The Philippines’ SISSY culture has no place in today’s world

We should accept it. War shapes world history and, at the moment (for that matter, as with many moments in human history), armies are locked in battle — or rattling sabres — over differences in world view held by their respective heads of state and government. If Filipinos think that their personal belief in the goodness of their lot and the imagined righteous place in the world order they position themselves will save them from this most fundamental of human conditions, they are tragically mistaken.

Human history is a graveyard filled with the corpses of “world government” bodies such as the League of Nations (which failed to be of any consequence in the lead up to world War II) and today’s United Nations which is evidently sidelined as big powers lock horns across the face of the planet. Much as Filipinos would like to believe that their lot being on the right side of “international law” will save their asses from “evil”, the confronting reality is that they will need to be ready to fight a shooting war to save their sovereignty (or their “national pride” at the very least).

While the Philippines is now in the midst of an unprecedented arms buildup, the limpdicked culture that characterises the society it hosts persists. Rather than face force with a credible demonstration of resolve to use force where necessary in confronting Chinese encroachment into their territorial waters, Filipinos continue to apply mere publicity stunts to assert their sovereignty.

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This limpdickedness bizarrely manifests even in their armed forces as Manila Times columnist Bobi Tiglao points out in his recent piece “Military, Coast Guard turning PH into world’s laughingstock”, writing how “when the Chinese […] defended their territory, fired water cannons to push away the Philippine vessels, and even undertook shooing-away maneuvers, our Navy and Coast Guard officials ordered their vessels around, beat their breasts and shouted, ‘US, help us.’ The Americans, of course, are secretly laughing at us.”

And of those laughable Pinoy-style stunts of late that Philippine news media “journalists” were all too quick to make headline news, Tiglao writes…

It was ridiculous for our Navy or Coast Guard to put a belen (depiction of the nativity with statues) on the bow of their ship as it planned to go to Ayungin. Did they think the baby Jesus Christ would get the Chinese to give up their sovereignty? It was a hilarious idea for this ex-communist, now-lunatic ex-priest Ed de la Torre to have planned to bring “Christmas gifts” to the platoon of Marines stationed on the rusting Sierra Madre. Did they plan to bring lechon, too? Look, ex-priest, the theatrics your commie groups used to stage decades ago no longer work; why can’t you understand that?

When will Filipinos understand that it is only through a strong military — and a visible wherewithal to use it — that a strong country can be built. Indeed, this was a lesson evidently not learned by the the “thought leaders” of the Yellowtard-Communist Axis who suffered a series of catastrophic defeats since themselves undertaking similar stunts.

Rather than engage Filipinos, the Opposition insulted their intelligence with lame stunts.

Jeepney culture is what it is. Perhaps Filipinos see their military and all the new hardware it is acquiring as mere borloloy — quaint ornaments that are all for show but belie Filipinos’ empty “fight” rhetoric. Form will not save the Philippines. Only substance will. It’s time Filipinos build the substance to match the form they strut around with.

20 Replies to “The Philippines’ SISSY culture has no place in today’s world”

  1. benign0, you sound just like the resistance movement inwhich you yourself are calling the “commies” and which you’re antagonizing towards. Maybe in truth you should look inwards instead of nitpicking on others.

      1. @Edward Butera
        I can rephrase my comment for you: benign0 should try to look inwards at himself before criticizing others. Maybe he should rethink who is on his side and who’s on the opposite side in his vague ideology. Because his article makes him sound like the very same people that he himself is opposed to.

  2. You aren’t exactly wrong on this one Benigno, but you don’t seem to point out that this is merely a symptom of a much greater defect in the larger zeitgeist of the Filipino consciousness.

    There is no true military power that is not backed by a greater industrial power base. Militaries without the backing of any industrial power house of their own nation is doomed to fail, look at Ukraine for a recent reference.

    Why doesn’t the country have such an industrial power house to begin with? Myriad of reasons we could point out, but it would all really just be nitpicking unless we go to its root cause, and that is that at its core, the Filipino’s collective consciousness is severely underdeveloped and rife with defects in its growth over time, which has subsequently produced a shallow core identity. The odds were already stacked against it in the first place, it’s inception being entirely devoid of its own original identity, look how it carries a foreigner’s name.

    To summarize my point, this sissy bitch culture you speak of, in my perspective, is merely a passing phase that is a manifestation of this ill-developed identity of this society’s social consciousness, the same way the current heads of state and leaders in the military are products of the bygone era of sigang macho pinoy male culture of the 60s to 90s. So long as this underdevelopment persists, the hollowness of the Filipino collective consciousness will always manifest such weaknesses in its collective state.

    War, or any wiping of the slate clean, will not fix these weaknesses in the collective consciousness. Only by amending its own sense of self and developing its own identity will we begin to actually see these things change for the better. And certainly, it should all start with de-colonizing the collective consciousness.

    If the collective consciousness of the peoples of this giant archipelagic region were to actually grow out of its many substantial defects, then certainly an appropriate form of government would manifest that conforms to its state of being. By then, it would be a natural action for the national interests of the collective consciousness to be enacted upon, which would certainly lead to national military industrialization, and eventually a self sustaining military presence that could actually fucking back itself up against other legitimate militaries, one that could realistically aggressively assert its neutrality in the massive geopolitical game being played by the superpowers.

    1. To add to this…let me just point this out:

      The best of the best that this country produces…are all ones that leave the country for greener pastures. The so called brain drain and all that.

      What do the Pinoys that leave the country have in common with the elites who reside in Pinoyland?

      None of them truly feel they belong to the country’s national identity.

      1. @Bananarama
        I like your analysis… Eventhough the country’s national identity is weak and fragile, ironically if anyone truly feel they belong to this identity then it is the very same people that GRP are against; namely the commies.

    2. I truly wonder if the sissy bitching phase is something Pinoys have not grown out of their shell, or may be a long-time running gag show since inception.

    3. The solution then is more cultural than political in nature and, as such, demand socio-cultural fixes rather than short term political initiatives. Having said that, an immense amount of political will and capital is required to undertake such a foundational transformation. This is because initiatives that go against the very grain of the Philippines’ social fabric and deeply entrenched attitudes will need to be mounted.

      1. Philippines need to have its own brand / style of management which other southeast asian nations defined who they are, down to the personal. Amending the sense of self and identity begins by giving the people what they want and desire to become. Practically speaking, Duterte touched that basal identity of Pinoys until he left administration.

        On a personal level, it simply means making opportunities available to them without resorting to outside nations for their validity.

        Collectively speaking, the nation should need to face on their social fabric inevitably- Meaning, the current generation of kids and the next to come should definitely reverse or better yet destroy the Olds.

  3. i think these idiots, the rich fuckers who also want to be powerful, should just give up their ambitions and let the people like digong take over the running of the government.

    digong is the best model of how a filipino leader should lead.
    numbers dont lie, these other fuckers are deluding themselves, trying to demonize duterte when in actuality, digong got unheard of approval ratings at the end of his term.

    everyone should be duterte.
    that is how a filipino should live his fucking life.

  4. digong lives his life in the manner that all pinoys wanna live.

    digong is the everyman and the almighty, and actually has led his people in the right way for decades inspite of his personal shortcomings

    yet now these jealous fuckers wanna demonize the old man

    1. Don’t despair over it. Duterte may be old but he’s still alive and can still give a mouthful.

      If you think about it, that’s nothing compared to what Marcos Sr. received and continues to receive, in life and in death, a forever persistent and lingering dose of demonization. This demonization extends to his whole family, to his son, despite of him, being the sitting President of the nation.

      In case you haven’t noticed it yet, unlike Duterte, they do not answer back. Unless when asked, of course. Let history be the judge…

      A true leader isn’t measured by popularity alone but by his tangible legacy of results he left for the benefit of the country and its people.

      “The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself.”

      1. i will despair about it.

        because digong hit it right on the mark.

        on all the rightful and important things.

        guy cant write books or deliver stupendous speeches or say all the right things all the time, but the man was on point on the things that really mattered. guy got it right. we should all want to be digong in our lifetimes.

        life is short motherfuckers

  5. If it really only takes military power to rule and take over the world, the “superpowers” already have advanced weapons as we speak. They can wield those weapons from space or how ever the hell they want to use such force. They wouldn’t have to control the media to shape and manifest how they want the world to be. So, maybe we have to rethink and reformulate the questions, because solving the problem through extermination means we’re not moving forward.

  6. a true leader should be his own true self, not be cowed by public perception or defined by the artificial magic of public relations.

    digong was a walking PR disaster, but people followed his direction regardless.

    all these other wankers, they make one mistake and the media beats them up like pedophiles found lurking out in the tall grass, just one mistake, its over.

  7. Remember the company values culture, vision and mission we were taught about as a new hire? Can that also be applied for our nation so we can change our current culture and have values, vision, goals and mission. A code of conduct? Not a culture revolution but a transformation. Maybe in 10 to 20 years? We have the Ambisyon atin 2040 and the Bagong Pilipinas. What else?

    And yes, a strong military is the way forward with an independent self sustaining economy to support it. But I think it’s gonna take awhile conventionally. I’m anticipating for Gesara for those who are aware of the Great Storm.

    But until then, we storm the congress and senate and go north to south and enact laws that are beneficial for our country, economy and military thru petitions, laws and proposals that will override and force the president, congress and senate to sign and approve all of it offline and online.

    Or maybe it will solve itself in a few years.
    Let’s all do our best to make things happen.
    Thank you

  8. What is with the Chinese aggression? Are they flexing their power? Or are they inadvertently revealing their economic insecurity? If it’s hosing down the opponent, anybody can do that. Are they even asking to negotiate?

    1. if they were flexing , they wont be using the water hose, thats for sure.

      if anything, the chinese are being kind because they are quite fond of us filipinos and they are grateful of the shared bond and blood our peoples have had over the centuries

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