Friday, February 20, 2015

#Filipinos' misplaced national pride like no other in the world!


Many Filipinos see nothing wrong with joining the US military, swearing allegiance to the US flag ( yes, a foreign country) and then telling everybody how proud they are to be Filipinos.

There is no equivalent anywhere in the world to this kind of "pride".

How can you be proud of being a Filipino when the US oath includes oath of renunciation done on the Bible in which you swear that you reject your old country?

Then when they rise in the ranks, Philippine newspapers publish articles about them also celebrating their success and that they are "Filipinos".

In most other countries the act of swearing allegiance to and serving in the armed forces of another state is seen as treason.

A proud Filipino should be serving in his own armed forces defending the country against the Chinese and/or Mindanao rebels.

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2 comments:

  1. "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen.."

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  2. There's a difference between saying you're an American who has Filipino ethnicity and saying that you're still a Filipino (as if you still hold a Filipino citizenship) despite being an American citizen already who has renounced your Filipino citizenship. Unfortunately, some of us tend to think that it's the same damn thing. In the case of dual citizens, they're the ones who have the right to say that they're Filipino Americans by citizenship (and perhaps by blood too, if one of their parents is an American).

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