Filipinos are poor because their “activists” teach them to be obsessed with the rich

Most Filipinos would like to believe that the outrage they feel (or are encouraged to feel by their “activists”) about excessive displays of wealth comes from a deep need to see social justice delivered. Thus, the typical screeching lament we hear when such “social justice warriors” (SJWs) are confronted with displays of wealth goes like this: “If [so-and-so rich person] had donated the money she spent on [so-and-so expensive thingy] to the poor, [so-and-so social injustice] would have been solved.”

When will these “activists” get it? It is a tired old “activist” cliché that, for so long, has utterly failed to move people.

‘The Rich Owe the Poor’ mentality is what keeps Filipinos poor.
(Source: Bib Macasaet on Twitter)
The truth is, given the opportunity, most people would prioritise conspicuous consumption over altruistic initiative. That’s just human nature. And therein lies the whole trouble with the “socialist” ideology that underlies the Philippines’ liberal “activist” community. They preach things that go against human nature. They focus on harping about what society owes its “less fortunate” members rather than on what sort of capabilities people need to acquire as individuals to help themselves earn what opportunities society has to offer.

What Filipinos need to unlearn after 30 years of being fed liberalist drivel by their church, their media, and their “heroes” is that the rich owe the poor jack shit.

Who contributes more value to society: a person who makes $100,000 or a person who makes $20,000? If this question is at all difficult for you, it’s because you’re secretly at war with yourself. You despise people who make a lot of money, yet you daily affirm the social value of making a lot of money when you pay more money for the things you want more.

Liberal “activists” will insist that acquiring wealth is beyond the imagination of most Filipinos because there are “social” forces that prevent them from achieving such levels of prosperity. The alternative view is, to be fair, quite confronting — that, perhaps, most people lack the inherent capability to imagine, much more achieve at such levels.

Filipinos should get over their obsession with what the rich have that the poor don’t have and, instead, focus on what it takes to have what the rich have. People are poor not because they are “victims” but because there is something they or their ancestors had not done right. That is where the real lessons on how to eliminate poverty lies — not in the drivel written on placards raised along with pumping fists by so-called “activists” in their quaint street protests.

print

Post Author: benign0

benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.

Leave a Reply

29 Comments on "Filipinos are poor because their “activists” teach them to be obsessed with the rich"

Notify of
avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Tenor
Guest
How about we start with the same opposition full of hypocritical moral crusaders that said Martial Law should not be used for Mindanao, because keyboard warriors and fat political crocodiles from Manila knows what’s best or maybe the idiocy of VP Leni to “preserve” ruins as a Monument to the sacrifices of the soldiers she did not give a damn about, or how about them blaming Duterte for “inflaming” the poor terrorists that even the last President admitted that the next one would inherit the problem of Islamic Terrorism that he ignored, or maybe the opposition should focus on the… Read more »
Stefan
Guest
Well, that’s another fascist bullshit. Think of Jeff Bezos, currently the wealthiest person. This year he is making around $30b. Does that contribute to society? No, it’s due to a perverted economic system. Jeff Bezos is the CEO of Amazon and Amazon has about 400,000 employees allover the world. Most of them get a low salary, barely enough to feed a family. Now, just give each employee just $1000 mer month additionally. This would be a fair share because they would have enough to feed a family, move out of an informal settlement etc. And Jeff Bezos would have to… Read more »
marius
Guest
>> Well, the poor would start spending that money. Same may invest in a small business. Others may rehabilitate their homes, send their kids to college, buy a car. We’re talking about Filipinos here. They wouldn’t do any of those things. I know this for a fact because I’ve seen any number of poor people obtain money from here and there, and they waste it. Six months later they’re poor again. Poor people are poor because they want to be. More specifically, tthey aren’t prepared to do the things that would prevent them being poor. >> People are poor not… Read more »
Pinoy Citizen
Guest
This blog and many others you wrote in the past about the poor is like preaching the kind of elite aristocratic mentality in the government. You are no difference to your so-called enemy liberal party. Instead of helping the poor because they have few opportunities in their lives, this Benigno and other supporters here are blaming them all the way. You are adding misery in their lives that of instead doing the act based on your education and knowledge, you are comfortable with using your knowledge in vilifying the poor down to sink. You have no sympathy to the poor… Read more »
Robert Haighton
Member
Pinoy Citizen, If and when other people will help me it will make me feel embarrassed and humiliated. I rather help myself. How? I can end my own poverty by not procreating. Whats the point in having kids living in the same terrible circumstances as I do? Why should my kids also live in poverty? So pls stop begging and stop procreating. Poverty will end there and then. And by getting things (money) from others will not make me proud. I will stil be a loser if I do that (accepting money from others). It will make me proud if/when… Read more »
Pinoy Citizen
Guest

Since you know this thing, you can start doing the act because other poor individuals need the kind of helpful information. If you think they will not listen to you, then at least you did something and then move on to the other people and share what you know. In this case, maybe you become part of the solution rather than being part of the tribes of those who are only good at criticising.

marius
Guest
Pinoy Citizen: I wouldn’t normally say this, but frankly, you’re an idiot. For one thing, when did the word “elitist” become an insult? “Elite” means “the best”. If Pinoys all aspired to be “elite”, the country would look a lot better than it does. I don’t know about Benign0, but I personally have plenty of experience with “the poor”. As I mentioned elsewhere, I spent several years attempting to treat them with respect, as equals, as human beings. Nobody likes unsolicited advice, but when asked, I have freely given time, expertise and money, and expected nothing in return. What I… Read more »
Pinoy Citizen
Guest
You are more idiot because the elite i meant are the ones who are greedy, unaware of the plight of the unfortunate folks, and lack empathy. As you’ve mentioned your ‘rich’ experience with the poor, you could have done more because as you understand not all poor people are bad and not all rich people are good. It is not for them that you did the act but it is for yourself, for what you know, what is right and what is necessary in applying and sharing your knowledge and education for the sake of making a difference. If they… Read more »
marius
Guest
Pinoy Citizen: sadly, a MAJORITY of the poor people here are bad people. That is WHY they are poor. They disrespect others, they disrespect themselves, and they disrespect God’s creation. Exactly how do they think they’ll be rewarded for that? If you genuinely had empathy, you would be able to get inside their heads and understand why they do these things, and perhaps know how to fix it. However, you are confusing “empathy” with “sympathy”. I have yet to meet a poor person who actually WANTS to do the things necessary to escape poverty. The funny thing is, everyone can… Read more »
KRChronicle
Guest

Here’s something you need to know:

30 years ago, there was poverty. Today, there is poverty, but there is CCT. The yellows want the poor to remain poor by teaching them mendicancy. It is the institution of pauperism, so that oligarchs can be institutionalized.

This is not hating. This is REALITY CHECK. Perhaps you should know about thoroughly dysfunctional our culture was, especially with our poor kababayans. Marius had good points, though. One of the reasons why there are poor Filipinos is because of their backward, dysfunctional attitudes. Try to connect the dots.

Pinoy Citizen
Guest

The ones you quote is wrong in its premise. The CCT actually helps while there is this process of improving infrastructures, fixing the business opportunites and providing jobs because these processess involve years to come to fruition before the poor to actually benefit. Bulding trains and roads even actually take years.

There are poor because the government and the leaders lack the basic emotions of sincerely helping the poor using government funds meant to improve lives and vital opportunites for the poor.

KRChronicle
Guest

Actually, the CCT is also used as ‘dole outs’ more than those thing you wrote. So what’s your point?

Are you trying to tell us that the poor should never help themselves and just wait for the government to throw money at them? That’s not how it works.

interxavier
Guest

Pinoy Citizen,

You don’t need sympathy. You need empowerment. Feeling sorry for you won’t help you get out of your predicament. It just makes it worse because it makes you the victim. This is exactly what the catholic church wants you to be: another object to be pitied so you can be under their thumb. Don’t fall for this. You may be poor but you are not a victim… unless you choose to be.

Pinoy Citizen
Guest

No. Both sympathy and empowerment are necessary and should come at the same time. Lacking one is insufficient for making change.

The church does not hold the public funds. It is the government and businessmen that create programs and opportunities for the poor are mainly responsible on how the state of this nation is going. If they fail, the poor also fails.

KRChronicle
Guest

Ehem, even the church helped the opposition of family planning methods, which it will also helped on dealing with overpopulation, which is also one of the causes of poverty. They even vehemently opposed the RH bill until it was passed into law. So don’t say the church doesn’t have a hand on this because ‘they don’t have the public funds’. It’s more than that.

ΑΡΙΣΤΕΙΔΕΣΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ
Guest
ΑΡΙΣΤΕΙΔΕΣΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ
If it was true It should be different before acts of those “activists” you refer. But, unfortunately for you, it was not. As for whom is more useful for the society (those who make more or less) I have to tell you those who product more. And this, whom product, are usually the more poor. Especially on society been leaded by blood vacuums. Philippinos, as well as many others, are poor because they are ignorants. Please read the book THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY by Carlo M. Cipolla. If you really want a further explanation compare Philippines with Vietnam… Read more »
d_forsaken
Guest

To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much, impossible.

Hyden007Toro999.999
Guest
With those kinds of statement from the socialist liberal minded YellowTards. If we all go barefoot, and we all will be cloth with rags; the Filipinos will be one happy nation. Miseries, poverty, and all kinds of evils associated with being poor, will be commonplace. Because poverty is distributed to everybody. It is a “carabao shit ” idea. How about the Aquino Cojuangco families. They got rich by stealing government money and lands . Kris Aquino, the “may tulo” and “may kuto”, used government resources during the term of his brother. She dominated the show business. Her face , her… Read more »
Gupta
Guest

They are poor because they have no skills and have very little to offer other than performing menial services

LMAO....
Guest
I AM CALLIN BULL SHIT ON THIS ONE, The poor of the country are poor for many more reasons than what is pointed out here. the economy is controlled by the rich, for their exclusive benefit. the poor simply haven’t a chance. lack of decent paying jobs, sky high tuition in universities, the highest electricity rates in the entire world prevent people from opening business’s and being able to pay employees anywhere near a decent wage. the electricity rates alone are a HUGE detriment to the entire nation, as it drives down opportunities to open new business, so more people… Read more »
Gupta
Guest

This country is being bleed from every direction. The biggest factor i see here is lack of competition. and minimal foreign investment. Why would foreign business owners come here to be controlled by the rich pork barrel parasites. there are so many deterrents to foreign investment.

Totally agree about the electricity rates its absolutely robbery. In manila we pay $200 for a 50 sq meter apartment