According to Agot Isidro, Filipinos may as well DIE if deprived of foreign aid

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Renowned Filipino thought leader Agot Isidro is on the warpath, and the object of her ire is no less than Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. In a treatise against his government posted on Facebook, the showbiz artist issued a pointed diagnosis to Duterte. According to Isidro, he is a “psychopath”…

Unang-una, walang umaaway sa iyo. As a matter of fact, ikaw ang nang-aaway.

Pangalawa, yung bansa Kung saan ka inuluklok ng 16 million out of 100+ million people ay Third World. Kung makapagsalita ka parang superpower and pilipinas eh. At excuse me, ayaw namin magutom. Mag-isa ka na Lang. wag kang mandamay. Hindi na nga nakakain ang nakararami, gugutumin mo pa lalo.

Pangatlo, may kilala along psychiatrist. Patingin ka. Hindi ka bipolar. You are a psychopath.

Translated to English, it reads:

“First of all, nobody is quarrelling with you [addressing the President]. As a matter of fact, you are the one picking fights.

“Second, the country of 100 million of whom 16 million voted for you is a Third World country. The way you talk, it is like the Philippines is some kind of superpower. Excuse me, we do not want to go hungry. Go hungry on your own if you want, but don’t drag the rest of us with you. People go hungry as it is and here you are causing them to go even hungrier.

“Third, do you know a psychiatrist[?] You should see one. You are not bipolar. You are a psychopath.”

This was in reaction to the Rappler article Duterte to EU, US: Withdraw aid, we will survive.

Isidro is a good case study of the impoverished mindset that keeps Third World countries like the Philippines, well, impoverished. The cornerstone of her argument against Duterte is that the only thing keeping Filipinos from starving to death is foreign aid. Therefore, following Isidro’s logic, Duterte’s actions — construed by mainstream media as putting this vital umbilical chord with the First World at risk — would result in mass starvation in the Philippines.

What Isidro is suggesting, in essence, is that Filipinos will simply roll over and die in droves when deprived of First World dole outs. Funnily enough, many Filipinos bought into this logic — that Filipinos will be the usual hapless victims in Isidro’s hypothetical scenario in which the First World shuts down its fat pipeline of aid to the Philippines.

What seemed to fly way above many Filipinos’ heads was the loser mentality that Isidro encouraged them to embrace. While Duterte expressed admirable confidence in Filipinos’ ability to survive without foreign aid, Isidro’s statements was an absolute indictment of Filipinos’ ability to be a truly independent people.

According to Agot Isidro, Filipinos may as well die when deprived of foreign aid.

She does have a point. Third World countries owe their enormous numbers to modern medicine and health care — both of which are First World inventions. In essence, Third World capital sustains the Third World’s billions of hungry souls. They survive — just barely — by getting by on a trickle of this foreign intellectual capital. But what sets apart the men from the boys in the global economy is the ability of a society to become net capital creators and leave behind the pathos of being a net capital consumer or even a net capital beggar.

The first step in this journey to becoming a truly great nation is for a people to wean themselves off dole-outs and start being self-sufficient. Duterte, at least, is capable of imagining a Philippines on its way to achieving just that. People like Agot Isidro suffer from a profound bankruptcy of imagination. It is this bankruptcy of the mind in Filipinos’ thought leaders that is the real cause of the Philippines’ chronic impoverishment.

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bethesda gilead
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She’s wrong. Of course we need imported goods like meds but we certainly won’t starve. It just calls for a tightening of our belts if we truly want to be independent, to require each of us to help in any way we can for our country to survive and not put all the responsibility on the shoulders of one man – our Prez. We are a resilient people and we are resourceful too. I know we can find ways to survive and start on our own to find ways to improve, develop as a nation. It’s only people like her… Read more »
R Bautista
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I agree with you.

Googzz
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Some valid points, the big but is whether your country is actually ready to be entirely independent? It is an admirable goal to work to improve the country and become self sufficient. Would it be better to reach a point where aid is completely unnecessary before cutting the cord though? The fact is that people are starving to death right now in the country.

Here are my thoughts if they are of any interest…

Agot Isidoro and Duterte – Why does anyone care?

Victor Pascow
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And here’s a counterargument that explains why it’s time to step out of the mendicant mindset that afflicts a lot of Pinoys.

The virtue of independence

marius
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She seems blissfully unaware that most “aid” ends up first in the pockets of rich Filipinos, and flows thence into the pockets of rich foreigners.

I’ve never heard of any government-sponsored aid actually reaching poor people, and certainly in the form of a daily dole-out of food.

Red
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I don’t think she’s unaware of it. She’s one of the elites. Me thinks she’s lashing out because her pockets won’t be filled with foreign aids from now on.

marius
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haha .. that wouldn’t surprise me in the least 🙂

Bienb
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One of you best work yet.

ChinoF
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Right, as Marius said, people are still dying deprived of foreign, since a lot of it likely got stolen.

Looks like they’re bringing out more celebrity shills again.

ChinoF
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… deprived of foreign aid

Dick S. O'Rosary
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Nobody is going to starve any more than they already have been. We’ll buy foreign food if we have to. We don’t need for it to be given to us.

Besides, a lot of aid does not come in the form of foodstuffs. It could be technical assistance and what not.

What I’m saying is, you can’t jump to the conclusion that people will starve simply by the withdrawal of aid.

gnogid
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Guys, words matter. And it matters more if you are a leader of a nation. The essence of Ms. Isidro’s criticism was very simple: Pres. Duterte should not be a war freak and speak with arrogance and act irresponsibly. There’s nothing sinister or subversive in what she said. It was a casual observation shared by people who are starting to notice something is amiss in the current administration. The first step in this journey to becoming a truly great nation is for a people to wean themselves off dole-outs and start being self-sufficient. Duterte, at least, is capable of IMAGINING… Read more »
Vina
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Agree, OFWS leave because in our country, GUTOM, no food at all literally. Basic needs such as education can’t be provided. Why think first before you speak.

Noel
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I don’t how the country will cope with hundreds of thousands, if not millions of unemployed before the holidays. Investor confidence is deteriorating and I don’t think Russia and China can fill the gap when investors start withdrawing. His intentions are good but his methods are really really bad…And she’s absolutely right in her observation.

211Hyden007Toro9999.999
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211Hyden007Toro9999.999
Ms. Isidro’s mendicancy, has gone already in her subconcious mind…Many Filipinos are this way, because, they allow their children to be dependent on them; even if they are married, with children ! In the western mindset; children at the age of 18, are kicked out from their parent’s houses; and are on their own ! We have to learn to take care of ourselves, without foreign aids . Foreign aids are like Shabu…they make us : dependent/addicts, indolent and lazy. It encourages us to be irresponsible people. It destroys our initiative; remove our “can do” attitude. Instead, it is the… Read more »
R Bautista
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This actress just told the World Philippines is at their mercy and can’t survive without their help. She’s oblivious to the reasons of Government corruptions during the past Administrations as to why Philippines were dependent on foreign aide. Now there’s a President who, upon looking and knowing the vast resources the Country have, is confident that if Government corruptions is suppressed, revenue coming in from taxes, etc will be utilized properly for its intended purpose like infrastructures, etc, instead of going to some corrupt officials pockets. He’s confident that if criminality and drugs are also suppressed, investments from all over… Read more »
d_forsaken
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For the wealthy, money is a tool. For the impoverished, it is the rule.

Vina
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I guess it’s easy to say, we want independence. But with our Country? No matter how hard you work, you can’t meet daily needs without somebody leaving the country to work. Filipinos choose to sacrifice and leave their families because of that word….GUTOM

Jim DiGriz
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Why is she a celebrity? I have never even heard of the woman. Secondly, who cares what she says on facebook. She is addressing her equally dumb and brainwashed friends.

Why are we even talking about this? As if she’d be a word renown thinker. The woman is obviously just another pudding headed Philippine “celebrity” who over estimates her importance in the world.

Jim DiGriz
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Oh, she is a tuna sales lady! No wonder she thinks her opinions are important. Not!

gnogid
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Yeah, sales ladies are beneath you. 😳

gnogid
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Why is she a celebrity? I have never even heard of the woman.

It’s not about her, it’s about her view. You are taking it personally.😎

Why are we even talking about this?

Because what she said make sense. Look, even you cannot contradict what she said that is why you talked the opposite.

C’mon man, if you think she’s wrong just say so and why. Making nonsense talk is just that, nonsense.😒

Jim DiGriz
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I said: “She is addressing her equally dumb and brainwashed friends.”

That obviously included YOU!

I don’t need to contradict things which are obviously incorrect and crackbrained.

I leave it to you and your yellow brand to provide justification for such incongruous claims.

gnogid
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I said: “She is addressing her equally dumb and brainwashed friends.” That obviously included YOU! That’s it? That’s your response to Ms. Isidro’s comment? That’s dumb, man. Ms. Isidro exercised her right to speak and all you can come up with is an insult? Booooo!!!! 😵 I don’t need to contradict things which are obviously incorrect and crackbrained. Yeah, yeah you don’t need to contradict because you are incapable of doing that. The woman spoke her mind and you responded by making a joke out of your self. I tell you, you’re not funny. 😏 I leave it to you… Read more »
Yel
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Simply Agot Isidiot…😬😬😬

Erik
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I understand the separation anxiety, we have never been through this path before. We are allies with the United States, we shed blood together, we are brothers. I read in one case decided by the Supreme Court, one Justice of that institution call the U.S. our mother and the Philippines her child. But we must trust the current leadership and the foreign policy it has chosen. Name calling does not help at all. It will be difficult, we are not used to it, the economy too might suffer. Let us give this new administration a chance. It is too early… Read more »
rey
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WORLDBREAKING: Actress Agot Isidro is dating two Drug Lords, One killed in Police raid MANILA — A research done by DW-TV3 investigative journalist Andrews has revealed that Filipino ace Actress Agot Isidro is dating two Drug Lords of which one died in a recent raid by the Police. The information gathered indicates that the other Drug Lord who name is Alexandro appears on Duterte’s list of drug peddlers. DW-Tv3 is in possession of exclusive photos of Actress Agot Isidro and the said drug lords and we would be releasing them if she comes out to deny. It is too early… Read more »
xdarkx
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I agree that there is nothing wrong with taking in foreign aid, since we need to get every asset we can get. But I guess the fact that it came from the mouth of an actress of the Yellow Network makes it rather suspicious; probably because her oligarch pals will lose a source of easy income. Plus, if we are to instead open up our economy instead of relying on aid, another effect will be the entry of TV stations willing to show better programs, thus making them lose an audience to their morally and intellectually-degrading programs. Yeah, they also… Read more »
Robert Mandia
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You cannot really fault the Yellows (and many other Filipinos) for having that beggar mentality. They made that conscious choice to accept the beggar mentality as their reality: With their eyes closed, they believe that they are lying down on a bed of roses and that their lives are prosperous and peaceful, when in reality, they wallow in filth and violence… I see nothing wrong in people choosing that reality, except when they want to force others to accept their reality. It is like the Matrix. Before Duterte came, there was no other choice but the blue pill. “You take… Read more »
Greg
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Her comments are ignorant. First, the Philippines better stop being a moocher country/society, and begin to become an adult country and self-supportive. Second, what will happen if aid is cut off in the future, such as in the event of a global financial collapse? Third, as a previous poster pointed out, the “aid” is looted and doesn’t even reach the victims. After Yolanda a tremendous amount of foreign money was donated; where did it go? With all the aid send Tacloban should look like a small Manhattan. What a joke. In the U.S. there are millions of people on taxpayer… Read more »
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