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Knowledge Today Is a Polluted Ocean

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America What is knowledge? It’s the data resident in our brains. There is no moral judgment applied to what’s there. It’s just there. The judgment comes into play when we use that data and find out if it is scientifically right or wrong, or when it leads to acts that … Continue reading

Is Democracy Dead?

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Democracy in the American tradition was the genius of a few dozen bright European transplants trying to avoid the arrogance, classism, and taxes of British ways. They developed a set of ideals and laws that worked for a while. But democracy requires two things the common man has not … Continue reading

Do Filipinos understand the ‘good’ in good faith?

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America My enduring vision of the Philippines is a nation whose people cannot tell good from bad. Indeed, it is worse than that. People reverse the meanings. Good is criticized for not being perfect, and bad is accepted because bad people are expected to be bad. The result is that … Continue reading

Magdalo, Marcos and Metro Manila

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar Social media reports of a Magdalo poll putting BongbongMarcos in the lead as the next President are making the rounds and have shocked many. Jozy Acosta-Nisperos brings the Luzon belt (Region 3+4 and NCR) into play which makes sense – and BTW does not doubt the veracity of the poll which Magdalo … Continue reading

Crafting a Grown-Up’s Policy with China

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America This article is completely hypothetical, in the interest of promoting further discussion. China forces other nations into a parent-child relationship in which China is the parent and the child is dealt with severely if he gets out of order. The Philippines under President Duterte is very much the child, … Continue reading