I guess some of you may have read it. I just want to share with you. But here’s the link “I hate Filipino Culture”
You could just imagine how people would react. When it became viral, there are obviously reactions to it… some are violent, some are hmmm…. overreaction…
But it doesn’t end there, he wrote a post as a response to it.
And here’s my comment:
I’ve read your article. I must say I’m surprise it didn’t become controversial before. Was it because it was new? You’ve been writing for a while and they took notice now, was it because of election?
there is nothing new in the article you wrote before (2007). In fact, we all know this, and we are such hypocrites to think that we are not like that (what you wrote). You didn’t exclude yourself anyway (at least that’s what it appeared to me), you are included in the “Filipino culture”. You just happened to be more open – to other ideals, to other culture, etc.
Being able to question authority, being able to question at all, is something that developed with time. I have to admit I am still in the process of knowing what to accept, to tolerate and what is definitely UNACCEPTABLE. Opening my eyes that the Philippines is not perfect, that there are countries to explore and cultures to share will keep you in tune with the world. We’re not superior… not inferior too. But our way isn’t the only way.
I hope Filipinos see everything within us. We are all like what you wrote – whether we like it or not.
We could all just stop and think.. why would someone say that? Probably because it’s true and he just happened to say it out loud.. in this case, wrote about it!