Of all the election brouhaha going on in the country today nothing is more significant, reassuring and, therefore, welcomed than the report saying that the “victims of martial law have launched a movement to stop Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. from winning the vice presidential race.”
The movement called CARMMA or Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang was formed by members belonging to organizations like SELDA (Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto), , Desaparecidos, Bayan, Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), and other victims of human rights abuses.
The resistance shown by these groups and many other concerned individuals, most of whom are now senior citizens, augurs well for the country, and this should be acknowledged as a meaningful gesture, especially by the younger generation of Filipinos, who are credulous and have no clear knowledge of the notorious conjugal dictatorship of Bongbong’s parents, one of whom is still very much alive and back in political power – the scandalous Imelda.
“Only in the Philippines could a leader like Ferdinand Marcos, who pillaged his country for over 20 years, still be considered for a national burial. Insignificant amounts of the loot have been recovered, yet his wife and children were allowed to return and engage in politics.”
I did not say that, but this is a universal observation stated by one of the world’s indomitable leader, the late Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in his book “From Third World to First.”
The fact that Bongbong refuses to apologize for the atrocities committed by the conjugal dictatorship, for which he is aware that it happened based on his pronouncements in his campaign sorties, makes it even more ominous for the son to follow the footsteps of his despotic father.
Observe closely and you will see that the son is trying very hard to imitate the mannerisms and the way his father talks. Needless to say that even the ideas and programs of his father, Bongbong is bringing it up and suggesting it to the people – the latest of which is the revival of the Kadiwa Store system.
Talking also about the stalled Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), his arguments are just like that of the despot Marcos.
CARMMA believes that Bongbong and his family have a bottomless war chest that he can use to win the vice presidency.
Whoever doubts is being hoodwinked and Bongbong will continue hoodwinking the Filipinos, especially the younger and the more gullible ones, all the way to the presidency, God forbids, if he wins the race he is into now.