Following global condemnation of President Duterte’s claim to follow in Hitler’s example which forced the President to do another vague “clarification” the new Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations is not wasting any time defending those awful words by citing that German Nazis did many things right, and asking the people to look beyond the holocaust.
Duterte may have “apologized”, but to insinuate that “slaughter” or even just a “willingness to kill” criminals will save future generations of Filipinos is still indicative of the same sinister worldview mass murderers espouse. And to apologize in the same breath as condemning the human rights sector and vowing to kill 3 million Filipinos belies sincerity. There are many ways to address criminality, and murder shouldn’t be one of them.”
If Duterte’s words deserved the world’s denunciation, Teddy Locsin’s defense of those words deserved immediate reckoning. Locsin appeared to be the only one among the government’s spokespersons not bothered by the President’s gruesome pronouncements and threats, which Congressman Edcel Lagman described as criminally culpable. He has transformed his newspaper column “Tedditorial” from an independent thinkers’ page into a Goebbels-like propaganda machine for the President. Locsin publicly endorsed an idea which have not, are not, and never will be part of the Filipino’s beliefs, therefore he has grossly misrepresented the country in the global community. Under any other administration past and future he would be immediately sacked.
Mr. Locsin’s actions are contemptuous to the Filipino people and its solidarity with the Jewish people against tyranny and any form of targeted extermintation. As sovereignty resides in the people we are therefore firing you Mr. Locsin. iDEFEND calls for legal actions to ban you from any government appointments henceforth.