Undesirable Alien, Commie van Beersum Questioned; Should be Probed for Possible Links with CPP-NPA

The Bureau of Immigration held and questioned communist Thomas van Beersum (photo by Eric B. Apolonio /Interaksyon.com)
The Bureau of Immigration held and questioned communist Thomas van Beersum (photo by Eric B. Apolonio /Interaksyon.com)

Remember the Dutch communist who joined the SONA (State of the Nation Address) protests and had the nerve to lash out at  a crying cop despite being a foreigner?

Yes, self-claimed “political activist” Thomas van Beersum was detained and questioned by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) before he was about to leave the country. The BI also declared him as “undesirable alien” for joining domestic protests and interfering with the country’s political affairs.

Personally there’s nothing wrong with foreigners staging public protests in the country as long as they have personal, legitimate grievances or complaints against our government (e.g., harassment by state agents, injustice, politicians or laws unjustly targeting certain groups of foreigners, etc.).

However, I believe he must be declared an “undesirable alien” and forever banned from entering the Philippines for possible links with the Communist Party of the Philippines, which is technically at war with the government. 

Press reports reveal van Beersum was supposed to fly out last Tuesday morning on China Southern Airlines flight CZ-378 for Beijing but was help by the immigration bureau at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

So, the Dutch communist was scheduled to go to Beijing, China. Interesting… Perhaps he was on a mission to spread communism throughout the region. Who’s funding him? Does he have any productive work other than being a professional “political activist”?  Well, he’s a die-hard fan of Che Guevara, the murderous, racist, sexist revolutionary Marxist who led a communist revolution in Latin America.

I previously stated that our authorities need to question van Beersum for possible ties with the communist rebels. Online photos, leftist blog articles and websites show that the Dutch national is an active member of international leftist organizations such as the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) and that he personally knows CPP co-founder and self-claimed leader Jose Maria Sison.

I stated in my previous blog the following:

Is Mr. van Beersum a “foreign protester”, a CPP-NPA operative, or a communist sympathizer? Remember that the Philippine government is still technically at war with the communist rebels led by Jose Maria Sison.

As a so-called “foreign protester”, this Dutch subject doesn’t have any right at all to protest in the Philippine since he’s not a Filipino citizen. But if he’s an NPA operative sent by Mr. Sison and his comrades in the Netherlands, then he and his fellow “delegates” must be duly investigated by the Philippine authority for possible ties with the communist rebels.

It is no longer a secret that the CPP-NPA has been using various “fronts” and tactics to advance its treasonous, rebellious agenda over the

CPP leader JoMa Sison and van Beersum
CPP leader JoMa Sison and van Beersum

past 30 years. Using various fronts or guerrilla strategies is essentially part of their armed struggle.

The great military tactician Sun Tzu once said the following:

  • “All warfare is based on deception.”
  • Thus: “If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.”
  • His best advice, which summarizes his military philosophy: “The art of war is of vital importance to the State.”

The communist party leaders understand that all warfare is about deception, and this is the goal of their united front tactic– to confuse their enemy and to build and expand their grassroots power base. Without properly understanding this military strategy of the CPP, the remaining freedom in this country is seriously at risk. The government’s military tacticians need to identify who or what comprise the CPP’s united front, which is undeniably the communists’ best weapon.

This is why it is crucial to further investigate van Beersum.

The communist party’s 1992 directive states: “The Filipino people have three instruments for carrying out the two-stage Philippine revolution: first, the Communist Party of the Philippines as the advanced detachment of the proletarian leading class; second, the New People’s Army (NPA) and third, the united front, whether there is a formal united front organization or not.”

The CPP openly stated that it “wields the armed struggle and the united front as two weapons in the people’s democratic revolution.” The so-called united front, whether formal or informal, serves as the party’s “weapon”.

United front is simply understood as a form of struggle carried out or led by the “leading class”– the inner party leaders”. The fundamental theory of this “united front” strategy was conceptualized by the Comintern, an international communist organization created by communists in the wake of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

The united front tactic, according to the thesis of the 1922 4th World Congress of the Comintern, “is simply an initiative whereby the Communists propose to join with all workers belonging to other parties and groups and all unaligned workers in a common struggle to defend the immediate, basic interests of the working class against the bourgeoisie.”

Obviously, this strategy is best explained by the communist slogan– “Workers of the world unite”. That is, the main goal is to unite all proletarians and all workers to fight against the so-called ruling elite or bourgeois class.

This merely proves that there are ‘social classes’ within the Marxist theory. According to Karl Marx, the communists are considered “the most advanced and resolute section of the working class parties”, and its goal is to push forward all others.

In the Philippines, the united front comprises various groups, which include militant labor groups, militant student organizations (CEGP, League of the Filipino Students, etc.), allied party-list groups, among others. These united fronts are “duty-bound to pursue and realize the general line of the people’s democratic revolution set by the Party and follow the discipline of the Party.”

As to the case of van Beersum, here’s a related report from Interaksyon.com:

Earlier, Renato Reyes, secretary general of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, told InterAksyon.com they had no idea why Beersum was “picked up” at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Nor were they aware of any charges filed against the Dutch national, who was in the country to attend an international human rights conference.

It was only past 3 p.m., Reyes subsequently said, that Beersum managed to see his lawyer, Jun Oliva, a member of the NUPL, at the airport.

A statement from the human rights lawyers’ group called Beersum’s detention “without a valid hold departure order or valid warrant of arrest” an “open violation of international law, which we certainly do not want our countrymen to experience abroad.”

A report prepared by Soluran for acting Immigration Commissioner Siegfied Mison showed that when Beersum presented his passport at the immigration counter manned by Aiza Santamina, a check showed him to be “blacklisted” and put on an “Alert List Order.”

Beersum was then questionedand subjected to a scanned electronic enrolment kit, which is used to verify if he has any derogatory records elsewhere.

The check turned up negative.

Nevertheless, Soluren said Beersum is the subject of summary deportation proceedings for allegedly violating the terms of his stay as a tourist in the country by joining the protest during the SONA.

However, I thank van Beersum for exposing the continued decline and inevitable collapse of communism and the CPP-NPA in the Philippines. The resulting public outrage against this communist foreigner merely shows that many Filipinos are growing tired of leftism and CPP’s ongoing revolution.


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