I can still remember those street chants – “Marcos, Hitler, diktador, tuta. Marcos, Hitler diktador, tuta.”
It has become a mantra of a bygone era.
Suddenly, today, activists are chanting about a brand new dictator in our midst. A tyrannical one.
And since dictators are now so fashionable in the world, my hubby Alan, aka @hotmanila, received this query from a foreign PR outfit. Here’s what the PR outfit wanted to learn, according to Alan:
How’s your dictator?
Hot Manila – by Alan Robles
We at Shatweak, Schwindle & Troll Political Consultancy Inc. understand your country has just acquired a brand-new dictator. Congratulations! Please take this brief questionnaire to help us determine if your new dictator meets strict international standards.
What best describes your dictator’s appearance?
a. Clueless looking clumsy dweeb
b. A funeral casket full of melting wax and gristle
How many fake war medals and awards does your dictator claim?
Describe your dictator’s character
a. Doesn’t seem very bright
b. Evil genius
Describe the wife
To read the rest, please click on this link.
If PNoy is a dictator, I like how he dictate, good dictator.
“OSMENA SAYS PNOY DISRESPECTFUL, CHILDISH”
“Senator Osmena III on Wednesday said he was shocked by President Aquino’s defiance of the Supreme Court and blamed Palace handlers for the lousy handling of the controversy over the disbursement acceleration program.”
“Speaking to ANC’s Headstart, Osmena confirmed that Aquino came off as confrontational and disrespectful in his defense of the DAP.”
“He also described as “childish” President Aquino’s call for people to wear yellow or sport yellow ribbons to show their support for the President’s position on the DAP.” (ABS-CBN 7/23/14)
Who is the PNoy’s speech writer and adviser on DAP? It could not be abad!!
I won’t be updating today.
I’m preparing a report as a resource speaker for tomorrow’s Lingkod Bayan Series: A Closer Look on the Disbursement Acceleration Program.
I was invited by the student council of the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG).
It will be a very strange experience for me since the other resource speakers are my news sources whom I very much respect – Dr. Leonor Briones and UP Constitutional Law Prof. Harry Roque.
The trapo’s (traditional politicians) don’t want to change the system and do all they can to maintain the old ways so they can enrich themselves at the expense of the average person in the street.
They don’t like our president as he is fighting for a better fairer country. Its a sad state of affairs that those “militants” let them self be used.
I found this book that you wrote on the internet by chance, Raissa. Is this yours and is it still in circulation? I just thought this best describes the president aka brand new dictator of the PH. I hope you don’t mind me parroting your book.
To fight without end: The story of a misunderstood president (Makabayan Dictator)…. thanks RAISSA<3
Now why don't we turn the table and ask PNOY:
Q: Are the PINOYS worth fighting for?
A: It's not over till I declare it's over.
Di end!! the story goes as another dictator gets impeached.Buhay pinoy , are you really worth fighting for? Itanong na lang natin kay Inday.
yes, it’s mine.
m thinking of updating and reissuing it.
There should be a sense of proportion among those who believe that Pnoy is at fault for DAP. Labeling him a dictator is just way too much; considering that this country went through 20 years of real dictatorship when people who rallied in the streets or wrote critical articles in the newspapers could be arrested and tortured.
From Wikipedia: “A dictator is a ruler who wields absolute authority.”
It is an insult for those who suffered in a previous dictatorship to regard their sufferings in the same category as what we are experiencing now. True, our lives are still shitty and third-worldly, politicians are still corrupt, there is still massive inequality, political patronage is still the norm — but then we are not in constant fear of being arrested because our facebook feeds or tweets are considered “dissident” or “subversive”.
I just think that we should not use strong words like “dictator” indiscriminately. Or maybe those people like Bayan etc. are using it as a hyperbole? So then we should not take them literally?
The way I see it, Pnoy may be a bumbling, balding, chain-smoking, video-game addict, single male handed a role that could have been his father’s instead. But using “dictator” to describe him would entail me to perform uncomfortable verbal acrobatics to do so.
That the militants can mindlessly and outrageously call President Aquino a dictator is glaring proof that he is not. But the term dictator may appeal to these militants because the communists believe in the “dictatorship of the proletariat” (meaning them as dictators and not the people).
Notice how they ignore their paltry number, substituting their noise and disruptive gimmicks to project popularity. Media should scrutinize them better but for some reason media does not seem inclined to do so.
Those activists who have no idea that they are falling for the communist ploy are what some political analysts call – “useful idiots”. For a more precise definition of this term, kindly google it
PNoy might bestow their wishes. The House is now floating the idea of emergency powers on PNoy to solve the impending power crisis, what more the house can grant PNoy if there is really a real political crisis?
It is better to remind the Leftist of the cliche, “Be careful what you wish for…”
Bading daw yun new Dictator ayon sa bading na communista ayyyyy ano ba yan….kahit na,
TYPE KO PA RIN SYA MAGING DICTATOR KO, WHATEVA HE HE HE HE….
Marami na nakakita lalo na sa Cagayan na ka holding hands pa ang Tree who is bigay na bigay naman. Nakarating na ba kayo sa tagpuan nila sa Morato? Hehehe,
Actually the chant was “MARCOS, HITLER, DIKTADOR, TUTA” in 4-4 count.
ah, thanks for correcting me. i forgot hitler.
Oo nga naman, historical na yun chant na yun so wag na wag mo babawasan at mawawala ang birtud ng mantra. We did shouted it in so many occasions at Espana Street, Welcome Rotunda, Plaza Miranda, US Embassy and at the AS Steps not to mention at the first demonstration against the lift of the writ of habeas corpus in 1971 where Sonny Coloma was a speaker at the top of a van at Farmer’s Market in Cubao, Quezon City.
the professional heckler does it better but nice try.
Whatever it is you’re having for lunch, Alan, I want some.
Nice take. Keep it up.
I doubt if alan will ever be envited to the bishop’s place, have lunch or dinner with oscar cruz.
vander anievas says
hindi nauubusan si alan ng foreign assets!
…hello! mga boss ko! Anong lamang natin? 15, 000, 000 lang!
…si Garcy ‘to? Ano na? Ma’m…pipilitin ko…1 million dito sa Mindanao! Kung masobrahan…1.5Million Ma’am! Panalo ka Ma’am over all. Ha! GOOD!
…that’s me, my sorry but not my voice…
evil genius din ang diktador ko. thank the lord he has no evil wife obese and obtuse looking like jabba the hutt, always wearing A-line expensive dresses to hide her widening wais. evil genius ang dikatdor ko, according to jojo guerrero of SCEA, evil genius was able to rape lady justice the statue – without leaving a trace? evil genius managed to rape lady justice even without being in the vicinity? where’s the cctv footage? where’s the blotter, jojo? jojo guerrero should remove the blindfold from lady justice’s eyes and let her see the light. bring her up to date. give her wheels. she might change location, become enamored of PNoy and stand guard at malakanyang. yohoo!
chit navarro says
My dictator is an evil genius, no wife kasi clumsy looking siya but provides freedom of speech because he does not lock up his critics but allows his men to file a case vs people interrupting him when speaking (he calls them hecklers) and FINGERS the jokers and comedian who declares part of his acts as unconstitutional – (according to the other set of jokers that want to occupy his seat by taking him out there… :)
yeah, evil genius is much like jose rizal. maybe not in looks but in demeanor. rizal could not keep a wife and spent most of his life being single, got no children of his own too.
sabi nila hitler
gross! hitler hit on his young cousin, made her pregnant too, but she suicided.
it was atty topacio who admired hitler, wanted to be hitler, even had picture of hitler in his office. and has a teenage lover.
I’d settle for evil genius. my type of dictator. evil to those who plunder, a sacrificial lamb to others,
a father figure to the fatherless, a tinik on the side of oscar cruz.
Texas Pinoy says