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Colonial Mentality (Weaknesses of the Filipino Character)

Colonial Mentality. Filipinos have a colonial mentality which is made up of two dimensions: the first is lack of patriotism or an active awareness, appreciation, and love of the Philippines; the second is an actual preference for foreign things.
Filipino culture is characterized by an openness to the out-put side ---- adapting and incorporating the foreign elements into our image of ourselves. And yet this image is not built around a deep core of the Philippines history and language. The result is cultural vagueness or weakness that makes Filipinos extraordinary susceptible to the wholesale acceptance of moderns mass culture which often western. Thus, there is preference for foreign fashion, entertainment, lifestyle, technology, consumer items.