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I can't believe this, the country that promotes liberty and equality is just as racist as any other white European power. If you are so against nonwhites than aren't you afraid that with all your new territories new nonwhites will take over?!
Mr. Ocampo, I never wanted the Philippines, we jumped in to save you from the corrupt Spanish rule. We are here to educate you about new technology and civilization. You should be grateful for our sympathy for the lower class, it is very much a burden but we must help the lowly to progress upward.
If you are so ashamed by the "lowness" of my people than why don't you just let us be?!
Oh my dear friend, it is much more complicated than that. We cannot give you to the French, as they are our enemies in terms of China trade, we cannot give you to the Spanish as that would defeat the entire purpose of the Spanish War, and we cannot leave you on your own, as it would result in even more chaos than the Spanish rule. We have no choice but to adopt you as our own people.
This is ridiculous, and I thought that maybe the US was different. Did you ever think that maybe diversity of culture could happen? This is just against all American beliefs! And international rights! It's complete injustice...
I think we are done here, thank you for your opinion. It is the Unites State's personal duty to civilize people and introduce them to western culture and technology. Guards!
They continue to discuss this heated topic, with very different perspectives.
And with that, the debate over the Philippines became clear, the US was going to keep the Philippines and take it into their own hand to educate and civilize the Filipinos
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