Almost no one will read this article because it is long and contains the word ‘paucity’

By JoeAm In the old days, when we received letters and picked up the ringing phone which had a wire attached, and read the newspaper or caught the news on the TV, we lived with simple understandings. One of them was that this is real. The letter is truly from Cousin Sylvia, the phone call … Continue reading

Joe America called out for issuing black propaganda!!!

Or how Chinese and Russian ‘influencers’ are at work in the Philippines By JoeAm This is perhaps the most meaningful blog I’ve done here in the Philippines over 10 years and 1,500 articles penned. It places us at the cutting edge of the new political, social, and moral landscape that will determine how we and … Continue reading

Will the ‘economy of need’ cost the Philippines her autonomy?

By JoeAm Please give me a little time to work up my argument here. I’m taking you along the thought process that I trekked through to get to a little piece of insight. The Philippine economy is best characterized as one of need, not production. This can best be seen in outlying provinces where much … Continue reading

China’s plan for the Philippines

By JoeAm As I look at what is happening in and around the Philippines, I don’t think it is a great mystery as to what China’s plan for the Philippines might be. I mean, figuring it out is easier than reading tea leaves. The Main Goals The first thing we have to recognize is that … Continue reading

How China is peeling the Philippines like a very blind cabbage

By JoeAm I am impressed with China’s strategic approach to gaining global power. I don’t like it. But I am impressed. China uses small steps unrestrained by laws or matters of fair play, kindness, or respect. She does not need an army. She has agents on the ground. Filipinos, in the Philippines. When push-back occurs, … Continue reading