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Monday, November 21, 2016

Marcos burial at the LNMB was part of the Duterte package. Deal with it!

It's not fair daw to blame Duterte supporters for the Marcos burial at LNMB. Many of them are anti-Marcos, but they voted for Duterte because they want "peace and order" and/or believe in the "war on drugs" and/or are just fed up with the status quo and want "change".

Here's there thing though. You voted for Duterte knowing full well the esteem in which he held the Marcos family, and he spoke plainly about his intentions to bury Marcos at LNMB. And you said, ok, we can accept that. It's like American voters who voted for Trump who say but we're not sexist/homophobic/racist/xenophobic! Yes, but they knew he represented all those things, and they said, ok, we can accept that. To me, that is unacceptable. Your vote has consequences, and you need to accept THAT.

There is plenty of blame to go around. We as a society have failed to learn the lessons from Martial Law and we are all partly at fault. I only point out the complicity of Duterte supporters to call out the ridiculous hand-washing of the pro-Duterte-anti-Marcos, because you can't have it both ways. This is a direct consequence of your votes. And this is precisely why you can't be a single issue voter, focused on a very narrow set of personal qualities/policy pronouncements. Because you didn't just vote for those, you voted for the entire package. And Marcos was part of the package. You don't get to absolve yourself of this.

Aissa Ereneta as posted on Facebook.


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