Colonial Mentality is behind the Philippine Opposition's beholdenness to Western European courts and tribunals


The Philippine Opposition are failing the Filipino people by continuing to propagate a pathetic national disease - colonial mentality. This they do by furthering a perverse neediness for Western validation. We see this in the way they once again turn to the presumptuously-named "International Criminal Court" for validation.

Ultimately this "Rome Statute" which they hold up to protest Duterte's announced withdrawal from the ICC is like no more than the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on the South China Sea dispute -- just a piece of paper kept in an office on the other side of the world that is not relevant to the average Filipino voter.

Outside of the tony carpeted offices of European bureaucrats, and in the real world where guns, tanks, and bombers, decide global politics, they are not worth the sheets of paper they are printed on.

It is pathetic that Philippine Opposition "activists" look to an overseas governing body to validate their position on their country's internal issues. No surprise then why the Philippines will never be a truly INDEPENDENT country. Its Opposition prove that Filipinos remain addicted to imperialism.

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