Friday, 18 November 2016

"A vindicated nightmare that can never forget"

"A vindicated nightmare that can never forget"

Notes after the "Marcos burial"
and its surrounding protests against it

Amidst the silent setting at the "Heroes' Cemetery" at Taguig, the noise of the people continues to haunt the mourners.

Be it at Katipunan, EDSA, Taft avenue, and even near the cemetery, those protests against the burial showed that they chose not to forget, but rather continues to assert even more their desires for justice.

For as the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been buried at its intended burial plot, and with its apologetics stubbornly insist its statement justifying his burial as a "hero", most people rather sees its internment as a "big insult", as it opens the wounds brought about by its bloodied rule, known by its various terms like "Constitutional Authoritarianism" and the "New Society".

It may sound repetitive especially when people think about Marcos as Martial Law and his projects, of Plunder and his infrastructures, what more of Ninoy Aquino's death and political prisoners the late dictator at first denying it.

But with that burial if not the historical revisionism in its various forms, it is obvious that it relegitimise a bloodied legacy if not vindicates a horrible nightmare the way it opens the wound of every victim and is families, if stubbornly trying to debunk every truth that exposes the regime's integrity.

And perhaps with all these events one would say that the desire for reconciliation and to move on rather cannot succeed the way people desired to put an end to the rule of repressive oligarchs and corrupt  bureaucrats in that goddamn country called the Philippines.

By the way, since Marcos did also said those statements opposing the oligarchs and declared the entire country a land reform area, then how come there were incompetent cronies brought about by political favours besides existing rich personages? As well as seeing cash crops like Sugarcane and Bananas exempted from that same decree the dictator described as freeing the farmer from his bondage?

Whatever they say, the system remains rotten, and people wanted to put an end over it.

Or as what the song sung by Chickoy Pura said:

"Rage, against the dying of the light!"