On my return
I find it exceedingly funny that less than a week after my return, I should be the subject of an erudite writer's journal ( someone told me that it was called a blog, but what an awkward word!).
Less funny is how this Sigaw ng Bayan
seems to want to create a subliminal association between their organization and my mythos ( it would be false modesty to call it otherwise). It would seem that they are gently conditioning the people to accept authoritarianism once more by evoking the symbolism I activated and the rhetoric I used back in the day.
I find this annoying for two reasons: first
, because I think the time for authoritarianism has passed. I made the mistake of not recognizing that moment in history when my model of governance slipped into anachronism, it would be a shame if my beloved country didn't learn from my error.
, I find it personally offensive that people should make such grandiose claims of fighting autocracy when their principal ( or so I have been told. I have much catching up to do) is not exactly a paragon of egalitarianism.
Apparently, things haven't changed that much in this country I love.