So much has been said about the Aquino family. That like the Marcos bunch. No one has a clue of the truth any more. But here’s the ironic part of what happens when the history books are written by the so-called victors. And in the case of these two families. This it what the people have either been taught, or shielded. All the people have been taught that the Aquino name represents good. And the Marcos name is bad. And here is where it gets interesting.
The Marcos era is pretty much remembered for Martial Law. The alleged human rights atrocities. And supposedly stealing from the nations coffers. Now, while Martial Law was between 1972-81. Yet no one ever seems to talk about what occurred between 1965-72. In short. The Philippines saw massive infrastructure projects that weren’t matched by his combined predecessors. Nor improved upon, since the EDSA1 disaster of 1986.
On the Aquino side of things. The history books paint them as some kind of saintly goody goody crew, that could do no wrong. On the contrary, a little homework paints a completely different picture. One of deceit, collaboration, and Communist ideals.
The following focuses upon the two generations prior to the seriously faulty activities of current President, BS Aquino III.
Benigno Aquino Sr. Collaborated With The Axis Powers
It’s strange you know. When President Aquino went to Japan, he actually went as far as to compare the People’s Republic of China to Nazi Germany. However, if you take a look at his family’s records, nothing screams “Nazi” more than some of the actions of his predecessors.
The truth is, Benigno Aquino Sr. openly collaborated with the Japanese during World War II. He was among those chosen by the Imperial Army of Japan to be one of the puppet leaders of the Philippines along with President Jose P. Laurel at the time. We can assume that while the infamously barbaric soldiers of Japan went about pillaging villages, slaughtering farmers and raping women, Benigno Aquino Sr. simply sat back and enjoyed the view.
Surprisingly enough though, after the war ended, Benigno Aquino Sr. was pardoned by President Ramon Magsaysay and was spared from arrest and execution as was often the case with those who chose to collaborate with the Axis Powers. To put this in perspective, in France, both Philippe Petain and Pierre Laval, two of France’s leaders in World War II were arrested for treason with Laval getting executed for his troubles with Petain only being spared because of his advanced age. Another example would of course be Wang Jingwei, the head of state in China at the time, who became the most hated man in all of China for screwing over his people to the brutal reign of Imperial Japan and, after the war, his name became synonymous to “traitor” among many Chinese.
Benigno Aquino II Was A Troublemaker At Harvard
True enough, Benigno Aquino II, President Aquino’s father did stay at Harvard.
What the media doesn’t tell us however is that he just stayed there as a kind of refugee. He never wrote a book there, he never studied there and he sure as heck wasn’t respected there. He is, for all intents and purposes, no different from the Syrian refugees fleeing their own country and seeking asylum elsewhere. It just so happens that Americans thought that he was kinda smart and decided to let him stay in one of their more prestigious institutions.
However, with little to no gratitude, he had to go and insult the kindness the Americans offered him. Instead of behaving, he went on to recruit people to the Communist cause. In short, instead of being thankful to the Americans for giving him sanctuary, he spat at their generosity.
No wonder the 1987 Constitution refuses to accept foreign teachers. Because if we did, we’d all find out just what kind of ungrateful charlatans the Aquinos really are.
The Mendiola Massacre
So, people think that Cory Aquino is a saint and that Ferdinand Marcos was a tyrant…
Well, sorry to burst your little bubble but Cory Aquino was indeed involved in the Mendiola Massacre. Of course, while she probably wasn’t there personally, she was nonetheless in command of the men who did the killing. At least up to a dozen farmers were killed and about thirty-nine others were seriously wounded when the personal gunmen of the Aquino administration opened fire on protesters who only wanted to be given what was due to them.
Truth be told, the real reason Cory Aquino probably opposed the Marcos regime wasn’t because of her husband’s untimely death (which is sometimes rumored to have been orchestrated by her of family all along) but because Ferdinand Marcos wanted to distribute the lands of Hacienda Luisita to the farmers who had worked on it for so long.
In the end, when one looks back on the way things went, even if Ferdinand Marcos wasn’t a benevolent leader, Cory Aquino was really no different or probably much worse. If there’s anything she really did right, it was simply her clever manipulation of the media in covering up her mistakes and atrocities. So while Ferdinand Marcos was no angel, this does not at all imply that Cory Aquino was some sort of saint. At the end of the day, Cory Aquino was just another power-hungry politician who was all too willing to kill to get what she wanted.
Maybe it’s time for you people to rethink where you have come from. And where these people and their obviously corrupt politics have taken you?
[*] Thanks go to Grimwald from GRP for giving me something to work with.