Warning: There are a few videos involved in this post.
I was just spending time with my fiancé who watches Filipino TV and News from time to time. While watching a few weeks ago, I could not help but notice the the campaign ads coming out and one in particular that has repeated itself finally peaked my interest or constantly made me laugh at the sadness of it.
These ads are fucking ridiculous, make no sense, and they simply just sing/ dance. The candidates don’t even say anything so you have no idea where they stand or what their plans are. They don’t even say a word other than the BS song they are singing!! Just look at this video. It’s from a politician called Manny Villar. From what I hear, he is worth about $1 Billion USD and says he did it on his own as he grew up like a squatter.
Of course, it slowly came out that wasn’t true and turns out he is pretty corrupt and just part of the typical Failipino political dynasty BS. The guy was speaker, congressman, and senator while his wife did all kind of political jobs as well. Take a look at the video from 5 years ago.
Now his son is running for congress or something. So you have to really watch this video:
Basically, the son (running for some position like congress or senator) simply walks thru a shithole squatter village. It basically shows the dad did absolutely nothing in the last 5 years and actually found poorer people to exploit, or maybe the people actually got poorer through such shitty leadership. This is the ad that made me pay attention. I told my fiancé, “What is the guy campaigning on? He’s just hanging out with a bunch of poor singing kids. It makes no sense.”
I found this video on YouTube as well. Now, in this last video take a look at their family home. Sorry, the rest-home of their family. Basically, this is their vacation home being explored by the wealthy sister of the President, Kris Aquino.
So, I have to ask, “Do Filipinos have the ability to feel empathy for others. Can they feel shame, guilt, and embarrassment?” Being a corrupt politician and witnessing how poverty stricken the people you “lead” has no bearing on their conscience whatsoever. How can someone consistently steal so much, live in a mansion, purchase multiple homes, and simply drive by the poorest and most suffering people. However, it’s not like Filipinos protest or demand better for themselves or the poorest of their society.
Filipinos seem to be the most callous, non-caring people towards each other. I see no care for each other, the poor don’t even help each other, and it just seems like a culture that cannot wait to screw each other over the first chance they get. With all the time in the world, the poorest people will simply just sit around. No one cleans up, volunteers, or takes any active role in their community. Filipinos seem to have no sense of society, community, working towards a common good, or caring about other people. It truly is a “me first”, “how can I get something from you”, or “what do I get if I help you” culture.
So, there are shitty leaders in this country, but most of the citizens are shitty as well. With Filipinos, I don’t give a shit how religious you say you are because the greed, lack of empathy, sociopathic culture, immoral actions (or laziness to act) show the true colors. I mean, what is the point of being so religious if you are going to act like the devil anyway?