Americans need to come to terms with their new reality under President Donald Trump

The trouble with Liberals is that they are too open-minded. They are, they themselves insist, “pro-choice”. And this is why liberalism is incompatible with the human condition — becuase human beings suck at coping with an abundance of choice. This is where conservatism resonates — it offers a straight path (in the real sense of […]

Delusion and Ignorance are NOT Positive Things

In her latest article, Fallen Angel shows us how our own culture works against us in various ways. Unfortunately, there are still a good number of commenters who, due to a misguided way of thinking, see things differently and are quick to assume that the article is once again attacking the integrity of the Filipino […]

Truth or Consequence

Apropos the stream of comments generated by my article SYRIAN WAR: MARCOS IN RETROSPECT, I’m prompted to think back on Rashomon, that movie by Akira Kurosawa which won the Best Picture Award in the 1950 Berlin Film Festival onward to winning a similar honor in the Cannes Film Festival. Rashomon tells the story of a […]

Noynoy Aquino Vampire Hunter

“We’ll have a kid Or maybe we’ll rent one He’s got to be straight We don’t want a bent one He’ll drink his baby brew From a big brass cup Someday he may be president If things loosen up” Love Story by Randy Newman         With the release this blockbuster season of […]

Looking beyond PNoy’s hypocrisy: the beauty of keeping your mouth shut

The momentous and much-praised (to the point of being overrated) victory of PNoy’s administration in ousting former Chief Justice Renato Corona from office was marred by the president’s blatant hypocrisy in refusing to fulfil his promise of waiving his bank secrecy rights for the sake of a new era of transparency and accountability. PNoy’s administration […]

The Philippines: a country governed by people who reflect the society that elected them

Does the solution to the multitude of ills that plague the Philippines reside in politics? Is it really the quality of government that is behind the chronic failure that is the Philippine nation? Think again. [Photo courtesy Today in History.] Perhaps there was a time when there were lots of scapegoats that Filipinos can count […]