Filipinos need to modernise their primitive politics

Too many colours. Too many symbols. Too many sound bytes. Philippine politics is framed by the clever work of public relations (PR) consultants who craft poetic messages that extend strong emotional hooks that the public readily bites. Because of the potent emotional payload of the messaging that makes up the bulk of the campaign rhetoric spewed by politicians during the campaign, there is hardly any room for true intelligent debate or even just modern thinking.

It is ironic that the bloc of partisans that suffer the most from this focus on the use of colour and symbolism to appeal to emotion — the Liberal Party (a.k.a. the Yellowtards) — have so far failed to see the long-term problem of this approach. The Yellowtards have come full circle in their experience of how the double-edged sword of extreme emotional branding that they crafted can swing both ways. It swung one way from 1983 through to 2009 losing momentum over the course of the term of President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III before beginning its return-swing that would deal a fatal blow for the Liberal Party in the lead up to the 2016 elections.

In effect, the narrative branded by the yellow colour, the “Laban” sound byte, and the symbolic “L” hand gesture had turned against its creators. So poisoned now is the yellow colour in Philippine politics that even an innocent piece of literature like the book Digong Dilaw could stain an otherwise innocuous activity such as that of “vice president” Leni Robredo reading it to a group of kids at a day care facility — all thanks to this book’s unfortunate coincidental double-reference to a sitting president and the Yellowtard narrative. That a children’s book could be easily turned toxic by a country’s politics says something really important about said politics.

For some context, step back a minute and regard the notion of “clickbaiting” from a broader perspective. It has recently become fashionable to be noisily critical of the prevalence of “clickbait” content on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Crafting clickbait has been turned to a science by the most clever of social media-savvy folk who manage to remain steps ahead of efforts by these now-lumbering corporate Silicon Valley colossi to “clean up their act”. This leads us to thinking about what it is these Social Media Cleanup Warriors really want of Facebook and Twitter. Both these businesses offer platforms that empower their respective users to reach a mass audience for free. The social contract in social media is, therefore, that everyone — both consumers and producers of content — opt in for free.

Free opt-in onto a network of media producers and consumers is not something Facebook and Twitter invented. Social media only created the cyrberspace equivalent of public squares and plazas where markets for physical and information goods and services have been springing to life since the dawn of civilisation. In the same way that Netizens do today, Jesus Christ himself competed for a flock of followers with other street prophets by crafting and hawking emotionally-appealing and, as such, competitive messages and narratives. If there were such things as “fake news” police forces back then, the Prince of Peace, along with other similarly-robed and sandalled charismatic young men roaming the fishing villages and bazaars of the time will likely have been hauled off for an appointment with Pontius Pilate. Hey wait…

The point is, the most successful cults of personality, symbolism, and narration in human history built their audience and followings by competing within free markets over all of that history. The fundamental nature of those free markets had not changed. The chatter and the methods used to attract eyeballs and ears and converting these to permanent followers has not changed even as these markets moved from the Roman piazzas onto the digital networks of today.

One thing has changed, however; and that is the way people think. Modern educated people are now presumably equipped with the intellectual skills and tools to step back from their emotions, take stock of facts and stitch these facts together into coherent and logical frameworks. Today, many irrational fears could be easily overcome by thinking through readily-available information by applying an educated mind. Among educated and intelligent people, mere belief has taken a back seat to critical thinking.

At least, we’d like to think so.

Comes back to regard the state of Philippine politics and the so-called “discourse” surrounding it and you’d quickly realise with the benefit of the context provided here so far how astoundingly primitive it remains. Beliefs still trump critical thinking. Cults and religions prevail over scientific communities. Symbols and tall tales rather than sound informative ideas dominate the conversation. A typical political campaign encapsulates all these elements of primitive thinking that infests Philippine politics. Perhaps it is high time Filipinos realise that there is something really wrong with those loudly-coloured banners unfurled, pins, placards, and shirts sported, those shrill voices and the mono-syllabic slogans they spew, and the meaningless symbols flashed in one or the other political activity, movement, event mounted, or statement issued by one or another political camp, party, or bloc. They’re all the same hooks tipped with potent emotional opiates but bereft of any real substance that a truly modern human mind can wrap itself around.

Before so-called “thought leaders” can even decide who to vote for or even presume to tell others who or who not to vote for, they should first uplift the thinking they apply to their politics — purge their minds of belief and step up to a more conscious effort to critically-evalute their options. To be truly free is to be able to be personally accountable.

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41 Comments on “Filipinos need to modernise their primitive politics”

  1. @ Benigno
    Modern educated people are now presumably equipped with the intellectual skills and tools to step back from their emotions, take stock of facts and stitch these facts together into coherent and logical frameworks

    LOL!
    That’s rich.

    Like the “facts” / evidence that is so present in GRP articles?? Or how about the “news” that comes from Mocha Unson’s TITS?! Pretty hypocritical of you to claim to love facts yet present none of it in any of your arguments.

    Pretty much fall back on your hatred of the yellows and emotion-driven wanking. The truth of the matter is having a strongman dictator makes you FEEL good without any evidence or analysis of whether the policies makes sense. Its ALL emotions with you and CARABAO LOGIC.

    GRP always dives towards the easiest most simplistic “solutions” without any form of analysis to back it up.

    Dont like drug dealers? —> Kill them all
    Rice Problem? —-> Be more “self-sufficient” and pray it away. Or stop eating rice
    People don’t behave the way you like —> Force them to and take away their rights. MARTIAL LAW!

    1. Spoken like a true Yellowtardism AND leftist Liberal SJW cuck who wants to shut or silence people down for raising their opinion because they don’t have “proof”.

      So hypocritical that you always prefer plain lazy thinking, emotional outbursts and outrageous assumptions, especially those latter 3 things you’re trying to blabber. In other words, look who’s talking.

      Again, this is a blog. Not a journalistic piece. But trying to treat blogging as the latter is purely dumb.

      1. @AntiBasketcase

        LOL. I suppose you believe the anti-vaxxers and the FLAT EARTHERS as well. I mean they are parading their BS in the internet with no regard for FACTS.

        Dont have kids

        1. And I suppose you believe that multiculturalism, mass immigration and cultural suicide are a good thing. What I mean is that only stupid and immature lazy thinkers would think that the opinion=fact is helpful, which is not.

          If someone shouldn’t have kids, then it’s you. Typical left-leaning liberal SJW cuck.

    2. People don’t behave the way you like —> Force them to and take away their rights. MARTIAL LAW!

      Yep, and only Yellowtards (like yourself, a closet one) are the only one should have rights because they are always correct, right? This is ridiculous.

      Seems you hate things like RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCIPLINE, which is very foreign to Filipinos and one of the very reasons for our dysfunctional culture. For Pinoys, freedom is “I can do whatever I liked!” And whatever means everything, no remorse or consequences when bad things happen. And this “martial law” whining doesn’t get nowhere since you have historical amnesia. But you can’t admit it.

      1. @FightingGold

        LOL! It’s you who have historical amnesia. Sheeple being able to believe all the martial law white-washing thats going on.

        How’s that “discipline” working out for North Koreans. You who wants to kiss at the picture of the DEAR LEADER

        1. @FightingGold

          LOL! It’s you who have historical amnesia. Sheeple being able to believe all the martial law white-washing thats going on.

          How’s that “discipline” working out for North Koreans. You who wants to kiss at the picture of the DEAR LEADER

          Still you since you’re focusing more on martial law crybaby-ism like what the leftists and Yellowtards always did. What you always do is Yellow-washing while all I do is to do objective history, which is what Filipinos needed.

          And I digress. When we talk about ‘discipline’, we talk about Singapore and not North Korea. NoKor is a full Communist country. So try again, leftist cuck.

  2. If a person doesn’t want to take responsibility for the consequences of their actions, they may try to blame others. Don’t accept blame or try to fix things for them when you’ve done nothing wrong. They need to learn that if they want different outcomes, they will have to make different choices.

    1. @d_forsaken

      In a democracy people are free to do any actions and face the consequences of that action. They may rightly/wrongly blame others but no one is preventing their actions.

      In a dictatorship, which GRP wants, the state dictates your action for the “benefit of the nation”. Where is the RESPONSIBILITY in that?!?!
      Any consequence is not your fault as the state dictates each and every action.

      But obviously GRP, as a MARCOS funded PR site wants that. Part of their agenda of Martial Law DENIAL!

      1. In a democracy people are free to do any actions and face the consequences of that action. They may rightly/wrongly blame others but no one is preventing their actions.

        In a dictatorship, which GRP wants, the state dictates your action for the “benefit of the nation”. Where is the RESPONSIBILITY in that?!?!
        Any consequence is not your fault as the state dictates each and every action.

        But obviously GRP, as a MARCOS funded PR site wants that. Part of their agenda of Martial Law DENIAL!

        And what we have is not true democracy. They turned it into a spectator sport, molded it as a mob, and branded as ‘people power’. So what you’re saying is following due process and the rule of law, things like responsibility and discipline, and promoting ABSOLUTE FREEDOM that leads to ANARCHY and CHAOS is not ‘democracy’, let alone ‘people power’, huh?

        But obviously, DM, with his EMO-charged barking and ridiculous ASSumptions, as a YELLOW/LEFTIST funded shitposter, loves to SPAM on this site with his LP/left-leaning nonsense, wants to FORCE and DICTATE his views, and loves to shut down or silence people who had different opinion because they have no “proof”. And please, there is no ‘martial law denial agenda’ here, like you love to nonsensically ASSume; more like most people here would like to learn OBJECTIVE HISTORY, which you blatantly refuse to do so, because it will only hurt your FEELINGS.

        Right?

  3. The internet, the Information Technology and the social media spread True Democracy, by the discourse of people in the CyberSpace.

    Unless, you are a hopelessly an ignorant dude, you cannot see and feel the power and effect of the internet and the social media.

    Most of the people are now awakened. The fake news media, the false heroes, the fake saints, their paid hacks, and the presumed to be honest politicians, are removed and taken out from their pedestals. They are examined thoroughly and most of them are found to be wanting…

    More participation of people and bloggers in the social media, will surely inform us all of the important topics of our times !

    1. @444Hyden007Toro7865.832

      LOL! The internet has democratized the spread of BS. From people who claim the earth is flat, anti-science and anti vaccine movements, nazi organizations, FAKE NEWS, pizza-gate etc. etc.

      Sheeeeple like you believe anything. It is no longer an argument of opinions based on FACTS but rather using whatever BS facts is suitable. As long as it comes from the FAKE TITS of mocha unson it must be true eh?!?!

      GRP as paid hack site by the MARCOSES, is white-washing the evils of Martial Law and obscuring the facts by presenting their hulabaloo BS opinions, not providing proof of any of their claims and hiding behind the notion of being a blog.

      1. @Darth M:

        You are paid hack of the Aquino Cojuangco political axis. Whatever my opinions, if you don’t agree with me…just don’t agree with me. If you despise what I write, then don’t read my blogs…but, idiots like you troll me all along in my blogs…I am very interesting to you !

        The social media has destroyed the propaganda machine and the hold on the mainstream media by the Aquino Cojuangco political axis. They are now brought down from their pedestals, whereby they are : honored, esteemed and adored, by YellowTards like you , as their heroes and saints. What a despicable and deplorable human being !

        1. @45Hyden007Toro7777.888

          Your the PAID hack troll of Marcos.

          Sad that the ironic thing is , MARTIAL LAW will remove your job due to the curtailing of press freedom. You celebrate it now as its your enemies getting shafted. But it will COME FOR YOU soon enough!

          Go PRAY TO DEAR LEADER AND JOIN THE FAKE PROPAGANDA MACHINE!

        2. @DM

          Your the PAID hack troll of the Yellowtards, the Leftists and the Liberal Party.

          You love to parrot how martial law curtails press freedom but it seems you missed something:

          30 years ago, there was controlled media. Today, the media men, who lost their jobs, are back with a vengeance. Yes, there is freedom of speech. They just make sure the Yellows have the loudest speech. Who needs freedom speech when your speech is drowned out anyway.

          Instead of TROLLING and SPAMMING on this site, why don’t you go to your DEAR DEMIGODS and spread your FAKE YELLOW/LEFT-LEANING PROPAGANDA MACHINE?

  4. FILIPINOS ARE CHEMISTs … everyday I read of Filipinos arrested in possession of crack cocaine and shabu …

    … IDIOT PHILIPPINE FAKE NEWS and IDIOT FAKE MILITARY-BEMEDALED PMAyers do not know where it came from … who supplied it to them … where the chemicals came from … THEREFORE, based on these PHILIPPINE FAKE NEWS and U.P. JOURNALISM GRADUATES NEWS I conclude the arrested made the coke and shabu by themselves …. TO STAY ALIVE …

    How I came to conclusion? Simple logic. The decorated bemedaled PMAyers and Philippine Fake News has never ever arrested or pointed to the manufacturer of the cokes and cracks and shabs … THEREFORE, the arrested are home-grown chemists making multi-million cracks.

    SIMPLE, eh? NO NEED TO PAY OP-Ed COLUMNISTS TO ANALYZE … NO NEED TO SEND CHILDREN TO PMA so when they graduate they investigate where drugs are coming from … because currently right now OP-Ed columnists are addicted to drug called POLITICAL ANALYSIS.

  5. @Darth Mortis:

    I have a good paying job here in the U.S. I do blogging as a hobby , to inform people who wanted to be informed. I do not owe allegiance to any politician or political party. I write my opinion; if you agree with my opinion…thanks…if you don’t agree , with my opinions…thanks also. However, I am intrigued why you are interested in my blogs. Are they important to you ?

    I noticed that the Aquino Cojuangco political axis are sending trolls to follow my blogs , ever since I started blogging. They also send viruses to my computer; put malwares on my computer that made my blogs disappear; shut out my computer; etc…Nothing worked on me !

    Now, the election is near. I noticed the trolls, are following my trail, to demonize me or portray me as an ignorant blogger . Whoever paid you as a hacker and a troll. Tell your boss/political patron, to hire a better troll/hacker to stop me . You are too stupid to do the work !

    1. @343Hyden007Toro9999.888

      Well aren’t you a CHEEKY CUCK. Being pro-MARTIAL law and ANTI-human rights while living in the comfort of a first world country. You enjoy the benefits of democracy but try to take it away from other filipinos.

      I live in the Philippines. Everyday I am in constant fear of EJK. Of police abusing their power. Of killing me and my relatives and plating fake evidence with a cardboard. I fear for my kids future when they will have to praise DEAR LEADER every morning. While you enjoy living in a free country with NO DANGER to you whatsoever.

      Your opinion doesn’t count. GO TO HELL HYPOCRITE!!

      1. Says the actual cuck who defends his martial law crybaby-ism and his very flawed perception of human rights. And you keep on defending idiocracy, which is the current form of democracy we have.

        And me? I also live in the Philippines. And speaking of EJKs, perhaps you’re not in constant fear of those before 2016. There are polices abuses before that. And since you have kids, it seems you want them to chose STUPID leaders and cling to a past that is irrelevant and not focusing the future. And with “to praise DEAR LEADER every morning” thing? It already happened after 1986… under the guise of ‘democracy’.

        And your opinion doesn’t count either. What’s hypocritical is your flawed and immature conception of fact = opinion. That’s why you keep on losing arguments because you always resort to emotional outbursts. Nice try.

      2. @Darth Mortis, the wise:

        You are wise on your own conceit. I have nephews and relatives in the Philippines. They said: “they are living in peace. Thanks to Pres. Duterte”.

        Other relatives of mine, who lived during the Marcos martial law years, did not experience what you are telling me now. Only those subversives, may had been against martial law.
        Human Rights ? What human right ? People also have the right not to be sold and hooked with the drug , shabu. People have the right not to be robbed and murdered by some shabu addicts.

        The Filipino people have the right to know, where the DAP, PDAF, Pork Barrels, and other funds that disappeared during the the Aquino term of office, had gone.

        The parents of the victims of the DengVaxia vaccine, have the right to know, why their children were murdered by Aquino and Garin, for the purpose of getting a commission from the DengVaxia manufacturer.

        The Filipino people, have the right to know, why the Aquino Cojuangco political axis, did the 2016 national election fraud, thru the HOCUS PCOS and SMART SWITIK.

        We have the right to know why the fake Vice President Lugaw Robredo was elected thru fraudulent means. We want to know why they want to impeach, Pres. Duterte, and replace him with the fake VP , Lugaw Robredo…

        Anyway, we have the right to know, where former COMELEC chief, Andres Bautista, is hiding in the U.S. This crook have multiple bank accounts, with billions of pesos in the accounts.

        Human rights, is the the Freedom of Information, also…and the right to know.

        If I live in the U.S., it is my choice…I work hard here…I have a good paying job, and a good home…a good family.

        The Philippines became a “hell hole” already, because of the Aquino era, and because of the massive corruption of the Aquino Cojuangco political axis and their minions !

        1. @555Hyden007Toro76767.544

          Yes you live in the US but are advocating for Martial law in philippines. Why should I AND MY FAMILY be subjected to Martial law while you live in safety in the US. You want DEMOCRACY for yourself but WANT MARTIAL LAW for me. It’s my kids who are at risk of EJK while you are sipping pumpkin spice lattes with white girls.

          Your opinion doesnt count asshole. Suck a BIG BLACK COCK!

        2. Yes you live in the US but are advocating for Martial law in philippines. Why should I AND MY FAMILY be subjected to Martial law while you live in safety in the US. You want DEMOCRACY for yourself but WANT MARTIAL LAW for me. It’s my kids who are at risk of EJK while you are sipping pumpkin spice lattes with white girls.

          Your opinion doesnt count asshole. Suck a BIG BLACK COCK!

          If you have squatter mentality, then you’re an asshole. With the way how you post, this is it.

          Where and when did Hyden advocate for Martial law anyway? Nah, it’s made up from your ass. Martial law isn’t necessary in our present landscape unless you whiny bitches make a noise about it. And by the looks of it, you tolerate EJKs back then when it’s not the politicians you hate.

          Here’s something you need to know about democracy:

          “True democracy comes when we know its limits.” -Mahathir bin Mohammad

          Even the late Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, said it best:

          “The exuberance of democracy leads to undisciplined and disorderly conditions which are inimical to development,”

          I bet you can’t argue with that. Because your view of democracy is “you’re free to do whatever you liked. Fuck responsibility and disciplne!”

          So you’re trying to teach your kids to be unruly, dishonest, and law-breaking citizens?

        3. I even now question your intent…

          You love to accuse people who you believe they are pro-martial law but you always advocate for a government whored by media that keeps on telling ‘everything is ok’ and never looked forward for progress as a society and a nation but to be part of a mediocrity

          You claim to be pro-human rights but you outright ignore that there are human rights abuses during the post-Marcos years and you even pretend that the Mendiola Massacre exists. Same goes with Hacienda Luisita, the Manila Bus Hostage Crisis, Mamasapano, and Kidapawan. When someone loves to overrate human rights violations during the Martial law years, I always respond with this:

          Right, and nobody is killed/disappeared during Cory’s time. Bravo for your sheer idiocy and ignorance. Sorry if I’m not drinking the Yellow Kool-aide like you do.

          You said that during Martial law, you rights are deprived. What rights? Doing whatever you liked w/o remorse or responsibility? And with the people being free but stupid, it’s not even a choice but they were easily manipulated through the media.

          Your emotional outbursts got you nowhere. You’re embarrassing yourself.

  6. This is just a nonsense blabber trying to sound intelligent but the truth is it is lacking in substance and factual studies. How is it a primitive thinking electorates to you when they already voted your savior Duterte as president that you trumpeted as your choice of president over the others? Or are you just using dumb analysis?

    You, benigno, are the one who is a first primitive here because you love to take side of party color in philippine politics while always espousing on your readers about being critical and scientifically shrewd which is a bit funny, really. To tell you honestly, being built with critical and scientific mind won’t have to take sides with political colors and personalities. It only focuses on ideas and solutions regardless of who is sitting who in the office. In short, it is just being objective and clear without hidden political agendas. Since you love to have a sweeping generalization here that you come up with your vague notion of portraying yellow liberal party as those who really did not do anything right in the Philippines, and everything that Marcos and Duterte did are acceptable and a product of scientific and critical minds since you love to always take them as gospel truth or will insulate them by appearing that liberal party is flawed. That is a proof of you not being scientific and critical, but only hypocritical and full of bullshit! Stop teaching Filipinos of your own created brand of being scientific and critical again since you cannot do that to yourself. Get real!

    1. Nice shitpost you got there. All I can say is….

      Look who’s talking.

      Everything you’ve posted here is nothing but leftist, liberal nonsensical banter, trying to be intelligent by lashing at politicians or last names you vehemently hate, opposing for the sake of opposing, and committing ad hominem just to make yourself relevant. Always supporting the primitive Yellowtard-led opposition who loves to cling on the past and rather than looking forward on the future. Never offering alternative solutions rather than to make the seated authority to resign in order to make these ‘solutions’ happen. That’s not being a ‘genuine opposition’ but more of a power grab. That is also a definition of purely hypocritical and bullshit.

      If anything, anything you spam on this site is purely hypocritical and full of bullshit, just like you’ve said. And it’s all because of your own tililing rampage, always going on emotional outbursts rather than logical thinking. Always relying on the MSM (mainstream media) rather using your own brains; that’s why most Filipinos (including yourself) are easily manipulated. Stop clinging on the status quo and set your priorities for once because you’re not even critical or scientific to begin with your EMO-induced drivel and lazy thinking. You should be the one who should get real, kid.

      1. @Landry

        LOL. And you believe ANYTHING that comes out of the FAKE tits of MOCHA UNSON and GRP which provides no data/ evidence and is not a journalist.

        Bet you think the Earth is FLAT too eh??

        DUMMY!

        1. @Darth Mortis, the wise:

          The more you answer…it as shows you are too ignorant and hopelessly stupid. We bloggers are not journalists…we write our opinions on Web blogs.

          You have such a thick skull, that your cannot even understand between journalism and blogging.

          I don’t know Mocha Unson…I did not even met her. I don’t need any proof of my opinions to write them on blogs. The readers, who have eyes can see, if what I am blogging is true or not. The readers who have some brains and common sense, can think and figure out , if what I am blogging is true or not. I don’t need any proof , so get out of the Blog site…you are such a disgrace !

        2. LOL. And you believe ANYTHING that comes out of the FAKE tits of MOCHA UNSON and GRP which provides no data/ evidence and is not a journalist.

          Bet you think the Earth is FLAT too eh??

          DUMMY!

          Says the actual dummy who prefers to believe from actual hacks like Kara David, Karen Davilla, Korina Sanchez, Raissa Robles, Pia Ranada, Maria Ressa, Conrado Quiros, Luchi Cruz-Valdez, Florin Hilbay, and even Jover Laurio as if they’re legit

          So what’s next? You’re gonna call people like Teddy Locsin, Jr., Francisco Tatad, Jojo Robles, Bobit Avila, Alex Magno, and Bobi Tiglao are in the same level as Mocha? This is absolutely ridiculous that I’m laughing my ass off. XD

          Your hate obsession against Mocha Uson is astounding that you would even believe that she put “fake” Lumad leaders like the left-leaning activists and the leftist cucks from UP trying to claim. Yes, she interviewed those indigenous Lumad leaders when the latter revealed that they were used by the leftist groups and the NPA to rebel against the government. That gives me the conclusion that you would believe leftists that you’re actually being one. Congrats on exposing yourself, son.

      2. Landry,

        Oh, looks like I struck the right chord there. You are trully that stupid even how many times you change your name here, I already smell your brand of stupidity. Go back to article and analyse what Benigno says. He is the publisher and I’m just commenting what I think is wrong with his opinionated blog.

        He is an advocate of science and modern thinking I presumed because that is what he is always saying as solutions to everything of what ills in the Philippines. What he failed to realize is that to start with those advocacies, he need not to take side with political color and personalities. He needs to teach Filipinos not to be loyal with their politicians if they are wrong. But since he is always trying to defend Duterte and Marcos even those personalities did something wrong in their presidency, then he is a hypocrite to the core! So he has no credibility to teach Filipinos to begin with because he cannot do that to himself, so why should Filipinos believe in him? That’s why I said he should stop using the excellent words of science and modern thinking because the truth of the matter is that these own version concepts of him lack basis and are only a work of fiction of him.

        What he will need to do as a solution and for him to be believable is to be brutally objective in his ideas even at the expense of the political personalities that he likes that is Duterte. If the latter did wrong, he has to point that out and offer something better to refute the administration of Duterte as a form of constructive criticism. I’m sure this administration has a lot of room to improve and to change with that this author benigno already knows by himself but just not want to be honest with that. Unless he does that, I won’t believe he is a true advocate of science and modern thinking. All that he whines in this article is purely a work of fiction and primitive thinking. That is the truth. To get rid of primitive thinking, this author has to prove that to himself first before others will follow suit. He has to write articles that is objectively well-written. Until then, I don’t see anything of value here.

        1. Ha, no. Seriously. You’re not trying to struck a chord here. You just want to gain attention since you’re truly desperate to make yourself relevant. You have your own brand of stupidity with your “I’m opposing for the sake of opposing”. We’re tired of that. And the name change is just baloney that it points that you love personally attack people.

          You tried to tell him to stop focusing on political colors and personalities when you don’t admit that you’re guilty of doing the same thing like uplifting personalities from the opposition and vehemently like any politician that is named Marcos or Duterte. So you’re a hypocrite to the core as well.

          You said that you wanted to see the author to write something objectively well-written. Not only you’re exhibiting plain, lazy thinking but also your flawed perception of blogging as if it was the same thing as journalism, which is not. It’s more like a “take it or leave it” approach.

          You’re acting like a manchild in this…

        2. Landry,

          Oh my, you don’t get it do you? I can’t beleive how asshole are you. Why do you always blaming me first in this issue? I’m not the publisher of this article. It is not my fault that I came up with science and modern thinking here. It is the author’s fault why he keeps on advocating about science and modern thinking when he cannot even take responsibility of what he is saying. Benigno knows that to be trully an advocate of those concepts will have to be neutral on personalities and only loyal to ideas and solutions. The way he defended Duterte and Marcos in his many previous articles and the way he demonized the liberal party say something that he is not a true advocate of those concepts. That is the truth whether you accept it or not. This is not about me that is the topic here, it is about the article and the author’s intent.

          I know that this is an opinionated blog and is way below the standard of true journalism, thesis, scientific methods and hypothesis, etc., but my point here is the way this author keeps on using complex ideas like science, technology and modern thinking as a solution to every problem in the Philippines is so ridiculous at its best and laughable to the core because he cannot even support his ideas of modern thinking and planning, how much more of taking action by himself by gaining true experience on the ground to prove his point in order that Filipinos will believe in him. And the way he sided and being loyal with personalities rather than ideas further support my claims. That is why I prove my point that his author’s mind is still primitive and always a work of fiction. You don’t have to bash other Filipinos by their perceived wrong decisions and actions if you yourself cannot prove you are trully different. That is the point.

        3. Oh my, you don’t get it do you? I can’t beleive how asshole are you. Why do you always blaming me first in this issue? I’m not the publisher of this article. It is not my fault that I came up with science and modern thinking here. It is the author’s fault why he keeps on advocating about science and modern thinking when he cannot even take responsibility of what he is saying. Benigno knows that to be trully an advocate of those concepts will have to be neutral on personalities and only loyal to ideas and solutions. The way he defended Duterte and Marcos in his many previous articles and the way he demonized the liberal party say something that he is not a true advocate of those concepts. That is the truth whether you accept it or not. This is not about me that is the topic here, it is about the article and the author’s intent.

          Ehem, it is YOU who doesn’t get it. You’re not the publisher of this article but you have this so-called “sense of entitlement” BS that you keep on pandering. I want to repeat: you’re blatantly accusing benign0 defending Duterte and Marcos in his many previous articles yet and ‘demonizing’ the Liberal Party while you refuse to admit that you’re doing the same thing, but in reverse. A better idea: I would accept your post… as half-truth. Also please, it’s all about you. Seeking attention, that is.

          I know that this is an opinionated blog and is way below the standard of true journalism, thesis, scientific methods and hypothesis, etc., but my point here is the way this author keeps on using complex ideas like science, technology and modern thinking as a solution to every problem in the Philippines is so ridiculous at its best and laughable to the core because he cannot even support his ideas of modern thinking and planning, how much more of taking action by himself by gaining true experience on the ground to prove his point in order that Filipinos will believe in him. And the way he sided and being loyal with personalities rather than ideas further support my claims. That is why I prove my point that his author’s mind is still primitive and always a work of fiction. You don’t have to bash other Filipinos by their perceived wrong decisions and actions if you yourself cannot prove you are trully different. That is the point.

          So what you’re saying is that every Pinoy to be spoonfed? Yep, that’s plain lazy thinking right there, as if you admit that they are incapable of thinking for themselves. And again, you’re also loyal with personalities as well, clinging on the Liberal Party and the Aquino-Cojuangco clan, and mostly bashing personalities that you hate. C’mon let’s not kid ourselves.

          Again, you’re not making any points either. You want Filipinos to dwell on their ignorance because all you care is make yourselves good. That’s why people like Stephen Colbert, John Stewart and even the late George Carlin would never be accepted by Filipinos because they will just be ‘offended’. Bet you’re gonna say the same thing.

          You’re not making any points either. Another pointless shitpost.

        4. Landry,

          You are assuming too many things from me. Your world is revolve around black and white politics. A stupid assumption that if you are not with me, then you are against me. You are the one who is a lazy ass while I’m trying to point out the flaws in here. One thing is clear, being subjective and loyal to political personalities as what the author is showing while continually demonizing and hating the other party via colorful assumptions without proper basis is indeed not a work of science and modern thinking.

          But this author, as if holier than thou, is trying hard to lecture Filipinos what to do when he is showing each and every article of him how subjective he is – that is, an element of primitive politics that continually persists even this modern age that Benigno himself cannot avoid and deny. He has to get rid of it in order to modernize his way of thinking. Too many blunders this administration is committing and yet he continually insulating them from criticisms and defending them all the way. That mistake committed repeatedly is not a work of science but a primitive politics that Benigno wanted to eradicate but cannot do it by himself.

          As long as Benigno keeps showing it in his articles here, he has no credibility to be the genuine promoter of change to modern thinking. He has to swallow his own idiocy.

        5. You are assuming too many things from me. Your world is revolve around black and white politics. A stupid assumption that if you are not with me, then you are against me. You are the one who is a lazy ass while I’m trying to point out the flaws in here. One thing is clear, being subjective and loyal to political personalities as what the author is showing while continually demonizing and hating the other party via colorful assumptions without proper basis is indeed not a work of science and modern thinking.

          Nope, it’s YOU who is assuming too much. You’re also guilty of the same thing: black and white politics. If you think uplifting opposition figures, mostly the Yellows and leftists is a good thing as well, then there’s is something wrong. One thing is clear, you’re also doing the same thing yet you refuse to admit it.

          But this author, as if holier than thou, is trying hard to lecture Filipinos what to do when he is showing each and every article of him how subjective he is – that is, an element of primitive politics that continually persists even this modern age that Benigno himself cannot avoid and deny. He has to get rid of it in order to modernize his way of thinking. Too many blunders this administration is committing and yet he continually insulating them from criticisms and defending them all the way. That mistake committed repeatedly is not a work of science but a primitive politics that Benigno wanted to eradicate but cannot do it by himself.

          Says the guy who is totally subjective in his own posts. Perhaps you should rid of your own first before you make yourself more relevant. And please, you’re blabbering too much. This is exactly what happens with your over reliance on MSM (mainstream media) and never use your brains or looking for alternative, unbiased sources. All you care is just words and good PR so you’re totally fine about the past administration being ‘good’ because of good PR despite the fact that they’ve committed too many blunders yet the the media BARELY reported those. That is also a mistake that you blatantly ignore.

          As long as Benigno keeps showing it in his articles here, he has no credibility to be the genuine promoter of change to modern thinking. He has to swallow his own idiocy.

          As long as people like LP Citizen keeps TROLLING and ATTENTION WHORING in this blog, he had no place in this discussion because like any left-leaning liberal since he had no ounce of credibility and the only to make himself relevant is hurling labels and insults. He had to swallow his own idiotic arrogance.

        6. Landry,

          Benigno can praise this Duterte admin and at the same time criticise them constructively. That is modern thinking and is being objective. He can criticise the opposition but should not generalize them as evil in order not to defeat the objective of being modernize and scientifically shrewd. That is what I’m pointing out. The way this author illustrates Duterte is something a gift from heaven and the opposition as a work of evil which is a foolish ploy authored by his own imaginary fiction tale. Otherwise, what is the point of pointing out primitive politics and modernize it if the publisher is not doing it himself? Only stupidity can the Filipinos get from this.

          While you landry is relying heavily on fake news and opinionated blogging like this that you yourself is already ignorant of the facts and evidence. You hate facts and evidence that you label them as biased and as against you and your kind while only embracing opinionated blog as gospel truth. How foolish are you. How stupid. Go back to school.

        7. Benigno can praise this Duterte admin and at the same time criticise them constructively. That is modern thinking and is being objective. He can criticise the opposition but should not generalize them as evil in order not to defeat the objective of being modernize and scientifically shrewd. That is what I’m pointing out. The way this author illustrates Duterte is something a gift from heaven and the opposition as a work of evil which is a foolish ploy authored by his own imaginary fiction tale. Otherwise, what is the point of pointing out primitive politics and modernize it if the publisher is not doing it himself? Only stupidity can the Filipinos get from this.

          That’s plain, lazy thinking right there. If anything, you keep on praising opposition figures, particularly the Yellows and you NEVER, EVER make a criticism of them. Every single time. Yet you still want to dwell on your own ignorance about what they did for the last 30 years. News flash: you’ve easily been fooled yourself due to exagerration, emotional appeal and over reliance by the mainstream media.

          While you landry is relying heavily on fake news and opinionated blogging like this that you yourself is already ignorant of the facts and evidence. You hate facts and evidence that you label them as biased and as against you and your kind while only embracing opinionated blog as gospel truth. How foolish are you. How stupid. Go back to school.

          Laughable. I’m relying heavily on alternative sources and not some biased BS from the MSM (mainstream media) that they never cared for information but for their own pockets and their own agendas. There’s no ‘facts’ and ‘evidence’ from sensationalism and half-truths. You love ‘facts’ and ‘evidence’ that fits your own narrative and fits on your feelings rather than the whole picture. Then make your own view about it.

          Everything you post is foolish and stupid on your part, which is spoonfeeding and lazy thinking. Oh yeah, that reminds me, it’s amusing how foolish and stupid Rappler is when it comes to fact-checking that they even fact-check an article from Adobo Chronicles, which is a SATIRICAL site. Even the webmaster of Adobo Chronicles made an official statement that “Rappler should go back to school and learn what SATIRE really means.”

          Perhaps YOU should go back to school. It’s fitting because you’re just going back just to get a diploma and not how to think critically. That is our educational system. Period.

        8. Landry Stupid,

          Seriously, everything I said it is all about me? You did not even bother to refute my claims about being objective and modern thinking which is the topic of this article but only annoy me and went rampage about pointing out an assumption how “yellowtard” I am. You are a real asshole that is too good to be true. You should get a reward from Get real – which is not being real but only hypocrisy with no credibility.

          I’m laughing hard. Peddling and talking about modernity and science and all that but the truth is this is still a primitive site. This website is espousing primitive politics because of its loyalty to demi-god politicians. LOL. And Landry loves fake news and fake agendas here so much while still reading news from Inquirer and Rappler as his other sources of information for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh poor boy. Even this GRP got an idea and relies too much from Inquirer and Rappler as their ultimate sources of information in crafting articles here. Trying to pollute the minds of gullible Filipinos by twisting the facts and evidence. Oh how stupid.

        9. @Lazy Citizen:

          Seriously, everything I said it is all about me? You did not even bother to refute my claims about being objective and modern thinking which is the topic of this article but only annoy me and went rampage about pointing out an assumption how “yellowtard” I am. You are a real asshole that is too good to be true. You should get a reward from Get real – which is not being real but only hypocrisy with no credibility.

          Don’t you even realize? Come on, it’s all about you. You want to seek attention and that’s it. You’re an actual asshole who wants to enforce what he wants as if he’s the owner or something. I never seek rewards because I don’t need to, but in your case, you want to be rewarded – by defending your own hypocrisy with credibility…. in the first place.

          I’m laughing hard. Peddling and talking about modernity and science and all that but the truth is this is still a primitive site. This website is espousing primitive politics because of its loyalty to demi-god politicians. LOL. And Landry loves fake news and fake agendas here so much while still reading news from Inquirer and Rappler as his other sources of information for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh poor boy. Even this GRP got an idea and relies too much from Inquirer and Rappler as their ultimate sources of information in crafting articles here. Trying to pollute the minds of gullible Filipinos by twisting the facts and evidence. Oh how stupid.

          And I’m laughing even harder. You are also espousing primitive politics because of your OWN loyalty to your own demi-god politicians, which you rever them as ‘heroes.’ And LP Citizen loves fake news and fake ideas that are vehemently sensationalized and exaggerated from biased mainstream media (ABS-CBN, Inquirer, Rappler, etc.) and nice try, kid. My sources are the Manila Bulletin and the Manila Times and anything that comes from guys like Jojo Robles, Bobit Avila, Teddy Locsin, Jr., and my personal favorite, Bobi Tiglao, just to name a few. And news flash: the minds of gullible Filipinos are already polluted…. after 1986 that they love twisting facts and evidence… like turning the 1987 Mendiola Massacre into a martial law clip. The minds of Filipinos are now opened through social media. You have to thank me for exposing your own stupidity.

        10. Landry Asshole,

          No, you are the one who is an attention whore asshole. Everytime there is comment against this site, you quickly appeared as if you are the summoned guard of GRP. You don’t like that this GRP site has an enemy and so you quickly label them as yellowtard even they are just expressing their opposite views. That is why you are an ultimate asslicker of this site and maybe a paid hack as well.

          Your idol Bobi Tiglao is a puppet of Gloria Arroyo. Every piece of his article is so opinionated of him against the perceived enemies of Marcos, Arroyo and Duterte. No wonder you admire him so much because like him you are also a wanker dog. A poor loyal dog full of bullshit.

        11. @Asshole Citizen:

          No, you are the one who is an attention whore asshole. Everytime there is comment against this site, you quickly appeared as if you are the summoned guard of GRP. You don’t like that this GRP site has an enemy and so you quickly label them as yellowtard even they are just expressing their opposite views. That is why you are an ultimate asslicker of this site and maybe a paid hack as well.

          Try again. You always come up being the actual asshole who always want to DEMAND everything just to fit YOUR narrative. And please, Yellowtards are ultimate asslickers and paid hacks just like yourself.

          Your idol Bobi Tiglao is a puppet of Gloria Arroyo. Every piece of his article is so opinionated of him against the perceived enemies of Marcos, Arroyo and Duterte. No wonder you admire him so much because like him you are also a wanker dog. A poor loyal dog full of bullshit.

          As expected, another EMO-induced, nonsensical Arroyo hate. That’s what you get when you are easily manipulated by the biased mainstream media. So you’re much more of a bandwagoner. And bandwagoners are also wanker dogs.

          And please, you’re more of a Yellow dog full of Yellow bullshit. You won’t admit it because it will totally expose yourself since you have a hate obsession of certain politicians. Thanks for exposing yourself, Yellow dog.

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