Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The indolence of the filipinos. 1. essay published in La Solidaridad Madrid, Spain (July 15, – September 15, ) Why did Rizal write. The Indolence of the Filipino has ratings and 9 reviews. Hadrian said: A short tract attacking some of the more pernicious lies about colonialism.T.

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To my impression the bitter conclusions and resentment of Rizal toward those more than years have either barely reached the present consciousness of Filipinos, or when it did, they let the bygones be bygones. What wonder then that the inhabitant of tropical countries, worm out and with his blood thinned by the continuous and excessive heat, is reduced to inaction?

Though those who claim to champion the Philippines’ cause apparently are unaware of it, these Islands have a population strangely alike in its make up to the people of America; their history is full of American associations; Americans developed their leading resources, and American ideas have inspired their political aspirations.

In Malacca, with the Portuguese? A very extraordinary thing, and one that shows the facility with which the natives learned Spanish, is that fifty years before the arrival of the Spaniards in Luzon, in that very year when they first came to the islands, there were already natives of Luzon who understood Castilian. The possibilities for the prosperity of the population put the Philippines in the New World, just as their discovery and their history group them with the Western Hemisphere.

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The curate says that the rich man will not go to heaven The rich man on earth is liable to all kinds of trouble, to be appointed a cabeza de barangay, to be deported if an uprising occurs, to be forced banker of the military chief of the town, who to reward him for favors received seizes his laborers and his stock, in order to force him to beg for mercy, and thus easily pays up. What future awaits him who distinguishes himself, him who studies, who rises above the crowd?

On the other hand, the patient attributes the aggravation tthe the evil to the system of treatment followed. Rizal’s military trial and execution made him a martyr of the Philippine Revolution. Among men, as well as among nations, there exist not only indolnece but also tendencies toward good and evil.

Ivy rated it it was amazing Aug 05, It seems that these thoughts have never entered the minds of those who cry out against the indolence of the Filipinos. The “Indolence” or laziness of those peoples under colonial domination, or those perceived to be racially thw intellectually inferior, is not a new lie. So, among other things, this “Small Print!


Of course, there was considerable Chinese trade as well throughout the islands. We say the same about gambling: Lists with This Book.

See ante, note Included is important information about your specific rights and restrictions in how the file may be used. It is to be regretted that Walls y Merino followed the same garbled text, in his Primer viaje alrededor del Mundo Madrid, Trade was stimulated by the very fact that the Malay peoples, except those who have been driven into the mountainous interiors, are by their very nature a seafaring people.

He is considered the Philippines’ national hero and the anniversary of Rizal’s death is commemorated as a Philippine holiday called Rizal Day. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Choose Type of service Writing Rewriting Editing.

The evil is not that indolence exists more or less latently but that it is fostered and magnified. Is it any wonder that with this vicious dressage of intelligence and will the native, of old logical and consistent–as the analysis of his past and of his language demonstrates–should now be a mass of dismal contradictions?

Morga does not speak of it, in spite of his having spent seven years in Manila, and yet he does describe the kinds of fowl, the jungle hens and cocks. In the start of his essay he said that the hot climate is a reasonable predisposition for indolence. The fact that the best plantations, the best tracts of land in some provinces, those that from their easy access are more profitable than others, are in the hands of the religious corporations, whose desideratum is ignorance and a condition of semi-starvation for the native, so that they may continue to govern him and make themselves necessary to his wretched existence, is one of the reasons why many towns do not progress in spite of the efforts of their inhabitants.

The natives were not allowed to go to their labors, that is, their farms, without permission of the governor, or of his agents and officers, and even of the priests as Morga says.

The so-called indolence of Filipinos definitely has deeply rooted causes. The evil is that the indolence in the Philippines is a magnified indolence, an indolence of the snowball type, if we may be permitted the expression, an evil that increases in direct proportion to the square of the periods of time, an effect of misgovernment and of backwardness, as we said, and not a cause thereof. Now then, the government, which has a constant fillpino of the people, denies to the farmers even the use of a shotgun, or if it does allow it does so very grudgingly and withdraws it at pleasure; whence it results with the laborer, who, thanks to his means of defense, plants his crops and invests his meager fortune in the furrows that he has so laboriously opened, that when his crop matures, it occurs to the government, which is impotent to suppress brigandage, to deprive him of his weapon; and then, without indolene and without security he is reduced to inaction and abandons his field, his work, and takes to gambling as the best means of securing a livelihood.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. True it is that for some time this absurdity, which would be ludicrous had it not been so serious, has disappeared; but even if the words have gone out of ineolence other facts and other provisions have replaced them.

Thus, while they attempt to make of the native a kind of animal, vet in exchange they demand of him divine actions. A writer in speaking of the population of Manila, the metropolis of the Philippines then as now, about says that its population scarcely reached 80, instead of thereported. Thankss to Filipino corporations that boom because of doggedness and nationalism.

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Jonas Marie rated it really liked it Oct 04, Jose Rizal was a philosopher hero of the Philippines who was executed by the Spanish army for his trouble.

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Every creature has its stimulus, its mainspring: LeRoy in his “The Philippines, Some comment and bibliographical notes” published in volume 52 of Blair and Robertson, Philippine Islandspraises this book p. Just as some colonial Spaniards seemed to the Filipinos less creditable representatives of the metropolis than the average of those who remained in the Peninsula, so not all who now pass for Americans in the Philippines filippino believed here to measure up to the highest homestandard.

Meanwhile, natives who have had enough of abuse have gone to the mountains. I stayed at a hotel right next door to the oldest cathedral in the Philippines. He is forbidden and denied the right of association, and is therefore weak and sluggish.

Summary of Dr. Jose Rizal’s the indolence of the Filipinos?

Joshua Partos rated it it was amazing Nov 13, How is it that the Filipino people, so fond of its customs as to border on routine, has given up its ancient habits of work, of trade, of navigation, etc. As the requirements for other states are met, additions to this list will be made and fund raising will begin in the additional states.

The reasons for it may be looked at as mere excuses, but the train of thought is still something exciting and interesting.