If Filipinos could choose their foreign occupier, should they choose China?

The present government is really no different to any preceding government. It is run by Pinoys, and therefore proposes Pinoy solutions to (perceived) Pinoy problems … which, more often than not, are actually symptoms, not the problem itself.

Pinoy leaders refuse to look outside of their narrow viewpoint because they can’t. They’re too Proud. To admit that they don’t know everything would strike at the very core of their being.

It will, unfortunately, take an outsider to fix this. My prediction is that China will try to frame the Philippines as a threat to international stability (which, in fact, it is) and use that as an excuse to install a “peacekeeping force”. This will then be used as a beachhead for an economic takeover and de facto colonization. If Xi manages to consolidate his stranglehold over the CCP, this could happen before 2030.

Up to a point, that would be good for the country. The culture of violence, stupidity and laziness will not be tolerated, and that will fix a lot of problems. On the other hand, if you could choose your occupier, I personally wouldn’t choose China. It would be far better to call for international assistance now, while you can still do it on your own terms.

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Filipinos are unable to govern themselves because they want everyone else to be miserable

The problem here is that Filipinos have gone past the point of no return. In other words, “you can’t get there from here”. You assume that the government wants a functioning, happy country. It does not. How do I know? Because it’s run by Filipinos, and Filipinos, mostly, want everyone else to be miserable.

History is instructive here. The US looked a lot like the Philippines in its early days – full of corruption and violence. To a certain extent it still is. The difference is this: smart people stayed. Good people stayed. And ultimately there were more smart and good people than stupid and bad people, who wanted things to get better. This isn’t true in the Philippines. Those businessmen and engineers you mention are a tiny minority, and the government is only interested in their tax revenue, not their potential for building the country.

Even IF you got a good government, you still have millions of people walking the streets who have no other goal except fighting, drinking, and making more stupid babies. You would have to literally put a third of the population in prison to restore social order, because those people are completely incapable of being normal human beings. They were raised like animals and will never be able to learn civilized behavour.

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