i reposted the first video after seeing it on facebook via Carlos Celdran. his description on his post was that he "is disturbed by this video." the second one i got and re-posted myself when i went through other videos of the maker. it has delighted me that a lot of people re-posted them as well, with either the same or couldn't be more different reaction than mine. they've liked, shared, ranted and raved about the videos, now it's my turn.
i think this is not a blame video. it was made to make people aware of history that did not make it to Zaide's pages. at least, not the last time i checked which was back in 1996. lol. and to just consider this as an anti-Aquino, pro-Marcos vid is really an insult to your intelligence. it's not asking for you to do an EDSA 48 (what number are we in now?) but just really sitting back and at least allow your brain to do it's job. i've read a few amusing reactions from friends. if you read this and find the statements familiar, it's prolly yours. lol feel free to comment or message me.
one said, with expletives rightfully PG-13nd, that we should not forget Marcos, martial law and what it did to our country and we should not forget Ninoy and what he did for our country as well.
**my two cents: i doubt anyone will forget, it's immortalized in our history books, especially the ones who experienced it. i don't forget martial law, largely due to the fact that the 1986 Edsa Revolution is remembered every year. As per Wikipedia, Martial law is the imposition of military rule by military authorities over designated regions on an emergency basis—(usually) only temporary—when the civilian government or civilian authorities fail to function effectively (e.g., maintain order and security, and provide essential services), when there are extensive riots and protests, or when the disobedience of the law becomes widespread. In most cases, military forces are deployed to quiet the crowds, to secure government buildings and key or sensitive locations, and to maintain order. aside from that, i don't know anything else about the martial law era. i know people were killed but i don't really know why. prolly they were breaking laws, or were misinformed about what they were fighting for, had false notions, or became threats to the security of the country. enlighten me, and i'll write another post for it.
yes, we should not forget Marcos and his Martial Law but how come we forget Marcos and his contribution to our country? those contributions/projects are still standing until now. the Philippine Children's Hospital, Philippine Kidney Institute, Lung Center of the Philippines, Manila Film Center, PICC, Folk Arts Theatre, Coconut Palace, etc. copied them all from the video, in case you miss it. how come we forget that it was the most robust our economy had been and prolly never will be again? is this the one you're referring to that Ninoy died to save us from? an economy that had an exchange rate of $2 to Php1.00?
and Ninoy, the one it would be a sin to forget. i do not. it's his face i want to see every time i open my wallet or wandering aimlessly with just a Quezon portrait in my pocket. you can call this blasphemy but this is how it is to me. i was born after he died, and i was not conscious about his role in history up until after i memorized all the regions of the Philippines and which of those was the Rice Bowl of the country or where the longest river was. to me, he died because of his ideals and because Marcos wanted him dead for it. you ask anyone, they'll give you a similar answer. about what he did? gave hope to the masses? to finally gather their courage to overthrow the dictator? a shove in the right direction? with the installation of his wife to the seat, it was. to me, i don't know. i don't know the laws he passed or any projects he did. oh, i know one RA he had that did not need review and was passed immediately; it's called the Heroic Act. as for anything else, i don't know. enlighten me again, and i'll write another post for it.
it was also mentioned that those who do not know the intricacies of owning vast lands should shut up and the Aquino family are just protecting their inheritance.
**my two cents: here's an interesting insight provided by the boyfriend, if they were just protecting their land then Marcos was just also protecting his land, his country, from communist rebels by declaring martial law. aaaand, it's not THEIR land. as the video showed, the Philippine Government loaned them the money so that they can buy the land BUT RETURN THEM TO THE FARMERS after ten years. i repeat, the land is NOT theirs. i dunno if you just missed that part, i know how crappy internet connection can get, so i'm putting it out here. aaaand if you're allowed to rant, why are you telling people to shut up? do i smell martial law from you? lol
that the viewer thought Cory was played as someone who destroyed our country, was just a pawn in the game as her advisers were former Marcos cronies, that it was their fault and they should be blamed TOO and that fear is the primary emotion every time Martial Law is recalled.
**my Php1.00 to $2: she was probably ill-advised but as president she had final say. it does not take a saint to know that death means an end to life. the Mendiola Massacre is a clear enough picture, don't you think? i did not know that this massacre happened during Cory's term until I saw this vid. were the lives of the people who died here unimportant than those who perished during Martial Law? if we talk to the loved ones left by the people who died have any less fear when they recall the events? why isn't this as sensationalized? in relation to me, anyway. she could've ordered whoever it was to NOT attack. and like i've said, it's not a blame game. no one is blaming Cory, Noynoy, Ninoy or Kris for that matter. it's just something for you to chew on if you would kindly peel the wool from your eyes and your ears while you're at it. these are facts presented effectively, as evidenced by the rise it got out of you. lol if you thought that it's a bad cop, good cop video after watching, then you must reread my post and watch the video again, the two of them this time. then you can watch this right after.
so, what has Noynoy got to do with this?
**my Php1.00 to $2: in the light that DO is an action word, then i say, nothing. until he returns the land to the farmers as what was promised, all i will remember of his term was how Collezione shirts with the Philippine map and that yellow ribbon sold like hotcakes and that when the going got tough, blame GMA. blame her cheating, corrupt ways that still enabled her to be elected into office. blame her cunning, that along with her scandals she was able to leave her RORO project. blame her because she's wiley and as greedy. like the president preceding Noynoy's mother.
another said that it's just bad propaganda against the Aquino's, how come other politicians with dirtier laundry were not made their own self titled animation.
**my Php1.00 to $2: why should someone go through all the trouble of making a video when the skeletons in their closet had come out and gone trick or treating, regardless of whatever time of the year it was? they don't need animation, as they're not yet dead. they can play themselves every single night in the mother of reality TV shows we call The News with spin-offs called Senate Hearings. the animator prolly thinks highly of us now and assumes we have learned from our mistakes and know what to do.
we've seen facts now what do we make of it? excluding the funny back masking thing and the yellow ribbon symbolism (it was ridic, i know. lol) if Ninoy were alive, would he have given back the land? that's just what it is though, a what if. now his son is another matter. he is alive, holds the highest position in the country, has the power to do justice and has named the common people his bosses.
the bosses have been wanting their land bank, servant. justice had not only been blind but deaf and dumb as well. are you going to heed or is this going to be the overused history repeats itself cliche?