Take the case of Joma Sison, who tried to impose political correctness on his party during the 1980s. His rigor may not mean much to us noncommunists, but imagine censors board chief Consoliza Laguardia and Manoling Morato with guns instead of scissors and you’ll see the diabolical side of political correctness.
Talk about being unfair and inaccurate!
In the early 1980’s, Sison was in jail (in solitary confinement for months on end, sometimes tied to his cot). He was released from prison after Edsa 2 in recognition of his role in the anti-Marcos resistance and to encourage “reconciliation”. The government cancelled his passport in 1987 while in the Netherlands on a lecture tour.
Moe importantly, the Tabara-Kintanar charges were already included in the rebellion case dismissed by the Supreme Court.
If this — the accusations and adjectives in this commentary as quoted — is not demonization, I don’t know what it is. It’s a cheap shot. Kawawa naman ‘yung tao.
Find time for this good read on politically-correct speech. Buencamino should read it too.
Meanwhile, I give my salute and a toast to Carla Montemayor’s Delusionada! Bravo!