It’s so typical of the West to sneer at the actions of what they see as “small brown folk on the other side of the world.”
The latest example of this racist and colonial mentality is the outrage and virtue-signaling criticism of the Philippines’ hardline approach to drug crime under President Rodrigo Duterte.
Yet the Philippines has a problem. The scourge of drugs — particularly crystal methamphetamine, known in the country as shabu — has taken its toll on families and relationships and on communities and barangays (small neighborhood-based local governments) right around the nation.
It’s a problem that has led to theft, violence and death over many years.… Seguir leyendo »