It's illuminating to learn what nations, other than the U.S., consider to be acceptable behavior by foreign nationals in their borders. The Philippines are quite different from the United States. A foreign national faces deportation for being rude in a golf game.
(Kidapawan City, Philippines) A South Korean golfer, Young Youn Yun, became upset with slow play by the group ahead of him at the Davao City Golf Club, so he hit a ball at them. The ball landed close to Filipino golfer Gary Santiago who was the target of Young's angry shouting.
When confronted by Santiago amid several people that included Vice Governor Pinol, the South Korean arrogantly shouted at the Filipino golfer and later vented his ire on Pinol when he was reminded not to shout at Filipinos.
Apparently, it's extremely bad manners for a foreigner to shout at a Filipino so Vice Governor Pinol whacked Young with his putter as several other Filipinos pinned him to the ground.
As a result, Young filed charges against Vice Governor Manny Pinol and Gary Santiago but there's little chance of prosecution since everyone has been insulted by him.
Meanwhile, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte expressed support for his buddies, Pinol and Santiago, and called for Young's deportation because of his arrogance and for insulting Philippine citizens.
"No foreigner has the right to insult a Filipino in his own country," Duterte said.
Mayor Duterte ordered Young to be kicked out of Davao City and called the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) seeking immediate summary deportation proceedings against the South Korean.
Almost every nation on earth demands that their borders, laws, and their people be respected. There are prompt repercussions for the smallest infractions. Those nations demonstrate pride in their people and their nation by enforcing that respect. Then there is the United States. Allowing our nation to be invaded, then kicked around and bullied by a corrupt narco-nation like Mexico is an unimaginable insult to all Americans. Shame on us all for allowing it to continue. How can we expect anyone to respect us, or our nation if we can't respect ourselves? That Filipino golfer demanded respect, and had a government that backed him up. Right on. Every American should have the same attitude, and be able to expect the enthusiastic support of our leaders every time. And we should pick up a golf club whenever necesssary.
Posted by: Nikita on November 20, 2007 02:08 PM
My local newspaper runs stories with a comments section below the story. However, they won't cover stories of illegal alien transgressions or controversy so it's hard to give one's opinions about illegals.
I have a new angle. Affordable housing is a major issue in this part of the country and after a story ran I submitted a comment (legitimate) that there is enough available housing already, that the affordable housing would be available if we were to deport the illegals.
My comment became a lightning rod! It started a large debate, of course many accused me of hating immigrants while slightly more agreed. Some wrote it was a dirty trick since the issue was housing, not illegal aliens but I stood by my comments saying the two were related (which they are).
If you try this make sure in the beginning to state that housing is being denied to "citizens and immigrants because of illegal aliens." This way you can nip the "anti-immigrant" charge in the bud.
Remind people that an alien is a foreign national. An illegal alien is a foreign national residing unlawfully in the country.
Posted by: Ken Pope on November 21, 2007 09:46 AM
Nikita is correct. And when people tell you that the world is diversifying, they are incorrect. The world is not diversifying, the West is diversifying.
Go to Asia or an Islamic country and ask yourself how much racial or cultural diversity you see. Very little. You cannot become Japanese unless you were born Japanese. Islamic countries DO NOT ALLOW cultural diversity.
This is not to say that we should become racist or heavy handed culturists like Asian or Islamic nations. But our majority culture has a right to protect itself. And the idea that we really can't because the whole world is diverisfying is bogus.
Other nations are culturist in just the sense that Ken mentioned. We have the right to be culturist too.
Just ask the South Korean golfer if the world's immigration laws are getting lighter!
Posted by: John Press on November 22, 2007 10:09 AM
Every one has the right to defend himself if he is being attacked by others, defending yourself may be by way of insults or any other means. The problem is foreigners have no rights at all in the Philippines which constitutes a gross violation of human rights, travel, diplomatic and other international conventions. You may argue, insult, and freely express your opinion in every free and civilized country in the world without being deported. I don't think insulting another person is an offense that merits deportation. I wander if this is one of the reasons why the Philippines is one the Asian country with the lowest number of tourists.
Posted by: aledario on September 16, 2010 02:45 PM
"""Other nations are culturist in just the sense that Ken mentioned. We have the right to be culturist too."""
NO, you don't have the right to violate the rights of any visitor to the Philippines, you must respect cultural difference and personality differences, tempers and characters. It has nothing to do with culture. WHAT CULTURE???? It has to do with abuse, cowardliness and hatred for foreigners. It has to do with Filipino colective inferiority complex that affects every aspect of your lives.
Posted by: irish on September 16, 2010 03:08 PM