Blaming Religion for Conflict is just another Fashion Statement

Recent events, such as terrorism committed by Muslims, have led to some people banking on it as a rationale for wanting religion wiped off the face of the Earth. Atheists especially are excited, using this as proof of their claim that religion is the cause of all conflict. However, I disagree. It is still a […]

How German political-correctness was doused by its own version of the Mamasapano massacre

As it turns out, it seems the Philippines had unwittingly served as a test tube for what is turning into a template process with which a period of exuberant national political correctness meets its demise. This insight can be gleaned in the events that led to the crushing of “dreams” of an autonomous Bangsamoro “nation” […]

Beware of Violence-mongering Propaganda

Memes, picture messages and other viral content are popular on the Internet because of the fun they sometimes bring. But at other times, they can also be used for misinformation and propaganda. And the trouble is, people often don’t question them when they should. More than ever, the Right-Wing (or perhaps right-wing may not be […]

Don’t YOU get it yet? People don’t care about the Lumads!

Social media “activists” can hashtagscream #StopKillingLumads all they want ’til their touchscreens crack. You get a “trending” hashtag at best and a few cheers and high-fives around that “achievement”. But, at the end of the day, you get jack squat results. Mainstream media won’t give them the time of day, politicians won’t mention them in […]

Crisis in Greece: Would you lend money to a person who can’t pay?

Lots of debate around who is the victim and who is the bad guy in Europe nowadays thanks to the financial crisis gripping Greece and, as a consequence, the rest of the European Union. It seems to point to the underlying fundamental difference between the way creditors and debtors think which is not too different […]

A Look Back into the Abyss: The Atrocities of World War II

World War II is probably one of the most influential events in all of human history and continues to affect the modern world even as we speak. While World War I was actually more brutal and the Cold War had much more horrifying implications, World War II is certainly the go-to point in history when people […]

The answer to why ‘undesirable alien’ Marc Sueselbeck was detained by Ph govt is really quite simple

Why was Marc Sueselbeck, the purported fiance of slain transgender Jeffrey Laude detained by the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration even as he was at the airport on his way to boarding a flight back to his home in Germany? That is a question ‘netizens’ have been asking one another. But the only entity that can […]

How the media management regime of the Aquino Government mirrors that of Nazi Germany

Go figure. Certain media outlets like Rappler.com, and its cadre of “online journalists”, for example, seem to have first crack at “reporting” stories about administration “achievements”. The biggest media conglomerate in the country, biggest broadsheet and online news site, and the most popular mass entertainers all seem to exhibit a palpable bias towards the Yellow […]