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Friday, July 15, 2016

Filipino Imperialism: Emocratic Nonsense

(This is an older article from 2010 in that later disappeared after the site was revamped. I reprint it here.)

Lately I happened upon a page with the title Imperalismo ng Pilipinas.  The idea struck me as funny. The Philippine Empire? Now many might ask what’s wrong with that? I would ask, I thought Filipinos hated imperialism? You have American, Spanish and corporate imperialism, but then you want Filipino Imperialism? That would constitute a great deal of hypocrisy.  

There are other ways Filipino Imperialism rears its ugly head. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Is blogging only for Money?

Perhaps this is nothing to get worried over, but I do hear other people assuming that blogging is for money. I’ve been accused by shills that I get paid for my blogging, especially on Get Real Philippines. As I said before, my blogging for this and other sites is done for free, unless I reveal it. So far, I have nothing to reveal except Nuffnang, just an attempt to see if I can make money at from it. But it’s only gotten less than P150 since I put the feature on. I can’t get a decent living from that. 

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Why Conflict Exists in the World

In my earlier piece about tolerance, I explained that intolerance is because people do not want to bear things from other people that they don’t like, but are not harmful. Now I try to answer the question some have asked: why is it that hate and kill so easily, and thus, why is there so much conflict in the world?

Monday, August 03, 2015

About Throwing Pearls to Swine

My pastor and I had a discussion some time ago about this verse in Matt. 7:6 -

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”

He expressed disagreement with the common interpretation that the verse means you should not waste time with people who are rejecting your Gospel of the kingdom. He says, no, you don't leave them alone, because they are the ones you exactly are reaching out to.  Thus, if you believe this commonly believed meaning, you may actually be doing it wrong.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Why Anti-Bullying Programs should Exist

In the United States, what looks like a right-wing libertarian or such movement is actively campaigning against anti-bullying programs in schools. The belief of opponents of anti-bullying is that bullying is a dynamic that should not be interfered with and is a “rite of passage.” Thus, when bullying happens, leave them alone. The assumption is that if the victim learns to fight back, he’ll grow up and become successful, or he’ll become friends with the bully later. If you interfere, you are teaching the child to be a moocher.