Enough is sufficient.
Former Presidential Spokeman Edwin Lacierda has appealed to the general public to not support President Duterte’s ruthless struggle on medicine and as a substitute condemn the violence.
“When one supports his war on drugs when violence is all it is, you tolerate murder. Stop the support, period. Condemn the violence, period!” Lacierda wrote on Facebook amid outrage over the killing of a 17-year-old excessive pupil throughout a police raid in Caloocan City.
Lacierda additionally crafted a poem searching for justice for Kian Loyd Delos Santos, the most recent sufferer in Duterte’s bloody drug struggle, based mostly on the “First they came…” poem writen by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller who spoke towards Nazi chief Adolf Hitler’s atrocities.
“#JusticeForKian. First, they came for the so-called drug pushers but I did not speak out because I was not a drug pusher Then they came for the alleged drug users but I did not speak out because I was not a drug user; In fact, I praised them for ridding the community of miscreants,” he stated.
“Then they got here for Mayor Rolando Espinosa however as a result of I used to be not a politician, I didn’t converse out;
Then they got here for Jee Ick-Joo however as a result of I used to be not a Korean, I didn’t converse out,” he stated.
“And like a politician, I supported the war on drugs but of the violence I did not speak out; Then they came for the many faceless Filipinos, their brutal deaths shown every night and still, I did not speak out.”
“Then they came for Kian Lloyd de los Santos, an innocent 17-year old lad who never touched drugs, but still, I did not speak out; If and when it is my turn and they come for me, who will speak for me?”
When one helps his struggle on medicine when violence is all it’s, you tolerate murder. Stop the support, interval. Condemn the violence, interval!
— Edwin Lacierda (@dawende) August 20, 2017