It’s Quieter in the Philippines

Excerpt from JoeAm’s Blog Scheduled Monday

Is President Aquino an Idiot?

“The defenders of this monstrosity of totalitarian intimidation have not a clue as to the grace and wisdom of Jose Rizal or Thomas Jefferson. They’ve gone to the best schools in the world, many in the United States. They have studied law and passed the bar. They have more diplomas on the wall than Jose dela Cruz has plates in the cupboard.
And they are stunningly tone deaf about democracy requiring OPEN DOORS to expression. Not doors with huge, muscular body guards standing by with batons and telescopes and listening devices and pliers to snip the internet lines, determining who can pass through.”

11 Responses to “It’s Quieter in the Philippines”
  1. GabbyD says:

    i confess i dont get the sign. shouldnt it be that the word on the gag is the word that is "gagging" free speech? like, shouldnt it say "tyranny", or "too much govt", or something?

  2. You are free to be confused by it, or not like it, or paint one yourself that makes sense to you. It is rather like an ink blot test. One draws from the art what one draws from the art, and one is thereby defined by what one can extract.

  3. Anonymous says:

    If this is about the Cybercrime Law, I had a different one in mind. Literal. Ice cubes like a line of dominoes. Moisture rising. The Chilling Effect.DocB

  4. GabbyD says:

    its not abstract art. its protest art. shouldnt protest art be clearer about what its protesting against?is freedom gagging us?

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am just guessing that the gagged head shot is a composite of a silenced JoeAm. Eerie feeling…but if my hunch is right, JoeAm must be a very handsome man!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Why are the man's eyes closed? Is he dead?DocB

  7. Anonymous says:

    Shouldn't your picture be that of the "Guy Fawke's" character in V for vendetta comic, the smirking face and pencil thin mustache? The Icon of Hacktivists?DocB

  8. Anonymous says:

    It looks like someone lulled to sleep with a false sense of freedom.amor

  9. Anonymous says:

    In other words, hoodwinked! (Cue in the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again")DocB

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