Social media has been an avenue for public information. What seems to be wrong is the use of it. People can be swayed by fake graphs, articles, information that are being shared in social media. First, that Martial Law in the year 1972 has brought the best in this country. Second, Ferdinand Marcos is the best President of this nation.
I can go on with the list but what strikes me the most are those people saying just to move on from it. Move on? Do you think after all these years it is just easy to move on?
I, for one, can definitely move on from Martial law. After all, I have never felt. I have just watched videos of abuse, torture, pain to people who fought for democracy. I have never experienced it. Therefore, I don’t have the audacity to tell people to move on and just forgive. I don’t have the nerve to tell them that it happened a long time ago and just live with the present.
They say time heals all wounds. But how do you move on if forgiveness, in its slightest form, was not asked? How do you forgive if the Marcoses did not even acknowledge it? How?
This week, President Duterte gave a go signal for the late President Ferdinard Marcos to be buried with full honors at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on September 18. It was his decision and it was breaking all the hearts who suffered under the Martial law. Can we even consider him as a hero? (eye rolls) Did we forget our standards?
A sad truth.
It is funny that most Filipino People only see injustice if it happens to them.
At the end of the day, we can’t do anything about the decision. Ferdinand Marcos who brought this nation begging because of our debts will stay there as a hero. A hero.
Truly, injustice is being served. And it will always be bitter.