By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
June 14, 2020
The diabolical fascist formula of Duterte for entrenching himself in power and committing the most atrocious crimes is to use all means of violence, mass intimidation and deception to attack, discredit and disable all actual and potential critics and opposition.
While he uses the military, police and special death squads to kill critics, opponents, revolutionaries and competitors in the illegal drug trade, he uses fake news in the commercial mass media and the crudest troll invectives and threats in the social media to malign definite targets and even the entire people as pasaway who need a good dose of violence to instill discipline in them.
To make himself appear “popular”, he gets skyhigh opinion poll ratings by bribing heavily the executives of the opinion poll survey firms with outright cash and appointment of relatives to lucrative positions in government and most important of all he has tight control of the Comelec and the TIM-Smartmatic in order to rig the resuts in any voting exercise like the May 2019 mid-term elections and future plebiscite or elections.###