Dispatch from Crame No. 175: Sen. Leila M. de Lima’s Statement on the launch of Citizen National Guard vs ‘enemies of the state’


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When second rate, trying hard henchmen of despots copycat their serious predecessors in history, the outcome is almost always a farce. This is the picture of Aguirre and Acosta launching the Citizens National Guard, a pseudo-fascist attempt to protect Dear Leader Duterte from supposed “enemies of the state”.

The only enemy of the state here is Aguirre’s and Acosta’s stupidity and ignorance in their gambit at replicating the Nazi Schutzstaffel, the SS death squad of Adolf Hitler.

What is idiotic with despot henchmen like Aguirre and Acosta is that they always invent names for their organizations that are patently fascist sounding, like Duterte Youth, or Citizens National Guard. It’s as if they really want to proudly proclaim the right-wing, and fascist progeny of their group, and be known as the ruthless praetorian guards of the regime that kills. At least Evasco’s defunct ‘Kilusang Pagbabago’ had a more neutral sounding name, but still it rhymed with Marcos’s KBL.

What is it with these incompetent henchmen that they always want to sound glorious, but end up being hilarious in their mimicry of the Adolf Eichmanns and Heinrich Himmlers of history?

Aguirre and Acosta are not scaring anyone with their Nazi antics. They should get back to earning what the taxpayers pay them. Leave the comedy to the comedians. ###

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