3 More Big Reasons Why Filipinos Will Always Be Stupid

I’ve already written a similar article like this one. However, I’ve decided to add more because, apparently, there are more than just three factors that keep the Philippines today in a state of idiotic apathy. Truth be told, I know a lot of people will once again react negatively and probably miss the point entirely just as they’ve missed the point of so many articles here in GRP. Unfortunately for them though, as I’ve already said before, I’m done pampering the sensitive egos of typical Pinoys and that I’m going to say things as I see them and, if you have a problem with that, then I’m just sorry that I don’t feel sorry for you at all…

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I remember Confucius saying something about how culture is inherent in establishing one’s morals. To be honest, I’m not really that much of a fan of Confucius either. But then again, if he’s right, then that speaks volumes why, as a people, we haven’t really gotten anywhere.

Of course, I haven’t really lost hope for my people. Maybe there’s a way for us to change; to somehow improve on ourselves. Unfortunately, that may take a lot of time to achieve and, based on how dysfunction seems to be ingrained in the Filipino psyche, I may not even live to see said changes take place.

We Are Too Lazy To Think

The thing is, we all feel lazy from time to time. Heck, I’m pretty lazy myself. However, it becomes utterly silly when we’ve become so lazy that we’ve become dependent on others to not just function physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.

More likely this is a byproduct of the way the media spoonfeeds information to its viewers. Most shows tend to be very bland and simple that they’re more fit for the consumption of grade school students if they weren’t so saturated with immorality. Also, our news seems more and more like opinions rather than actual facts and very biased ones at that. Of course, this isn’t all surprising as we all know that most of the media fits well into the pockets of many politicians and the latter simply don’t want the people to learn how to think for themselves because if they do, no one would ever vote for them anymore.

C’mon, let’s be honest here. Thinking does require effort. But when we’re too lazy to even think for ourselves, how can we ever hope to find a way solve our own problems? Instead many of us simply rely on the media, the government or the often senseless advice of friends rather than do our own thinking. It gets hilarious when some people actually get mad when they are forced to think as they find it to actually be painful. 

Another thing I’d like to note is that my persona as Thaddeus Grimwald is actually a paper-thin-disguise and that, if one were to do any actual background checks and a little research, you can probably discover my identity. Unfortunately a lot of people would rather let their emotions get the better of them rather than stop and consider my words carefully. I’ve already dropped plenty of clues and references about who I am but still, people insist that I spoonfeed them with information just as our own media shoves propaganda into their brains.

We Are Obsessed With Shallow Concepts

The thing is, life often has a deeper meaning than what we can see on the surface. Both people and concepts are like icebergs, what we often see is just the tip and there’s more just beneath the surface that we can’t see. Unfortunately, more than a few of us get fixated on the tip rather than the more substantial but unseen portions of a person or idea.

Sadly, most people I’ve met over the years have a shallow mindset and prefer a “theme park” concept of things rather than accept that real life is more complicated than what the media leads us to believe. What’s painful is that some of us simply settle with ideas like “Marcos=Bad and Aquino=Good” or vice versa rather than accept and understand the good and bad of both regimes and finding a way for it to work for everyone. What happens is that we simply assume that one thing is either all good and keep it that way even when it has a lot of detrimental effects or assume that it is all bad and discard and demonize it regardless whether or not it has any actual benefits.

We Choose Our Egos Over Practicality

More often than not, we Filipinos fail to make the best of what we have because prefer superficial and obvious but often insubstantial things over things that may seem drab or boring but may be more helpful in the long run. For instance, I once remember someone making fun of my friend’s car because his seemed old and worn while the guy talking always had a shiny new paint job on his. However, my friend’s car was always reliable because of its engine that received regular maintenance but the car of the guy making fun of it frequently suffered breakdowns and what not. Worse yet, the guy making fun of my friend’s car seemed to think that cars were more about looking “cool” rather than a useful tool to be used.

Always, instead of choosing what’s practical or simply right, we prefer looking cool even if it is highly impractical or outright stupid to do so. Note how we sometimes go to great lengths overdecorate things instead of simply focusing on what’s really important. What’s worse is that, more often than not, we just imitate foreign ideas that are cool without ever really understanding them.

As a friend once said, you can’t build a house from the roof down. If we want to make something wothwhile, then I think we should first find a way to make it at least stable from the inside instead of simply making it look flashy. Remember, it’s not about how good it looks, it’s how good it performs.

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61 Comments on “3 More Big Reasons Why Filipinos Will Always Be Stupid”

  1. The Philippines, as a country, is not FOCKED UP. The Filipinos, as ‘one’ people, are FOCKED UP. It is “every man (and woman) for himself” in this nation, that is full of self-serving and aristocratic people, who are envious and covetous of each other.

    1. No its every family for itself. Every man for himself is the USA.
      And congrats to Get Teal on this post. Its not another Marcos Puff piece.

      1. peter,

        Either you’re a foreigner who doesn’t know my people very well, and try to pretend you do because you have romantic relationship with one; or, a Filipino in denial. Pick your choice.

        Aeta

        1. obvious you are another flip in denial… im dating fillipina and continually question whether i can continue in a relationship with her and her family because of what was written here is true for me too… if you truly think most flips are good… i can tell you about my experiences and months spent there, lazy, inappropriate intimacy between family, freeloading and exploitative, sociopathic culture, immoral… very hard for me to stay with her…. sorry to say… like he says in this article u r sensitive ready to attack everyone for speaking the truth…. you deserve each other and poverty is your own creation

      2. I dis agree with your statement that every man is only for himself in the USA …I will ask you one question…If your car broke down in the road in the Philippines . how many people or motorist will stop and ask you if you need some help …I was born there and live there till iam 19 years old . And I leave here in the USA now. i bet you there is none or if your lucky maybe one..In the USA almost every three cars that pass by you will stop and ask you if you need some help or will call the Hi way police and there will be there in a hearth beath..

        1. I agree. It’s pretty obvious that most pinoys are too lazy or arrogant to help, and some would even laugh at the driver.

    2. Are you drunk? This pathetic excuse of a country is a product of the Spanish-spawned criollo aristocrats craving to take power away from the ruling clergy, just like the US is formed by English-spawned, tax evaders.

      It IS fucked up right in the beginning of its history.

        1. The problem with the filipino Catholic clergy is not the fact that they are Catholic or that they are modeled on Spain. The problem is that they have retained their pinoy mentality. Spain was and still remains the best thing that ever happened to these indolent indios.

  2. >> Also, our news seems more and more like opinions rather than actual facts and very biased ones at that.

    Good you pointed this out Grimwald. In fact I feel visceral revulsion bordering on fury whenever I see a headline on the newspaper titled “Manila bishop says ….” “DILG secretary thinks…” “Grace Poe replies…”

    News is about events !!! Who gives a damn about somebody’s opinion ??? Question is – what did he/she DO? Events and action should be the material for front page news.

    Don’t papers have an opinion section for these Blah Blah “news” material?

    1. And see how in the recent months, the end segments of the nightly news on TV having more of their “news anchors” blabber their own opinionated nonsense about the “news” they have relayed just a while ago, rather than go straight to their usual scripted closing litany of horse crap.

      “Perwisyong too lang po.”

    2. Um, no. A famous person’s public statement is a potential newsmaker so it’s normal. What’s wrong in this place is that the media is too opinion-based.

  3. “It is “every man (and woman) for himself” in this nation, that is full of self-serving and aristocratic people, who are envious and covetous of each other.”—aeta

    FULL OF ARISTOCRATIC PEOPLE? If that is so, Mr. Aeta, then we don’t have a problem. FULL OF POOR PEOPLE, then YES, we have a problem.

    As for “self-serving”, “envious”, and “covetous”, tell me which race of homo sapiens aren’t all those three?

  4. hahacienda,

    That’s right. I didn’t stutter. ‘A nation full of self-serving and aristocratic people,’ where the real poor people do not even want to be called poor; are so envious of what their neighbors have; and will resort to illegal, immoral, and unethical means to covet or surpass what the target of their envies have—regardless of the cost to the nation and our relationships with one another.

    I hope you’re not going to skip reading Grimwald’s next article on the “Denial Syndrome” and the ‘scapegoating’ tendencies (comparing ourselves to people of other countries in order to downplay our undesirable traits) of our people; it clearly highlights your effort to deny the self-serving and arrogant nature of the Filipino people that is destroying our nation.

    It’s no wonder the Philippines cannot solve its problems. The Filipinos people are suffering from both “Denial Syndrome” and “Scapegoatitis.”

    Aeta

    1. I’m pretty sure they don’t even care for this pathetic republic created by their criollo ancestors who they didn’t even recognize.

      Santayana said: “A country without memory is a country of madmen.”

  5. Pinoys….Fortuner/Monterosport with shiny plastic “bling”parts, and humongous alloy rim with a thin veneer of rubber as tires.

    Pinoys….any old car, basta may sticker na special edition.

    Pinoys…. DSLR camera, but don’t really know a lot about photography.

    More?…

    1. Sounds like Mexico too. They share a lot of the same commonalities thanks to the Spanish, except for food here. Filipino food blows.

    2. Hahaha. Good observations.

      You’re on to something.

      Have a clear target.

      I suggest we build anecdotes and experiences with this emerging subculture.

      The goal is to hav a clear picture of how this menace to an orderly society looks like, instead bashing the Filipinos in general.

      1. You can’t help but bash the Filipino in general, because our cultural values are filled with self-servingness and arrogance.

  6. You already said it Grim. The Filipinos will always be stupid. So, why continue blogging?

    Face it GRP writers, this country is doomed. I already said it many times, this republic is in the terminal stage of cancer. Save yourselves the hassle and shut down this site because all your efforts are futile. These crazy lunatics called Filipinos are to delusional already to be reasoned with.

    You want this country to be fixed? Ask China or the US to nuke it to back to the Stone Age and start over.

    1. But I’m not a coward. I may be useless and perverted but I’d rather go down fighting. Yes, the country is doomed but isn’t every other country? It’s all just a matter of “when” and “how fast”.

      Me, I’m choosing to die standing rather than live on my knees.

      If you don’t believe in our cause, it’s you call man. Me, I’ll be right here.

      1. Oh, well. Enjoy fighting for your pathetic republic like Antonio Luna.

        Don’t worry, I’ll be here to witness the shitstorm/spectacle. With some popcorns, of course.

        1. Don’t forget to record it. I don’t want to die a cool death with no footage on how it happened. If you don’t record it, I’ll HAUNT you.

    2. Interesting idea.

      Reset or reformat the Filipino nation minus the decandent Pinoy subculture and other garbage.

      It can come in several ways not just the nuke option.

      The question is not what but when.

  7. Oh, please. Don’t insult Mexico by comparing it to this shithole. Mexico has a far more decent standing than the Philippines.

    1. Mexico and the Philippines are not that far behind each other when it comes to the “Crab” and “Colonial” mentalities of their people.

      1. I’ve been in Mexico, dude. And believe me when I say this, Mexicans are more mature (politically and socially) than Filipinos.

        They have their problems, but they’re not as worse as here in this feudal oligarghy.

        1. Gagong Lipunan,

          Dude, I have been to Mexico, too. Although Mexico is not as dirty as the Philippines, the influence of Spanish aristocracy among Mexicans are similar to that of Filipinos, even if the former are more politically and socially mature because it’s right next door to the United States.

          Both the U.S. and Mexican government can sort of check and balance each other because of their close proximity.

          It’s not the same way in the Philippine archepelago, where there is no checks and balances with other countries or between the islands because they are separated by water, regions, dialects, and traditions. This makes the Philippines a highly volatile country and disparities among its people are huge.

          Aeta

  8. The Media is the propaganda tool of politicians. They are used for: disinformation; political propaganda, to further the agendas of the politicians; and they provide stupid shows, to further Dumb the people.

    Laziness is inherent in Filipinos. Most of us, don’t think at all. “Gaya-gaya” is the call of the day.

    Immaturity is in our political leaders. Most of the Filipinos are naive…

  9. let me tell you how fucking STUPID this country really is… my sister-in-law who is 19, wanted to register as a first time voter..the COMELEC of course wanted to see an ID or her NSO issued birth certificate…since she graduated high school two years back, she has been staying with my family watching over my kids and of course her ID was of her senior year in high school…NOT ACCEPTABLE they say..get a birth certificate they say..no surprises at NSO either..NO ID NO BC..get a barangay clearance they say so they can issue a BC..off to the barangay hall…WTF..they will only issue clearance if you are a registered voter…spoke to a councilor and all he can say is sorry but that’s the protocol…fuck that, you just lost 4 votes you moron…no wonder why people resort to get ID’s from Recto…round in circles we go in this fucked up country..damn..i never wanted to use my visa to the US because i wanted to stay here hoping things will changes for the better..but with this latest incident, i am seriously considering leaving this STUPID place..

    1. Today was apparently the last day to register to vote, and I am in Cebu. And, it was really a spectacle watching people at the opening of the mall at 10 am run and stampede from the perimeter in to the interior just to get a place in line to submit their biometrics. If you are some poor sap sucker that came in late, you could expect to wait a while. Registration should be a simple process even for first time voters. I agree with you Nagtatanong_lang

    2. Haha my experience was the other way around, I was registering for the 1st time, they didn’t even ask me for any identification I just said my last name, my last name was the same with the supporters of their mayor. It was there I realized that truly the pinoy land is fvcked! be it comelec,dost,dpwh,dswd,boc,dotc etc etc fvcktard place!

  10. My fiancé is trying to get an annulment and the cost is 100,000 pesos + wait a year. In CA, an uncontested divorce is $1000 USD and 6 months. Someone, in an official capacity, offered her a Certificate of Marriage eligibility, with 3 legitimate signatures, available within one week, for $900 USD.

    1. The Philippines is corrupt because the people are corrupt; the people are corrupt because the culture is corrupt; the culture is corrupt because the moral compass is corrupt.

    2. Such documents will be proven invalid in event of an audit, and can be grounds for annulment of marriages based on such documents.

      Why doesn’t she just get married in Canada, where a self declaration affidavit is enough?

  11. Stupidity is inherent in Filipinos. They were conditioned by their foreign colonizers, to be Stupid. Stupid people can be easily controlled. After the foreign colonizers left. The Filipino Political Leaders took over. They were spoon fed, with political propaganda and disinformation by these Filipino political leaders. And, conditioned further, to Believe these disinformation and political propaganda, without thinking…swallow them : hook, line and sinker…

    The only solution is: to awaken them. They are still in “hypnotic conditions”…

    1. This is the reason why M.L.Quezon et al wanted to and were able to get the people to support their appeal to USA for independence.

      The political elite wanted unchecked power, which they would not have had as a US colony.

      1. Willy,

        That’s part what I’ve been saying all along; however, I’d take it a step further. I believe Manuel L. Quezon wanted the Failippines annexed as a U.S. protectorate like Hawaii.

        The whole of Asia felt the looming tension between the U.S. and Japan before 1941, and it was only a matter of time before the two countries fight it out. Even before the break of World War 2 in the Pacific, there were already growing dissensions among Fliptards on whose side they will take–the United States or Japan.

        The late President Quezon knew that the U.S. was much a powerful nation than Japan he had tried for annexation from the Americans, but wanted most of the conditions under his own terms. When the U.S. rejected his offers, he became scornful and made his disdainfully infamous speech about how he’d would rather have his country ruled by his own people than by the Americans.

        Well, he end up eating those words when he exiled himself and his whole family to America when the Japanese invaded his country. Manuel L. Quezon’s public display of “playing hard to get” is one of the many remarkable period of historical hypocrisies in the Failippines in past eras, which even to this day, is very much a common practice among Fliptards.

        Aeta

      2. [Corrected Version]
        Willy,

        That’s part what I’ve been saying all along; however, I’d take it a step further. I believe Manuel L. Quezon wanted the Failippines annexed as a U.S. protectorate like Hawaii.

        The whole of Asia felt the looming tension between the U.S. and Japan before 1941, and it was only a matter of time before the two countries fight it out. Even before the break of World War 2 in the Pacific, there were already growing dissensions among Fliptards on whose side they will take–the United States or Japan.

        The late President Quezon knew that the U.S. was a much powerful nation than Japan; he had tried for annexation from the Americans, but wanted most of the conditions under his own terms. When the U.S. rejected his offers, he became scornful and made his disdainfully infamous speech about how he’d would rather have his country ruled by his own people than by the Americans.

        Well, he end up eating those words when he exiled himself and his whole family to America when the Japanese invaded his country. Manuel L. Quezon’s public display of “playing hard to get” is one of the many remarkable period of historical hypocrisies in the Failippines in past eras, which, even to this day, is very much a common practice among Fliptards.

        Aeta

        1. If we want to progress as a nation, we have to first show our resolve by disinterring MLQ from his place of honor and rename QC as well as Q province and Aurora City.

  12. @Aeta

    Comparing the histories of Mexico and the Philippines, the former had it better.

    The best minds of Spain went to Latin America. The worst of the Spanish clergy went to the Philippines. Mexico was managed like a Spanish province, the Philippines is managed like a feudal estate.

    The results are obvious.

    1. President Emilio,

      Perhaps the Spanish colonialists knew back then who were more civilized between Mexicans and Filipinos. It wasn’t the latter.

      Aeta

  13. The problem with the Failipinos in the Failipppines is that everyone does not have a brain, but everyone does have a tongue.

      1. The Failipino’s life is such a fuckin’ bitch, ain’t it brother?!

        They all give the term “bitch” a bad name.

  14. Most of us are Filipinos here.

    We have a birth ceritifcates and other government IDs that our citizenship.

    Does that make us stupid too by virtue of us being Filipinos?

    Or is there a way for us distinguish ourselves, the stupid but willing to learn Filipinos, from the emerging hopelessly stupid, mediocrity loving, decadent Pinoy pop subculture?

    We have to know ourselves first.

    1. juanusicero,

      “Does that make us stupid too by virtue of us being Filipinos?”

      Yes it does, since Filipinos already know the difference between right and wrong, legal and illegal, moral and immoral, and ethical and unethical; yet, they choose to pursue their self-serving interests in order to profligate their heigthened sense of aristocracy.

      This “every man for himself (or herself)” attitude and way of life make the Filipino people a very stupid bunch, as they continue to fock up their own country and relationships with each other to pursue their goals and objectives.

      Aeta

  15. most flips are in denial… however many ofw’s i meet can validate me and warn me against getting involved with fillipinos in general. im dating fillipina and continually question whether i can continue in a relationship with her and her family because of what was written here is true for me too… if you truly think most flips are good… i can tell you about my experiences and months spent there, lazy, inappropriate intimacy between family, freeloading and exploitative, sociopathic culture, immoral in many ways.. very hard for me to stay with her…. sorry to say… like he says in this article filippinos are very sensitive ready to attack everyone for speaking the truth ….and it is the truth….you deserve each other and poverty is your own creation…they claim to be poor and need help from kanos, yet they cant stop having babies they cant afford to feed,cheat, scam etc.. but they can afford alcohol and many seem to have a problem with it.sorry to be honest but im sick of their denial, being irresponsible, their laziness, and so enmeshed family systems… many men involved with them flee….they feel so used, i even know a man who committed suicide as he eventually couldnt support his wifes family anymore….and if you cant set boundaries with their intrusive behaviour… you will have a shitty life with them… when i read flip attacks against kanos…. it really turns me off even more….as they are abusing and using us and each other yet have the gaul to deny it making life with them even crazier…. thats the truth grow up get some values and class… stop using people

  16. To sum up, Filipinos are lazy, and constantly lie to themselves and others. I have had the unfortunate luck to have had to be here 14 months, soon, thank god I return to civilization! What makes a nation a great nation, not its wealth, but its people. Nepotism in every government department, from the very top to the bottom, none of them have any qualification ( other than those they bought for hard cash) You only have to look at their politicians , all from the same dynasty , from the top right down to the local Mayors and Barangay Captains, shit there are Congressmen that where former actors and stuntmen that have simply laid down the cash to get into these government positions, well I guess its a good investment with all the corruption here. It certainly is all about the individual here, bollocks to everyone else as long as I’m alright attitude. The most selfish race of people I have ever had the misfortune to meet !!!
    I will be leaving soon, good reddens to the place!!!!! It will never ever change!!!

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