Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing. – John Stuart Mill
There are pockets of sunshine in the no man’s land of social media.
They remind us of guerillas, fighting a war from the fringes, unorganized but tech savvy.
If this were the Game of Thrones, they’d be the Brotherhood Without Banners.
That’s what we are: ghosts. Waiting for you in the dark. You can’t see us, but we see you. No matter whose cloak you wear – Lannister, Stark, Baratheon – you prey on the weak, the Brotherhood Without Banners will hunt you down.
So in no particular order, we’ll list down our initial choices for the FAFDA Brotherhood (or Sisterhood) – otherwise known as people we’d recruit into our ragtag army:
- Superficial Gazette
- Thinking Class of the Philippines
- Fight for Truth
- Presentable Communications Office of the Philippines
- Pinoy Ako Blog
- Miyako Izabel
- Silent No More PH
- Joe America
- Juan Nationalist
- /r/Philippines on reddit
- Change Scamming
- Madam Claudia
- Backroom Politics
We do not know them but we read their words almost every day and wonder why they aren’t our own.
Let’s channel Haldir from Lord of the Rings:
I bring word from Elrond of Rivendell. An alliance once existed between elves and men. Long ago we fought and died together. We come to honor that allegiance.
Charot! (Let’s recruit her!)