Obviously, the hashtag #OneForLeila was made to show support for the lady senator who was arrested on Friday, Feb 24 for her alleged involvement in the drug trade.
A click on it on Twitter opened up a pandora’s box that is truly giving us the creeps. Yes, there’s a shitload of support for her, some we’d even consider blind, which is yuck—when will we learn to stop thinking like sheep?
But two other types of tweets fare far worse! First, the reasonable and sobering tweets that have been showing us the gravity of the arrest. And second—and the worst of the lot—are the hate-laden tweets from pro-administration netizens,which, by the way, continue to turn us off the government and the president.
We mean, we don’t particularly adore Sen. De Lima but that kind of commentary doesn’t do anything to advance critical thinking or help in the discussion! That’s pure hate, man and that’s just not cool.
We won’t say anymore, just we’re just looking for a support group because we are very scared. To the politicians writing our history: you guys are making up our future! Don’t mess it up.
yung identified na druglord na si Peter Lim pinatakas yung senadorang sinasangkot pero walang malinaw na ebidensya kinasuhan #OneforLeila
— Ruby Maire Montajes (@RMontajes15) February 17, 2017
— Tmprmntl Armchr Exp (@Simply_Clinton) February 24, 2017
— Ka'el (@geemeera) February 24, 2017
Dati feeling niyo "DESERVE" ni GMA ang nangyari sa kanya, ngayon kung makapagsalita kayo, feeling niyo "INAPI" sya. WOW HA! #OneForLeila
— Toni Alvarez (@tonialvarez8) February 24, 2017
Dean La Viña said in a CNN interview that the complaint is poorly crafted. Grammar is even incorrect. #OneForLeila
— Harold Malig Goméz (@roldiegomez) February 24, 2017
— ForTheMotherLand (@skywards2014) February 24, 2017
In my honest opinion, there is really no real probable cause with Sen. De Lima. I think it was unauthentic. #OneForLeila
— imogene (@imogenemagno) February 24, 2017
— IamForDuterte (@iSupportMRRD) February 24, 2017
— Edwin Lacierda (@dawende) February 23, 2017
— Pat Stockinger™ (@supsup010) February 23, 2017
Illegal arrest of a female senator in the middle of the night. The moves of a guilty govt. #OneForLeila
— Leah Navarro (@leahnavarro) February 23, 2017
Relationship Goals #OneForLeila
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— Shamwhere (@witWews) February 23, 2017
The plan is not to jail De lima. The plan is to "arrest" her and and simply just ruin her image. Politics is a dirty game.😒#OneForLeila
— Gabby Balcos (@JGabby_Balcos) February 23, 2017
How stupid this hashtag is. I'm sure yellowtards are behind this. Insane and fool peeps. #OneForLeila
— Elysa Pono (@ElysaPono) February 23, 2017
Now Showing at New Bilibid My Ex and Whys. De Lima and Dayan Tandem. #OneForLeila
— Rodrigo Luna (@IdolHugot) February 23, 2017
Drug charges against inmates Colanggo, Durano, Sy, Baligad, & Co had been dismissed bec “they will be utilized as prosecution witnesses” 😡 https://t.co/9K6Wpanl4x
— Joan (@thirdworld_sjw) February 17, 2017
Who needs martial law when you can be a dictator without it?
— JR CASTILLO (@jayrcastillo24) February 17, 2017
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