Filipinos love to condemn themselves to a life of tragedies, even considering visited by typhoons, earthquakes as a PRIVILEGE! So welcome more of these forthcoming tragedies, including possible Chinese invasion, since Filipinos will just smile, 0k??!!
They are uncomplaining. No wonder, Napoles, and senators innvolved in the pork barrel scam may go scot free. Enough of these sad, syrupy baby talk.
Anonymous commenter responded to the posted comment [by a guy named in a CNN site.
Such collective "long-suffering" philosophy is the reason why thieving and corrupt politicians in government succeed in their opportunism. They use emotional bylines and tag lines and the majority of the people do not even realize they are being patronized. Instead of preventing repeated disasters like flooding as a result of natural calamities, they come to accept it as a way of life. So progress is slow to come. A smart nation will not accept a fatalistic fate but rather respect nature and avert tragedies through human ingenuity I.e. Earthquake-standards for homes and buildings, flood plans, zoning, population control, etc. this is the reason why after being Asia's leading emerging economy in the fifties and sixties, the Philippines is now behind Japan, South Korea, India...let their leaders tell those people that it is a privilege to suffer while they empty the country's coffers, and there will be a likely revolt. Filipinos accept it as a way of life. It is evidenced by the current state of things. They will make a fuss for a while and then forget about it. Politicians love these disasters, they work to their advantage.
Here is the comment posted in a CNN site and shared by a virtual friend:
"Time to get to know the Filipino people...unbelievably resilient, long suffering, good natured, uber friendly, loyal, ingenius, and a bunch of survivors.
At the end of the day, the Filipinos will just shake off the dirt from their clothes and go about their business...and SMILE. They do not complain much, they will bear as long as they can.
Maybe this is why they were given the "privilege" of bearing the burden of the strongest typhoon ever recorded.
The indomitable human spirit at its finest.
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