A letter to Carlos Celdran: Thank you for all the ammunition we needed so we could be this solid.
By Krizette Laureta Chu
"All I can say to CARLOS CELDRAN is "Thank You!"
"Thank you, because you gave us a solid, collective identity by lumping us all together. Unlike Grace and Binay's fans who were never called anything, you empowered us by giving us a rallying call, not unlike a frat or a sorority or any random group whose members identify themselves under one banner.
Phot0 credits from Carlos Celdran Facebook page
"Thank you, because without the (previously) offensive tag, we weren't sure if we were just imagining the disdain and arrogance of the other side, and you calling us Dutertards, picked up by your equally snobbish ilk, cemented the fact. Coupled with the equally ill advised "Disente" campaign, we knew whose side we wanted to be on.
"Thank you, because without this term, I dont know how else we could have banded together. One of the oldest tricks in the playbook, when world leaders feel there is too much domestic conflict or when its country is under siege, is to imply outside threat so those on the inside will be forced to come together. This "outside threat" came courtesy of you. That huge crowd at Duterte's miting de avance? Those were the Dutertards who asked each other, "Dutertard ka rin ba?" Without you, we wouldn't have the verbal equivalent of a secret handshake.
"Thank you for making this election into a class war (shoutout to those "piso fare" and "starbucks" comments that effectively alienated call center employees, by the way), thank you for the intellectual snobbery, thank you for everything offensive that came out of your mouth that people like me became so turned off with your candidates.
"If it weren't for you, who knows, we may not have free tuition, free hospitalization, 911, etc. We owe you President Duterte as much as we owe his supporters like Mocha Uson. You should be given an award or something. I was flipflopping until I read your vitriolic messages and thought, "Wow, I DO NOT WANT to be aligned with that guy."
"That moment when you said, "Bring the hate on?" Aren't you glad it's still being spewed? I mean, look! You were the original source of division, and now you all accuse Mocha of what you initially started. Arent you proud of what you spawned? You must be.
"Thank you, Carlos, for all the ammunition we needed so we could be this solid. Bless you!
Thank you Daddy Carlos, from all the Dutertards you gave birth to ❤️"
A letter to Carlos Celdran: Thank you for all the ammunition we needed so we could be this solid. Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on December 23, 2016 Rating: