Exposing a Statist’s Parliamentary Megalomania
Many freedom-loving individuals, particularly those in Europe, now clearly grasp the runaway and seemingly insatiable megalomania of the unelected globalist politicians of the European parliament. Also, we all know how the megalomaniac politicians in Europe destroyed the economies of their countries and unduly delegated too much power to Europe’s totalitarian parliament. Too much power creates, or encourages, megalomaniacs with statist-collectivist, evil political agenda.
In most cases, politicians do not simply acquire unbridled political power by default or by virtue of their political positions. It is the existence of a weak, collectivist political system that arrogates power to scheming politicians with mostly well-intentioned political agenda. However, in politics, good intention or good will is a non-virtue or immaterial. Political realities now show us how a weak, statist form of government encourages politicians to push for their welfare-state agenda and socialistic policies. In Europe, it is its parliamentarism or parliamentary system that delivers most European countries toward socialism or dictatorship. This is not to say or argue that any other systems like presidentalism is preferable to parliamentarism. A proper form of government is needed to support freedom and rights. However, many political analysts observe that parliamentarism is usually associated with socialism. Why is this the case? It’s because the system permits socialist/statist politicians to swiftly and easily push for their radical political agenda via parliamentary votes. This is what happened in Venezuela when Hugo Chavez’s parliament voted for the passage of a new constitution that paved the way for the country’s near-socialism or complete socialism.
Observe that political megalomaniacs in history rooted for political system and form of government that gave them too much political power. The globalists in Europe established parliamentary regimes and systems that later on bypassed and ignored the will of their people. For instance, many parliamentary regimes established a global parliament with sweeping, broadly undefined political powers. We now understand that it’s the globalist European parliament that is destroying many economies in Europe through highly interventionist politico-economic edicts that disregard national sovereignty, destructive tax laws, restrictions and protectionism, global cronyism, and other statist laws and welfare systems that destroy individual freedom and choice.
In the Philippines, a lot of people- mostly power-lusting politicians, clueless journalists, politically naive ‘intellectuals’, and leftist/statist professors- buy and support the parliamentary dogma, as they embrace a culture of ignorance that promotes evil ‘isms’ and welfare policies. A lot of ordinary citizens also take the political gibberish and demagoguery of these pro-parliamentarism ideologues on faith. To support their parliamentary dogma, these clueless ideologues point to the so-called many studies and peer-reviewed papers conducted mostly by leftist and liberal academics who simply used flawed methodologies, distorted conceptual framework, and very crude analysis.
One of these clueless, megalomaniac ideologues is the owner of a statist group called CoRRECT Movement. His name is Orion Pérez Dumdum, whose statist movement masquerading as pro-capitalism has been brazenly promoting his three-point political agenda, namely, economic liberalization, evolving federalism, and parliamentary system. If you’re not critical enough, you might think that Dumdum’s absurd movement is in favor of capitalism and individual freedom. Even a few well-meaning individuals who believe in individualism and capitalism had been successfully hoodwinked by his group.
The term ‘megalomania’ came from fellow blogger and free marketer Nonoy Oplas who heads the free-market think tank Minimal Government Thinkers. In this post, Oplas calls Orion “megalomaniac mind”, saying: “One MUST sing alleluiah to parliamentarism because it is a heavenly desirably orgasmic type of government; otherwise, one will get the above inferno of intolerance from cultist Orion.”
For merely criticizing Orion’s clueless parliamentarism and political lunatic, Oplas was called a lot of names like”nut-job”, “childish”, “a marginal and unrecognized “intellectual wannabe”, “FOOL”, “mentally-deficient”, “stupid”, “lacking in knowledge”, “pea-sized brain”, “colossally-infamous lack of knowledge”, ” dirt-bag”, “fake economist”, “intellectually-deficient juvenile “lolo”, “miserable creature”, “the UNINFORMED”, “lacking in knowledge”, and INCOMPETENT “economist”. Well, Orion is indeed a certified megalomaniac. The tragedy here is, he does not know what he’s talking about.
Here, I try to deconstruct the megalomaniac fuhrer’s delusional statements. In fact, his delirious statements actually resonate with Romania’s Ceauşescu’s and his wife’s frantic cries when they finally faced their angry executioners.
Orion: “It’s like a bear cursing the BEES for stinging him when he sticks a branch into their beehive!”
Translation — How dare you attack my group. We’re strong and united. And you’re nothing. We are the collective. My collective.
Orion: “If you stir a hornet’s nest, you should expect to get stung! And when you do, IT IS NOT THE HORNETS’ FAULT!”
Translation— If you attack my group, my blind followers would fight back, and they’re ready to fight for their dear leader.
Orion: “IT IS YOUR FAULT!”
Translation— You’re defeated for attacking my group. It’s not my fault that my blind followers are ready to defend me. It’s your fault. You should apologize to me, your fuhrer.
Orion: “Accept your fault and do not curse the hornets for protecting their turf. You knew what you were getting into!”
Translation— You should feel sorry for attacking my group. You’re nothing. My group is untouchable. You can’t defeat my group. My blind followers (bees) are ready to fight for me.
Orion: “You attacked my advocacy in my own group, and I didn’t censure you at all… I CORRECTED YOUR MISTAKEN IDEAS and issued REBUTTALS to your attacks.”
Translation: You should be thankful that I tried to indoctrinate you the way I did to my blind followers. I tried to teach you my gospel, which you rejected. Shame on you.
A few hours after Oplas published his blog article, Orion went berserk and posted the following gibberish on his site:
I have tried hard to form alliances with these two people in the past.
But unfortunately, they each have their own ego issues. I speak not with any rancor nor any desire to cast aspersions on their characters, but I speak simply with the intention of clarifying any misconceptions that people may have…
Both Froilan Bersamina and Nonoy Oplas contend that a country needs ONLY ONE SILVER BULLET: A Free Market – Minimal Government paradigm. That’s all you need, according to them. For them, everything is about individual rights ONLY. No group rights. No such thing as the need for considering the “majority” or people as groups.
We at CoRRECT, on the other hand, maintain that while we need to have a FREE MARKET economic system along with the principles of private enterprise and letting government do only those things that private enterprise cannot and will not do, we also realize that we need to fix the errors of this country.
As such, we have an overly centralized-around-Manila system which can only be fixed through an evolving Federalism…
That post simply exposes Orion as a pathological liar. As expected, Orion has been busy throwing tantrums like a 3-year-old kid. And as usual, based on his egotism (not egoism), megalomaniac character and manipulative behavior, he’s now playing the VICTIM CARD. Impliedly he’s telling his mindless “bees” that he’s the ‘VICTIM’.
I offer the following rebuttal to his usually contradictory, fallacious, error-filled gibberish:
- Of course, a free market government is what we need… and then everything follows. The system of government follows. The constitutional framework follows. The national culture or mindset follows. The economic policies follow.
- “For them, everything is about individual rights ONLY.” ABSOLUTELY. The issue of freedom is all about individual rights. A free market system is founded on the most noble notion that YOU OWN YOUR LIFE. You own your life and you are responsible for it. Individualism is all about personal responsibility and the responsibility to respect the rights of others. Your life is not owned by the state, by society, by your family, by your political party, or by god. You own it. It’s yours to enjoy, to improve, or even to dispose of.
- “No group rights.” There’s no such thing as “group rights”, STUPID! The evil notion of group rights or collective rights is the basis of all collectivist, socialist systems in human history. It means that somebody or something (e.g., society, political party, state, or god) owns your life. It means that you have the DUTY to share your life, liberty and property with somebody or with ‘something’ for the sake of the greater good. What Morion fails to understand is the very simple fact that IF YOU RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL, YOU RESPECT THE RIGHT OF ALL OR EVERYBODY. Joining a group, a collective, or any gang or political party does not make your rights superior to the rights of others. Group rights is, without a doubt, EVIL, immoral, and indefensible. Group rights is what all tyrants and dictators in the past preached (although they used different labels or terms like collective right, greater good, summum bonum, collectivism, social justice, etc.) like Napoleon Bonaparte, Otto von Bismarck, Adolf Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Kim Jong Il, among others.
- The rest is a flagrant, megalomaniac display of stupidity.Orion Dum-dum has this habit of throwing incomprehensible gibberish (pardon me if I’m being redundant) pockmarked with lots of fallacies and baseless assumptions.
To show that I’ve been very consistent with my attack on Orion’s statist, evil ideas, not his miserable person, I posted the following statement on a Facebook group also critical of Orion’s political lunacy.
I POSTED THE FOLLOWING BEFORE ON THIS SAME SITE:
Proof that Orion Pérez Dumdum is a MORION…
1. His arguments revolve around his “parliamentarism is superior to presidentialism” lunacy. The fallacy committed: “correlation does not imply causation” fallacy. — https://fvdb.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/faux-rey-refran-the-sinister-sockpuppet-of-a-pro-parliamentary-dum-dum/
2. He ignorantly took pro-parliamentarism ‘studies’ on faith. Basta pro-parliamentary, OK na. That means he’s lazy. He is a schooled moron. https://fvdb.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/a-critique-of-riggsian-anti-presidentialism-gibberish/
3. He doesn’t understand that MAIN difference between presidentialism and parliamentarism. That makes him a welfare statist. He likes parliamentarism because it can easily and quickly pass welfare legislation. Genuine advocates of capitalism strongly believe that laws should not be easily and quickly passed. https://fvdb.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/welfare-state-and-parliamentarism/
4. He is pro-regulation statist. He doesn’t understand the BIG difference between the rights-protecting role of government and regulations. A challenge to Orion: Kindly give examples of “cheating” that requires the passage of regulatory laws. https://fvdb.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/competition-is-good-regulation-is-evil/
5. Orion doesn’t and can’t understand the BIG differences between American Constitution/Presidentialism and Philippine Constitution/Presidentialism. His empty articles suggest that we exactly, completely copied America’s presidentialism. Well, I think he needs to compare the USA charter and the RP charter.The only exact thing we borrowed is the word “PRESIDENTIAL, stupid!” https://fvdb.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/the-intellectual-bankruptcy-of-the-pro-parliamentary-demagogues/
6. He doesn’t understand the BIG difference between political system and form of government. This is actually the source of his/their IDIOCY. https://fvdb.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/its-the-political-system-stupid/
7. His empty, sophomoric articles suggest that the Philippine presidential system is written in stone that it can neither be fixed nor replaced with a better, more pro-capitalist presidential system. Thus he suggests or even argues that it can only be replaced with a parliamentary type of government. It seems that he doesn’t know that there are many types of presidential systems and parliamentary systems. Each country has its own presidential type of government. https://fvdb.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/basic-principles-for-presidential-type-of-government/
8. He’s got this pathetic habit of appealing to authority. That means he’s incapable of forming his own independent thought and judgment. What’s funnier is- and it seems he’s not aware of this- most of those authorities he cited are leftists, liberals or welfare statists like Fareed Zakaria, Riggs, etc. https://fvdb.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/fareed-zakarias-parliamentary-drivel/
9. He doesn’t have enough brain cells to understand that it’s the nation’s political system and basic constitutional principles that can make or break a society. A pro-capitalist, pro-freedom POLITICAL SYSTEM requires a FORM OF GOVERNMENT (which should be presidential) that supports the concept and principles of 1) minimal government, 2) free market system, 3) objective rule of law, and 4) individualist concept of rights.
Are these what Orion call “defamatory”? To Orion, it’s “defamatory” if you objectively criticize his parliamentary idiocy. Who the heck is this guy to accuse anyone who criticizes his INCORRECT movement of DEFAMATION? He doesn’t even know the legal meaning of “defamation”.