"If we cannot forgive Ferdinand Marcos, then we should not also forgive killers, drug abusers, corrupts, and all enemies of the state"- Cedric Vanguard
A Facebook post from Cedric Vanguard was circulating online, bewailing over the unforgiving attitude of some Filipinos.
He made an open letter to those who are opposing to buried Ferdinand Marcos Sr. in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Vanguard pointing out the unfair judgement towards the Marcoses, saying that if they can't forgive him then the death penalty should not be an issue.
He added that if they can't move on, they should not put Erap Estrada in his position as a mayor or to those who committed heinous crimes.
Vanguard said that 'we have the double standard mentality' when it comes to the Marcoses.
Kindly read below his full statement:
I don't get it.If we cannot allow Marcos to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani, then why did we allow Emilio Aguinaldo to be a hero if in some historians he did not even qualify to be one?If we cannot forgive Ferdinand Marcos, then we should not also forgive killers, drug abusers, corrupts, and all enemies of the state. Killing them should not be a problem at all.
If we feel for the families of the victims of Martial Law, then so should we for the families of the recent victims of rape and murder. If that is the case, death penalty is no problem at all.If we really cannot move on with FM's mistakes, then why did we allow Erap to serve as the mayor of Manila despite his graft case before when he was the president?
If we dont forgive the MAN who we think did not care about human rights, then we should be unforgiving too to the MEN who stripped their victims' right to live. Hanging them in public is no problem at all.
If we show mercy to the killers as to give them second chances just as we believe they still have the goodness in them, then so must we see the goodness of the MAN, whom history cannot even deny, contributed much to the country.The problem we have is we have the double standard mentality..
We have hated the Marcoses so much that we were blinded of who the real enemies are today.
If we teach our people how to forgive,Then tell them that forgiveness is not for few nor for some only, for God never teaches us to forgive only the ones we love, but also our enemies. If PJP forgave the man who shot him, why cant we do the same?
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