The "#SilentMajority" Of PNoys Might As Well Look For Any Suitable Island To Form Their New Sovereign State

The so-called "#SilentMajority" isn't a silent majority. Don't be fooled by their memes using old pictures of a few Duterte supporters because that's not what happened during EDSA 2017 and SONA 2017. PNoys have long lost their relevance late in Noynoy Aquino's term but they don't want to admit it. President Rodrigo R. Duterte is the start of a new change for the Filipino but the change must not end with him. If those PNoys or the "#SilentMajority" can't accept it then they might as well look for any suitable island to be their new Noytard state.

Here's what Get Real Philippines has to say about #SONA2017 which should tell Noytards that the time for them to search for a suitable island has come:

The second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was a hit. Short of trawling the technical report that underpins it, that’s really the only key takeaway from the show Duterte put on yesterday, the 24th July 2017. It was a speech validated by applause and social media engagement around the “worldwide-trending” hashtag #SONA2017.

Like a good Game of Thrones episode, the Duterte Show delivered a media feast — content that appeals to every vestige of our reptilian complexes, sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll with a dash of the important issues as footnotes. The same formula that makes Thrones a hit is behind what makes Duterte a hit. Indeed, monitoring my social media timelines, I find it quite amusing to see Tweetizens who, on one hand, would be gushing about the latest Thrones episode and, on another, be gnashing their teeth in outrage over Duterte’s antics.

Duterte is a product of the system enacted by the “revolutionary” government of President Cory Aquino in 1987. The 1987 Constitution was hurriedly ratified to legitimise what, until then, was an illegal government. So effective was this technique of siezing power that it was done again in 2001 (and attempted many times after). This Constitution put the “people’s will” on a pedestal so much so that there was conceptual room (with a bit of creative lawyering) to legalise anything given a stamp of approval by a critical mass of people shouting loud enough on any Manila street.

Like any leader of any democracy, Duterte’s power — his ability to push things through Congress and influence the judiciary — comes from his popularity. But unlike the popularity of traditional Yellow leaders, his is a popularity legally channeled through institutions. He was elected fair-and-square (albeit likely with a big enough margin to mitigate the effects of alleged electoral fraud perpetrated by his main rival in the 2016 elections). And he sustained that popularity by simply being himself.

To this day, Duterte’s popularity-enabled power manifests itself and is applied legally — channeled through the halls of Congress where, in a recent example, Martial Law, the erstwhile political bogeyman of yore, was given a renewed spot under a positive light as a way forward to building a strong nation. As far as we have observed, he has never hinted at extra-constitutional means to push his agenda through. This is in stark contrast with the way adherents of the Yellow Camp (a.k.a. the Philippines’ Liberal Party) think. To the Yellowtards, extra-constitutional means to get their way are always an option. They’ll “take to the streets” at the drop of a hat or, more specifically, at the slightest hint that they feel their self-bestowed entitlement to power is threatened.

This isn't even a threat to to democracy. If it's a threat to anything it's towards the Aquinocracy. For the PNoy the only democracy they have is when the Liberal Party is the majority seat. They feel like democracy was gone when the Senate 6 got demoted. It wasn't a loss of democracy. The Liberal Party already had its turn for dominance. If they really believe in a democracy then why do they insist in an Aquinocracy? Democracy is not even an invention of the Filipino nor was it an invention of the Aquino. Instead, democracy is an idea from Greece and the Aquinos are not descendants of the Greek philosopher Democritus.

If they want to always have the rule of the Liberal Party then may I suggest that they find their own suitable island. I suggest that the Duterte Administration should help them find one. Maybe, everyone can negotiate that all countries planning to claim Spratlys should abandon it so it can become the separate state for the PNoys. If not any uncharted island near the Philippines will do and they can test their "pambansang industriya" theory on that island. They can ahead and still insist in the rule of economic protectionism for progress even when evidence says otherwise. If they can turn that island into a progressive state then by all means they can return to the Philippines. If not, they must remain in that uncharted island forever.