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

Knowledge Today Is a Polluted Ocean

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America What is knowledge? It’s the data resident in our brains. There is no moral judgment applied to what’s there. It’s just there. The judgment comes into play when we use that data and find out if it is scientifically right or wrong, or when it leads to acts that … Continue reading

Yellows, Teddyboy Locsin, and a guy named Fer

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America This is an article about intellectual discipline. I’d like to talk about a reader’s comment on Facebook that a lot of people think I handled badly. That will lead to a discussion of some length, because, well, y’all need the full context. A Guy Named Fer Last week, I … Continue reading

Half a Millenium after Magellan

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar The late Yoyoy Villame sang “on March 16, 1521, the Philippines was discovered by Magellan” and the late Edgar Lores can be seen practically singing along in an old comment. That a wise man like Edgar likes a comedian’s song is not surprising to me, as Filipino … Continue reading