PINOY PINOCHET: Duterte Says He Will Drop Corrupt Politicians From His Helicopter
I feel like one of these male feminists put something in my non-alcoholic drink last night. Then again, maybe it was the 2AM torta from La Milpa. Either way, I’ve been feeling like shit today. There is one silver lining, though. I’m not due to take a helicopter ride anytime soon. That’s apparently more than can be said for corrupt politicians in the Philippines.
Yes, President /pol/ is up to his old tricks again. This time, he’s decided to go Full Pinochet.
From Time’s website…
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to round up corrupt officials and toss them from his helicopter midflight — and it wouldn’t be the first time he’s done it, he says.
In a speech at Camarines Sur in the northern Philippines on Tuesday, Duterte reportedly recounted throwing an alleged kidnapper to his death — furnishing details about how high the pilot had to fly — while he was mayor of Davao City, according to local newspaper the Philippine Star.
“If you are corrupt, I will fetch you with a helicopter and I will throw you out on the way to Manila,” the newspaper quoted him as saying in Tagalog during the speech. “I have done that before, why should I not do it again?”
Geez, the memes are becoming real at an rapid pace. I’m sort of torn on Duterte. On one hand, everything he says is fucking hilarious. Who couldn’t laugh at a head of state who sends Christmas messages like this? Now, he’s talking about becoming the Pinoy Pinochet and giving out free helicopter rides to corrupt officials. Actually, I guess he already is the Pinoy Pinochet, since he claims to have helicoptered people before.
Still, I’m not comfortable with just killing people without any sort of trial. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t live in the Phillipines then, huh?
NOTE: Here’s a long workup of Duterte and his politics. I haven’t made it through the whole thing yet, but I thought people might enjoy the read through.