A while back, I was having an interesting and refreshing conversation with a Filipino! No, it wasn’t a native Filipino, he was born and raised in my country (Canada). He told me something that really resonated with me and I couldn’t argue with. He told me “Filipino’s here are just the new Niggers!” It was surprising hearing those words come from a Filipino. I could tell he was an outsider looking in at the destructive and absent minded behavior of the native Filipino’s. He had seen it all with his native parents and their parasitic relatives.
I thought to myself, how they are modern day slaves and further realized that they may be far worse off than the Negros during the slave days.
For many Filipino’s, being a Nanny and taking care of children is the one way ticket out of the Philippines. Since many of them lack the capabilities to do anything else, this is one of their first options to escape and live “free”. When compared to the Negros of yesterday, there is a striking similarity except they aren’t forced onto slave ships! They willingly travel across the oceans to be willing subservient “slaves!” Employers give them minimum wage, often a charged suite to live in and have them work around the house, cleaning, taking care of pets, children and so on. The only other difference between the Negros and modern day OFW’s is the looming debt that Filipinos “owe” to their parents.
*From my experience with Filipino’s, I always have a laugh when I hear about them having a hard time with their employer, milking them for all they got and manipulating them for all their hard labor, because the employer is nothing compared to their freeloading, slave driving parents and relatives back home. *
Off Shore Filipino ATM Pawns For the King and Queen (Momma and Papa):
After they get their permanent residence and finish the contract for the nanny/maid job, OFW’s are left with 2 choices for their future.
Option A: Work at a minimum/low wage job, pay for freeloading family back home and accumulate endless debt.
Option B: Work at a minimum/low wage job, “invest” (go in more debt) into school and pay for the freeloading family back at home and continue to accumulate endless debt.
The options are obviously pretty dreary but this is all too often the circumstance for the OFW. Either option is just a big trap for them in the end. Either they work a low paying job and try to work their way up the ladder, or they put down thousands of dollars for education (that they can’t really afford) and try to work part-time while giving money handouts to the freeloading parents and relatives back home.
Example: My wife’s sister is a Nanny, and also works at Tim Horton’s. She is in endless debt to her parents paying off acres of land that they aren’t even using, paying for their bills, food and merchandise, you name it. Eventually, once the land is paid for it won’t end there…..she is expected to pay for the construction of a house next and God knows what else. She is nearing “marriage and kid’s” stage but will probably never see that happen unless she pairs up with a wealthy husband (but what guy would take this sh*$ on?). Her prospects are pretty low since she decided to buy a new car, doesn’t have the money to invest in an education and has little work experience to excel to a high paying job in this suffering economy. Fortunately she is one of the rare OFW’s who is a little more careful with money. The only debt she has is the car loan, but savings? What savings? How the hell do they save? The only way I’ve seen Filipino’s really save is when they don’t’ have a freeloading family back at home or they manage to find high paying jobs.
Boasting, status oriented, and racking up debt to “impress” their competition and family.
The general outlook from native Filipino’s is that everyone is rich in 1st world nations. They believe we have endless amounts of cash and we have more than enough to spare. Since that view is so overwhelmingly believed, Filipino parents expect their children to live up to that rich, superficial status role, making sure they banish any part of their poverty to impress neighbors and friends in their village. This leads to some heavy debt load since a lot OFW’s buy all the new gadgets, clothing, and countless other things they can’t afford to show off and please their parents and relatives back home while competing with other money moron Pinoy friends doing the same thing. It doesn’t matter how much you try to explain to native Pinoys how money works and what things cost here, they won’t f*()ing understand and will persist to have their children invest money they don’t have into their status. (A very shallow culture indeed).
So with the pressure of freeloading families, sustaining a “rich” and “successful” appearance and paying debt’s to continue that role, the OFW proves to be an ultimate debt slave.
OFW’s: The Ultimate Modern Day Debt Slaves
What makes a good slave? Well, one that will pay you money all their life and die with nothing left for themselves. Too many OFW’s play this role. They “invest” in their families back at home buying land, house, car, merchandise, school for the dozens of kids and are left with nothing for themselves. They are continually guilt tripped (often through religious tactics) into believing they are greedy if they don’t give up what they have for the freeloading family back home and if they don’t accept this parasitic behavior they will further be guilt tripped and “disowned” by the parents.
All too often the OFW’s invest all their savings to family and are left with no other choice but to get in debt so they can invest into their own future. But how the hell do they have a future when they have accumulated large student tuition fees, credit card debt, debt to parents and personal expenses? This would explain the many OFW’s I see who Nanny into their old age.
Why do OFW’s work so hard in 1st world countries? They always boast about how they are hard workers. Well I think it’s pretty obvious why. Picture this: You have 4 siblings back at home who need school paid for, 2 parents who are lazy fu$# and don’t work, an aunt who needs medical expenses paid for, a house and land to pay for, a plane flight to visit your parasitic family and endless personal expenses that you can’t even afford. That’s what makes a good hard working slave. One that is struggling to survive, trying to make ends meet and sacrificing all their hard labor for others.
*Just about every Filipino I dated would bring out the credit card to pay for things. This initially raised a lot of red flags for me. Through enough experience getting to know Filipinos it became pretty clear that they were just money morons. Credit card debt, tuition, car loan, and freeloading parents back home make them the ultimate debt slaves*
Native Filipino Parents Rewarded For Having Sex And Procreating.
Where do all these problems arise for the over worked OFW? It all starts with the careless parents who barely have enough money to feed and clothe themselves let alone kids, but yet, even after having 3, 4 of them, they keep pumping them out.
Through desperation the parents become dictatorial and look at their children as nothing more than walking, talking ATM machines, expecting them to pay for everything so they can live a cost free life, and through brainwashing and manipulation, most OFW’s don’t even think twice about serving them. Hey, they’ve been serving these parasites all their life, it’s ingrained in their brain!
Unfortunately, many OFW’s become nothing more than a host for parasites. What do parasites do? They find a host and deplete as many resources from that host, even if it costs the host his/her life. There isn’t much difference here for an OFW. They are taught from birth to serve and provide for the irresponsible dictatorial parents and become nothing more than pawns on the chess board. We know how it turns out for pawns. They take all the hits for the king and queen, while the king and queen sit high and pretty on their thrones, unscathed. The parents could care less if they get their children in endless debt. As long as they can live an easy care free life and get money hand-outs, that’s all that matters.