Manila newspapers today are giggling over details of the hard life of Jose Maria Sison, the head the Communist Party of the Philippines -- an organization accused by an independent commission of of numerous extrajudicial killings. Sison is unlikely to be brought to trial although he lives near the Hague, the site of the International Criminal Court. The ICC is likely to be helpless because Sison is under the protection of the European Left.
The military has criticized Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison for posting pictures of himself on his website singing and dancing with actress Ara Mina. Lieutenant Colonel Bartolome Bacarro, Armed Forces spokesman, said he chanced upon the pictures while browsing through Sison's personal page which also contained the literary works of the communist leader. "Jose Ma. Sison is enjoying life while his supporters are rotting like hell," Bacarro said.
There is nothing terribly unusual about Sison. He is the standard issue leftist leader. The nicest thing about being on the Left is that you can do anything at all and still be regarded by as the epitome of moral uprightness. You can exhort people to do make sacrifices you would never dream of doing yourself. Encourage people to recycle their underwear and fly to environmental meetings in private jets; denounce the danger of terrorism even as you apologize for terrorists; accuse other people of murder even as you murder yourself. In Sison's case not only are you beyond even the reproach of your victims, you get to dance over their graves.