Category: cynicism

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why do we need to put god as the center of our lives?

It has been some months (almost a year, in fact), since I wrote the Blog Article “God is an Embarrassment in Our Lives”.   The main premise is easy enough to understand: we’ve treated God...

Person of Interest Review 0

Person of Interest Review

Breaking new ground in television, Person of Interest is helmed by no less than the creator of Lost and Cloverfield, J. J. Abrams, and the co-creator of the Dark Knight saga, Jonathan Nolan. Click...

“Tiger Blood” Kills Osama Bin Laden 0

“Tiger Blood” Kills Osama Bin Laden

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A Silent Call to the EDSA Generation

History books and heroes carried an EDSA that was about setting things right in the Philippines, and maybe some of them had the right idea, but mostly, the context of that demonstration was misunderstood....

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Mr. Lenin’s Democracy (updated 04-14-2016)

They were freedom fighters, and revolution became synonymous with them.   But decades later, they became nightmarish regimes that terrified the imagination and subjugated millions.  Dystopia and totalitarianism became synonymous with them.   What happened?  Why...

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Inertia: Sustaining the EDSA Movement

No, no, no, Arroyo will not listen… but we will howl nevertheless. In the two years she remains in power, we will howl her in the streets, howl her in the courts, and howl...

Impunity 0

Impunity

Throughout the world, the end results have been the same. Dictators who were overthrown either have the sympathy of the new strongman, or have entered ill health as to no longer be held accountable...

For Better or For Worse: Cuba, Pakistan, Kosovo 3

For Better or For Worse: Cuba, Pakistan, Kosovo

Everywhere there seems to be a feeling of fatigue for one failed system after another, and movements (like Obama’s, which seems to be sweeping the United States) have begun to spring up, maybe not...

Gloria Arroyo and the Hitler Complex 4

Gloria Arroyo and the Hitler Complex

We are forever frustrated by the continued existence of Gloria Arroyo as President. But would you have stood up to Hitler’s Germany? And can you really stand up to Arroyo’s Philippines?