leone, Angola, Uganda, and Congo openly recruit and use children. Palestinians use kids in their war with Israel. Why? Because they are desperate to win world sympathy by any means to the point of using innocents as human shields — the more casualties, the better.
Which brings me to the Anti-Dutertes.
Remember, there are only about 5% of them who disapprove of Duterte. Wasn’t that the latest poll ratings? How much noise can the 5% influence ba? Not much. Therefore, the anti-Duterte has to be creative. So when this boy was killed in Caloocan during a drug raid, what a perfect opportunity for the Yellows! They have now dragged this kid and used him as their weapon against President Duterte and painting the President as a kid-killer on the war on drugs!
Look. These people can have as many placards and FB updates telling the world that Duterte has now killed 30 of them. THAT’S NOT PROTECTING CHILDREN! You protect children from drugs by telling adults to stop their shit on drugs! You protect children by smacking (mabait pa ako nyan!) the shit out of your legislators to act quickly on drugs and not allow them to proliferate! But how do you protect children from drugs when you have government officials mismo as drug lords and drug money beneficiaries?! Mga ipokrito!!! What a convenient way to use kids for political ends! That’s what you call reprehensibly Boko Haram!
(Buti nga hindi ko kayo tinawag na mga Boko Harams of the Philippines!)