Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Call to Reform Agrarian Reform Program


A friend sent an email asking for support to his earnest proposal to alleviate poverty by means of giving free land to the landless. My reply:
I hold you in high esteem and value your friendship, so my comments will be candid. My opinions will be heavily biased along these lines:
1. Cynicism and distrust in the administration of Gloria Arroyo to the extent that all her decisions and programs are designed to protect her incumbency. Any benefits that trickle down to the masses are only incidental.
2. Skepticism in Socialism. Communism is the extreme form of socialism that in essence is classless political system, the political theory or system in which all property and wealth is owned in a classless society by all the members of that society. This system failed in the USSR and failing in China due to the Iron Will of the Oligarchy. In Cuba, the socialistic system is unique but no one bothers to coin a name for it. In its favor, Castroism provides cheap public health care, that’s why the U.S. hates Castro.
The favorite gimmick of Ate Glue is socialism wherein she doles out favors to Congressmen to block impeachment moves and insures her freedom to pander and shower political patronage to lift her despised image.
Charter Change (ChaCha) is required to reform CARP. Allow Ate Glue to tinker with the Constitution and all hell breaks loose. It would be unthinkable to tempt Ate Glue to create a Big Brother Orwellian type of government. That would be superheated Hell.
I agree with Doc Luis that our Education System needs overhauling. The fundamental problem, one that DepEd and parents won’t admit, is that not all students are created equal, some brighter than others, some dumber. In society, the medical truth of inequality is just as true, some are energetic, some lazy. Even the late Pres.Ramon Magsaysay admits that those who have less in life should have more in law (which contradicts the Constitutional mandate of equal protection of the laws). The principle of equality holds true only in political science, where all men are created equal.
The six basic contradictions of socialism: (as seen by believers in democracy and free market system)
1. Under socialism, everyone works, but there is nothing in the stores
2. There is nothing in the stores, but everyone has everything.
3. Everyone has everything, but everyone is dissatisfied.
4. Everyone is dissatisfied, but everyone is for the system.
5. Everyone is for the system, but no one works.
6. No one works, but there is no unemployment.
Sorry, dear friend. I ain’t buying.

1 comment:

Lester Cavestany said...

Hi Orly! I've seen some of the pictures that they put in the cigarette packs in Singapore and they don't look nice. In fact, they're really scary.

I read an article in Inquirer.Net and it said that the Department of Finance is looking at reviewing the sin taxes in our country. I hope they act on this soon.

According to WHO, the Philippines has one of the lowest taxes for tobacco and alcohol in the world. This, of course, is not surprising because we all know that tobacco and alcohol companies give generously to election campaign funds of our politicians.

Here's the link in case you'd like to read the article:
http://business.inquirer.net/money/breakingnews/view/20080209-117757/Finance-dept-readies-amendments-to-sin-tax-law

Thanks,
Lester