Crazy conspiracy theorists and the Philippines

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America A conspiracy arises when we have only a part of the picture and so invent the rest of it, then find other believers who, by the weight of their agreement, legitimize and defend it. If the picture is Monet or graffiti, no worries, it’s ours. One current conspiracy theory … Continue reading

Trese and today’s haunted Philippines

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar Forget all I wrote about the Philippines in this blog. Watch Trese to get what haunts the country. While my writings touch the auditory aspect of our beings and I have looked at things with logic, Trese goes deeper by touching our feelings, showing us pictures and telling a compelling story. LOOKING DEEPER … 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

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

Loose Ends, May 2021

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America This has been an eventful week, news-wise and commentary-wise, on the media we engage on. Let me wrap up a few loose ends. Thanks to Karl, Irineo, LCX, and Will You’ve all created content for the blog these past months, leading to rich discussion and many insights. Thank you … Continue reading