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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Political Science expert tells Edcel Lagman and company to shut up!

Political Science Expert tells Edcel Lagman and company to shut up!
Anti Martial Law petitioners doubted the intentions of Pres. Duterte on declaring martial law in Mindanao to stop the terrorist group ISIS to set up a caliphate in the Philippines. Edcel Lagman and four other representatives presented a memorandum vacating the reason that Maute and Abu Sayyaf were establishing a wilayah or province in Mindanao.



Lagman’s camp also stated that even the ISIS has not acknowledged local terrorist group’s allegiance to ISIS, the authorities considered this as a ‘factual verity’ thus; the government became the spreader of terrorist propaganda.

They argued that terrorism does not mean rebellion and it is baseless for the president to assume that Marawi is under cordon of the Maute Group; that the terrorists have no intention of committing rebellion and just help their friends from the military forces.

However, Political science expert Antonio P. Contreras opposed Lagman’s claims. Contreras said that Lagman and his associates may be lawyers, but live with conventional ideas and ‘jaded political frames’. Contreras also said that these politicians were TRAPOs and they comprehend state operations with the idea of ‘Westphalian construct’.

Contreras also said that Lagman and Co. may be lawmakers but they were not political scientist per se. “Stop arrogating upon yourself the ability to conduct political analysis on what consists as rebellion.” Contreras also added that Lagman and his company aren’t even familiar with the dynamics of political terrorism.



Read full post below of Prof. Antonio P. Contreras:

To Edsel Lagman and company,

You may be lawyers and lawmakers. But you live in the fossilized world of conventional and jaded political frames. You are stuck in traditional politics and you think that the only way to understand states is through the Westphalian construct.

You are not political scientists in the academic sense. Stop arrogating upon yoursef the ability to conduct political analysis on what consists as rebellion. You are not even familiar with the dynamics of political terrorism.

So just shut the hell up!

Source: Antonio P. Contreras

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