THE PROBLEM WITH THESE GLOBAL “GIANTS”
AND BROWN-SKINNED “AMERICANS”
By Apolinario Villalobos
The problem with these global “giants” is that they have a narcissistic impression that only they are right…only they can tell other nations what to do…hence, nations that belong to the third world should believe and not just bow, but even kowtow to them.
First is the United Nations with its unsavory remark about the anti-illegal drug operations of president Duterte. West-based media, the likes of CNN and Reuter, took their turn in lambasting the Philippine president, followed by the United States’ president who called Duterte, a “colorful guy”. Lately, the European Union joined the bandwagon of hecklers. They believe the insignificant cluster of hypocrite Fil-Ams in America who are reportedly working for the ouster of Duterte. These hypocrites are brown-skinned Filipinos born in the Philippines, migrated to America, kissed the ass of their Uncle Sam, and earned a “citizenship”, as well as, their offspring, still brown-skinned but already born in that country. They go to the Philippines which for them has become just an exotic touristic destination, for a short vacation, speak in wersh-wersh English. That short span of time for them, makes them think that they know the archipelago by heart, so they can “authoritatively” say that Duterte who hails from the far southern island of Mindanao is not fit to be president because he cusses and “kills people”!
The United Nations through its committee that handles disputed territories among nations has shown its weakness by admitting that other than declaring its pro-Philippines verdict on the issue of the West Philippine Sea, it cannot do anything because it has no “police power” to enforce the decision. It is no surprise then that China until now does not have even a bit of trust in such committee. The unrest in the African continent that compounded the unchecked and creeping hunger has further put to fore the seeming uselessness of this organization of nations. It has not done anything to check the genocide in Eastern Europe triggered by territorial disputes, not even the European Union. Whatever action they have taken was late in coming, after thousands have been massacred and raped. The United States is not yet free from the pall of horror hovering her – the nightmare of Vietnam War that affected neighboring SEA nations, including the Philippines, after she was required to send “assistance”, hence, the PHILCAG was organized. NOW, THESE “GIANTS” WANT TO DIP THEIR FINGERS INTO THE AFFAIRS OF THE PHILIPPINES JUST BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WANT THE WAY PRESIDENT DUTERTE DOES HIS THING IN FIGHTING THE DRUG MENACE!
The earth is populated by peoples with different cultures and although, adaptation is possible, it is only to a certain extent. No other race can force another to totally absorb what it imposes. The impossibility is due to the innate “line of thinking” of different races. For instance, a Filipino may become very fluent, even more fluent than a native American in speaking English, but he will always think and feel as a Filipino. No amount of hamburger, spaghetti, and other western food can make him forget the taste of pinakbet, bagoong, dried fish and rice. It happened to the Hellenization effort of Alexander the Great of nations that he conquered, as they did not totally absorb the culture of Greece, so they remained as distinct races.
WHAT I AM DRIVING AT HERE IS THAT, WESTERN PEOPLES SHOULD NOT EXPECT FILIPINOS TO COPY THEIR WAYS, JUST BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT THEIRS IS THE BEST. IN THIS REGARD, JUST BECAUSE PRESIDENT DUTERTE IS DOING HIS FIGHTING THE DRUG MENACE IN THE WAY THAT FITS THE DETERIORATING DISCIPLINE OF FILIPINOS, DOES NOT MEAN THAT HE IS WRONG.
THOSE IN THE WEST SHOULD KNOW THAT ALL PRESIDENTS OF THE PHILIPPINES, EXCEPT FERDINAND MARCOS WITH HIS MARTIAL LAW, WERE ALL LAX IN IMPLEMENTING THE PHILIPPINE LAWS THAT AFFECTED THE DISCIPLINE OF THE FILIPINOS IN GENERAL. THERE IS A TRADITIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE PHILIPPINES WHICH IS PREDOMINANTLY POPULATED BY CHRISTIANS, THAT THE COUNTRY SHOULD BE RULED WITH UTMOST KINDNESS AND HUMANENESS THAT EVEN LED TO THE SCRAPPING OF DEATH PENALTY. IT BROUGHT FORTH THE CULTURE OF “SIGE NA LANG”, “OKEY NA YAN”, “PAGBIGYAN MO NA”, “KAWAWA NAMAN”, ETC. CORRUPTION TOOK ROOT, DISCIPLINE HAS SORT OF BECOME A MYTHICAL VIRTUE…AND, FINALLY, THE WHOLE NATION JUST GOT SURPRISED WHEN PRESIDENT DUTERTE ANNOUNCED THAT THE DRUG MENACE HAS PENETRATED EVEN THE REMOTEST BARANGAYS THAT IRONICALLY, REMAINED UNTOUCHED BY DEVELOPMENTAL BLESSING FROM THE GOVERNMENT!
On the other hand, if the European Union is doing just fine, why is one of its significantly influential members left it? If the United States has the best system ever, how can it explain the intermittent bombings and the ongoing police brutality, and the over-the-counter vending of guns that even minors can take hold of one? If the United Nations is doing its job, how can it explain the ongoing unrests and poverty around the world that may erase some races from the face of the earth?
These “giants” should emulate the church heads of the world, who are minding their own yard, especially, the most respected, Pope Francis who even has the courage to admit the misbehaving of some priests. Can these “giants” admit their shortcoming and failure?..I DOUBT IT!
There is a saying that before one minds the dirt on somebody’s face he should first look at his own on the mirror to see if he got one. Another adage says that, as one points one accusing finger at somebody, his three other fingers are pointing back at him!
FINALLY, I CANNOT IMAGINE HOW GREEN CARD OR US VISA HOLDING BROWN-SKINNED, PUG-NOSED FILIPINOS WHO BELIEVE THEY ARE AMERICANS, AND WHO LIVE IN THE FAR-OFF AMERICA, CAN HAVE THE TEMERITY TO WORK FOR THE OUSTER OF A PRESIDENT WHO JUST WANT TO HAVE A DRUG-FREE NATION FOR HIS PEOPLE! THESE BROWN AMERICANS CEASED TO BE FILIPINOS WHEN THEY GOT HOLD OF “BLESSINGS” STAMPED ON THEIR PASSPORT.
THEY DESERVE TO BE BANNED FROM COMING TO THE PHILIPPINES!