Fraternally yours: Adolf's message to Rody

I would be more worried by some of your current "friends" – the people who have jumped on your bandwagon to advance their ambitions and could easily betray you at the opportune moment. I refer in particular to Gordon, Cayetano, and Marcos, who wear their ambition to be your successor on their sleeves. I had to order the extra-judicial execution of such ambitious freewheeling individuals like Rohm and Strasser during the Night of the Long Knives. You might have to do the same at some point.

I would like to end by congratulating you on your biggest coup, which was to call yourself a socialist. Little did your backers know that you meant a National Socialist like me. The big German capitalists like I.G. Farben and Krupp ended up enthusiastically backing me since I saved them from the Communists. I notice that Ramon Ang of San Miguel is now praising you to high heavens as the country's savior, and other oligarchs are falling in line. Of course, some of your followers who expected you to initiate a social revolution will be greatly disappointed. But they were willing dupes, and such people get what they deserve. They will never understand that supermen like us are beyond ordinary morality.

Oh, one last thing. Forgive me but my followers do not allow me to alter the racial hierarchy. They gave me so much trouble when I conferred the title of "honorary Aryans" to our Japanese allies during the Second World War. They have said that being Malay, you belong to one of the inferior Mongol races. But I think I can lobby successfully to at least make you an equal of the Mediterranean race. Anyway, what are a few racial sub-categories between friends? And the important thing, after all, is not to be classified a Jew or drug user or an anti-fascist dog.

Fraternally yours,

Adolf Hitler


Walden Bello made the only resignation in principle in the history of Congress in 2015 in protest at the double standards of the Aquino administration. He is currently senior research fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University and professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton.