Use of airplane metaphor to justify AFP’s fascist orientation and undemocratic practices laughable

Estrella Banagbanag | Spokesperson | NPA-Southeast Negros (Rachelle Mae Palang Command) | Negros Island Regional Operational Command (Apolinario Gatmaitan Command) | New People's Army
October 02, 2020
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The paid hacks of 11th IB were quick to react to the recent RMPC post regarding the thriving democracy inside the NPA and lack thereof in the AFP.

They likened the AFP to an airplane and its officers to pilots; and without them the flight will be lost on its course and unable to reach the desired destination.

For them, only the officers has the ability and acuity. Ordinary soldiers are merely pawns and treated like brainless automons.

These highly laughable and delusory views are anchored on the fundamental fact that the AFP is an army of the ruling class whose prime objective is to suppress the just and legitimate struggles of the people.

By orientation, the AFP is fascist and undemocratic. And this is reflected in the internal dynamics and relationship between officers and ordinary soldiers.

Ordinary soldiers have every reason to be disgruntled and resentful with the way they are treated. ###

Use of airplane metaphor to justify AFP's fascist orientation and undemocratic practices laughable