Star Trek is back and it is kicking ass and taking names. J.J. Abrams has given the old sci-fi franchise a modern-day makeover complete with a hot young cast and a U.S.S. Enterprise that can bring the pain with its added firepower. It made over $70 million opening weekend so it’s safe to say that a good chunk of you saw it already. For the rest that haven’t, head to the theater ‘cause it’s worth the price of admission.
I’m not going to spoil anything major about the film but there are some things that crossed my mind regarding the new Trek – things that a Pinoy from California who is expecting his first child would notice.
I swear, sometimes gifts just fall from the internet heavens.
Joel, the Pinoylife admin, got an email forward containing an article titled “Imagine a World Without Filipinos”. It was published in Saudi Arabian news outlet Al-Watan written by Abdullah Al-Maghlooth. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a quick read:
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The gist of the article is generally positive so props to Abdullah for the kind words. The title does make you think. What would it be like if we got rid of all the Filipinos on the planet? I’m sure there are some racist cocksuckers that would have a month long celebration but this is a hypothetical scenario that will never happen so don’t start making your parade floats just yet. Abdullah Al-Maghlooth pointed out some obvious things such as the negative impact on available nurses, manual labor, nannies, maids, and most importantly how eliminating Filipinos would decrease of the amount of seamen in the world. (Damn right!)
But there are other side effects that Al-Maghlooth didn’t cover. I now present to you my version of the article, “Imagine a World Without Filipinos”.