Joker Arroyo: Cunning Linguist

Years after being turned into a cartoon, or, ahem, a caricature of his former self, Senator Joker Arroyo tries to show us that he’s still a nationalist by attacking the go-to guy for instant patriotism points, the United States of America.

He slams the US for cutting US$2 million in military aid to the Philippines because of our dismal human rights record. “If you look at yourselves in the mirror, you will see that you are even a worse violator, because it’s a state policy sanctioned by the (US) government,” he says, playing the part of the beggar to whom much is owed by the world.

Senator Joker P. Arroyo

Senator Joker P. Arroyo

At least in the Philippines, Arroyo argues, human rights violations may be carried out by the military and police, but not as a state policy. It’s their own initiative, and not some government order.

OH, THANK GOD!

"Oh thank god this isn't government-sanctioned! *sob!*"

“Other countries can lecture us, not the Americans,” he says, reminding everyone that he has been in the human rights movement for a long time (and an administration lackey for quite some time now as well.) Notably, this tack did not charm the Americans into giving us back the US$2 million aid package.

It’s hard to stay relevant when you’re a cartoon, and Sen. Arroyo can’t be faulted for trying. Knee-jerk reactions have won the masses over in the past, but when the reaction pretty much boils down to we’re better than you, we’re not buying it even if it’s from some cute muppet.

NO U!

NO U!

6 Comments

  1. 请教一个文献中一句话的理解问题。有这么几句话“the mass outflow increased by a fotacr of 6 between two observations separated by 18 months”和“Other stars showed changes in MLR by a fotacr of 1.5 or less.”请问这其中的“a fotacr of X”该怎么理解?是不是表示新结果是在原有结果前面乘以x而得到?

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