Whose Maoists are our so-called Maoists?
AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo
The Philippine Star 2011-01-20
The Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF) rebellion claims to be Maoist. If so, then Maoist China should have been their center of orbit. However, a personal account which a veteran political player revealed to your Chair Wrecker and some close friends had debunked that notion.

During the early years of the Joseph Estrada administration, this political player arranged an official delegation to China for representatives of the Philippine government to explore cooperation between the Philippines and China in the area of agriculture development. The plan was to request China to setup sample farm project sites in Philippine regions which will become training sites for our farmers.

On the first evening of the Philippine delegation in Beijing, a high Chinese government official attended the welcome dinner which was hosted by China. During a conversation with the Chinese official, my friend, the veteran political player, informed him that we still have a raging Maoist rebellion here in the Philippines — referring to the CPP-NDF.

The Chinese official expressed surprise to hear about the Maoist rebellion here. “You have a Maoist rebellion in the Philippines — who are these Maoists?” He asked. My friend said that the Chinese official had a genuine puzzled look written on his face. My friend promptly supplied the Chinese official with a handwritten list of the top CPP-NDF leaders.

“I will check on this and get back to you,” the Chinese official said.

On their last night in China, after going through a tour of various Chinese farms, a farewell dinner was held and the high Chinese official also attended the dinner. With a naughty smile and a winking eye, the Chinese official told my friend: “Your Maoists — they’re not our Maoists. They must be somebody else’s Maoists!” The official’s statement clearly suggested that our Left was created by the Right to serve an agenda of the Right.

When we first heard this narration, our initial reaction was that the Chinese could be trying to conceal their links to the CPP-NDF, to protect China-Philippine relations. However, other circumstances supported the assertion of the Chinese official that our so-called Maoists are somebody else’s Maoists. Most notable of these are the following:

1. China has long ceased to export revolution ever since the era of Deng Hsiao Ping when they discovered that they could rule the world as Capitalists.

2. The leaders of our CPP-NDF have never been linked to Beijing. They have sought sanctuary in the Netherlands, a known playground for Western operatives. It would have been much easier for the overseas leaders of the CPP-NDF to operate out of Beijing but they opted for the Netherlands instead.
3. The eminent Professor Emmanuel Q. Yap, a Tarlac native, had always stood by his assertion that the so-called Maoists were created to cripple the real Communists, the original Hukbalahap.

4. China is actively assisting the Philippines in our anti-insurgency program. Why will Maoist China help eliminate these so-called Maoists unless these are not their Maoists?

If indeed our so-called Maoists were created by the Right, it does not necessarily mean that they are still operating these days under the directions set by the Right. They may have started that way but have since taken a life of their own. What is curious about this development is just how many of the members of the Leftist Movement know about their origins.

Pity those poor young and idealistic activists who have sacrificed their lives for this Leftist Movement. They have been conditioned to shout at the top of their voices and decry US Imperialism — not realizing that their movement may have been a US creation. Government police forces that have violently dispersed these Leftist rallies in front of the US Embassy with truncheons and water cannon — did so without any inkling that the Left may have been a brainchild of the very Embassy that they’re protecting.

During the early years of the President Cory C. Aquino administration, a top multinational food manufacturer was encountering labor problems which were the result of agitation instigated by the Leftist KMU (Kilusang Mayo Uno). The minimum monthly wage then was under P4,000 a month. That company’s lowest paid employee was the janitor who made P7,000 a month. Good question — was the KMU really focused on improving the lives of the workers of that multinational firm or to cripple the economy in order to promote their political agenda?

These days, we have a new administration that is determined to implement long overdue reforms. Even the political opposition associated with the previous Gloria Macapagal Arroyo regime is holding back its punches — seeing that Filipinos are giving the new administration all the support.

Not the Left. Right from the start, they’ve lost no time in immediately hitting the new administration of President Noynoy Aquino III. It’s easy to see that they really have no serious issue. It is easy to see that the Left has only one goal and that is topple any democratic government, whoever is running it, whether a bad leader or a good leader.

The Left hates a good leader more than they hate a bad leader. A good leader renders them irrelevant. A bad leader promotes the Leftist cause and swells their ranks.

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