Guesses are not knowledge, they’re bets

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Have you noticed that civilization has gone uncivilized? The reason for it is fairly simple. Social media have taught us that we can feel good if someone likes our opinion. There are scientific concepts and words that can be used to explain how the brain generates chemicals as effective … Continue reading

The Greed Games: Populist Fascists

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America I witness the breakdown of civility and sense in both the US and Philippines with a deep sadness, as if a dear friend had died. All that we did together is lost to time. Our fading memories aren’t vivid or active enough to hold onto the good times. Neither … Continue reading

The Philippines is anti-knowledge

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America I posted this tweet a few days ago: “Science is knowledge. Truth is knowledge. Politics, propaganda, lies, trolls, and conspiracy theories are the opposite of knowledge. They are deceits and delusions. They are good for the greedy, bad for the nation. The Philippines is largely anti-knowledge.” Philippine government blows … Continue reading

Justice and the second dictatorship

Analysis and Opinion By Dean de la Paz From the time that our first dictatorship was spawned, first in the guise of a two-term presidency, and later when statutory terms ended, all pretensions vanished and martial law was declared to perpetuate both power and plunder, it had taken us more than twenty years to shed its shroud.  Today, 35 years hence, justice has not … Continue reading

The problem when voters don’t accept accountability for their votes

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Although I agree that any successful political candidate must be able to connect with voters, I’m struggling with the idea that one ought not criticize voters for electing Trumps and Dutertes. Rather, you should respect their choices, made sincerely given the condition of their condition. Isn’t that seeing voters … Continue reading