My Anti-Youth Letter to Young Filipino Voters
The following is the letter I sent to all the members of the Facebook Group “2010 National Election Watch Forum.”
NO, I won’t vote for the Kabataan Party. But this is not the reason why I’m sending you this message. I observed that most members of this group belong to Generation X. Yes, perhaps you might ask me or your friends if I or they am/are voting for a party that claims to be the vanguard of the youth. The answer should be NO.
Before we vote, we may ask ourselves, “Why should I vote?”- “who should I vote for?”- “for what?” To answer these questions I believe we should know that a science exists which we can use to integrate things and ideas. Philosophy. In the run-up to the 2010 elections, we continue to absorb mixed premises, undefined generalities, absurd contradictions, and compromising ideals and principles from candidates running for different public positions. How can we understand their mongrel political platforms? Is it possible for us to integrate them? How can we know that their political programs work for us and bring the country the desired social and economic development? Or is it possible for us to know? The answer should be YES. It’s possible- and REASON, which is the faculty that integrates and identifies the material provided by your senses, is the answer.
With this, let me share with you the best lecture on life and philosophy which is NEVER taught in schools and universities. If you have time, read it and try to understand its connection with the ongoing political campaign and the 2010 elections on May 10. Good day and good premises!
I asked them, in case they have time, to read the essay entitled “Philosophy: Who Needs It?”
You may find the reason why I won’t vote for the Kabataan Party. I think that they are mini-Marxists trying to take advantage of the Constitutional loophole/cop-out which is now bringing this nation to complete socialism/collectivism.
In my blog entitled “Legalized Political Balkanization: Why the Philippines is Doomed to Failure,” I stated the following:
“We are now witnessing some of the horrible effects of both the multi-party and party-list systems. The framers of the New Constitution did not intend to politically balkanize the nation, but their credulous judgment only confirms this old adage—“the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
“I do not believe that the youth must be represented in Congress. Likewise, I disagree that sectors like women’s group, peasants, laborers, overseas workers, and professionals need a seat in the Lower House to fight for the interests and welfare of their members. I believe that the proper function of the legislature is to promulgate and enact laws for the protection of individual rights, and I disagree with the contention that party-list representatives have the responsibility to look after the welfare and sponsor the interests of their sectoral members. What we have today in Congress is legalized political balkanization wherein the standard of value is bizarre collective welfare.”