Galeng talaga ni John Stewart.
I think every Filipino worth his salt should find time to watch ABS-CBN’s recent documentary regarding the Ninoy assasination, (It is now uploaded on youtube) as well as read Fe Zamora’s seven-part report on the same topic.
I also found Ken Kashiwahara’s account on the final moments of Ninoy in the New York Times. Kashiwahara is Ninoy’s brother in law and was with him on the plane before Ninoy was gunned down in the tarmac.
Please also read Sir Luis Teodoro’s recent column, “Heroes.”
Revolutions are after all waged by the millions — and heroes made by vast constituencies: by the nameless men and women who, confronting police batons, tear gas, water cannon, and even guns, create and imbue leaders with the courage, the sense of community and the single-minded purpose that enable them to be the faces and voices of protest and change. To our sorrow ours does not seem to be a heroic age; and we do not have — we have actually lost — the constituencies that once made heroes of ordinary and flawed mortals.