A Chronicle of the Da Pinoys and Da Coconut Repablik of Da Pilipins
The 30th anniversary of the death of opposition leader Ninoy Aquino is on the news again and they shall sensationalise his supposed achievements and contributions to the downfall of the Marcos regime. For over 27 years, Ninoy is still hailed as a hero and some fans went ridiculous that he was even considered the ‘greatest President we never had’.
Well Ninoy had an intellectual capacity to rival Marcos, he was ambitious and he was quite competent, but the point is he was nothing but a jester, an individual who plays the emotions of the populace and the media. Because he had an experience on news journalism, he knew how to manipulate people and persuade them through his speeches.
It is quite wondering how our politicians ended up like a bunch of idiots in a basket case. Ninoy had an excellent oratory skill and this was the reason why he can persuade people to support him. According to some sources, he was the supposed successor to Marcos. Well I shall tell you some details regarding that:
Back in the late 1970’s Marcos was suffering from lupus which left him crippled and bedridden. His day to day tasks on managing the state was left to his cronies especially Ramos and Enrile and her wife Imelda. Marcos cronies’ knew that Marcos’ time was over and several politicians were waiting to fill up the gap of the power vacuum that shall ensure if he died.
Ninoy and Marcos were friends and they frequently used scrambler telephones to avoid suspicion. In fact if Marcos wanted to kill Ninoy, he had several options to kill him, in fact Ninoy was sentenced to death but was never carried out. If Marcos despised him, why did he let Ninoy and his family to go to the United States? It was an idiotic move to let a man who hated you so much to let him escape to abroad and tolerate his actions.
For me, Marcos had major flaws: He was nothing but an idiot who appointed incompetent cronies which borrowed money without hesitation for his projects and he chose the wrong side of nationalism, which had angered the people outside the Tagalog area. Marcos’ support was still extensive amongst farmers and labourers who applauded his land reform program, but he was despised by the old oligarchy and the people from Manila.
In August 21, 1983 Ninoy arrived and was quickly killed in the process by Rolando Galman. I have two guesses who are the main culprits: It was either from Marcos’ inner circle or his relatives, but the former is quite likely. They knew that Ninoy shall succeed Marcos in case of his death.
We also knew that Marcos’ inner circle and the opposition were waiting for him to die. So the oligarchs succeeded and used Ninoy and his wife Cory Aquino as a poster child for their supposed cause of freedom and democracy. Since the economy was deteriorating, popular support among the Marcoses faded. Members of the officer corps planned to stage a coup, the Communist insurgency was worsened and overnight, Marcos made several enemies.
By 1986, the military under Enrile and Ramos staged a coup d Etat but it was close to failure until Cardinal Sin called the citizens to be used as cannon fodders to prevent the advance of Marcos’ troops. The political vultures had taken advantage of the chaos and joined the bandwagon. In an instance, People Power was born, a legitimised coup under the guise of a ‘revolution’.
I am irritated at people who still hailed Ninoy Aquino as a hero. He was not; he was a generic politician who wanted to protect his own interests. Some sources said he was in talks with Communist rebels and he delivered essential supplies to them which were used to fund their insurgency. Aquino wanted to participate in the IBP elections, and if he won, he was eyeing a coalition government that would include the Left. His intermediary also impressed upon Salas that the exiled senator wanted a peaceful transition.
So some of you shall complain about respecting one’s opinion:
Personally, when it comes to rights, I think one of two things is true: I think either we have unlimited rights, or we have no rights at all. Personally, I lean toward unlimited rights – I feel, for instance, I have the right to do anything I please. But, if I do something you don’t like, I think you have the right to kill me. So where you gonna find a fairer fucking deal than that?
So the next time some asshole says to you, “I have a right to my opinion,” you say, “Oh yeah? Well, I have a right to my opinion, and my opinion is that you have no right to your opinion.” Then shoot the fuck and walk away!
Ninoy was a hero, an opinion? This is pure nonsense. Aquino was a traditional politician who would use any avenue or group, the NPA included, to advance his cause. How can we suppose to raise educated people if they are always fed with lies? Yes, we are raising a generation of deluded idiots. It is time to re-evaluate history if that is only made to protect the interests of the idiots in power. Enjoy this deluded bullshit folks!