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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Aeta
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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,… Read more »
Mystique Girl
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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.

Poil
Guest

Jose P. Laurel was trialled and jailed for a short time. I wonder if Benigno Sr. was even trialled?

mrericx
Guest

actually, Benigno Sr. was been pardoned by Gen. McArthur in 1946 and 3 years later he’d died from a heart ailment.

Lito
Guest

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.

Gagong Lipunan
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The irony.

The true traitors got away, and the likes of JPL, who saved a lot of Filipinos, got jailed.

Vagoneto Rieles
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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… Read more »
Aeta
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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… Read more »
Kin
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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.

Aeta
Guest

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

57Toro007Hyden999.99
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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… Read more »
zaxx
Member

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.

da hyprocrite
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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”.… Read more »
8989Toro007Hayden999.99
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8989Toro007Hayden999.99

Let us make it a: U.S. $64,000 question…take it or leave it!!!

Aeta
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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… Read more »
zaxx
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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… Read more »
Sick_Amore
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“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.

zaxx
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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… Read more »
Ass Tudent
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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?!

Aeta
Guest

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

zaxx
Member
@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… Read more »
Ass Tudent
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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.

Ass Tudent
Guest
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… Read more »
agustina
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hi zaxx! are you an ex-seminarian?

zaxx
Member

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

agustina
Guest

o. interesting! monastery?

Heaven Angel
Guest

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.

Aeta
Guest

Hear Hear, Heaven Angel. A fitting description of the Failippines and Failipinos.

d_forsaken
Guest

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

Aeta
Guest

In other words, leaders are made and not born into a poltical and economic dynasty.

Lito Manalo
Guest

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.

Robert Haighton
Member

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

Aeta
Guest

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

Robert Haighton
Member

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

Ilda
Admin

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.

Robert Haighton
Member

Please, you tell/explain me why I or other people should be fearing god?

Ilda
Admin

Why do you care what people believe in? Why are you preaching to Filipinos anyway?

Ilda
Admin

I’m just trying to understand what your stake is in the Philippines.

Robert Haighton
Member

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?).

Ilda
Admin

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.

benign0
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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… Read more »
Aeta
Guest

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

Robert Haighton
Member
@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… Read more »
Aeta
Guest

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

Robert Haighton
Member

@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.

Kari Normann
Guest

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

Robert Haighton
Member

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

Aeta
Guest

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

Amir Al Bahr
Guest

Bingo!

Going Nowhere?
Guest

@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?

Aeta
Guest
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… Read more »
Aeta
Guest
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… Read more »
Aeta
Guest
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… Read more »
Lito Manalo
Guest

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.

44Toro007Hyden9999.99
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44Toro007Hyden9999.99
@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… Read more »
jomar thomas
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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… Read more »
Orbz
Guest

Mostly in manila

Carmen Rossello
Guest
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… Read more »
panicP
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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.… Read more »
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