Donald Trump’s rise to power confirms a full global backlash against hipster culture

The ascent of Donald Trump to the leadership of the Free World represents a massive fail on the part of America’s techno-industrial complex to deal with the reality of the character of America he represents. Rather than embrace, take on board, and manage the reality of a heartland simmering with anger and disillusionment, America’s hipster […]

Here’s the real reason Donald Trump is now the 45th #POTUS following 2016 #ElectionDay

It’s easy to make a fearless election forecast when the stats are already showing a “>95%” lean towards a particular candidate. As of this writing a kick-ass New York Times up-to-the-second election results monitoring board is showing a needle that has gone squarely into the “very likely” field in a speedometer-type widget labelled “Chances of […]

A choice between a Pig and a Crook

So the third and final debate between two candidates vying for the presidency of the United States of America has come to a close. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, based on recent polls, is on her way to defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump. America has a little more than two weeks before its people would determine […]

Feeding the Wolves

Last July 2016, both political parties in the United States had their respective National Conventions. The Republican National Convention (RNC) was from 18-21 July, while the Democratic National Convention (DNC) was a week later, 25-28 July. The Republican nominee for President is Donald Trump, while for the Democrats it is Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump is […]

Social media and the dismal state of Filipino activism and political commentary

Sad to say, Philippine “activism” hasn’t progressed much over the last several decades. The “movements” may have moved from the streets onto social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, but the quality of the discourse has remained pathetically dismal. The venerable former blogger Dean Jorge Bocobo (DJB, a.k.a. @SagadaSun on Twitter), for example, has taken […]

Not even the Donald can Trump Filipino hypersensitivity!

Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for President of the United States (POTUS), caught the ire of the Filipino community recently, when he mentioned Filipinos in a speech as one among a bunch of “terrorist nations”. The Donald did get something partially right: dealing with Filipinos is like dealing with a bunch of animals. I haven’t […]

The status of the West Philippine Sea dispute now depends on the result of the elections in the United States

Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte has a lot to clean up after President BS Aquino leaves office this June 30. Besides traffic, political corruption, the Mindanao problem, power problems and typhoon rehabilitations, the incoming administration has a lot of problems to fix. And that includes Aquino’s failed foreign policy towards China. What Aquino did was take […]

Inequality is the engine of political change that society and government need to come to terms with

What is the biggest problem in the world today? ISIS? No. That is the effect of inequality. Drugs? No. That may be a cause of inequality, but more an effect as well. Over-population? No. The New York Times and other Think Tanks, who used to advocate mandated population control, now say poverty is the cause […]