Passion and compassion were sitting on a fence . . .

By Joe America . . . . . . . Passion and compassion were sitting on a fence . . . Compassion fell off, and who was left? (Pause for effect) A Filipino! (Drum crescendo) . . . . . . . Generalizations are inherently discriminatory, for they bind the generalized and the exceptions as … Continue reading

Fake knowledge. Do you contribute to it?

By Joe America A tweet ended up teaching me something important. After the US missile strike on Syria, I commented that it was not really a Trump decision, but a military decision. An American decision. The following tweet came back: “It was a PR stunt which cost millions. Eyewitnesses say Syrian military anticipated US Raid … Continue reading

Women of the Philippines, striving for dignity

By Joe America Does Mocha Uson strive for dignity, do you think? She does what she does for a reason, for accolades, I suppose, for money, perhaps, and out of spite, I’d guess. I’m also guessing she feels there is dignity to what she does. Women are complicated. I know that. They have levels and layers … Continue reading

The Duterte Admin is failing miserably at one stated goal: unity

By Joe America The Duterte Administration is failing miserably at one stated goal: unity. One does not achieve unity through political jailings, undermining human rights, rampant killing of defenseless Filipinos, or climbing into bed with enemies of the State. Nor does one achieve it by demanding obedience of thought and deed and stripping legislators of … Continue reading

The character of your associates

By Joe America Associates Group A: Leni Robredo, Risa Hontiveros, Edcel Lagman, Waldon Bello, Solita Collas-Monsod, Abigail Valte, and Leila De Lima. Associates Group B: Alan Cayetano, Manny Pacquiao, Salvador Panelo, Bebot Alvarez, Dick Gordon, Mocha Uson, and Vit Aguirre. Do you see the commonality of character within the two groups, and the differences between them? Hint, … Continue reading