Interesting, for sure. Would love to know what @iwriteasiwrite thinks about it - especially the truth (?) of the presented historical facts.
Now this be some excellent propaganda! Very good history lesson mixed in with some subtle pro-ChaCha rhetoric. Brought to you by the same pro-Marcos guys who did some other vids in this style.
Watch it for the history lesson. Be wary of the sly politics. But all in all very interesting and worth watching.
Manila in the 1930’s
Portrait of Young [Bagobo] Man in Costume and with Headgear, Ornaments, and Sheathed Dagger 1926
National Anthropological Archives
As soon as I arrived in the Indies, on the first Island which I found, I took some of the natives by force in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts.
… They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane… . They would make fine servants…. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want."
Turns out the proclamation of Martial Law was drafted using a cursive typewriter. Also, though signed on September 21, Martial Law was only declared two days later when a grim-faced President Ferdinand Marcos addressed the nation on live TV.
Death comes to us sooner or later, so I will face the Lord Almighty calmly. But I want to tell you that we are not bandits and robbers as the Americans have accused us, but members of the revolutionary force that defended our mother country, the Philippines! Farewell! Long live the Republic! May our independence be born in the future. Long live the Philippines!
-Macario Sakay, hanged Sep 13, 1907
Maps + Mashups + Conflicts + History = Conflict History
Part amazing, part depressing, Conflict History is a Google Maps timeline mashup that lets you browse from past to present to learn about the world’s conflicts.
The screenshot above shows 2001-2010. Selecting the Info icon on the left gives background information on the conflict with additional links to related materials. The slider on the bottom brings you forward and back in time.
For example, we just learned about the Sicilian Wars of 600 to 264 BCE.
Most of the content is pulled from Wikipedia and Freebase, a Creative Commons licensed data source.
Putting this right here for future reference.