Thursday, September 15, 2016

Today's Philippines...


...is the worst. Everybody's suddenly an expert in politics, and suddenly the lines just
have to be drawn. You're either a Dutertard, or you're not. If you're pro-Duterte, you're a horrible person who doesn't care one bit about human rights. If you're anti, you're an unpatriotic yellowtard.

How the flying fuck did we come to this? Just how divided, how deeply wounded are we as a country, that we can't be civilized in the way we approach the criticism of the other side? And why can there be no middle ground?

I understand just how bad the government's recent actions are - and it isn't even past Digong's first 100 days yet! There's absolutely no excuse for how he's behaving - katokayo Martin, if you're reading this, take note - and seriously, there's only so much spin you can put on a story until it comes back full circle. Get somebody up there to slap your boss before he says something stupid again, he's making the goddamned country look stupid.

And the other side is no better. Coming from your so-called moral high ground, or your equally pompous intellectual high ground, you're nothing but pricks who like hearing themselves say things that can make themselves feel better. Hey, at least I'm not supporting wholesale death. Hey, you used to criticize the previous admin for the same thing you hypocrites. Please. Spare me. The moment you start engaging the other side with irony, sarcasm, and scathing wit, you're looking down on them. And with that, you've lost your moral high ground.

The fact is, either side has its own reason for choosing what they did. If you can't, for a second, place yourself in the shoes of the other guy, then this country's hopeless. Sure, support your government. Sure, criticize it. But if you let a myopic point of view keep you from dealing with the reality that somebody just can't share your point of view, and that this is okay, then you've ultimately become somebody people can't afford to listen to.

Friday, May 06, 2016

May 2016 Elections: Miriam Defensor-Santiago


Miriam Defensor-Santiago
I’m not eligible to vote this coming election day, since I didn’t register. It’s just as well, because it allows me the capacity to see the events leading up to the May 2016 elections with a more objective eye; I don’t have anything at stake, and I don’t really care about who wins, so long as they don’t terribly screw up our country.
But seeing as to how we’re three days from the elections, I’d like to throw an impassioned view of things into the overfilled hat of anger, hate, and disillusion that’s pretty palpable throughout social media. There are five presidential candidates, five vice presidential candidates, and two nuisance candidates (Trillanes, I’m looking at you), so I’m going to be filling up the next five days with my opinion of who’s running, and why.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

May 2016 Elections: Jejomar Binay


Jejomar Binay
I’m not eligible to vote this coming election day, since I didn’t register. It’s just as well, because it allows me the capacity to see the events leading up to the May 2016 elections with a more objective eye; I don’t have anything at stake, and I don’t really care about who wins, so long as they don’t terribly screw up our country.
But seeing as to how we’re four days from the elections, I’d like to throw an impassioned view of things into the overfilled hat of anger, hate, and disillusion that’s pretty palpable throughout social media. There are five presidential candidates, five vice presidential candidates, and two nuisance candidates (Trillanes, I’m looking at you), so I’m going to be filling up the next five days with my opinion of who’s running, and why.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

May 2016 Elections: Rodrigo Duterte


Rodrigo Duterte
I’m not eligible to vote this coming election day, since I didn’t register. It’s just as well, because it allows me the capacity to see the events leading up to the May 2016 elections with a more objective eye; I don’t have anything at stake, and I don’t really care about who wins, so long as they don’t terribly screw up our country.
But seeing as to how we’re five days from the elections, I’d like to throw an impassioned view of things into the overfilled hat of anger, hate, and disillusion that’s pretty palpable throughout social media. There are five presidential candidates, five vice presidential candidates, and two nuisance candidates (Trillanes, I’m looking at you), so I’m going to be filling up the next five days with my opinion of who’s running, and why.