Let's face it, I'm no MLQ3 or Gang Badoy: my blog posts don't resonate with the rest of the blogosphere. I don't have the power to mobilize.
But just this once -- just this once -- I'm asking you all to say NO TO MARTIAL LAW now, and express so vociferously in your blogs and tweets and Facebook posts.
Why? This administration thrives on trial balloons. If it sees that there is little opposition to its actions in the public opinion, it will continue to do as it pleases. It lives on and clings to every cynical sneer that asks: "What can you do? Why don't we just move on?"
Never mind logic or legal reasoning. Such things don't exist or don't matter to this administration. Don't bother with any analysis. None of it will convince them.
But we have seen in the past that if we shout loud enough, we can make a little bit of difference. It's because we made such a hue and cry about the Ampatuan Massacre that the administration is cracking down on an ally.
While we're finally seeing action against the Ampatuans, it is unfortunately of the wrong kind...of the worst kind.
We need to speak out against it now, while we still can.