The three burdens we leave to our youth

By JoeAm Adults of today are losers. They are leaving the kids of today three huge burdens: Global warming Poisoned discourse Dysfunctional government (Philippines, US, UK, etc) None of these burdens will be cured by the next president. Or the next. They are built into our way of life. Global warming Disasters are coming. Heat, … Continue reading

Why do Filipinos see incidents, not concepts?

By JoeAm And it is just not Filipinos. It seems that the whole social media buzz saw has chopped our attention spans into bite-sized pieces and our analysis into irrelevant trivial pursuits. I recently wrote on Facebook and Twitter that President Aquino had a problem because, although he was successful, the fact that he was … Continue reading

The principles of criticism

By JoeAm Excoriate: verb, to criticize (someone) severely I was excoriated on a social media posting recently when I said Secretary of Foreign Affairs Locsin was a patriot. It was a beat-down like I have never received before. Then I received another when I tried to explain that there was a context for him calling … Continue reading

The Philippines is down for the count . . .

By JoeAm And the count is at six. The Philippine government’s appeasement with China is one of the world’s most self-destructive historical moments. China is sitting in Philippine seas blocking Filipino fishermen from food sources and destroying the ecosystems that support fish re-generation. It is a royal disaster promising long-term devastation . . . done … Continue reading

Ist Gott tot? (Is God dead?)

By Chemrock The madman ran through the marketplace shouting “Gott ist tot. Wir haben ihm getötet. (God is dead. We have killed him.)” German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote in Zarathustra in the 1880s on the rise of the Rational Man. The invisible, all-powerful Divinity is just a figment of man’s imagination. God is killed in … Continue reading