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I will not bash Pacquiao, I will fight his ideals

Joaquin Tenedora-Forte 
February 22, 2016

Last week while I am on hiatus, the Filipino pride Manny Pacquiao said that gay people are worst than animals because animals know to have sex with just the opposite gender. Obviously this does not went well with the gay community in the Philippines and around the world. His sponsor Nike had pulled out. 

First of all I want to say this the Philippines have laws protecting free speech. He has a right to say his opinion. He has a right to say that in a private conference. The Philippines like America has freedom of religion. He can believe what he wants even if he is a public official, look at Ted Cruz. 

If you ask me, of course I do condone what he said from the bottom of my heart. But the thing is we should support free speech no matter what. Free speech is not only for people whom you agree with, it is also for the people that you do not. There is a Supreme Court. case it came from Ohio, were in the KKK wanted to do a protest rally on a Jewish town. The Supreme Court said that the police has no right to arrest them unless there is an eminent threat of danger. So even the KKK had a right to say what they want. 

Of course his argument is wrong, there are plenty of gay animals. In fact there a hundred plus animals that exhibit homosexual behavior, Including Rams, lions, dolphins, bonobos and penguins. I can not get over why people do not call him on that. Not the “gay rights is a Human rights” (bla bla bla). Of course gay rights is human rights what are you talking about. But how can you change people’s hearts if you are not fighting them on the issues, right?

Lastly, Manny Pacquiao has just been a victim of a fundamentalist religion and that we should pity him for not using his mind and he is barely a high school graduate. Finally, I want liberals to write about free speech for those they do not agree with. 

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My thoughts on climate change

Joaquin Tenedora-Forte December 4, 2015

At this time each year there is this conference for world leaders to talk about climate change. For those people who are saying that climate change is not real, think again. Climate change is real and that scientists say it maybe too late to fix its effects. The globe is warming, and sea levels are rising, people dying. What can we do? 
Getting money out of politics is the key, because when we have clean elections, so that the politicians will not be searching for money from The big bad Petroleum companies. Corruption is what is the root cause of all of this  

 mess. As we all know the biggest cause of climate change is the use of fossil fuel. We need to stick with clean energy. 

According to a consolidation study by the United Nations, scientists agreed that human activity affects Climate change. We humans are destroying our own planet by using fossil fuel like, gasoline and diesel. People should not be in denial about something as serious as this where in people are dying because of the use of such items.

I know this because I am a Filipino and as we know the Philippines suffered one of the most devastating typhoon/hurricane in recorded history. Super Typhoon Haiyan or its local name Yolanda. On November 7, 2013, Yolanda struck the city of Tacloban, killing more than seven thousand. This totally change my mind on climate change, I am a very big skeptic back then but Haiyan I completely changed my mind.

Lastly, we should live the world better as we founded it. We should combat this war on climate change. People today should take care of this planet. So that our grandchildren and their grandchildren will have a great stay in this world. Finally, people should believe that they are the reason why the world is warming,

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What is like being a liberal in a conservative part of the world

Joaquin Tenedora-Forte
        What you don’t know about me is I am big liberal. It is really hard for me to see Conservatives as good people I see them as bad people. I need to remind my see that I am living in the Philippines (one of the most conservative places in the world) it sometimes hard. 

       I am a big secular humanist, so I often believe in human rights. As a person who is in the part of the neurodiverse community and who is sometimes look down upon. You need a lot of empathy. The game of “what If” is being played every time and it’s been likewise very rewarding. 

         I really believe that gay people have a right to get married, Undocumented people in America and all around the world shouldn’t be called illegal aliens, I hate the term because its very inaccurate and wrong and woman had a right to there bodies until a curtain point. But what I still believe in a limited government involvement. 

    It sometimes feels like I am so out of place in my own country. I love the Philippines but I still can’t believe that the country has gotten to far in terms of its social operation of minority gropes, in a poll done by Rapper News 68% of Filipinos thinks that homosexuality is immoral. What the heck. You can help being gay or transgender and it’s not a choice that they had made from them selves. It’s hard wired in them, as if they choose, one day OMG I want guys, or I am a guy OMG I am a girl instead no that’s not how it goes.

     One thing that saddens me everyday is how society thinks of divorce, divorce is one touchy subject in this country as If it prevents people from separating duh you are just preventing some one from getting married duh. People are in the wrong side of history in this country. I know that we should value conservatism but valuing conservatism doesn’t mean that we should infringe on other people’s lives. 

   Lastly, I know that Filipinos are so religious, please don’t use the bible as a way to hate use it as a why to understand why other people think or act the why that the they do. Putting your foot on other people’s shoes. And be Christ like. Jesus Christ understands, loves, cares. 

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