By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
September 19, 2018
Duterte is delusional by claiming that he shall have destroyed the CPP-NPA and the entire revolutionary movement of the people by the middle of next year.
He is taking too much of Fentanyl. Thus, he is pipe dreaming. He forgets that the campaigns of mass murder, mass intimidation, fake surrenders and fake encounters under Oplan Kapayapaan are angering the people and inciting them to íntensify their resistance.
Every one knows that the Duterte government is bankrupt and weakened by bureaucratic and military corruption, excessive military and police spending, counterproductive projects, mounting debt burden and budgetary and trade deficits. The government has imposed regressive taxes on the consuming public and caused the prices of basic goods and services to soar to unaffordable levels.
The people consider Duterte a clown who imagines that he has all the money to give jobs and houses to the millions of people who participate in the revolutionary movement. More importantly, he is now the target of people´s rising hatred. They reject the traitorous, tyrannical, murderous and corrupt character of his regime.
It is more likely that Duterte would be ousted from power than that he could destroy the people´s revolutionary movement by the middle of next year.