Necessary Evil: How the Philippines Thrives on Criminality

Would you ever go watch a movie that didn’t have a villain? Likely not. In fact, we often glorify good villains – those who excel at being bad. Would box-office hits rake in their millions without the likes of the Joker, Darth Vader, and Cobra? Would there be heroes without the resilient antagonist that brings […]

Why Bad Things Happen to “Good” People – Especially in the Philippines

Tragedy strikes again! Another gruesome ASG-sponsored beheading just took the life on an “innocent” Canadian visitor guilty of the crime of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and buying into the “it’s more fun” advertising peddled around by the creative national tourism promoters of the land of gullible’s troubles. Well, as much as […]

Denial Syndrome: The Pinoy Big Problem

So far, three major issues are being discussed just about everywhere right now: There’s Lea Salonga’s tweet about the apparent lack of freedom in the Philippines which is discussed by these articles. Then there’s the housing and squatter problem in Manila as depicted by a certain aerial photograph and this article here by Benign0 analyzes […]

The Nature of Evil: Knowledge and Ignorance

Before I begin, I want to ask our dear readers a simple question: What is evil? Or rather, what is your idea of evil? Of course, I am well aware that the word “evil” itself is subjective. Essentially, each and every one of us has a different idea on how to define “evil”. Considering that […]

The Philippines: A Nation Of Misguided Morals

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~Edmund Burke The above quote implies that evil prevails when good people fail to take action. In all my years, I have noticed that many Filipinos don’t only condition themselves to not act against evil but to also not care about it when […]

False Dichotomies: Black And White Stupidity

When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of the Transformers and the G.I. Joe cartoons. I would sometimes try to go home a little earlier than usual just to see Optimus Prime and Megatron slugging it out in space or see Snake Eyes trying to stop Metalhead from blowing up another considerable amount of public property. […]

What Makes Filipinos the Perfect Slaves?

Most of us regular bloggers here attribute the problems of the Philippines to the country’s culture. For us, it’s too obvious. Our culture has customs and practices that make us do things that we better not do. Spend beyond our means, generate huge numbers of children, vote for who is popular despite their being poorly […]