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Well Done, Lady Thatcher

April 22, 2013

A tribute by Objectivist artist Bosch Fawstin. http://fawstin.blogspot.com/2013/04/margaret-thatcher.html

  • NOTE: This is a long overdue tribute to late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. I posted the following on March 10, 2003, nearly a month before the Iron Lady passed away. 

Between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, I’d choose Lady Thatcher any day! The Iron Lady fought the most ferocious battles of Britain’s post-WW2 political history. She privatized state-owned industries, tamed leftist/neo-liberal unions, and exposed the silliness and ugliness of socialism.

She had more balls than Cameron and Blair and the rest of the Tory-Labour gangs combined.

To labour party leaders and leftist intellectuals, Mrs. Thatcher will never be forgiven for what she did for Britain. It’s because she reminded- and still reminds- them they’re wrong about everything.

Thatcher was right in strongly, vehemently opposing the European Monetary Union. The Labour Party and the leftists blindly, stupidly supported it. Read more…

Why Republican Federalism?

April 20, 2013
  • NOTE: I originally posted the following on my Facebook page.

America’s Federalism is widely unknown to most Filipinos who think Uncle Sam’s system is presidential system or presidentialism. America’s political system is Republican Federalism, not presidential system.

Federalism guarantees States’ independence and autonomy from the national government. The system, through the Federal Constitution, defines and delimits the powers of the Federal government (under the Executive Office or President) over independent States (represented by Legislators, e.g., Senators and congressmen).

Federalism is based on the axiomatic FACT that the Federal Government was created or formed by the States, not the other way around. Under this principle of State Primacy (my own term), the creature (the Fed) cannot destroy or cannibalize its own creator(s). This is why the powers of the Fed must be strictly defined and delimited according to nature of Limited Republican Government, including the powers given to the Executive Branch Read more…

Inside Boston Marathon Bomber’s Social Network; He’s an Obama Supporter

April 19, 2013

Boston Marathon bombing perpetrators: Muslim brothers Dzhokhar A Tsarnaev (left) and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, named (right).

One of the bombers tweeted this:

"BOMB"... Especially when you have sinister, murderous motives.

“BOMB”… Especially when you have sinister, murderous motives.

Another incriminating tweet:

“boston marathon isn’t a good place to smoke tho.”

A Boston Marathon survivor has cheated death to identify the man who tried to murder him.

Jeff Bauman, who was waiting among the crowd for his girlfriend to cross the finish line, told the press he looked into the mass murderer’s eyes. The man was wearing a cap, sunglasses and a black jacket over a hooded sweetshirt. Jeff saw him dropped a bag at his feet. A few moments later, the bag exploded, tearing the his legs apart and killing many others, including an eight-year-old boy named Martin Richard who was standing a few inches away from the bomb suspect.

The suspects were finally identified by Federal authorities as Muslim brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who remains at large, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a firefight with law enforcement.

“He woke up under so much drugs, asked for a paper and pen and wrote, ‘bag, saw the guy, looked right at me,’” said Jeff Bauman’s brother, Chris. Read more…

Ingrate, Mediocre Pinoys

April 18, 2013

American Patriot and the man who saved the Philippines Douglas MacArthur

For decades the country’s statist intellectuals used Parity Rights to demonize the United States and to support their politics of victimhood. The protectionists and the useful idiots in the academia and other sectors creatively used this victimhood doctrine to get people’s support and sympathy and to push for protectionist, anti-trade, collectivist policies designed to benefit the corporate and political elites and keep foreign competition at bay.

The Parity Rights policy, we were told, was against our national and economic interests. Yet they– the country’s public intellectuals and school propagandists and Marxist operators– fail or refuse to tell us the whole story about this Philippine-US bilateral agreement.

Here’s one of the best ways to test the historical knowledge, intelligence and analytical skills of some of our so-called public intellectuals: try to ask them what they think of the Parity Rights Policy implemented from 1946 up to 1974. Chances are most of them would tell you the policy, which was contained in the Bell Trade Act of 1946, was unjust, imperialistic, and purely benefitted the Americans.

This is actually how the country’s statist intellectuals and revolutionaries like Jose Maria Sison view the post-war Philippine-US bilateral agreement.

To prove my assertion here’s how at least three politically opinionated UP professors described the controversial Parity Agreement:

Jose Maria Sison, UP’s more notorious propagandist and leader of the Maoist-Leninist CPP-NPA, wrote in “Struggle for National Democracy”:

“After the expulsion of the peasant-supported Democratic Alliance members of Congress in an all-out abuse of democracy, the Bell Trade Act and Parity Amendments were ratified, thus formalizing the reestablishment of the imperialist-landlord pattern of trade, free-trade so-called, and the parity rights for U.S. citizens and corporations in the exploitation of our natural resources and the operation of public utilities.”

Perfecto Fernandez, a distinguished UP professor, published a treatise in 1984 titled “The Legal Framework of Alien Interests in Land and Other Natural Resources in the Philippines”, wherein he wrote that American nationals “continued to enjoy the same rights to land and natural resources as Filipino citizens.”

He added that “lands and other natural resources were opened to aliens and foreign companies through legal devices: (a) service contracts, and (b) international treaties and agreements entered into by the Chief Executive.” Read more…

Boston Marathon Massacre and Obama’s Liberal Agenda

April 16, 2013

The Boston Marathon carnage in one of America’s most liberal and pro-Obama cities.

This is pure evil. The Muslim Brotherhood-sponsored gangs (Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah and others) are now celebrating the death of innocent people in Boston, probably the most LIBERAL-DEMOCRATIC city in America.

Yet a few days ago Liberal-Democrat President Obama, who still has thousands of Bostonian supporters, delivered 140,000 canisters of tear gas to the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD government of Egypt. The ruthless, murderous MB government used Obama’s latest delivery to kill or suppress anti-Islamist protesters. Aside from that, Obama also sent 20 (or perhaps more) F-16 fighter jets, plus hundreds of millions of American taxpayers’ dollars, to Egypt, which is now governed by an anti-American Islamic gang called Muslim Brotherhood.

This is why it i both immoral and suicidal to help– monetarily or militarily– a regime or society that hates you or has plans (if it had the means to do so) to exterminate you and your fellowmen.

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Fooling Pinoys With Conspiracy of Fools!

April 15, 2013

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A Facebooker named Bryan Gabriel, who described himself as an International Trade Law and Economics student at Busan National University in South Korea, posted a Facebook note titled “The Philippines a Fooled Nation”. Interestingly, Mr. Gabriel’s post was able to draw– or fool– thousands of Facebook ‘likers’ and supporters.

While I strongly agree with the mini-article’s title (that we are a fooled nation), I strongly disagree with its premise, unsupported assertions and content. Yes, we are a fooleld nation that’s why we allowed the passage of a protectionist, oligarchic, fascistic Charter in 1986, which I think is the biggest scam ever played on the Filipino people. This political document, described by its statist adherents as a historic social contract, is actually an insult to the intelligence of some Filipino citizens who understand and value reason and individualism.

We are a fooled nation, Gabriel claims. By whom? His article says: by the West and by the Wall Street people who feared our late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos. According to him, some unidentified people of the “West” had to “stop” Marcos because they were afraid our country “will take over Wall Street”. At the end of Read more…

“Flat-Tax” Senatorial Bet Vs. Statist Quackonomist Winnie Monsod

April 10, 2013

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A Facebooker named John posted a very interesting YouTube clip on my Facebook site. The video features a senatorial candidate named Greco Belgica, a pastor-businessman and Manila councillor, who is running on a somewhat controversial political platform. This senatorial bet proposes a 10-percent flat-tax to be imposed equally on all Filipino taxpayers regardless of income.

A flat-tax system is unknown to most Filipinos. The Philippines adopts a progressive tax system that imposes higher tax rates on– or penalizes– those who earn more. The more you earn, the more you are taxed, and the progressives call this system ‘just fair’.

In a televised ‘job interview’ hosted by GMA7, public economist and Keynesian Winnie Monsod cast doubt on Belgica’s flat-tax proposal, claiming “research” shows that the politician’s  flat-tax bill would only benefit the rich who wouldn’t be obliged to pay capital gains tax and other taxes. So, basically Mrs. Monsod asked the religious senatorial bet how he plans to “reconcile his pro-poor stance with his pro-rich flat-tax bill”. Read more…

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