Monday, August 18, 2008

The reformed military with genuine revolutionary program is the only hope.

Father Reuters says “Let's not just abandon the Philippines ” because since 40-years ago our nation has been heading “towards an irreversible path of economic decline and moral decadence.” He says further, “We have tried people power twice; in both cases, it fell short. Maybe it's time to try prayer power.”

We tried though prayers a lot esp. in EDSA I that led the evil forces of Marcos dictatorship not to defy with viciousness and ruthlessness, the 300 strong military rebels backed by the critical mass of people. But prayer power seemed not enough.

The military was too fast to hand over to Cory and GMA political forces the reins of the govt. They failed to educate them and get their real commitment to sacrifice and if need be, die for our country and people, not only done by the soldiers being abused and corrupted by them.

They were the same old dogs with different collars only, afflicted with the decades old culture of corruption. When the military revolutionaries realized such grave error in our nation’s history, they did pockets of rebellion against Cory and GMA but didn’t know the evil forces of corruption grew much bigger than their pangs. They learned the techniques of suppressing people power – the choke point strategy of the RAM then was met also with the same approach pouring loyalist forces to strategic choke points to counter the people’s movements to the seat of power. People power has become a PUFF, no longer an effective means.

The political forces entrenched more themselves bribing and corrupting the military whose leaderships couldn’t just reject. They were easily brained washed that according to the Constitution, political authority is supreme over the military and must be protected and safeguarded at all times, no matter what the prevailing corrupt practices they used in getting and keeping themselves into power. They are in effect illegitimate in the throne of power that the military keeps on putting them entrenched on the pedestal. This runs counter to the very essence of the Constitution.

Yes, prayers could be. This had always been resorted to by the people, esp. the poor ones. But nothing significant changed the tide of the sad history of the nation. Prayer power fell short??? The political leaders and their corrupt values being exorcised by prayers??? No way will they ever reform!!!

For the military revolutionaries and the well meaning leaders in the noble profession of arms, prayers or no prayers, this has been their much much long wish for our great mass of people: the entire AFP be unified so they have the solid will to free the people from the decades old of vicious, ruthless, corrupt political bondage. They learned so much about the lessons of our nation’s political history at the national and local level: sa kaparangan, kabundukan, kanayunan, lungsod man o hindi – pare-parehong mga ganid ang mga nasa poder pampulitika. Kasama na rito ang mga sumusuporta sa NPA at Muslim extortionist-terrorists, ninanakaw nila ang kaban ng bayan para mabihisan sila (like uniforms being tailored even by military tailors outside camps) at maarmasan sila.

So, the reformed military with genuine revolutionary program is the only hope. Mao did it as he knew political power emanates from the barrel of the gun.

TITO'66

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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salamat po.

jose miguel said...

Yes soldiers among us, the basic duty of the Filipino soldier
is to defend our nation. But for whom and against whom?

Normally, this question is not being asked just like asking
to members of a family this question, “ if you have to protect
your family, for whom should you protect them against whom?”
is not being asked. It is not being asked because the answer
which is, “for the family against trespassers” is already a basic
natural instinct.

Our bodies have a defense labelled as the immune system.
The MedicineNet.com from its website,
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp? articlekey=3907
defines the Immune system as responsible for distinguishing us
from everything foreign to us, and for protecting us against
infections and foreign substances. The immune system works
to seek and kill invaders.

Just like the defense at the family level and the biological level,
defense system at the social level, in particular at the national
level is not being given attention to as the unit it is supposed to
be the beneficiary of its function is also at least functional,
normally not pathological and preferably vibrant.

But when a nation as that of ours manifest painful symptoms
not normal to other nations especially progressive ones like
Japan, Vietnam, Israel, France or Finland, then we have to
undergo examination, review our history and diagnosis.
It is but proper that this is what a person experiencing pain,
has to undergo—medical examination, medical history
review, and diagnosis before treatment options can be
decided for application.

After the 1920s, the situation in the Philippines showed that
defending against who and for whom have to be reviewed.

Some of the Symptoms:

Our relatively large proportion of forest area has been
decreasing at a fast rate causing flash floods and erosion
of hillsides and mountainsides every year. During the last
quarter of 2004, some 1500 people perished in the
flashfloods and landslides in Aurora and neighboring
provinces. This was caused by logging operations
financed by 5 Chinese named by former DENR Secretary
Alvarez. As reported in many news reports, a big
proportion of those have been involved in the financing of
logging are Chinese.

We have a fertile land. Our food production including rice
production of which we were one of the highest in
exporting to other countries has now gone down to
making us one of lowest in production making us
highest in importing. As reported in many reports,
Chinese are mostly the ones in cartels buying farm
products to farmers at a very low price and distribute
them to retailers at a very high price. There is a
report now that a group of Chinese are flooding the
Philippine market with very low priced eggs threatening
to kill the egg livelihood of the Filipinos.

Sometime in the 1950s, there have been killings of some
of us Filipinos by Americans in Clark Field, Pampanga
when it was still a U. S. Base. But the American military
refused to hand over the killers to the Philippine courts
for trial. There was an incident in which some of us
Filipinos were alleged to be pilferers were shot down like
dogs inside the American bases. There was also the
detention of Enrique Santa Maria, a Filipino mining
operator, by the Clark Field U. S. Air Base authorities
for mining in Bueno Hill, Capas, Tarlac, which was within
the American reservation. In 1964, one of us Filipinos,
a boy in Clark Field was shot in the back by an American
sentry. This was followed shortly by the killing of another
one of us, a Filipino fisherman by American sentries at the
Olongapo Naval Base in Subic, Zambales. In 1968,
another one of us Filipinos was shot to death by an
American sentry in Cavite. The following year, another
trigger happy American soldier, who was off duty, went
hunting with his service pistol, in broad daylight shot to
death another one of us, a Filipino employee of the
military base. The American soldier said he mistook that
one of us Filipinos for a “wild boar.” The American military
court hastily tried the offender and acquitted him.
A few days later, he was reported to have left for the
United States

We now have one of the highest death rates in the world of
persons who were either vocal in exposing or fighting
corruption in the government. This is an indication of
sytematic killing of Filipinos of which, only an organization
like that of the Armed Forces of the Philippines or the
Philippine National Police is capable of executing.
This is a symptom of systematic killing of own nationals
by a defense organization of the same nationals.

In General Santos City ISM participants investigated
several facilities including the local airport, the Makar
Wharf, the fish port, and a new luxury hotel and
concluded that they are grossly out of proportion to
the actual needs of the people of the city and the
region. The fact that these huge infrastructures were
built recently with US funding in a region that is
strategically favorable for military use raises the
suspicion that they were constructed for future use
by the US military.

There was a case of an american convicted of raping
a Filipina. The convicted american was sprang out of
Manila City Jail by Americans helped by Filipino
Government Officials.

This is a pattern of foreign trespasses. All through
these years, the Philippine government labelled
legally as such have not only not done anything
to stop these trespasses but have even collaborated
with them. Instead of utilizing the national defense
organization to check foreign trespassings,
the Gloria Macabebe Arrobo government utilized
these organization to kidnap a witness to
anomalous dealings with the Chinese, kill
Filipinos fighting corruption in the government,
manipulate election results and protect the
foreign trespassers.

In developed nations, their soldiers instinctively
defend their nation against foreign trespassers.
We only read their histories. The Japanese
generals in the 1900s threathened to remove
their prime minister when he took American for his
advisers. Gen de Gaulle led a resistance
movement against German invasion and their
puppet government led by Gen Petain in the 1940s.
The Vietnamese people and their soldiers drove
away the American invaders in the 1970s.

The MedicineNet.com also states that a key part
of the immune system's role is to differentiate
between invaders and the body's own cells –
when it fails to make this distinction, a reaction
against 'self' cells and molecules causes
autoimmune disease.

Ours is a case of an autoimmune immune social
disease. We have first of all to realize that
defending Americans and Chinese who are
our invaders, and their collaborator GMA is
abnormal. It is pathologic.

The next thing to do if we still do not know
What to do with this case is to review our history.
Let us research our glorious moment when we
became independent of Spain and produced our
own government, our own defense system,
constitution, a republic and a national identity.
Whereas before there were the visayans, the tagalogs,
the moros and many other group of peoples, we
became one territory and one nation when we
became independent.

After that, during the 1900s, the Americans invaded
our country, destroyed our defense system,
killed our people and corrupted our education,
communication, political and psycho-sociological
sytem with an Americanized Infected Disorder
Syndrome.

This in a very brief review, is the underlying cause
of our sickness today, including thatof the painful
situation in Mindanao.

Filipino Soldiers among us, for whom are we defending
against whom?

Iskra said...

as for me, better to join with the militant masses and build a stronger united front against fascism, bureaucrat capitalism, imperialism and feudalism-and therefore we will build a national democratic nation with a socialist perspective.

this nation is more or less a satellite nation of the imperialist US. Most of our history books, save for agoncillio and constantino are more pro american-like zaide. In fact, in this country where the society is semifudal, semicolonial can be manipulated by a foreign master which is strong and rich. What goes wrong is that why our authorities are obeying their wishes and not of the people? Well...
Independence exists on paper.
We can classify this kind of independence we achieved as a fake!

all of you soldiers are sons and daughters of the filipino toiling masses, whether it is a farmer, a worker or an intellectual, unity of the filipinos must be led by the ones who toil, and not of the idle few.

Anonymous said...

a true revolutionary is a revolutionary by deeds, and not just by words. kaya di mananalo ang rebolusyon kasi karamihan dakdak lang ng dakdak.

Anonymous said...

The Philippine Military is afflicted with graft and corruption a disease worse than cancer. A cancer as an illness can be cured by chemotherapy and other various therapies or a combination there of. But graft and corruption has no cure. So AFP must cease to exist or it must be smashed. It cannot be reorganize with the same actor the same director and based on the same orientation: mercenary and instrument of killing and suppression by whoever is in power weather legitimate or illegitimate, it has been shown by Philippine history and it has been prove by Quirino, Marcos and now, Glorieta Macapal Arroyo. Now, if the people want a real Army that will serve its interest and security, indeed, The People need a revolutionary army, a revolutionary army that is in truth and in deed a people's army.

And the country has already have one the NEW PEOPLE'S ARMY. In its entirety since its founding it has serve the interest of the people particularly the oppress.

So Officers and Gentlemen and patriotic soldiers of the AFP don't waste your thought and effort trying to change or transform a rotten arm forces with a decadent culture and moribund to its core, into a revolutionary one. If you do, you are dumb. So don't do it. Just join or defect to the People's most revolutionary Army - NPA.
Good Luck