Why are Filipino’s proud of their country when basically 90% of them want out? It would be like me taking a bite out of a muffin with mold in it, spitting the muffin out in disgust and saying “boy, this muffin tastes good but I don’t want this muffin anymore. In fact I will pay the man who made this muffin to make more but I won’t eat any of them. “
Just like a Filipino saying they are proud of their country but as soon as they leave to a 1st world they never want to go back. You ask them why they don’t want to go back and it’s the usual response,”the government is corrupt and there is no work and major poverty”. Ok so what the hell are they proud of?
If you take for example, black panthers, a group of African Americans fighting government corruption and wanting peace and equality yelling”I’m black and I’m proud” it is something I and many others can respect. They identified the slavory and corruption and fought against it.
In Philippines culture, instead of fighting against the countries problems they instead embrace it and yell, “pinoy pride”. For example: they embraced the raping of their country. They celebrate Spanish culture, not native Filipino culture. They disregard the government corruption and instead of fighting against it, they celebrate on how proud they are to be Filipino. Upside down logic don’t you think?
So they have no real native culture, they have a corrupt and abusive government, they allowed the raping of their country by the Spaniards, most of them want out of the country, but yet they are proud? It’s probably the most embarrassing and shameful act a human being with any kind of dignity could do.
On another note, are they proud to bend over and take it up the ass? Because that’s the message that comes across to me. It’s one common Filipino trait that I see here where OFWs just let people walk all over them. Maybe they are just used to this treatment because of the Spaniards. But damn, Jews fought back for their dignity and culture, black panthers fought back for their dignity and culture meanwhile Filipinos banished all their real grass roots culture and embraced the Spaniards with their cheeks spread. I just don’t get it? Monks fought the Chinese for hundreds of years. Thousands of monastery’s were burned down including their biblical books and cultural knowledge yet today, they still hold onto their traditions and beliefs and rejected the Chinese. They never fought back and didn’t believe in violence. Why couldn’t the people of the Philippines do that? Were they just not mentally and physically strong enough? I personally think that is the reason. The were apparently weak to opposing forces and easily manipulated.
So does Pinoy pride mean stupid pride? Are they proud to be stupid? Am I missing something? Is there something valid that they are proud of? If so I would really like an answer.Published in