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

Warmongering Nations: The Philippines

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America One of the hardest arguments for me to deal with, as an American, is the fact that the US has engaged in so many bloody wars. Pro-China trolls certainly harp on the matter, or Filipino leftists, them, too. Well, it’s undeniable. The US was formed by war, divided and … Continue reading

China’s Viral Belt and Road Initiative

Analysis and Opinion By Dean de la Paz Hegemony takes many forms.From conquests, and colonization, the menu now includes terraforming watery shoals, foreign debt-compromised infrastructure with sovereign guarantees that hock patrimonial assets, the invasion of online gambling armies and battle-ready battalions of foreign construction and factory workers. The most farfetched form of domination is inflicting … 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