notes and breaking news on the eve of luneta the rally
some people still think it’s an all-white rally. in fact peachy rallonza has listened to reason, mabuhay siya: let it be a colorful and inclusive event, where every sector, every group, every individual, of all ideological leanings, and their colors and banners, as long as they’re for scrapping the pork barrel, are welcome. yes, including the left, why ever not.
epic failure of communications. very weird how the core group that’s been helping peachy deal with issues like this have not been communicating disseminating such decisions via social media. almost as though they welcome the inadequately informed news reports, the incessant arguing over small stuff. almost like trojan horses? they also refused to be named, which makes you wonder why. because affiliated too with the yellow admin? because they’re not really for abolition of pork barrel, reform lang, but the movement has grown so huge they can’t bear to not be part of it, integrity, and rally, be damned?
and, talaga naman, the anti-left campaign, you wonder where it’s coming from. black ops, obviously, when in fact the militant orgs have been invited to and attending meetings with peachy’s group and engaging in positive discussions with other orgs and unaffiliated individuals about the rally.
the latest “news” via facebook is that paaalisin daw ng citizens ang left? ganoon? here’s an exchange between katrina and peque gallaga:
katrina : i personally think that this is feeding on the public’s perception against the Left, and whoever’s doing it is actually taking a stand against the rally itself. it is still smoke and mirrors, and we know who’s really good at THAT.
peque: … they’re trying to frighten the conservative sector of society who are planning to go to Luneta by making it look that the militants are planning to go into violence mode. But apparently, these same militants are talking with all the organizers of the rally and are agreeing on ground rules so that we can have a united stand against all these abuses. It’s Marcos psy-war tricks all over again. It’s ironic that it’s being played now by the Aquino administration. But we’re not surprised, are we?
… there comes a time where you have to put differences aside and work together for the greater good. If we don’t, then all those corrupt politicos deserve everything they steal from us because we’re simply narrow-minded, parochial, selfish, petty and can’t come together as a nation.
on other fb threads, i’ve said this again and again: being so anti-left on this, when they are as much against the pork barrel as we are, is playing right into the government’s divide-and-rule tactics.
i truly wonder why we aren’t more concerned about the promised police presence, and what about the guardians, a military fraternity said to be associated with senators honasan and trillanes, who got a permit for the place ahead of the group, i hear. true or false? what’s going on? we’re so wary and disapproving of unarmed leftists. we should be more worried and unhappy about armed rightists.
breaking news: Luneta anti-‘pork’ protesters advised by the police: Don’t bring backpacks, valuables, children! no bags? saan namin ilalagay ang baong tubig at pagkain, kapote at payong atbp.? searches? playing the terrorism card? takutan blues? suddenly injecting an element of danger? but that didn’t stop us from going to EDSA and stopping tanks in ’86. it won’t stop us now.
MAKIBAKA! HUWAG MATAKOT!
SCRAP ALL PORK BARREL IN ALL ITS INCARNATIONS!