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Trump’s Man in Manila

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On November 13, 2017
Since Trump is obsequious to every tin pot strongman around the world, I can’t wait to see how he kisses the ring of Rodrigo Duterte. After all, Duterte’s murderous regime is perfect for Emperor Cheeto. Here’s a good bit about the victims of his supposed war on drugs. Duterte’s strategy of “instilling fear” has disproportionately […]
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On March 24, 1934, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Tydings-McDuffie Act. Better known as the Philippine Independence Act, Tydings-McDuffie initially sounds like a victory for anti-colonialist forces. However, a look at the history of law demonstrates that it actually came out of the deep anti-Asian racism of the West Coast who saw Asian populations […]
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December 7, 1941. Asian colonial power attacks U.S. colonial outposts in Hawaii and Philippines. Next 74 years sees no awareness by Americans that racist colonialism of Japan and racist colonialism of the United States have a lot in common. Now, that’s being flippant. And yes, the Japanese occupation of the Philippines was exceptionally brutal. But […]

Infrastructure

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On August 5, 2014
While I’m not at all questioning the terrible state of infrastructure in the Philippines and how it costs the nation much productivity and thus money, but it’s worth noting that the decaying infrastructure of the United States is also costing us a lot of money, whether it be the horrific traffic of I-35 in Austin […]
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