Frenemy: Is the Philippine government really fighting the Communist bandits?
“Frenemy” (alternately spelled “frienemy”) is a portmanteau of “friend” and “enemy” which can refer to either an enemy disguised as a friend or to a partner who is simultaneously a competitor and rival. The term is used to describe personal, geopolitical, and commercial relationships both among individuals and groups or institutions. The word has appeared in print as early as 1953.
Let’s take a closer look at the policies of CPP-NPA (the enemy) and the Philippine government (our friend ?)…
If we cannot even come up with a government policy which is the exact opposite of what the Communists want, why should we bother asking why things are so bad?
The Philippine government and the NPA rebels both share the goal of ruling our lives and turning our loyalties away from God and our families to the worship of the State with them in charge.
They are not fighting because they oppose each other, they are fighting because they don’t agree who will rule us!
* The “10 Planks of the Communist Party” are taken from the Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, 1848.