How to build a nation when Earth is the enemy

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm The Philippines is notoriously reactive. I’m sometimes skeptical about whether the future tense is even taught in school. Nor is history, evidently, looking at the list of Presidential candidates. Filipinos live in the “now” I guess. I think that’s not the best idea. Earth has about had it with over-populating, … Continue reading

The Philippine Church of Moral Courage

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm I’m going to charter a new church in the Philippines. The ones now are doing a lousy job. They are more gangs than places where people enter broken and leave empowered to do good. One is a horrible abuser of young girls, another is a set of robots whose free … Continue reading

Living a Lie

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America We all live a lie, using crutches to keep us anchored and prevent us from going crazy in the unpredictability, risk, and stresses of events we cannot control. My pen name, Joe America, is a lie that keeps my family safe and readers guessing. The idealized America that I’ve … Continue reading

The Matrix Real Time

Analysis and Opinion By joeAm The movie “The Matrix” explores a digital reality where humans have been reduced to a source of energy empowering the computer. A few rebels are fighting it. It’s pretty much what we see in our world today only the computer does not yet have us physically plugged in. It is … Continue reading

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