American-style democracy doesn't work in many countries but most especially in the Philippines. Filipinos are like children who need to be told what to do. They have no concept of patriotism, national pride and unity. Such basic concepts as personal responsibility and accountability, striving for excellence, and genuine desire to do what is right escapes their understanding. What is prevalent is apathy, resignation and a every-man-for-himself attitude.
We are a country of talkers and not doers. We talk a good game but when push comes to shove we slink back into our comfortable shells not to be heard from again. Filipinos always prefer the easy way out. Are Filipinos really as stupid as they look and act? Sadly, I am coming to the conclusion that they are.
I agree with the writer that Filipinos deserve whatever they get because they won't get off their asses and do something for the betterment of their families, communities and country.
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