Proud to be Pinoy because of EDSA? Please. Be proud if in the 25 years since that fateful day in our history, something changed. Have you seriously come up with one significant improvement in our society since that day? I'm not just talking about infrastructures, but also the flow of our minds as one nation. In those 25 years, we're still in the same shithole. We're still recovering from the Marcos regime as I type this. While doing that we have yet to figure out a way to solve problems which have always plagued the country.
We are not free. We have a false sense of nationalism. Think about this, the success of the newest Youtube sensation Maria Aragon is NOT based on her ethnicity being Filipino. If that's the case, then you people are trying to tell me that ALL Filipinos can sing that well, since apparently her bloodline is all there is to it that led to her stardom. How many times do I have to say this that it is an individual accomplishment. It has nothing to do with where her parents came from. And by the way, she is Canadian. Her ethnicity may be Filipino, but she is legally Canadian. People from the Philippines always find ways to associate themselves with the success of others. I remember the time they found out NBA player Nate Robinson is 1/8 Filipino. Are you fucking kidding me? They really had to go there, huh? It's like they're using all these celebrities and famous personalities as escapes to whatever sad and poor reality they have. They find joy and contentment in those little things. Here's an idea, why not try and create something for your own.
One more thing, Manny Pacquiao's rise to fame ALSO has nothing to do with him being Filipino. Can all Filipinos box that well? I think not. It's really so stupid to say that because we're being laughed at by other countries. We don't even try to listen what we are saying. We sound stupid, really. Pacquiao is trained by Freddie Roach and his system. Without him, Pacquiao would be nothing. He won't be able to depend on our own local boxing program to help him get to where he got to today. Sure, I can give you the tiny bit of excuse to say you're proud if Manny did get all the training from a respectable Philippine boxing program. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. It took someone from another country to train him into a lean mean fighting machine that he is now.
And if we are the best in the world, then why is the Philippines still a third-world country? We have this false sense (again) that we are the most superior nation of people in the entire universe that whatever we do will surely be better than others. Gee. We're a nation of hypocrites. That's what we are. We say one thing, but portray something else. Here's one more good example of how hypocrital we are: We always say we laugh at almost anything and that's one of our finest traits. Hmm. Because last time I checked, we always get pissed (pikon) whever the country is included in American humor. It is a sitcom. It is a talk show. It is a comedy show. Naturally they are not serious. It is humor. So why can't we just laugh with them? Check out what I am talking about in my previous entry here. Aren't we a bunch of idiots who love the fact that we get mentioned in almost any form of media as long as it's from the US? We are hypocrites.
And getting #EDSA25 to the top trending topic for today already signifies a united nation? C'mon. It's the funniest shit I heard all day..
EDSA is just another excuse for people to feel good about something for one day. They are blind, and that's a good thing for our president because as far as he is concerned, his mother is the most revered personality in this occasion. Is that your idea of freedom? We can't even stand on our own. Most people's idea of freedom is being able to write a blog like I am now, or to be able to update their status in Facebook. It is more than that. It is time to grow up, get real and get your shit together, Philippines!