Filipino cultural issues that cause much harm

Analysis and Opinion By Andrew Lim FILIPINO CULTURAL ISSUES THAT CAUSE MUCH HARM:  1. Why are Filipinos so tribal minded? 2. Why do Filipinos use family as justification for corruption? The 2022 election season has brought into focus once more two perennial, problematic issues that are so backward and harmful and I do not understand … Continue reading

Free speech and cancel culture

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Free speech is the idea, enshrined in laws, that people ought not be restrained in what they say because ideas help social development. But free has an asterisk attached that says free also means responsible. You can’t make bomb jokes in an airport, or threaten someone with physical harm … Continue reading

Earth’s End Game

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America We are approaching earth’s end game, for humans. We’ve destroyed the environment, overpopulated the place, and stuffed it full of poison-emitting machines, all in the name of progress. Ethical harmony and compassionate community-building, founded on truth and progress, have given way to self-dealing power games founded on manipulation and … Continue reading

“Back to the USA!”

Analysis and Opinion By Joseph Quilious America Two factors have coincided to promote a change here at the blog. One is that the Philippines is entering its formal election cycle. The other is that I’ll be a criminal in the Philippines soon if I continue to write as Joe America here. Well, the first of … Continue reading

Unity or diversity? Oh, my!

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm My response to would-be autocrats calling for unity is a sneering, dismissive shake of the head. They really mean enforced loyalty to THEM, not a collaboration that respects diversity. The Constitution does not demand that kind of unity, you know. Indeed, it promotes diversity. It has a whole section on … Continue reading