Sinulog, Ati-atihan and other so-called (“Filipino???”) sto.nino festivals, as well as the festivities for the statues of “Virgin Mary” and “Christian Jesus”, are these originally home-grown Filipino religious culture which every Filipino could be proud of and show-off to foreign tourists that visits the Philippines? Tell me the truth; else I will hit your lying lips.
I just really wonder why some Filipinos put great importance and focus on a colonial influenced belief and cultural system and traditions, as well as to colonial products and services and detest and abhor their own set of home-grown belief and cultural system and products and services, is this what the Filipino called “Nationalism” and “Patriotism”?; Nationalism and patriotism to other nation’s beliefs and culture and products and services other then one’s own? Wowowee!; A nation that do not value itself but rather values the other nation’s colonial legacy of its conquerors.
(1) Filipino Colonial Lovers: “I love Christianity; I hate and don’t like Maharlikan-Lemurian belief system”
(2)Filipino Colonial Lovers: “I love Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, etc.; I don’t like MyPhone”
(3)Filipino Colonial Lovers: “I love Korean series; I hate over dramatic and repetitive Pinoy drama and fantasy series”
(4)Filipino Colonial Lovers: “I want to marry rich foreigners; I don’t like poor and lazy Filipinos”
(5)Filipino Colonial Lovers: “I love Waltdisney; I don’t like Filipino-made animations, they are kind of cheap quality”
(6)Filipino Colonial Lovers: “I love Nike, Adidas, Converse, etc.; I don’t like Marikina shoes, they are cheap”
(7)Filipino Colonial Lovers: “I love America, Europe, Canada, etc.; I hate the poor Philippines”
These are just handful of examples of our complains and detestment to our own home-grown country- The Philippines- especially those who aspire and covet other nation’s identity and culture: “Bakit sila ang galling,pero tayo hindi? “
Why is it so that we could not proud of our own but what we exalt more and patronized more and value more is the legacy of our conquerors?
Do we not have our own identity and culture which we could be proud of and show-off to the world, that this is “Us”, aside from Tourist attractions like Boracay?
In religion, in governmental style, in products and services, can we not develop and nurture our own and not culturing and nurturing other nation’s culture and products and services? Why can’t we?
It is because up until now, we still let our nations be subdued with colonial influence or influence of other nations and could not decide and make on our own?
Or is it because we do not Believe Ourselves that is why other nations could dupe our thinking and manipulate our confidence?
When will the Philippines arise on High without the Wings of Colonial Legacy? When?
Honestly, whenever, I saw these Christian-inspired activities and festivities like the sto.Nino festival, feast of the Black Nazarene, feast of the Lady of “Chubakchenez”(ehehe),I felt so ashamed for the Philippines because those Filipinos who participate on such religious colonial legacy festivities, put to shame themselves in the world and especially to those World Intellectuals who watch us and perceived us that the majority of Filipinos are just a mere religious laughingstock and “dupyDucks” nation, that do not have their own identity in terms of Belief and cultural system, but just a mere “brainless slaves” or puppet and robot of feed and controlled by the world organized religion like Christianity and Islam and by the World Elites in terms of commerce and capitalism.
So sad to see these retarding and not progressing state of the Philippines in line of Belief and cultural system.
I declare that The Philippines is NOT YET TOTALLY FREE. It is still slaves of the influence of Spaniards and world’s commercialism.