The Philippines: A Failed Culture, People And Nation?

We first have to accept everything that’s wrong with us. What’s kept us from becoming the great people we were destined to be? What are the things that hold us back? The beliefs we are so willing to die for, but cannot even do the simplest and most basic things with honesty and integrity

How did we go from being #2 in South East Asia in the 70s to one of the poorest today, being left behind by practically every other nation we were once ahead of? Why are we so blinded by things such as religion, while simultaneously having little tolerance for logic and reason?

We must set ourselves free by realizing that we have fallen as a culture and a people.

We justify the evils in government by saying things like, “it’s really like that” or “it’s just the way it is” instead of making a stand and saying that corruption in any form, at any level should never be tolerated. That elected officials whom we have voted for and have broken that bond of trust must be punished severely.

These are the things we are in denial of constantly. Unwilling to face ourselves in the mirror because we know that corruption is true and is real in every facet of our society that declares itself as “The Only Christian nation in Asia.” We must wake up once and for all and see every moment as an opportunity to repel and destroy the darkness that has consumed us from within.

It is painful but we need to kill the root cause of our country’s ills by replacing our culture with one that will see us through a brighter future and more prosperous tomorrow for everyone, and not just the elite Oligarchy that have ruled over us like gods.

And it’s not just waking up that needs to happen. We need to get out of this illusion of righteousness caused by Church leaders who do not walk in the Light but in the Darkness. We need to fight and lay down our lives for truth, justice and freedom.

By Raffy Gutierrez

Jacques Phillip

As an ExPat living in the Philippines. I have found it relatively fun and exciting to have been given the opportunity to live among such wonderful people.

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