Earlier ProPinoy published a snippet of William Esposo’s “What’s the education budget cut ranting all about.”
In my humble opinion, the most important part of it is this:
Unlike the students in the SUCs, the pupils in the primary education level do not have the capability to organize rallies and demonstrations, stage media events and employ methods of agitprop as mastered by the Leftist militants who are playing a visible role in these campus agitations. Unlike the students in the SUCs who have undergone primary and secondary schooling, the pupils in the primary education level have very few options to augment their means. College students have the option to be part-time workers.
The students today have not experienced the student activism of the 1970s and may not be aware of Leftist manipulations through their front organizations. There has been a marked increase in Leftist agitprop in the new administration assured perhaps that P-Noy will not resort to killing suspected Leftist elements.
A top intelligence official of the P-Noy administration had revealed to your Chair Wrecker recently that the agenda of the Left is to demonize the President and erode his public support. At a certain point the Left is hoping that the Opposition will be encouraged to join their destabilization activities.
There will always be reasons to complain about things in our country. There will be justifications to bring our complaints or clamor for reform to the media or to the streets. We must make sure that what we are doing will serve our real personal objective and not the sinister agenda of groups that are out to subvert and destroy our democracy.
As I mentioned in The Ungovernable Republic,
The militant struggle on the matter of education speaks from a corner of entitlement. “we are poor, we deserve to be educated by the state.”
There are better ways for constructive engagement.