Tuesday, April 24, 2018

History won’t lie: The Philippine Genocide brought to you by American “Freedom”



Photo credit: Brits in the Philippines
When you were in high school, the history classes that you had extensively explained the history of the Spanish era. You became aware of all the fallacies and exploitations that the Spaniards taught the Filipinos, when you were taught history on the Japanese, it would be of the same exploitation, the Philippines’ Great Depression and the dreaded death march that killed thousands. Japan’s image up until today was tainted despite their endless financial support for the Philippines. But what of America? Yes we are aware that the Spaniards sold us off to the Americans and that they were here after the Second World War in order to “help” the Philippines, but what dirt have we dug up on them?

“History is written by the victors”
-Winston Churchill

The True Death Toll

Apparently the Philippine’s history was washed down during the American era, the estimated number of Filipinos that died under their command was at around 200,000-300,000 only. But if it weren’t for multiple foreign writers and the late Filipina historian Luzvminda Francisco, we’ll never grasp the true number of deaths that we suffered under the Americans imposition of freedom on the Philippines. The figure that Francisco came up with reached an unbelievable amount of 1.4 million dead Filipinos from 1899-1905 alone. This is excluding the casualties of the Moros and the two decades of All American Rule.

Guesstimated Death Toll

The Census figures of the Spaniards were used by the Americans as a basis to guess the population of the Philippines. The merciless white liberating murderers hid the true number for first of all they wouldnt want to risk their “precious” white asses in counting the number of, in their eyes, worthless brown skins left and second point would be the fact that they’ve killed too many Filipinos to the point where they are unable to even estimate the number of Filipinos left.

The Philippine Holocaust

It was a horrible time to be living during the time of the American Occupation... An article that was published in November 1901 by a Manila correspondent of The Philadelphia Ledger stated that,
“The present war is no bloodless, opera bouffe engagement; our men have been relentless, have killed to exterminate men, women, children, prisoners and captives, active insurgents and suspected people from lads of ten up, the idea prevailing that the Filipino as such was little better than a dog…

Our soldiers have pumped salt water into men to make them talk, and have taken prisoners people who held up their hands and peacefully surrendered, and an hour later, without an atom of evidence to show that they were even insurrectos, stood them on a bridge and shot them down one by one, to drop into the water below and float down, as examples to those who found their bullet-loaded corpses.”

A US Marine Officer, Major Littletown Waller was known to shoot down 11 unarmed Filipinos in Samar. Another marine testified the cruel orders that were passed down to him by the chain of command above him, he testified that,

“The major said that General Smith instructed him to kill and burn, and said that the more he killed and burned the better pleased he would be; that it was no time to take prisoners, and that he was to make Samar a howling wilderness. Major Waller asked General Smith to define the age limit for killing, and he replied “everyone over ten.”

EVERYONE OVER TEN were KILLED, it didn’t matter if you are a male, female, elderly or disabled, you were surely to die if you exceeded their age restriction. What can a colonized country do against supreme firepower of the world’s leading armsdealer at the time?

Another account stated that the Filipinos’ dead bodies were used as a defensive wall since they killed way too many.
“We have pacified some thousands of the islanders and buried them; destroyed their fields; burned their villages, and turned their widows and orphans out-of-doors; furnished heartbreak by exile to some dozens of disagreeable patriots; subjugated the remaining ten millions by Benevolent Assimilation, which is the pious new name of the musket; we have acquired property in the three hundred concubines and other slaves of our business partner, the Sultan of Sulu, and hoisted our protecting flag over that swag. And so, by these providences of god — and the phrase is the government’s, not mine — we are a World Power.” — Mark Twain

The same writer as the quote above, Mark Twain also wrote that

“…I have seen that we do not intend to free, but to subjugate the people of the philippines. we have gone to conquer, not to redeem… and so i am an anti-imperialist. i am opposed to having the [american] eagle put its talons on any other land.”

The author was well aware that the Americans were ‘universally racist’. The inhumane war crimes that they’ve committed have earned them the right to replace their flag with skulls and bones.

There were even instances where a soldier wrote that,

“The town of Titatia was surrendered to us a few days ago, and two companies occupy the same. Last night one of our boys was found shot and his stomach cut open. Immediately orders were received from General Wheaton to burn the town and kill every native in sight; which was done to a finish. About 1,000 men, women and children were reported killed. I am probably growing hard-hearted, for I am in my glory when I can sight my gun on some dark skin and pull the trigger”
Over 1000 Filipinos were killed over the death of one American soldier.

In the instance of Corporal Sam Gillis, he wrote that,

“We make everyone get into his house by seven p.m., and we only tell a man once. If he refuses we shoot him. We killed over 300 natives the first night. They tried to set the town on fire. If they fire a shot from the house we burn the house down and every house near it, and shoot the natives, so they are pretty quiet in town now.” 

It was just all endless slaughter for the brutal murderous Americans for they never trusted the Filipinos, they were but entertaining shooting targets for them.

Brigadier General J. Franklin Bell stated that,

“With a very few exceptions, practically the entire population has been hostile to us at heart.” 
Where it all started...

American President William McKinley was apparently praying, ironic that a holy man ordered the massacre of millions of Filipinos. But nonetheless he was praying for a way to give away the country they despised. McKinley was cornered by the facts that giving the Philippines back to Spain was cowardly, giving it to France and Germany was bad for business and letting the Philippines rule itself would make the US seem like they are incapable.

So through divine intervention, the man decided that the only way to do with the Philippines was by Christianizing it through education that will civilize the people. This marks the start of the bloody crusade of the Americans in “freeing and educating” the Filipino people.

The numbers may be unlikely, but the fact that 1.4 million Filipinos died from 1899 to 1905 was already unprecedented. What more would’ve come after the two decade rule of the US and the war between the US and Japan?

A British eyewitness to the liberation of the Philippines stated that,

“This is not war; it is simply massacre and murderous butchery.”

Source: britsinthephilippines.top