Marcos loyalists online

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 21:52
Marcos loyalists on FB
 
 
Back in 1986-87, Marcos loyalists were small groups of thugs, goons and simpletons who held violent rallies in Luneta and were always dispersed by police. In 2014 things are a bit different: Marcos loyalists are coarse thugs, goons and simpletons with Facebook accounts.
 
By staying on Facebook, the loyalists avoid being hit with a ruler by their angry school teachers for inventing facts, using warped logic and murdering English and Pilipino grammar.
 
The problem is, loyalists aren't happy just staying in their own loony zones, they also like going out and infesting other sites. Last week, a Facebook friend of mine put a picture of a Marcos human rights victim tearfully holding up a check he'd received as compensation. Immediately the page was swarmed by loyalists who offered the following observations about the victim: he faked his case to get money; he was a communist; he probably did something bad during Martial Law or lacked discipline, so he was tortured.
 
History and the world know Marcos was a loathsome dictator whose brutal military regime murdered at least 3,000 people, tortured easily 37,000 and illegally jailed more than 70,000. Marcos also suppressed constitutional rights and crushed the free press. He and his family stole at least US$10 billion and - together with cronies - looted the treasury, destroyed Philippine institutions, fostered widespread corruption and torched the economy.
 
This is all very inconvenient for loyalists, who feel their idol, the putrescent Marcos, is perfect. So they've developed various sophisticated responses. The main one is, it's all propaganda. Those reports and records from the US, Swiss and Philippine governments showing Marcos' barbarity, greed and stolen wealth? Propaganda! Reports from the media? Propaganda! From New York Times, Washington Post, Time magazine? Propaganda! Books? Propaganda! Financial reports? Propaganda! Human rights victims? Give me the names of 10,000 of them, NOW. You can't? Propaganda!
 
Although "propaganda" has four syllables, it's still just one word, so I suppose it is easy for any idiot to remember and helps loyalists stay on message.
 
Loyalists have very deep counterarguments to make against Marcos critics, namely "you're a Noytard", "you're a yellowtard", "you're a "communist" and "you don't know anything you should do more research." If you happen to be someone who actually experienced Martial Law, they will say you must imagined everything. It's surprising how many loyalists believe that, just by being on Facebook, they are suddenly expert academics, economists, historians, analysts, lawyers, etc. Especially when you see from the way they write and argue that they would fail a basic high school assignment. And they also love passing around bogus documents and statistics, but this is understandable considering their master Marcos was a prince of fakes: fake war record, fake medals, fake economic progress...
 
One more thing: on Facebook people will start off by telling you "I'm no Marcos loyalist but..." and then a few minutes later their mouths will start bubbling and foaming as they howl their love for their decomposing dictator. Later when you check their pages you'll find them plastered wall-to-wall with adoring posters of Marcos.
 

Comments

Submitted by Toto Onato the ... (not verified) on
June,9,1935: Marcos craps in the neighbor's yard, causing the carabaos to flee in terrorHow about now? Any good? And you dare to say Marcos administration did not do anything & corrupt? here! Sometimes we need be reminded of the future & the present after him did they done anything like this? "So here it is note not all are included here yet": PRESIDENT FERDINAND MARCOS's ACCOMPLISHMENTS:compared to all his succeeding presidents accomplisments' COMBINED 1922 - Marcos pretends to be a grade school student so he can go into schoolyard and steal the student's books and money 1929 - Marcos farts in Fabian Ver's face. "Smells good!" Fabian says. This sets the tone of their relation for the rest of their larcenous lives 1939 - Marcos puts on a saya, becoming the country's first cross-dressing assassin 1962 - Marcos gargles with Listerine. It doesn't work 1942 - Marcos fights and destroys the entire Japanese Army, which, unaware of the accomplishment, proceeds to conquer the Philippines 1945 - Marcos lies about his wartime deeds, which actually consist of selling scrap to merchants and selling out guerrillas to the Japanese 1945-whenever: Marcos lies 1964 - marcos steals 1972 - Marcos kills 1973 - Marcos steals 1974 - Marcos kills 1975 - etc etc 1976 - he also lies And the list goes on and on and on... Although Marcos was a dictator, corrupt, human rights violator still truth shall prevail..he LOOKED great in that saya!!!

Submitted by Jose Santos (not verified) on
Ay mga Pinoys napakadali ninyong makalimot at napakabait ninyo sa mga magnanakaw at mamatay tao.Mga istupidong lahi ba kayo talaga ?Sadyang napaka bobo ba ninyo?Lahi ng mga nakawalanghiyang tao gusto pa ninyong patakbuhing presidente ng ating bansa, ARE YOU NUTS,STUPIDS ,BALIW?

Everything you said was spot on. For instance when you start telling them about the gross development product of the country during the years when Martial Law was in effect, they would say the exact things as being under the influence of the Yellow Propaganda. A day ago, I've watched Ninoy Aquino's speeches and the comments below were downright disturbing, pathetic and annoying. Anyone who presents proof or statistical facts are met with every known foul words and degrading responses. I would imagine that if these loyalists were actual people they would be as brutal as the soldiers and police who arrested and tortured thousands. What's alarming are the young people who are misinformed that many of them are wishing to go back to the days of Martial Law.

Everything you said was spot on. For instance when you start telling them about the gross development product of the country during the years when Martial Law was in effect, they would say the exact things as being under the influence of the Yellow Propaganda. A day ago, I've watched Ninoy Aquino's speeches and the comments below were downright disturbing, pathetic and annoying. Anyone who presents proof or statistical facts are met with every known foul words and degrading responses. I would imagine that if these loyalists were actual people under Marcos they would be as brutal as the soldiers and police who arrested and tortured thousands of Filipinos. What's alarming are the young people who are misinformed that many of them are wishing to go back to the days of Martial Law. The pattern of their responses remain the same. First they'd begin by stating the massive infrastructure undertaken by Marcos, second, they would proceed to the peace and order situation and the discipline. They'd stick to the part that Marcos is just like Lee Kwan Yew. Ironically, these people who wanted to return the days of Martial Law assume that they can do the same things that they do today where they can criticize the government and do whatever they please. Is it me or are these loyalists are actually masochists?

Submitted by Coco Nut (not verified) on
I have observed on Facebook that every time there is an article about Bongbong Marcos its the same people spewing out praises for the Marcoses. This leads me to believe that BBM's propaganda machine is running on all cylinders with paid keyboard warriors to spam the comments section with lies to glorify Marcos.

Submitted by BongPanda (not verified) on
As FM is buried in LMNB. We can see lots of Marcos Eboloyalists and Trolloyalists to spread lies and propaganda. They can bash Aquino supporters and be obsessed about Hacienda Luisita and Mendiola Massacre. The propaganda site is GetRealPhilippines to glorify the decaying strongman.

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