Don't get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with human rights advocacy and, as a matter of fact, I am a big fan of it. What I am calling out here is the selective and inconsistent nature with with which it is upheld by institutions and shouted out by activists in the Philippines.
Arroyo's human rights, for example, were violated for six years by BS Aquino and his attack dog Leila De Lima but it was never called out by the same activists you see pumping their fists today. And, more evidently now, you see the very same activists making summary conclusions about the circumstances of the homicides being reported in the papers today — as if they possess the authority to rule on the degree of and existence of premeditation in these cases.
So, yeah, it all comes across as hypocrisy on a national scale to me. Amusing though. Even in the furthering of their most noble crusades, nothing but Filipinos' intellectual bankruptcy is exhibited.
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