ALLOWING a thousand flowers to bloom, a phraseology from Mao Zedong, makes for all voices to be raised both “for” and “against” the historical judgment, albeit evolving and hence pending, on “Martial Law” (ML). Contributing my own debutante thoughts on what is clearly a highly emotional issue when the name Marcos is part of the hardened psychosis of activism in a previous era, and which to this day, continue to raise its fist of rabidity over claims of historical revisionism.
The traditional and notional concept of war is often one of armed conflict and in the nature of its clearest exemplifications – invasions. The narrative of previous World Wars engaged in long drawn out trench warfare, naval armadas controlling sea lanes, with the combine of air superiority is the most comprehensible picture in the imagination of the common man. The idea of “boots on the ground” is however a limited view of the various spectrum wherein “war” may actually exist between States. Lest we forget by the very nature of human existence and defined countries, cooperation and conflict are two sides of the same coin.Continue reading …
OVER a decade ago, I distinctly recall sounding the alarm on what I perceived was my modest diagnosis of the Philippine state. It was, to be brief, the logic behind the daily headlines and the compendium of events which even our leaders were unaware of? Or did not wish to expose before a deserving citizenry. To reiterate, “What we are witnessing today is the phenomenon of a Republic that is deconstructing, a national identity which is unraveling, and a national territory threatened by balkanization from enemies domestic and foreign”.Continue reading …
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte in his tour of AFP Camps has revealed an estimated 600,000 Filipinos are drug addicts and are victims of this pernicious trade. Other experts place the toll higher. There is, to be theoretical about the substance abuse, a horizontal and vertical menace that influences the widest swathe of our common people, from the lowliest in the mountains with shabu, to the richest, to suspected political mammals in national office e.g. former Cabinet members and alleged legislators?Continue reading …