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An Online Debate with an Ignoramus Filipino Statist: Socialism is a Disease!

December 27, 2010

Since I was educated in a private university that preserves the culture and virtue of “mixed economy” and “democracy”, which I consider evil, I didn’t find it hard to believe that most educated Filipinos hate big corporations and multi-national companies. My online conversation- or debate- with RH bill supporter Tet Gallardo confirms the fact that most educated statists are more than willing and ready to selflessly serve the interest and welfare of the poor, whom they consider the victims of injustice and inequality of opportunity, through the use of intrusive government powers without even understanding the unintended consequences of their altruistic, selfless beliefs and actions. Yes, Filipino statists of the highest order like Tet Gallardo believe that they can be charitable with other people’s money!

Like most socialists or statists, Tet Gallardo is more worried that businessmen and the successful earn lots of money than finding a rational, reality-based solutions to the plight of the poor, the inept, the lazy whom they sought to help with the use of state intervention and government-backed extortion. She’s more worried that the big corporations and multi-national companies earn more, as if the latter steal their wealth from the poor. Tet Gallardo‘s statist rhetoric simply confirms the fact that she shares the view of the socialists and Marxists that life is a zero-sum game.  

Here’s what Tet Gallardo said: “There are multi-national corporations whose incomes are greater than whole country GDPs.”

My reply: “So what? What do you propose to do with these successful corporations? Control them? Rule them? Steal their money and give it to the poor? By the way, did these corporations steal their wealth from the people or from the government? It is the multi-national corporations that give wealth to every nation where they operate. Whenever they leave, the nation suffers.”

Tet Gallardo: “At that point in history, the government must be called in to impose corrective measures to make sure that there are equal opportunities for competition.”

My reply:

By what right? – what standard?- what moral code? What corrective measures are you talking about? What does the government seek to correct? How can the government achieve equal opportunities for competition? Do you clearly understand what you’re talking about?

Everything you said above just took place in VENEZUELA and CUBA! They imposed corrective measures and everything. Look at the results of their COLLECTIVE STUPIDITY!

Tet Gallardo: “Right now, opportunities for competition have already been cornered by big interests.” She’s speaking of the “monopolist” corporations that cornered the country’s wealth.

My reply: “You should expound this statement because it doesn’t hold a single ounce of water. Kindly cite some example? Kindly give how these big interests “cornered” the so-called opportunities for competition? By the way “opportunities for competition” isn’t achieved with the help of government. If it’s control or cartelship you’re talking about, it’s the other way around, which simply shows you know nothing about Economics.”

However, instead of responding to my questions, Tet Gallardo simply resorted to evasion, which most stupid socialists are good at.

Tet Gallardo: “Big government is always associated with statism, but that also transitions into smaller government if citizens equality is already a reality such that private interests are matched by other private interests as if businesses are limited by fair competition.”

My reply: “Big government is always statism. They are synonymous. Big government is a term generally used by political conservatives, laissez-faire advocates, or libertarians to describe a government which is excessively large, corrupt and inefficient, or inappropriately involved in certain areas of public policy or the private sector. In this latter sense, the term may also be used by political liberals in relation to government policies which attempt to regulate matters considered to be private or personal, such as private sexual behavior.”

Tet Gallardo: “In that point of history, you will need less of government, but we are not at that point of history yet.”



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