Last week was a regular Fernando Poe shoot ’em up!

By Joe America Last week, the Philippines was full of action, a jam packed, knock-down drag-out drama as exciting as a Fernando Poe shoot ’em up. We had Time Magazine dropping it’s Leila bomb, giving international recognition to both President Duterte for his killing streets and Senator De Lima for standing upright in opposition. We had China … Continue reading

Passion and compassion were sitting on a fence . . .

By Joe America . . . . . . . Passion and compassion were sitting on a fence . . . Compassion fell off, and who was left? (Pause for effect) A Filipino! (Drum crescendo) . . . . . . . Generalizations are inherently discriminatory, for they bind the generalized and the exceptions as … Continue reading

The Philippines: expendable in the new world order

By Joe America Those who follow the blog regularly get to know the principal contributors. Each contributor displays his or her character through the writings they offer. No one quite represents the name of the blog, The Society of Honor, like “sonny“. Sonny, a Filipino living in the US, is steeped in history, a devout Catholic, old … Continue reading

“Know thine enemy!”, whoever in the world he may be

By Joe America It is 2017 and do you know where your enemy is? Friends and enemies are changing positions faster than Donald Trump can hire and fire people. It is getting confusing. The US Executive branch is curled up with the country that has thousands of nukes aimed at American cities and the US is … Continue reading

2,037 words

From Joe America As a parent, I find this photo very disturbing (from Rappler):   And this one re-balances me with grand laughter, and gives me hope that humans do actually comprehend the craziness going on about us: