Donald Trump: Pls Learn a Little History about Filipinos
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump said Filipinos are part of a “Trojan horse” of “terrorist nations.”
Trump’s call to stop Muslims from entering the U.S. and to build a wall to prevent Mexican “drug dealers” and “rapists” has drawn condemnation from around the world. Lately, it was time for Philippines to be affronted.
Trump said these countries included Afghanistan, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, Uzbekistan, Yemen and the Philippines, and referred to them as “animals.”(Roberto R. Romulo, “Trump: Filipinos are terrorists and animals,” The Philippine Star, August 12, 2016)
The Philippines has been a hospitable home for Americans for more than a hundred years. They have enjoyed the hospitality of Filipinos even in their pursuit of global powers and control.
There were three American bases in the Philippines that served as strategic strongholds of America in South East Asia: the Clark Airbase in Pampanga, the Subic Naval Base in Zambales (it was the largest American overseas military base in the world), and the Sangley Point in Cavite, Philippines. In all these bases, Filipinos served like slaves - even as sex slaves of the American forces! Throughout these years, the Philippines has been a formidable ally of America in its political and economic leadership worldwide.
US Clark Air Base, Pampanga, Philippines
US Naval Station, Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippines
U.S. Naval Station Sangley Point, Cavite, Philippines
It is worthwhile mentioning that the Philippines is a friend not only to Americans. History has it that when the Jews were being rejected by other countries in their attempt to escape the evil of the holocaust, the Philippines through its President Manuel L. Quezon, was the only country that opened its doors to receive almost 1,300 Jews.
Moreover, the Philippines' vote became the tiebreaker at the United Nations in favor of UN Resolution 181 concerning the partition of Palestine and the Creation of the State of Israel in 1947.
Philippines was also a host to hundreds of thousands of Indochinese (Vietnamese, Cambodians, Lao) refugees accepted in Philippine Refugee Processing Center in Morong, Bataan and the Philippine First Asylum Center in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
So how could Philippines be a terrorist nation? Philippines is the only Christian country in Asia, home to most American preachers and peddlers of the word of God!
II CORINTHIANS 2:17 (RSV)
For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word; but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.
Filipinos are world-class citizens, enjoying the trust and confidence of many American households who employ them as domestic helpers, caregivers, and professionals par excellence.
Twenty percent of all workers in all luxury cruises in the world that traverse its greatest oceans are Filipinos. If this twenty percent of workers, engineers, technical people, and professionals will declare strike, practically there would be a standstill in the operation of all of these luxury liners.
A Filipino is a trusted cook that prepares the food of the most powerful man on earth in the White House. A Filipino was part of a team of experts that brought the first man and the first American to the moon!
Donald Trump is not a world-class citizen, yet he speaks out of ignorance against the Filipinos! To ban the Filipinos in America is gross ignorance of who the Filipinos are!
While it is true that there are Filipinos who can be considered extremists, it is not because they are Filipinos but because they were deceived by ideologies that equally deceived Americans as well!
I am a Filipino and I know truly who Filipinos are! We are peace-loving people. We are God-fearing people. The Philippines is the only country in Asia, home to almost all religious beliefs that originated from America and Europe.
To say the least that Filipinos should be banned from entering the US because there are Filipinos influenced by religious beliefs that transformed their way of thinking is insanity.
For example, there are Filipinos who have accepted the perverted thinking of an American who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints or LDS church or Mormonism to have more than one wife like their founder, Joseph Smith.
This Smith, an American who collected forty-eight wives, is not the fault of every Filipino but of a select group of victims who were influenced by the evil that some Americans brought to our country! They believed in their lies.
An unsolicited advice for the billionaire Mr. Trump from a poor Filipino: Learn a little of history before submitting yourself to be the president of a great nation that America is, with an ever-loyal ally, the FILIPINOS!
May God bless you, Mr. Trump and the United States of America!