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The Case of Some Top State U College-Bred

July 29, 2010

For these people, Knowledge is literally nothing more than that which garners you good grades; be that cramming, ideas totally disconnected from reality etc. They have utter contempt for other people. Because they enjoy a virtual monopoly in the humanities, anyone with the courage to call them on their Irrationality becomes the focal point of their hate infested lives.

The college-bred are, in fact and in reality, the scourge of collective ignorance and mediocrity in this country. This tribe of

A Facebook conversation with a certain Christian Magno purportedly from the UP-Diliman.

A Facebook conversation with a certain Christian Magno purportedly from the UP-Diliman.

college-bred would grow into a nihilist, anti-reason herd of second-handers in the near future. They think they are the best simply because they are part of what is called ‘the top institution of learning’ in the country. They call themselves “iskolar ng bayan,” which means they are being subsidized- or more precisely, they are being helped- by taxpayers. In other words, they are the country’s quintessential palamunin.

My encounter with these college-bred folks reveals one thing: they have this big problem of academic insecurity. They think that anybody who writes or says anything bad against their beloved subsidized institution of learning is simply an envious hypocrite who failed to pass their UPCAT. Yes, I’m not making this up. In the aftermath of my very controversial blog titled To All UP Students: Education is NOT a Right, I received the most pathetic, most mediocre claim in my entire blogging career- that so malicious a claim that I wrote said blog simply because I didn’t pass their college entrance test or that I’m not one of those lucky ones who entered UP. I know this is a good example of argument from intimidation. And I believe it’s a sign of paranoia.

Those who made such an outrageous claim are suffering from paranoia. Perhaps, they ‘feel’ or think that their subsidized institution of indoctrination is the only school in the country. But one thing is very clear: they simply want to dismiss the fact that there’s a bigger issue involved in this debate. And this bigger, more important issue is the argument that I extensively, clearly established in my controversial blogs, along with its appurtenances: that education is not a right and private education is the only way to help the poor and to save this already bankrupt country. Alas, this is the main issue which they fail or refuse to understand.

However, I believe that most of them were sincere in raising such a cheap claim. Perhaps that’s the usual mentality of a college-bred. Perhaps they believe that some people who are not fortunate enough to study at UP or to hurdle their most touted college entrance test feel so envious of their privileged academic status. If anyone tries to take on UP, I warn you: be ready to be accused of not passing their UPCAT. This is the most obvious mediocre trend I observed in this anti-public education debate. “You didn’t pass the UPCAT that’s why you wrote this,” most of my commenters claimed. It was one of the most amusing comments I have ever received online.

I say that such a kind of mentality is so cheap. Such a line of thinking reveals the college-bred’s so cheap understanding of the role of education. This reminds me of a brain-damaged Senator who claimed that the UP College of Law is the only legitimate law school in the country. This prompted one of my professors to make the following comment: “If that’s the case- if UP is the only law school in the country- then we’re definitely better than them because we passed the bar without studying at UP!” Yes, this is how we should deal with mediocrity. Logic!

Now, I don’t think it’s my responsibility to explain why I wrote that blog. I’m fully aware that pandering to these people’s baser instincts would be like stooping down to the level of a worthless hippie. But this explains their utter immaturity.

So what if I didn’t take the UPCAT or didn’t pass it for that matter? Why raise such an issue in the first place if they believed they really had the intellectual ability to refute the arguments I stated in my blogs? The very possible answer to this is: it’s because they have this problem of academic insecurity.

Today I posted a video link on Facebook about a well-known American economist Milton Friedman’s encounter with a college-bred student who tried to assert his intellectual superiority but failed. After dealing with a herd of hippies online, I’m reminded of this video I watched a few months ago.

A Facebook friend who visited my controversial blog posted the following comment: “Moderate your comments list. Only allow those who respectfully put forth their argument/s. It doesn’t matter if you don’t agree with them; if they try to reason, and if you have the time and/or interest, reply to their posts. Life is too short to waste on people who are impervious to reason.
Fill your life with values and then pursue them relentlessly. Activism, properly done, should be a side business. Otherwise you’ll always remain in the Dominique mood.”

Here’s what I said: “I wish they’d understand your point, Ali. But they have one big belief: that they are the best in the country. Well, some of them think this way. But that’s what they are. That’s why many of them claimed I didn’t pass their college entrance test that’s why I wrote my blog. What a very pathetic, mediocre way of thinking…”

Then I received the best explanation to that kind of behavior. So I’d like to share my friend’s observation on the matter. Here’s how he analyzed the issue:

I recently wrote a letter to a lawyer (shyster), who writes for one of the best english dailies of my country. He is an environmentalist and a leftist. I merely questioned his premises and he retorted “F**k off, you Ignoramus”. Now, this guy has degrees from some of the top universities in the world and was one of those “yay mom, I got straight As” type.

Although I was hurt by his reply, I have lived long enough not to expect any better from his likes. For these people, Knowledge is literally nothing more than that which garners you good grades; be that cramming, ideas totally disconnected from reality etc. They have utter contempt for other people. Because they enjoy a virtual monopoly in the humanities, anyone with the courage to call them on their Irrationality becomes the focal point of their hate infested lives. It’s absolutely amazing how clueless they are about their own vaunted credo and how easily most people are taken in by their rigmarole. They are the quintessence of second-handedness.

So, whenever they don’t have good reasons to dispute your views, they resort to ad-hominem attacks. The good news is that by repeatedly questioning their prejudices, you, in effect, puncture their balloon. So, good premises.

What a statement of wisdom… I agree absolutely! These new college-bred hippies in our country today are “the quintessence of second-handedness.” If you want to know what second-handedness means, get a copy of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.

PERSONAL NOTE: The photo above shows how some people behave after I published my anti-public education blog. My judgment tells me it shows their academic insecurity. A certain Christian Magno, whose Facebook info tells me he’s from UP, asked: Anong School Mo”? Why does my school bother them? In the first place, my controversial blog is never about the superiority of my school against the inferiority of their school or vice versa. This is what most of my emotional college-bred critics would like to think of what I published. I simply don’t think that way. I learned from reading the right books. I learned from the people I deal with. There are only a few things I learned in school. To this Christian Magno: my friendly advice to you is, graduate on time and do not ever prolong your stay at UP.

Here’s a case wherein trolls can be said to be the most sincere in expressing their personal feelings and stupidity…

51 Comments leave one →
  1. just asking permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    hindi ako galing sa UP o kahit sa anong State U, pero para sa akin napaka ipokrito ng blog mo. Hindi ka lang basta anti-UP o public school. Isa ka pang anti-Pilipino.

    Siguro mali nga ang ibang estudyante na sabihan ka na hindi ka nakapasa sa UPCAT kaya mo sinulat yung blog na yun pero ang tanong, bakit sa dinami-dami ng pangyuyurak na ginawa sa pagkatao mo ng mga pakialamerong katulad ko, ang statement na “hindi ka kasi nakapasa sa UPCAT” lang ang nacommentan mo?

    suguro, yun lang talaga abot ng kaisipan mo.

  2. K. Mae permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    I just messaged this Christian Magno on FB and this is what I said:

    omg! yabang! kapal pa ng mukha! what do you think of your self. Now nagtago ka na ng pic kasi nahihiya ka sa ginawa mo? na-high blood ako sa post na ‘to. bakit? sino ka ba para magmagaling? kahit ako i would have the same interpretation of your question.
    it’s not about pagalingan ng school. don’t you get it? well, kasi puro ka lang ata yabang. angas. mag-graduate ka muna.

    nawala antok ko dito. graduate on time at wag kang magsayang ng pera ng bayan, ok?

    • brb permalink
      August 1, 2010 3:38

      talagang kelangan mo pang i-post dito ang sinend mo kay Magno? wtf.

  3. Yabang Christian Magno permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    Talk about insecurity. This Christian Magno clearly knows nothing about how the world works. Bata pa. Marami pang kakaining bigas… Sigh!

  4. July 30, 2010 3:38

    Here’s Christian Magno’s FB page… that’s the face of future evil…

  5. July 30, 2010 3:38

    Here’s Christian Magno’s FB page… speaking of future evil…

    http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&ref=mb#!/christianmagno

    • Will permalink
      July 31, 2010 3:38

      Future evil? Exagge naman. Ikaw na ang exagge! He he he.

  6. K. Mae permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    Here’s this conceited Christian Magno’s FB page…

    http://www.facebook.com/christianmagno

    • Lowly K permalink
      July 30, 2010 3:38

      and you think posting someone’s FB page is really necessary? what are you trying to prove then?

      • Claro M. Recto permalink
        July 30, 2010 3:38

        siguro tulog na siya hihihi! ang sa akin lang nakakabanas ‘yong arrive ni christian magno. palibhasa kasi title lang ng blog ang binasa niya. yan kasi hindi nag-iisip at masyadong nagpadala ng emosyon. but it shows na napaka-pathetic nga niya kasi ba’t pa siya nag-message sa blogger at anong intention ng tanong niyang: “Anong school mo?” anong gusto niyang mangyari? na mas maganda at mataas school niya? at kung hindi taga-up or kung saan man ang blogger wala na siyang kuwenta? irrational yung ganung behavior. mga bobo lang ang mga ganun at walang kuwenta.

        dito ko na napatunayan na pinama-maangas pagdating sa skul ang mga taga-up. pathetic!

      • sui permalink
        August 1, 2010 3:38

        @Claro M. Recto: i don’t think it’s proper to conclude that all UPians are like that. if you think that person is maangas because both of you do not share the same opinions, then you do not have the right to call UPians whatever you want to call them.

  7. July 30, 2010 3:38

    Wala naman siyang sinabing di ka pumasa ng UPCAT a! Ikaw ata praning e. Hahahaha.

    • K. Mae permalink
      July 30, 2010 3:38

      Sounds like you’re Christian Magno kasi eto ang sagot mo sa akin sa Facebook conversation natin: “Hindi ako nahihiya sa ginawa ko. There’s nothing wrong with asking kung anong school niya. Dapat nga maging proud siya. :)) Wala naman akong sinabing di siya pumasa ng UPCAT or whatever.”

      Eto sagot ko sa ‘yo: “eally? Anyone who’s intelligent enough to decipher the motive behind your question would think na insecure ka. Kasi in the first place, ang nakita kong punto ng blogger ay hindi tungkol sa pagalingan ng school. I’ve been reading his blogs for sometime. He’s a capitalist activist. He’s got friends from UP like one of its economists Nonoy Oplas, who heads Minimal Government Thinkers. Kung hindi napakaitid ang utak mo or wala ka talagang utak, you would understand that school is not involved here, but free-market capitalism.

      “Napakababa ang tingin ko sa mga taga-UP after this. Most of your comments are so disgusting na hindi na lang ako nagko-comment. Natatawa na lang ako. Nakakaawa ka bata.”

      • K. Mae permalink
        July 30, 2010 3:38

        Christian Magno, “page not found” na FB page mo. Why? Ashamed of yourself?

  8. July 30, 2010 3:38

    This blog reminds me of this post… WARNING TO FACEBOOK BULLIES! lol! Dead link na nga FB page ni Christian Magno lol!

    https://fvdb.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/warning-to-facebook-bullies/

  9. ||||| permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    GO USTE! GOGOGOGOGO!

  10. okay permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    Nag-generalize ka naman agad. Daming students sa UP. Di lang siya.

    “Napakababa ang tingin ko sa mga taga-UP after this. Most of your comments are so disgusting na hindi na lang ako nagko-comment. Natatawa na lang ako. Nakakaawa ka bata.”

    • K. Mae permalink
      July 30, 2010 3:38

      I’m simply stating what I observed here. Wala kayong magandang sinabi kundi “di kasi nakapasa sa UPCAT”, “di ka kasi taga-UP,” “bobo”, “tanga”, at kung anu-anong expletives and yet kayo mismo ang lumalabas na bobo at walang alam at walang modo…

  11. I'm from UST but don't think like Magno permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    Yes, I don’t think like most people at UP. What’s good about the environment in the University Belt area is that we mingle together no matter what your school is. Walang payabangan. Walang isnaban. Walang pataasan ng kilay. That’s what we are in U-Belt!

  12. Ricoricz permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    Christian Magno’s FB page http://www.facebook.com/christianmagno is now a dead link… Siguro di na siya makatulog sa kahihiyan lol!

  13. Mikhail Dizon permalink
    July 31, 2010 3:38

    UP students are lucky enough they have quality education with a cheap price tag, and they should just be thankful. I am lucky enough I am able to study because my parents have the resources.
    And yes the tax payers pay for the State U, tapos magdedemand tayo ng mas pa, tapos pag tayo na ang nagtratrabaho magrereklamo ka na malaki ang tax mo? Na ninanakawan ka ng gobyerno?
    If you have really studied economics or accounting or kahit common sense na lamang, hindi ganun kadali ang humingi. Kung ang nanay at tatay mo nga pag humingi ka ng ugmento sa baon mo, paguusapan pa db?

    Sa akin, tama pareho ung nagsulat ng blog pati ung mga nagcomment ng my sense at hindi nangmaliit sa nagsulat.
    People who have resorted to personal attacks on the blogger where merely reacting emotionally, not logically. And yes, lahat tayo ganyan (wag na po tayo magmalinis) at some point of our life.

    Maganda yung blog, may mapupulot lang bago bukod dun sa mga PALAGI mo nang naririnig. It’s a brush of fresh air. But of course, I don’t agree with some stuff the blogger has written. At oo ang initial reaction ko ay, Baka hindi siya pumasa sa UPCAT. Pero as I read on, may point naman pala yung mga nasusulat.
    Kaya sa mga magcocomment pa, be rational. Weigh everything first.🙂

  14. Gasp* permalink
    July 31, 2010 3:38

    he took the question “where do you go to school?”
    too seriously =DDDD

    • whateveritis permalink
      July 31, 2010 3:38

      hahahaha. bakit di niya nalang sinagot diba? halatang bitter kasi di pumasa. :))))

      • R. Lopez permalink
        July 31, 2010 3:38

        whateveritis

        You’re a moron.

        Why ask such a stupid question in the first place? You and this Christian Magno are both so insecure and so stupid. The blogger said that he never thought of going to UP. So what if he didn’t pass the UCAT? Will that change the fact that you’re a moron? I’m not from UP and I also had no plan of goin’ there.

    • July 31, 2010 3:38

      kaya nga. masyadong apektado. tinanong lang gumawa na ng article.. Hahaha. Wala sigurong magawa,

  15. TM Mark permalink
    July 31, 2010 3:38

    First off, what the blogger tackled is a social issue, which unfortunately affected a certain sector in our society, UP and other public schools in particular. Based on what I read, the blogger discussed why education is not a right and that why the government should not be in the business of subsidizing the education of a particular sector of our society. I believe this is the main issue, which the blogger focused on.

    Now, I don’t see why most of his critics, most of whom are from UP, I believe, failed or refused to see the rationale behind the blogger’s anti-public education diatribes. What is more disgusting is that they keep on bashing the blogger that he wrote his blog simply because he didn’t pass the UPCAT, which is very rude and very insignificant to the issue. Only a bunch of unthinking kids would raise such an arrogant claim.

  16. whateveritis permalink
    July 31, 2010 3:38

    why blog at the first place? di mo alam ang culture sa UP. survivor philippines sa college na yun. insecurity, yeah. halatang bitter ka lang sa UP, what if kung pumasa ka sa UP? masasabi mo ba tong mga bagay na ito? hindi diba? gagawin mo rin yung mga bagay na sinasabi mong ginagawa ng mga UPians kasi they are proud kasi sa UP nagiging independent sila at talagang mahirap mag-aral sa UP hoy. tell me what your school is, bakit di ka maging proud sa school mo? :)))))

    • R. Lopez permalink
      July 31, 2010 3:38

      whateveritis

      Bwahahahaha!

      “why blog at the first place…” Wahahaha! Unang pasada mo pa lang bagsak na. Taga-UP ka ba? Bobo mo naman. Siguro isa ka sa mga gumagalang bopols jan sa kuntiang unibersidad ng pilipinas? hahaha! bobo! yan ba pinagmamayabang mo? wala ka pala eh!

      • Hazy permalink
        July 31, 2010 3:38

        Malamang di siya taga-UP dahil di naman niya sinasabing “kaming UPians”. Gets mo?

  17. Leah T.G. permalink
    July 31, 2010 3:38

    Oh my god! I can’t believe ganito ka-praning at kawalang modo ang mga taga-UP!

  18. Chumpy permalink
    July 31, 2010 3:38

    Uhm, may I ask what’s the motive behind the blog? Yun lang po. Siguro po, those people na saying those things eh gusto lang malaman kung bakit marami kang post na Anti-UP.

    I read your posts na puro Anti-UP. And I challenge you (friendly) na try to enrol in our university. Para ma-feel mo yung culture namin. Then, repost again about us. UP is a microcosm of the Philippine Society. Do you think it is fair to generalize Filipino by judging Manila people only?

    Please pardon the emotional outburst of some people. Hindi mayabang yung mga yun. Yan rin yung isa sa mga natutunan ko kasi nung freshie ako at nag-aapply sa mga org, nasabihan akong tanga, bobo, at marami pang iba. Diretso lang magsalita ang mga tao. Walang sugar coating. Ayun.

    • July 31, 2010 3:38

      “Uhm, may I ask what’s the motive behind the blog?”

      Here the best answer: This blog is dedicated to the promotion of individualism, laissez faire capitalism, and the philosophy of Objectivism in the Philippines, a country which is a product of history. In order to have a definite national direction, a nation must have a rational intellectual leadership. This country must be guided by a rational individualist philosophy whose metaphysics is objective reality, whose epistemology is reason, whose politics is capitalism, and whose ethics is self-interest. Without a rational culture, education system and ‘national consciousness’ that are hinged on the concept of individualism, this nation cannot achieve a “new renaissance.” This blog banners the value of Honesty, Objectivity and Integrity. The first means intellectual honesty. In dealing with any kind of social, political or economic issues, The Vincenton Post does not recognize the value of blind compromise, the absurd idea of middle-ground, and the creepy scowl of the not-quite, the not-yet and the not-at-all.”

      “Siguro po, those people na saying those things eh gusto lang malaman kung bakit marami kang post na Anti-UP.”

      The most obvious reason, based on what I read after the posting of his “To all UP Students…” blog is because he was provoked. I think that’s the only reason. He kept on explaining to you, guys, that education is not a right. He also published a blog on public education versus free-market education.

      • interlocutor permalink
        July 31, 2010 3:38

        Have you read Immanuel Kant? I take it that you have, so much so that you’ve weighed the philosophical implications of disregarding the continental school in favor of Rand.

  19. Martha permalink
    July 31, 2010 3:38

    I think it’s just normal for these people to react this way. Syempre, dahil mahal nila yung unibersidad nila. Normal masaktan kapag ginawan ng mga bagay na against sa paaralan nila. Kahit ako, kung gagawa ng mga articles or blog entries na against sa school ko, masasaktan ako. At minsan, pinangungunahan tayo ng emosyon sa mga bagay bagay. Kung gumawa ka rin ng mga articles na against sa UST, La Salle or Ateneo, tingnan natin kung di nila gagawin yung same thing na ginawa or nimessage ng mga UPians. IT’S JUST NORMAL, it’s not the person. So mag-isip-isip ka. Try mo gumawa ng blog entry na against sa UE, try mo lang. At tingnan mo kung paano sila magrereact sayo para malaman mo.

    • erny permalink
      August 1, 2010 3:38

      ahaha, subukan lang nila magkomento ng masama sa DLSU.. uhmmm!

  20. Martin D. permalink
    August 1, 2010 3:38

    Based on what I read on the comment section, most commenters, whom I think from UP, cannot argue properly without bashing or showing their being uneducated.

    Umayos kayo. Kasi pabigat kayong lahat sa taong bayan. Puro na lang “di nakapasa sa UPCAT” ang banat niyo wala namang maayos na pinagsasabi. Yung iba malili-mali pa ang grammar. Marami namang commenters na akala mo kung sinong magsabi ng bobo or magmura eh balu-baluktot naman ang kanilang mga pinagsasabi at walang kuwenta ang kanilang mga pinupunto.

    Tama. Nagsasayang lang tayo ng pera sa mga mayayabang na ipokritong mga taga-state U. ABOLISH UP!

    • Leah permalink
      August 1, 2010 3:38

      In your dreams :))) Kelan mangyayari yan? Hanggang tumirik mata niyo, hindi maabolish ang UP.😀

  21. lendl permalink
    August 1, 2010 3:38

    Wow. If UP was not subsidized, I would not have been able to go college… I have much to thank UP and the taxpayers for. I’d like to think that I am a productive member of society mostly because I was able to be educated in an atmosphere of free-thinkers. Think about it. I get your point that some (most) of that money is wasted on elitist brats who don’t give a damn bout their future, but still…

  22. August 2, 2010 3:38

    UP students would simply scaffold their attacks on an ad hominem argument if they cannot properly dispute one’s negative opinion about their school. I’ve experienced it when I made a post which asserts that UP students are not suppose to be called “iskolar ng bayan”.

    I can’t help but scoff as conceited UP students keep on bragging that they passed the UPCAT,  and that I’m just a bitter blogger.

    • Miles permalink
      August 3, 2010 3:38

      “if they cannot properly dispute one’s negative opinion about their school. “- E sa tingin namin pointless at senseless ang opinions niyo e..

      “I can’t help but scoff as conceited UP students keep on bragging that they passed the UPCAT, and that I’m just a bitter blogger”.- There’s nothing wrong if we keep on bragging that WE PASSED THE UPCAT. E sa may maipagyayabang e. We are just really proud for being students/graduates of UP. Around 70,000 to 80,000 apply for UP each year, 10,000 lang ang pumapasa. Meaning 85%+ ang rejection rate, at baka isa ka sa mga nareject na yun.🙂 Hahaha. Sa UP may pinakamaraming nag-aapply at sa UP rin ang pinakamataas na rejection rate. Alam ko naman kung bakit may mga ganitong articles, dahil MASAKIT ANG FEELING NA MAREJECT. :))

  23. kaye permalink
    October 9, 2010 3:38

    I was a UP student. I don’t know who this Christian Magno is. Never met him there, have no intentions of meeting him at all. He’s an ass but not everyone’s like him. And to say something like “Oh my god! I can’t believe ganito ka-praning at kawalang modo ang mga taga-UP!” is totally uncalled for.

  24. Failed Analyst permalink
    November 24, 2010 3:38

    “The college-bred are, in fact and in reality, the scourge of collective ignorance and mediocrity in this country.”

    Sounds like a hasty generalization to me. How many college graduates are currently helping this country get out of this deep sh*t that we are currently on? oh wait, there is no sense in including statistics since the writer admitted that statistics are for elitists like Monsod.

    May I ask if the the writer also graduated or even stepped into college? If that’s the case then the writer maybe part of his/her so called “collective ignorance and mediocrity in this country.”

  25. ringaroundtherosy permalink
    October 8, 2012 3:38

    UP = a government-subsidized institution of higher education.

    Where does government money came from? It came from taxes(taxpayers’ money) and borrowed money(from private financial sector). Ergo, palamunin. xD

  26. Bong Yogore permalink
    March 21, 2013 3:38

    What about us who objected to your FB statement because of the insensitivity and crassness of your words in commenting about the death of a 16 year old, no matter what the reason? Itwas not the message but the words you used to provoke the outpouring of anger, Mr. Troll………..

    • March 21, 2013 3:38

      Most probably you’re also a Kristel Tejada…

      https://fvdb.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/are-you-kristel-tejada/

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