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Philippine National Police: Fascists, Cowards, Inconsiderate Bastards…

Posted in News from the Homeland with tags , , , , , , on August 27, 2010 by xmabaitx

"Haha... wow it sure was funny when that crazy gunmen killed all those people! Quick take a picture of me before we go out to get a San Miguel to celebrate what a great job we did handling all of this!"

Pigs are pigs no matter what country they’re from. Lat Monday The Philippine National Police screwed the pooch in the worst possible way, creating an INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT by botching a hostage situation. 8 hostages plus the gun wielding ex-police officer who held them captive were killed in the macabre song and dance whose soundtrack of chaos and gunfire was gleefully mixed and mastered to worldwide audiences by the Philippine media.

Now I will mention that the PNP and SOCO (Scene of the Crime Operatives) were not the only ones posing for pictures in front of the bullet riddled bus. There were a few school children who decided that a picture of them in front of the crime scene would be a great souvenir to floss in the faces of their friends. I can just imagine them squealing in jejemon to one another:

“Dude, that was so totally cool that we took a picture in front a bus where PEOPLE DIED… FROM GUNSHOTS! REAL GUNSHOTS!”

“Whoa really?! That’s just soooooo awesome! OMG!”

Ok… so regarding their level of professionalism and decorum the NATIONAL body of law enforcement in the Philippines is ON THE SAME LEVEL AS A BUNCH OF SCHOOL CHILDREN. FUCK… FUCK… F-U-C-K.

One can only imagine what these bastards must do on a daily basis behind closed doors when this is the kind of shit they do shamelessly in broad daylight.

Perhaps the Philippine National Police should have smiled for a picture in front of this scene as well:

"Relatives weep as they lay wreaths on a coffin of a Hong Kong tourist who was killed in Monday's hostage standoff in the Philippines as the bodies of the slain victims arrive at the Hong Kong airport, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. A charter flight brought the bodies of eight victims of the bus hijacking in the Philippines back home to Hong Kong on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)"

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Ang Katipunan

Posted in Capitali$m Must be Destroyed, News from the Homeland on July 7, 2009 by xmabaitx

Today is the 117th anniversary of the founding of the Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan.

Mga Katipunero

Mga Katipunero

The Katipunan was the Philippine underground revolutionary movement which valiantly rose up in armed resistance against the throne of Spain.  The women and men of a “lowly colony” who dared to stand tall against a superiorly armed military force and economic world power have left an indelible imprint upon the hearts and minds of any and all sons and daughters of the Philippine nation who have come after them.   Continue reading

My Lai / Haditha / Samar

Posted in AmeriKKKan P0litRICK5, Capitali$m Must be Destroyed, In Solidarity, News from the Homeland with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2009 by xmabaitx

 

“…War is beautiful because it establishes man’s dominion over the subjugated machinery by means of gas masks, terrifying megaphones, flame throwers, and small tanks. War is beautiful because it initiates the dreamt-of metalization of the human body. War is beautiful because it enriches a flowering meadow with the fiery orchids of machine guns. War is beautiful because it combines the gunfire, the cannonades, the cease-fire, the scents, and the stench of putrefaction into a symphony. War is beautiful because it creates new architecture, like that of the big tanks, the geometrical formation flights, the smoke spirals from burning villages, and many others … Poets and artists of Futurism! … remember these principles of an aesthetics of war so that your struggle for a new literature and a new graphic art … may be illumined by them!”

 

Today is the 41st anniversary of the My Lai Massacre which occurred during the American War in Vietnam.  I find it interesting that many Americans think of the United States’ military interventions in Southeast Asia as distant and disconnected events rather than phenomena which have shaped the present and which are still relevant to present day acts of U.S. military aggression.  

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Ako si Handala

Posted in In Solidarity, News from the Homeland with tags , , , , , , , on February 24, 2009 by xmabaitx

During the first of my travels to the Philippines I had the overwhelming experience of interacting with children of the urbran poor sector in Cebu City. While a number of my travel companions and I ate our dinner at an outdoor food stand I remember quite vividly how a young girl approached me and attempted to peddle her tiny wreaths of sampaguita flowers.  
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