I have always refrained from posting my political opinions here. Because mainly I respect everyone's opinion, and; I try to understand their point of view. But for one candidate, I still can not fully understand the amount of support he is getting.
Why Bongbong Marcos?
You are not happy with the Aquino administration? Well guess what, me too. Unaccounted Yolanda Fund, SAF Massacre, PDAF are only some of the current administration's failures. But my question is why do you believe the Marcoses are the default solution? Aquino VS Marcos? Yellow VS Red? Why should our government be the duel of political families? We have democracy that allows us to vote for our own leaders. Why would you use this gift to perpetuate their dynasties? This is not Westeros where we are forced to swear loyalty to powerful families. GoT may be a fantasy novel, but the scary thing is, we can still expect the same results. The families play the game, while the people become collateral.
“The sins of the father are not the sins of the son”. Yes, I agree as well. They are different people, and why would he pay for Ferdinand's crimes. But won't the same logic also imply “The achievements of the father won't necessarily be the achievements of the son”. Ferdinand did not have South China Sea Dispute or ISIS. The country doesn't have the same credibility with the World bank as before. These gives Bongbong a different playing field. What makes you so sure that he will bring the same greatness to the country? Yes he had years in public office and graduated from impressive schools. But majority of the vice presidential candidates have similar credentials.
But is he really free from sin? He may not have been convicted. But he still has cases on ill gotten wealth. He held office and allegedly received billions of dollars. As one blogger points out, why would you not like Binay because of his corruption issues, but why would you give absolution to Bongbong?
But perhaps my biggest concern is that your support completely disregards the victims of torture and “salvages” of Martial Law. These are the stories of normal citizens like you. These are the stories of your parents, relatives, neighbors. These are not videos on facebook and youtube. But why would you trust these propaganda videos over their stories? Why would you disregard their fear and pain just because Bongbong is promising vice president?
These are the reasons why I can not fathom why Post too long. Click here to view the full text.