The Philippines: A Nation Of Traitors And Sellouts

I was actually planning to write this article at some other time. In all honesty, I think many of you have had enough of the Mamasapano Massacre and everything it entails already. Indeed, I’m kinda sick of it myself. I ask, why can’t we just let their families grieve quietly now? Why can’t we give them a break and let them mourn the loss of their fathers, husbands, brothers and sons in peace? Why must we prolong their emotional anguish and psychological torment by showing the trial take place on TV on a regular basis? The answer is simple though: Because, unless we do, people will not only remember but they will also stop caring.

It’s sad really, and you know what, the SAF44 aren’t the only people to be treated this way. Look at what happened to the Yolanda survivors and how, to this very day, very few of the relief goods and relief funds sent to help them by foreign individuals and organizations have actually made it to them. Then there’s the Lumads who nobody seems to care about because, after all, they’re just another small tribe of savages down south anyway to a lot of you and don’t seem to deserve any of your attention. Indeed, for some of you here, the scripted antics of an alleged couple in the street or the jokes of a crass and disrespectful comedian are probably more important.

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But then again, why am I even surprised? The Philippines after all has a long, sad history of treachery and backstabbing. What are forty-four dead cops, over a few thousand homeless typhoon victims and a tribe of primitives to a lot of you anyway, eh? What’s important to you is you get what you want so screw everybody else, correct? Better that others suffer than you, right?

But I digress. I’m sure a lot of you are going to be offended again and make all sorts of threats and insults against me and my family. Well, guess what? If you think your petty attempts at discouragement will deter me from showing you just what kind of people you are, you’re very much mistaken!

We Glorify Traitors

Okay, first and foremost, Emilio Aguinaldo betrayed Andres Bonifacio. Still, the man is remembered in history books as the first president of the Philippines. It’s like we don’t even care what happened to the real minds behind the revolution. All that really matters to a lot of us is that Aguinaldo was in command and should therefore be remembered as the first leader of the country. This despite the fact that he only stole the position from people who rightfully deserve it.

Then we have the Aquinos…

Benigno Aquino Sr. collaborated with Imperial Japan and handed the Philippines over to the Axis Powers during World War II. You can say that’s all history now but please note that in just about every country involved in that war, people hung their traitors. The Philippines was probably one of the few countries who didn’t go through with dealing with traitors the way traitors deserved. Indeed, we even allowed the Aquinos to run the country not once but twice.

In any other country, figures like Benedict Arnold (a traitor to George Washington during the American Revolutionary War), Philippe Petain (who betrayed France to the Nazis) and Wang Jingwei (the Chinese leader who also betrayed his own country for Imperial Japan), are looked upon with disdain and disgrace. The Philippines, on the other hand, either doesn’t seem to remember or care about what really happened. After all, for some of you, it doesn’t really matter that our very own leaders are probably selling us out even as we speak.

Everyone Is Out For Themselves

What else would you call the kind of selfishness that Filipinos have. At the end of the day, the basic Filipino couldn’t care less about the rest of the country. It always boils down to one’s family and friends and hardly anyone else.

In fact, when certain criminals like thieves and drug dealers are caught, their usual reasons amount to: “I did it for my family!” This despite the fact that their victims are all too often people with families of their own.

 

What’s really sick and sad at the same time is how we are all too ready to sacrifice our sense of decency and principles just to make our lives or the lives of our loved ones easier. It’s all too rare for us to even consider the people we are victimizing because we are so engrossed in our own victimhood. So what if other people get hurt, right? You’re a victim too, aren’t you?

So okay, maybe the rebels of the south have reasons for doing what they do. Maybe they’re only looking for a means to provide for their families. However, that does not justify their acts of terrorism.

At the end of the day, ladies and gentlemen, wrong is still wrong and evil is still evil no matter how necessary it may seem.

We Scoff At Actual Loyalty And Courage

What’s more painful is that there are those of us who are all too ready to make fun of our own heroes. When some Filipino soldier dies for his country, some of us even say: “Haha! He’s so stupid to risk his life like that! Serves him right for being such an idiotic soldier!”

Tying in with my first statement, what else would you call a people who look up to traitors and charlatans and ridicule people who actually show bravery and loyalty?

Instead of being inspired to become courageous ourselves, we look at the heroic acts of our fellows as if they are the ones with the problem and not us who all too often refuse to even lift a finger to help out others.

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If this is all that we really are now as a people then I can only lament for the next generation of Filipinos…

And if you disagree with me, again, you’re welcome to prove me wrong…

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75 Comments on “The Philippines: A Nation Of Traitors And Sellouts”

  1. Grimwald,

    Bravo! You have really outdone yourself this time by writing this excellent article, that succinctly describes the true characteristics of the Failipino people as a traitor and a sellout to their own country and people.

    Any Failipinos who tries to argue your points is in complete denial of the brutal truth of who we really are, because they don’t want the fragile delusion of their stupid “Pinoy Pride” shattered into a million pieces.

    Our people’s long-standing legacy of being a traitor and a sellout are the reason why the Failippines (and Failipinos) had been fucked up in the past, still fucked up in the present, and will likely be more fucked in the future.

    That is if the Failippines, and its people, still has a future to speak of. We Failipinos really deserve what we got and each other. We are just a bunch of aristocratic (hambog) wannabees who are too self-serving (makasarili) to have a nation that we can call our own.

    Aeta

  2. Sadly, the mantra of “wala ng pahero-hero ngayon” adopted by many. In a country that the judiciary system can easily played by criminals, justice will be a slow as snail. But I know, there are still concern and must be recognize than those whiny radical men.

      1. How about fem dad? Note: with the exception of aguinaldo’s short live republic, all governments (japanese’ and american’s) can not be said as phiilippine in real sense.. Now then, can we consider them, the aquino and marcos as traitors? Your answer is as good as mine.

  3. Ignorance might be a factor that drives this syndrome; and, education could, probably remedy the situation; but to explain the matter of collaboration by obviously educated people would, then, prove difficult. Could other factors, then, be looked into? We might remember Abraham Maslow’s theory of ‘The Hierarchy of Needs’. In it might be found a likely cause for our traitorous nature. More than half of our population hover between ‘just below’ and ‘just above’ the poverty line. It is hard to imagine that these segment could break out of the ‘physiological need’ any time soon. To them it is an endless grind to put food on the table,a shirt on their backs, and a roof over their heads.. and yes.. time for sex. Given just half the chance, they would surely ‘sell-out’ for a chance to break out of their predicament. Those who are slightly better-off; those whose families may, perhaps, have more than one bread-winner, or who might have a ‘sari-sari’ store, or a couple of tricycles, would have other ‘needs’. They could now want ‘safety and security’. Those who are even more fortunate would crave for something intangible or abstract, like a ‘feeling of belonging’, say, to a clan or tribe. Beyond these needs are higher aspirations that very few Filipinos aim for; and these include’ self-respect’, ‘confidence’ and ultimately, the urge to finally, ‘achieve one’s potential’.
    To be sure, there are a few Filipinos who aim for, and achieve self-esteem and even their full potential.. the best that they could possibly be. For the most part, however.. the vast majority cannot bring themselves past ‘safety and security’; and are, therefore, more likely than not, quite predisposed to chicanery..even treason. Unfortunately, this include a large number of Cabinet Secretaries, Congressmen, Senators, as well as some in the Judiciary and the Executive branches of government. Corruption and plunder, not being a victim-less crime, must be a treasonous crime. Those in impeccable Barong Tagalogs, Well Tailored Suits and in Black Robes.. who are untrue to their oaths, and who victimize the citizenry.. therefore, are traitors.

    1. Vagoneto Rieles,

      “Ignorance might be a factor that drives this syndrome; and, education could, probably remedy the situation; but to explain the matter of collaboration by obviously educated people would, then, prove difficult. Could other factors, then, be looked into?”

      Yes…and it’s what I’ve been saying all along… our heightened Hispanic and American attitude through centuries of colonization and lineage background (aristocratic), color our still primitively tribal and feudal (self-servingness) ways, like the contrast between white and black.

      These two brutal Failipino characteristics (aristocracy and self-servingness) are the main ingredients that continue to send the Failippines into the state of chaos and oblivion—regardless of our claim to religiosity, education, and social sophistication.

      Aeta

    2. This. The average Juan lives on a subsistence level that higher principles like honor and justice are tertiary at best. I mean, for all the loftiness these sound, they don’t fill your belly or give you shelter. Sad, but that’s the way it is right now.

      1. Kin,

        I don’t like writing and talking in parables–not to mention reading it. So please get to the point and write in laymen’s term.

        Aeta

  4. Traitors become heroes; and Heroes become traitors…this is the Philippines. The Aquinos are known traitors and sell outs. Yet, they became, heroes and saints. The son is mentally retarded and have Psychiatric problems. Yet, he was elected as President. And, many of our political leaders, have now Psychiatric problems.

    Kris Aquino, the daughter is a whore. Yet, she is featured in the media as a celebrity.

    Our values are distorted. Our ” Daan Matuwid” became a crooked path. As crooked, as our crooked politicians.

    Selling your country and your fellow Filipinos for your self interest is profitable.

    I would not be surprised, if someone would sell Mr. Grimwald for a price. So that, he would not become a: “pain in the ass” ,to some people…

        1. @Zaxx,
          McDonald’s (USA) is quite popular here but so is Ikea (Sweden). I personally prefer Volvo (Sweden). Does that answer your question a bit?

      1. Robert, I’m a big fan of Volvo auto designs myself – Europeans got class!
        Unfortunately Volvo is owned by Geely of China now. Better be careful or Europe might end up like PH with just empty hollow Pinoy pride.

        1. @Zaxx,
          this (foreign ownership) is a trend that is going on for quite some time. You can see that in quite a few soccer clubs, especially in Europe. To name just a few: MCFC (Manchester City FC), CFC (Chelsea FC), MUFC (Manchester United FC). There is another English/British football club owned by – I thought a guy from Thailand – who changed the colors of the jersey/kit and also wanted to change the name of the club. There is where I draw the line.
          Owning a soccer club is mostly a million dollar business. Owning a stock exchanged registered company is mostly a strategic deal and/or just about ROI.

          Back to Volvo.
          I like most of their models except for one: the Volvo 480 (as it is known in my country). However, the Volvo XC90 is a “beast” to drive in. Volvo is one of the safest cars in the world.

  5. LKY is right. Filipinos are very forgiving. Look at Erap – instead of having faced a firing squad in Luneta for betraying his country, he’s back ruling from the top of Imperial Manila instead.

    But forgiveness is a Christian virtue right? That’s why there’s kumpisal. People think they can just confess and you can go back to committing the same sins again.

    I think what we need more is confession with genuine remorse.

    1. I don’t think it’s forgiveness. I think it’s just hypocrisy. I mean sure you have a big heart but forgiving a man who plunder or put his country into oblivion right in front or your face? Just to say hey I’m a forgiving person! Good Lord.

      Everybody is just trying to save their face. As many times mention here. Superficial is the norm in this country. Rather than admit that they committed wrong doings and work their way up for redemption, they just say “HEY I DID THIS! SO NOW FORGIVE ME SO I CAN RUN FOR ANOTHER GOVERNMENT POSITION”. Probably lower than the President..

      Troll LEVEL: 99999999999999999999999

      1. zaxx,

        “LKY is right. Filipinos are very forgiving. Look at Erap – instead of having faced a firing squad in Luneta for betraying his country, he’s back ruling from the top of Imperial Manila instead.”

        da hyprocrite is right: it’s not forgiveness why Erap was pardoned; it’s politics. Erap knew too much and will talk if “push comes to shove.” The short imprisonment that was supposed to be his sentence was just a “Dog and Pony Show,” to show the whole world that no one is exempt from justice in the Failippines.

        Well, we all know better than that. Just ask Mayor Joseph “Erap” and Estrada and Gloria Makapal(gal)-Arroyo.

        Aeta

      2. We may all be right: it can be a combination of many factors: forgiveness, political conspiracy, forgetfulness, a show for our entertainment, etc. that explains why Pinoys have such a high tolerance for embracing again and again the people who f* them up.

        Besides isn’t it in the Catholic textbook- how many times should you forgive a person who comes back apologizing: Jesus answer was 70×7. What can you expect?

        Erap and PNoy can run for president again in 2022 and I won’t be surprised if they remain top choices. PH masses love people who screw them up – at least the vast # of zombies GRP is trying wake up.

        But hey, forgive & forget still works around the world – aren’t we embracing the emperor of Japan who is visiting the country now?Maybe the big financial aid has something to do with our soft hearts. As I said there are many factors.

        1. As alleged “chaplain” and “prophet” of GRP, allow me to correct you on something Zaxx. “Forgiveness” is NOT about ignoring a person’s past transgressions. It is about letting go of grudges or not allowing said grudges to control your decisions.

          Example of a grudge in action:

          Mar Roxas: “You have to remember that you are a Romualdez and the president is an Aquino.”

          Forgiveness is about being mature enough not to allow your anger or hate prevent you from doing what is right. However, forgiveness doesn’t mean you like that person or want to socialize with them.

          Understand?

        2. “Besides isn’t it in the Catholic textbook- how many times should you forgive a person who comes back apologizing: Jesus answer was 70×7”

          But you know afterwards Jesus tell a story of the servant who after being forgiven continue to be wicked to his fellow. The master got angry of him and “handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed”. The forgiven ones are expected to turn back from their wicked ways and do the right thing.

        3. Chap. Grimwald, Sick_Amore.

          I think the confusion here is about the “forget” aspect of forgiveness. I agree with your points. Actually we have to be very careful when reading passages like:

          “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us”

          “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.”

          “love … keeps no record of wrongs”

          It doesn’t mean we literally forget (total memory loss). I don’t think anyone who sees his father getting hacked to death will ever forget such trauma. I think “forget” in scripture is a bit like a figure of speech.

          So the information is STILL stored in the brain, but a person who forgives is able to keep himself from personally getting even despite that information.

          The memory means he still takes precautions to prevent a repeat of the incident and also measures to aid the healing processes – like trying to avoid contact if needed.

          A good sign that you have forgiven someone is that you can sing “Let it go…”

          Now another aspect of forgiveness is repentance. Should I forgive a person who shows no sign of remorse? Well the 70×7 illustration and the parable of the unforgiving servant imply that forgiveness is bestowed only to those who repent (180-deg change of heart).

          Still another question is about justice, does it mean that if the victim’s families forgive the killers of SAF44 that government should no longer hunt these guys down?

          And another question is about dynasties. If the grandpa was a traitor – does it mean the son and the grandson are traitors? Should forgiveness even apply to the descendants?

          Should we give second chances for people to show they have changed?

          But why Pinoy masses keep on voting back people who they know are backstabbing them unrepentantly is the great mystery. Which is why I think Pinoys are generally very forgiving to the point that they are zombies who can literally forget crimes done to them. Or maybe it’s just the mind-dumbing shows.

    2. Mr. Zaxx, I hope you wouldn’t mind me asking, but in what exactly Erap should have “faced a firing squad in luneta for betraying his country”?!

      Can you be more specific in educating the masses of what you know of exactly, with a genuine kumpisal, which you described as we need more of?!

      1. Ass Tudent,

        “Can you be more specific in educating the masses of what you know of exactly, with a genuine kumpisal, which you described as we need more of?!”

        Exactly! Failipinos don’t need more “kumpisal” or religion; they need a serious reality check and a complete overhaul of its corrupt cultural values and way of life.

        Aeta

      2. @Ass Tudent (nice name by the way), Erap was impeached and proven guilty of plunder

        http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/60117/news/nation/erap-guilty-of-plunder-sentenced-to-reclusion-perpetua

        Using one’s position as the premier public servant in the land to enrich oneself is a betrayal of public trust. In China, officials caught betraying the nation in this way are sent to the firing squad.

        Well I don’t really believe in the way kumpisal is practiced in PH. So if I go to the priest and confess, I am absolved of all my wrongdoings and it gives me the license go on victimizing people -> now this is totally crazy.

        The whole point of confession is remorse and repentance. A good sign that there is genuine repentance is that there are tears shed alone while beating one’s breast for a wrongdoing committed. Then it is followed by a total 180-deg change in behavior. Tunay na Pagsisisi – in the vernacular.

        Do you see that in PH politics? Most Pinoys are just nominal “Christians”. They don’t actually practice 90% of what they claim to believe in their textbook. Just take the 10 commandments – who wouldn’t be bothered to tell a lie, or look at a woman with lust? Many will be surprised on judgement day when they face an omniscient Judge – if they believe in one.

        1. Mr. Zaxx, by your answer, I can surmise that you rather find more honorable, truthful and believable the allegations and charges of Mr. Chavit Singson…the central witness to the case against Mr. Estrada! You seem to be a person of intellect that I am inclined to just acquiesce with your position, impression and belief. And after all, I am not even a fan of Mr. Erap and the case has been decided and a judgement has been rendered.

        2. However, relative to the article of Mr. Grimwald, I’m just interested in truth and history.

          By siding with the supposedly wrong (in this case, the judgement on Erap or even Corona and Marcos), I dunno who’s (among us) suppose to be the traitors or sellouts in time. But when confronted with something that challenges the popular belief , should anyone or I just deny myself of critical thinking and just go with the flow of what seems to be the norm in this community and be a GRP rah! rah! boy? I guess not!

          History, they say, is written by the victors! But then, going back to Mr. Estrada, you might find it interesting that Erap is found not guilty in his perjury case!

          http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/60114/news/nation/erap-not-guilty-in-perjury-case

          And if you consider the brilliant arguments of the savvy Atty. Estelito Mendoza wherein he presented, among others, Mr. Chavit Singson’s thirteen falsified documents bearing his signature, how come it was not appreciated?

          Just like in the trial of Corona, as we have witnessed, even if panalo sa presentation of evidence, if crooks, sellouts and traitors are running the show, it turned out talo pa rin sa kaso!

        3. Hi agustina, no I came out of something better than a seminary – if you’re interested in enrolling, just let me know

  6. It’s because that’s the way our country was brought up.. Actually, understanding the why’s of it and how we can stomach the way it has always been is beyond me..Maybe it’s because everybody has their own personal interests in mind and by their standards, if it means they have to sell their mothers for it, they DEFINITELY WILL.

  7. Leadership crisis erupt when people who have not learnt how to obey instructions are given the privilege to give commands. Leaders are experienced servants.

  8. If we adopt your logic Grimwald, all countries of the world can be labeled as a nation of traitors and sell outs. You can not label the whole nation as such because of the presence of this kinds of incidents and persons as there is no country anywhere who does not have them. It will be wrong to label the whole country because the majority of Pinoys are decent and principled, law abiding, God fearing and would do the right thing just like any educated and well intentioned individual would.

    1. @Lito,
      I dont consider Grimwald to be god-fearing because he is too smart, too educated, too sensible, too analytical to be god-fearing.

      1. Robert Haighton,

        Being God-fearing is not qualification enough to address and try to fix the Failippines and Failipinos’ problems. A long history of half-assed effort (if any at all), to fix the Failippines’ problems, by my God-fearing people will show you that.

        Aeta

        1. Dear Aeta,
          as you probably have understood, I am an atheist (since birth). So for me being afraid of some guy with a beard living allegedly in the clouds guarding over us all and punishing us all when we sin, is plain stupid. Its just totally crap.

          Robert

        2. As you have demonstrated here time and time again, *some* atheists can be as rabid and irrational as some religious nuts. You lack respect for people’s opinion when you think it leans towards faith in something and boast about your own superiority as if you know everything.

          You are not open to other people’s ideas at all and I do not understand why you hang around here.

        3. I can give you the short or the long version. But before I give you either, pls answer my question first (Please, you tell/explain me why I or other people should be fearing god?).

        4. When did I say people should fear God? I have not written anything about God or religion. You have no idea what I think about it. I don’t owe you an explanation.

        5. Some people are cut out to be atheists and some simply aren’t. Those who can think things through systematically fit the bill. But there is a majority of people who need an intellectual crutch (such as a religion or a belief in superstition) to get through most mental pursuits.

          So to each his own. Personally, I agree that the notion of being fearful of a god is ridiculous. But the reality is that nobody holds a monopoly on belief. To think so makes one just as fundamentalist as the next bible-thumping nut.

          So yeah, we get it Robert. You’re a proud fundamentalist atheist. I hope you see the oxymoronism that you have come to embody.

        6. Robert Haighton,

          You can be an atheist or a religious fanatic or whatever floats your spiritual boat; but, when you start using your spiritual beliefs to justify your attitude and action, you better have a million dollars in the bank to back up your claim, or you might just end up being a very poor man.

          Aeta

        7. @Aeta,
          Whether I am monetarilly poor (or rich) is not the issue here. The issue is what I (and people in general) do with my life. Every time that I wake up; every time that I leave my slum, I dont think about doing/being something spiritual.
          I am not thinking about how/when I must help people in need. You have a computer problem, then I certainly am willing to look into it and try to fix the problem. If it turns out that you yourself caused the problem then I will certainly tell you that. Hoping that you will never do it again. The next time you will ask me to look into your computer problem I will be very reluctant to do so. I will probably suggest you bring it to a repair shop or call somebody else.

          To summarize my spiritual boat (as you call it):
          I will try to help you when you got a problem. But pls try to rely on yourself and be independent.

          Robert

        8. Robert Haighton,

          I think you and zaxx need to spend more time replying to one another. Reality has somehow taken a whole new turn for both of you.

          Aeta

        9. @Aeta,
          “I think you and zaxx need to spend more time replying to one another.” => Why?

          “Reality has somehow taken a whole new turn for both of you.” => my reality check is in sync.

      2. Oh on the contrary Mr. Haighton, I am very fearful of God…

        You see, He sent that my people may know the truth. I am to show them how demons have quite literally hijacked the way they think and see the world around them. I have been sent to reveal to them the lie that they hold on to and how it has warped them into the miserable people they have become.

        God sent me to wake the Filipino people from the endless nightmare that they are trapped in…

        I fear God in a way that I do not wish to fail him in my mission. I fear Him in a sense that I don’t want to meet Him and He will say: “But my son, I gave you everything. Why did you fail me?”

        I fear God in a sense that I do not wish to disappoint him. Granted, I doubt I’ll get very far. Indeed, I’m well aware of the odds stacked against me. I will probably be long dead before majority of the Filipino people wake from the lull of Satan.

        But I will not stop. I will wake as many as I possibly can before my demise. My people are worth every drop of my tears and blood.

        1. @Grimwald,
          Its funny in a way. You are quite open about your religion and why you are here on earth.

          I asked my pinay GF (now ex) to have a conversation about her religion. Why? To find out what makes her tick. But she declined/rejected my proposition. But in the meantimne, she did everything that the bible forbids. And to compensate that, she attended church services every saturday (or any other day of the week). Not quite consistent, if you ask me. C’est la vie, n’est pas?

        2. Please allow me to give you my version of my religion.

          For me there is no hell and there is no heaven and there is no satan. I live about 80-90 years and in those 80+ years I have to grab every opportunity. I dont need and dont want a statue. I do my job and that job provides me with an income exceeding my basic needs. That income makes it possible for me to live comfortably. In my spare time, I am busy with a few hobbies and seeing my friends. During vacation time, I will travel.
          When I am dead, I will be cremated. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Quite simple, aint it?

      3. A lot of god-fearing or spiritual Filipinos voted for corrupt candidates and at the same time continue to pray for Philippines to progress !

        1. – Are there any non-corrupt candidates? I guess not
          – continue to pray for Philippines to progress? No comment.

    2. Lito Manalo,

      Most Failipinos consider themselves “decent and principle, law abiding, God wearing,” and etcetera; yet, the Failipippines is still screwed up and the people don’t really care for their own country (except what they can get out of it) and one another.

      Please, don’t include other countries’ problems to ‘scapegoat’ from our own irresponsibilities to ours. Too many Failipinos are already doing that and look at where it has gotten us. Nowhere. All Failipinos need to face up to the music of our personal shortcomings to our country and each other.

      Aeta

      1. @Aeta
        “Too many Failipinos are already doing that and look at where it has gotten us. Nowhere.”

        Please, aside from saying so many times that we are “focked up because of our aristocratic and self-serving ways” (which to the minds of many, is so easy!), I am tempted to ask you, where do you intend to go?! And how do you propose to do it in another way or the other way?

        1. Going Nowhere,

          Where do I intend to go? Right where I have been going all along: us. Instead of wasting your time writing and commenting in circles about the Aquinos, Dutertes, Roxases and every dumbfuck politicians and celebrities that came from the same garbage heap we all came, why don’t we start blaming ourselves with what is wrong with the Failippines and the Failipinos instead.

          Afterall, the problems really bagan with our culture and the way we were socialized in it—starting from our feudal and tribal ancentries, our western colonizers and benefactors, and who we think we want to be when we finally grow up as nation. So, rather than trying to run with our political ideologies on who’s right and who’s wrong, let’s begin with what makes Failipinos tick and what we’re doing wrong to our country and each other.

          You might be very surprised at what you find out if you did.

          Aeta

          Aeta

        2. Going Nowhere,

          Where do I intend to go? Right where I have been going all along: us. Instead of wasting your time writing and commenting in circles about the Aquinos, Dutertes, Roxases and every dumbfuck politicians and celebrities that came from the same garbage heap we all came, why don’t we start blaming ourselves with what is wrong with the Failippines and the Failipinos instead.

          Afterall, the problems really began with our culture and the way we were socialized in it—starting from our feudal and tribal ancentries, our western colonizers and benefactors, and who we think we want to be when we finally grow up as nation. So, rather than trying to run with our political ideologies on who’s right and who’s wrong, let’s begin with what makes Failipinos tick and what we’re doing wrong to our country and each other.

          You might be very surprised at what you find out if you did.

          Aeta

        3. Going Nowhere,

          Where do I intend to go? Right where I have been going all along: us. Instead of wasting your time writing and commenting in circles about the Aquinos, Dutertes, Roxases and every dumbfuck politicians and celebrities that came from the same garbage heap we all came, why don’t we start blaming ourselves with what is wrong with the Failippines and the Failipinos instead.

          Afterall, the problems really began with our culture and the way we were socialized in it—starting from our feudal and tribal ancentries, our western colonizers and benefactors, and who we think we want to be when we finally grow up as a nation. So, rather than trying to run with our political ideologies on who’s right and who’s wrong, let’s begin with what makes Failipinos tick and what we’re doing wrong to our country and each other.

          You might be very surprised at what you find out if you did.

          Aeta

    3. Wow, “decent” and “principled”? If that’s the case, why is there so much garbage on the roads that it’s enough to cause flooding during rainy season? If we are decent and principled, why do so many Pinoys sell their votes?

      1. Grimwald,

        We Failipinos are always convincing ourselves, and each other, that we are “decent” and “principle,” to take the blame away from us and lay it on someone else’s shoulders. Failipinos are very good at “passing the buck” of their own shortcomings and we all suffer as a result.

        Aeta

      2. Grimwald,

        We Failipinos are always convincing ourselves, and each other, that we are “decent” and “principled,” to take the blame away from us and lay it on someone else’s shoulders. Failipinos are very good at “passing the buck” of their own shortcomings and we all suffer as a result.

        Aeta

  9. Grimwald, Your cynicism is feeding a lot of coward hate mongers hiding behind an alias pen name, mostly anti LP, anti Aquino, even some anti Filipino bloggers.
    Their political agenda can not be completely masked by their false righteous indignation.
    I’ve seen this types of “I’m Holier than Thou” but often times, these critics are even worse than those they’re trying to criticize. With them, there is nothing good that can be appreciated. Even the good achievements can be demonized as bad.

    1. @Lito Manalo:

      Our readers are the final judges, on what we Bloggers write. If they believe, what we are blogging is nonsense. They have the right not believe, what is written in the blog. If they believe what is written is the Truth. Then, so be it. The blog site is the venue of anybody else opinion(nonsense or not). Nobody is monopolizing , to put propaganda in your mind. The “Alias” of bloggers protect them from any revenge from whatever/wherever, they may come, or from by the powerful.

      We, Bloggers, try to write the Truth, as we see it. Some have biased opinions. Some use this venue, for self promotion. Anybody, has the right to rebute/refute,on what is written.

      However, it is the readers that decide, if he/she believes what is written…or not believe it. This is “free speech”…which have been denied for a long time on Filipinos.

  10. there is nothing to disagree. i agree with you.

    i do hope that you have checked and knew what kind of guts and courage “we” are made of before the deceptive americans or even the racist Spaniards came.

    we used to trade goods and stuff with the chinese and malays. we leave the payment on the other side of the river banks / agreed meeting place. nobody steals them. they go back from their navigation and the goods/payments are still there.

    thieves are met with severe punishments like:

    death by ant bites (hands and legs are bound)
    death from a boiling bath
    decapitation of hands

    thieves are traitors too, you know. they betray their end of the bargain or betray someone else’s trust and that was how traitors were punished.

    fast forward.
    japanese bullsh1t came. war, war, war.
    the culture of “each one for his own” started. people are betraying their own countrymen in exchange for a few bags of rice, bananas or whatever.

    these c0cksuckers go back to their family, put down the “groceries”, kiss the kids and wife. her wife may not like what HE is doing, but – it made them survive. the kids, too, look up on him and consider him a heroic dad. they dont fvcking care how the bananas and rice got there, yes?

    “someday, i will be like dad – taking care of the family even at this very, very dangerous times of war”

    until he gets to the sentient age to know what “really” happened. the reality bites. but it is too late to change anything.

    american bullshit came.
    the philippines was about to win the battle against the heavily weakened japanese BUT the yanks came in and stole the spotlight – taking “over-credit” and victory as if they were the messiah. false.

    those were the days were the filipino people were swallowing propaganda by the gulps – the selling of the idea that the americans saved the day. not so far from the propaganda that the americans are the champions of WW2.

    at this point, the mindset that “somebody” will come to the rescue is now deeply entrenched. it no longer matters what he is doing behind the curtain or what he may have stolen.

    what became important is how he would help us (refer to the japanese BS i mentioned earlier)

    how did this happen?

    as i said before:
    ————————————————
    when another aggressive, oppressive nation (like that ole bastion of democracy – USA & NATO alliance ) wages war with another nation (iran, iraq, syria, lebanon, libya), strikes them deep at their cultural roots, strikes them hard at their language, their historical reserves — their ability to develop, to identify themselves and to prevail are neutralized.

    and to further maintain that status, the victor would present themselves as messiahs by building back what they have destroyed ( roads, schools and bridges and naval vessels with their names on it) and by giving them aid (either by loans or supplies). wash, rinse, repeat, and after a long period of time, the captives of this jedi-mind-trick already learned how to love those messianic masters who are trying to save them from the very suffering that was given to them.
    ————————————————-

    from here you can clearly see how the culture of glorifying those bastards who have destroyed us, sold us, raped us and stole from us are now being glorified.

    is this sh!t an over stretch? no. henry kissinger (US war criminal) pointed it out. he knows the “long term plan” to effectively destroy a culture and the mindset, civilization within a nation.
    ———————————————

    i would like to point out your grief over that scenario (like drug dealer shit, looters, snatchers and all).

    when people have no other means to make a living for their sibblings and you, the institution or the government system puts a barricade and a sign: “no fishing here”

    that sh!t wont stop them. you put another sign: “no fishing there and here”

    that wont stop them. do you agree with me? that wont prevent them from fishing or going over the barricade.

    but, you change the conditions that made them or brought them to that situation and you will stop them from fishing.

    unless humanity (including the fvcking govt.) does something to this grand scale of thinking – we wont survive as a specie. we will fail. we will perish and destroy our own kind in the belief that by doing so, by “competing” so against our own – we will survive…

  11. We were never taught in school that Aquino was a traitor, an
    d Laurel was a collaborator but apparently he had no choice since Quezon left him in charge. We also cannot fault the sons of their father’s sins unless they are traitors and /or corrupt themselves. What about Ferdinand Marcos the dictator, wasn’t he a traitor toodd? He fooled us, started big time corruption and we did nothing until Ninoy was killed. Why are they back in the Philippines? We should never have allowed them nor forgiven them. That is a wonder, what short memories! We tend to accept the sins of the ones we like or support but condemn their nemesis, but in truth none of them are clean. Sad, we don’t have good choices and tend to think our candidates are the lesser evil.

  12. I guess your Filipino ?!!! My deepest respect …I see hope there in the Philippines… because of People like You !!!
    The society of the PH fucked itself by their cultural denial and self pity mindset.
    You are the hope for your country !! Spread your mindset within the PH try to wake your people up, try to make them notice how bad they have become in their mindset. If you can wake up only 1 Filipino then you ve done your job great.
    Foreigners wont invest in your country , because we as foreigners know the backstabbing culture already. It will tke decades to built again trust, but Filipinos like you must start it to built trust.

  13. I understand your point of view, regardless of the lack of a grey line in your article. Your work is direct to the point, and as a Filipino, there isn’t any point in denying anything since (Assuming you’ve lived here. Aka. Micro Knowledge) you’ve probably seen what we have done.

    What I am curious about is, what do you suggest we do? How can you convince anyone here, especially those in the rural areas, that working together for a better country is worth the blood and sweat? We are so caught up in our own troubles that most of us are blind to the bigger picture. Even we, who are aware, have given up hope.

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