Christians for National Liberation Post-Election Statement Revolution In and Out of Season
The Christians for National Liberation dooms to the highest level the outcome of the May 2022 elections. It was a clear maneuvering of the ruling exploiting classes of landlords and big compradors blessed by the imperialists US and China. Again, it proves to the rottenness of the Philippine electoral system. Other than the fact that people are consigned to choosing reactionary politicians and their minions, huge amount of money is spent in the campaigns.
What is inscribed in Exodus 18:21, “But select from all the people some capable, honest men who fear God and hate bribes. Appoint them as leaders over groups of one thousand, one hundred, fifty, and ten,” never happened, and certainly would never happen under the current social structure. As such, the outcome of the May 2022 Elections shuttered again the voice of the people, thus, muting at the same time God’s voice (vox Dei). To ensure that people’s voice is not heard, Marcos-Duterte tandem has exploited and maximized all machineries needed from malfunctioning of the 1,800 Vote Counting Machines to vote buying, red-tagging, disinformation, disenfranchisement of the voters, and all sorts of dirty evil designs and tactics to manipulate the elections in their favor. Aghast even before the election with the Duterte administration’s fascist and foolish rule, the relentless struggling masses of people envisioning worthwhile and lasting social change flock to the streets because of the elections result manipulation in favor of the Marcos-Duterte.
Once proclaimed as president, the dictator’s son would intensify fascist and tyrannical rule of the state through the NTF ELCAC and ATA and be more subservient to the imperialist prescriptions in favor of China, would let go Duterte and his gofer of their crimes against humanity. The unconfessed dictator’s son would toe the path of fascist dictatorship. Nonetheless, the situation becomes even more favorable both for armed and unarmed struggles and mass and middle forces’ radicalization.
We are reminded of the fact, and true to history, that never it shall be the solution to the persisting basic social problems the country is into now. Yes, we engage in election for possible reforms it may bring to the Filipino people. Hence, we ally with and even endorse political parties believing and hoping that Vox Populi, Vox Dei (The ‘the voice of the people is the voice of God’) rules. Sadly, and disgustingly, what was heard was the god of wealth and power.
The CNL recognized how the progressive political movement endorsed Robredo-Pangilinan conjunction because they were a consistent, credible and viable opposition, with highest chance to defeat the Marcos and Duterte tandem. Nevertheless, the CNL provided guidance that their endorsement were not tantamount to sidetracking the rightness of the National Democratic Revolution with a Socialist Perspective. Meaning, armed struggle remains the principal approach to smash and topple down evil powers and principalities reigning over nations and peoples, with the CPP-NPA being the vanguard till genuine liberation comes.
More than this, the CNL heightens building alliance work and united front and strengthens “softening the ground” and base building works to expand its rank and ultimately recruit deeply stanched individuals to join the revolutionary army to further build up the New People’s Army. Ours is revolution in and out of season.
Sustain and advance the consolidation and building up of the Party, the revolutionary underground movement in the city and widen and expand support the armed struggle in the countryside!
Advance the National Democratic Revolution with a Socialist Perspective!
Onward Christians for National Liberation!
Long live the National Democratic Front!
Long live the Communist Party of the Philippines!