Ex-DLSU Prof disagrees with CPP NPA Founder Joma Sison’s “Duterte will fail to destroy the CPP-NPA” statement

According to CPP NPA Founding Chairman Jose Maria Sison, “Duterte will fail to destroy the CPP-NPA.”  [Manila Times]

Ex-DLSU professor Van Ybiernas, currently teaching in a university in South Korea, agreed with Joma Sison.

“Oo naman. Less than two years na lang e.”

Ybiernas made it clear though why he agreed with Joma Sison. He said the immediate thrust of the Duterte admin and the AFP is not to defeat the CPP NPA but to “drain the swamp” so to speak.

“Plus the point was never to destroy the CPP-NPA kahit na iyan ang rhetoric. The point was “to drain the swamp” or to destroy the things that give the CPP-NPA its strength.”

Ybiernas cited the story about the sun and wind to draw a parallel between the word war between Joma Sison and President Duterte.

“Iyan yung kwento ng payabangan ng hangin at ng araw. Kung sino ba sa kanila ang mas malakas ay malalaman kung sino makakapagpa-hubad sa jacket na suot ng isang lalaki.

Alam nyo na siguro ang kwento: kahit anong lakas ng ihip ng hangin, hindi hinuhubad ng lalaki yung jacket. Lalo pa nga hinigpitan ang kapit sa jacket.

Pero nang sumikat nang husto ang araw, kusang hinubad ni kuya ang jacket nya.”

Ybiernas dismissed Sison’s statement as nothing but a “misdirection”. In other words, Sison failed to grasp what the AFP is trying to achieve right now. Ybiernas went on to explain what he meant by this.

“Misdirection lang yan e. Akala ni Joma, ang istratehiya ay pulbusin ang CPP-NPA. Ang istratehiya actually ay ipakitang terorista, extortionist, mapagsamantala ang CPP-NPA. Alisan ito ng pagka-lehitimo bilang isang rebeldeng kilusan.”

Ybiernas believed the Duterte admin and the AFP has achieved their goal and everybody inside CPP NPA movement are just waiting for the old guards to die and they will lay down their arms because they see the writings on the wall. 

“Nagawa naman ito sa tingin ko. Hinihintay na lang na malagutan ng hininga ang mga tanders na kagaya ni Joma bago magsi-sukuan ang mga batang kumander sa tingin ko. Maski sila sila sa loob ng kilusan nila, alam na nilang wala na silang panalo. Tapos wasak pa ang imahe nila.”

Ybiernas offered his bold prediction of what is next for Joma Sison’s CPP NPA.

“CPP-NPA na mismo ang maghuhubad ng jacket nila sa mga darating na taon.”

Ybiernas remarked that Sison is so pissed off with President Duterte because it never come across his mind that a promdi Mayor will end his career.  

”Kaya nga inis na inis si Joma kay Duterte kasi isipin mo sa dami ng mga naging presidente ng bansa isa pang bugoy na promdi ang nakayari sa kanya. hahaha.”

Ybiernas laughed at the thought that no one believes the CPP NPA anymore.

“Sino pa ba ang naniniwala sa CPP-NPA ngayon? Hahaha.”

Ybiernas admitted that Joma Sison’s CPP-NPA will still manage to recruit a few. He said that even the story of the Tallano gold have a few believers.

“Sure, may mangilan-ngilan pa rin silang recruit. E pota hanggang ngayon nga may naniniwala pa rin sa Tallano gold e. Hindi naman maze-zero yan. Never na maze-zero.”

Ybiernas used Eddie Gil as another example who still managed to gather thousands of votes every time he ran for President. ”Si Eddie Gil nga dati tuwing takbo sa pagkapangulo nakaka-ilang libo pang boto e.”

Ybiernas reiterated his stance that the CPP NPA will manage to fool a few but their ambition of a revolution is no longer there. For a long time, Ybiernas said the CPP NPA has lost the war. It is just that during President Duterte’s time that they looked like a joke.

“Meron at meron pa rin silang mauuto dyan sa CPP-NPA pero wala na ang ambisyong rebolusyon. Kunsabagay, matagal nang walang panalo yan, bago pa kay Duterte. Pero ngayon na lang talaga silang parang mga kengkoy na lang. Hahaha.”

Ybiernas reminded Joma Sison and company the importance of knowing when to quit and accept that their time has passed.

“Iyan ang sinasabi kasing dapat kapag lipas na ang oras mo, tanggapin mo na. Bigyan mo rin ng dignidad ang sarili sa iyong pagkatalo o pagkabigo. Hindi yung nagpupumilit ka pa. E sa kakapilit, pati dignidad nawala pa. Kengkoy na lang ang labas tuloy ngayon.”

Ybiernas gave some words of assurance not to worry because historians will take care of them.

Huwag kayong mag-alala. Bahala na ang mga historyador sa inyo!”

Ybiernas personally assured Joma Sison and company that as a historian, he will treat them with fairness.

“Ako mismo ang mag-uulit-ulit sa inyong kwento ng mabilis na pagbulusok sa tagumpay bilang isang lehitimong rebolusyon at ang kasunod na napakabilis din na pagbagsak sa pagka-kengkoy.”

Happy Anniversary!

Ybiernas joked that historians like him have fondness for relics of history like them.

“Alam nyo naman enjoy ang mga historyador sa mga relic ng kasaysayan gaya nyo!”

Duterte will fail to destroy the CPP-NPA daw sabi ni Joma. Oo naman. Less than two years na lang e. Plus the point…

Posted by Van Ybiernas on Saturday, December 26, 2020

Source: Van Ybiernas

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