JESUIT FASCISM SAVES FACE OF PLAGIARIZING CHAIRMAN PANGILINAN


Prof. Erle Frayne D. Argonza
University of the Philippines

Good day, fellows!

Just a couple of days back, the chairman of the Ateneo De Manila University’s Board of Trustees, Manny Pangilinan, resigned from the chairmanship. The reason: he delivered a speech in his beloved alma mater in which he was found out later to have plagiarized parts of his read speech from the lecture notes of globally famous personalities.

Accepting responsibility for his action, Pangilinan resigned from the chairmanship post. The Jesuit directors/executives of the school refused to accept the resignation, for one reason or another.

Knowing the fascistic inclination of the Jesuits, their Order being an institutional oligarchy in the Philippines, I wasn’t surprised at all that the descendants of the Jesuit assassins would save the face for their equally oligarchic alumnus. It doesn’t matter if the university will be a laughing stock in the academic community for its reputation as churning a ‘cut & paste’ constituency.

I still recall well that in the early 1970s, the Jesuits expelled faculty members for their overt radicalism. Amid the noble behavior of those faculty members, they were ordered to resign en masse!

Among those affected professors who quickly left Ateneo at that time was Bienvenido Lumbera, who later brought enormous honor for his country for winning the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Literature. A retired professor at the University of the Philippines’ (Diliman) Department of Filipino, Prof. Lumbera is also a holder of the very prestigious National Artist award.

I wonder what the likes of Ka Bien (as we fellow advocates fondly call him) have for the Ateneo/Jesuits at this moment. If they’re exhibiting the last laugh today, I wouldn’t be surprised at all.

The world is simply fed up with the fascistic behavior of oligarchs, bureaucrats, politicians, bishops, and those who carry their weight around like overmasters. Exceedingly intoxicated with power, the fascists like those smug & arrogant Jesuits are getting to be squeezed in tinier spaces year by year, scorned and alienated for their dangerous sociopathy.

What else can we describe the 60+ professors of Ateneo who signed a manifesto condemning the Jesuitical leniency on the plagiarizing Pangilinan? These are over five (5) dozens of rational minds inside the oligarchic Jesuit school, and it pays to heed their calls that re-echo those of their own colleagues who were expelled in the early 1970s.

Whether the turn of events is a ‘history repeating itself’ remains to be seen. What is sure for now is that the expulsion of the professors in the early 70s was a tragedy, while the second occasion of professorial protest could be a comedy of sorts.

At least the protest noise is a benign heraldry that the university mentors are not some complacent Herds who couldn’t boldly speak about the travesties and injustices committed within their campus. And I am supportive of their protestations and demands, for I clearly recognize the wisdom and justness of their cause.

But Jesuit arrogance, both individual and fraternal, is subcultural and it flows right into the sinews and veins of the fascistic Father (Jesuits). If indeed the protesting mentors of the ADMU will want to de-link from the pugnacious subculture so mentioned, they should better resign en masse.

Otherwise, without a near-ferment caused by the plagiarism fiasco, the protestation will simply be a zarzuela (stage play) concluding anti-climactically. The fat-paying professors will end up as subject of guffaws whose cowardice redounds to kowtowing to their Jesuit paymasters.

In the end, the public will perceive the ADMU as (a) cut & paste university with (b) a cut & paste studentry, (c) cut & paste faculty, and (d) cut & paste Jesuit owner-managers. So there goes the comedy of errors, as history repeats itself.

“In the name of the Father (Jesuit Order), the Son (alumni/constituency), and of the Holy Ghost (clerico-fascism). Amen.”

[Philippines, 14 April 2010. The author is a sociologist, economist, and development consultant……………………………………………………………………………… See: IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com,
UNLADTAU: https://unladtau.wordpress.com,
BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com.%5D

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