Mukhang rumaratsada na ang internet group ni GMA na magbabarage ng mga emails. At hinahanda ang mga tao sa pagtanggap ng diktadurya with this line:
"Because quite frankly, we are prepared to lose our freedoms and our rights just to move this country forward."
The American Declaration of Independence states thus: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
To live, in a prosperous country, and enjoy all the possible benefits of living there, is essential to the full flowering of happiness.
"Man does not live on bread alone, but neither can man live without bread," wrote that famed exponent of proletarian literature, Salvador P. Lopez.
Man can never be fully happy so long as the stomach is always rumbling. The needs of the stomach can only be fully satisfied in a society where wealth is in abundance and equitably shared by all.
While the equitable distribution of wealth is, in the final analysis, the most decisive factor, prosperity will open the gates of possibility for abundance to be shared equitably.
The rights to live, to be free, to pursue happiness are all human rights: man is entitled to these by virtue of his being human. Take away any of these and he is less a human for that. They are thus equally inalienable. Why settle, then, for one or a few when we can have and should have all?
It is thus the peak of insanity, if not inanity or infantility, to brag that one is willing to give up all freedoms he is entitled to as a human being just to be able to live in a prosperous country.
By so boasting, one does the gravest injustice to the ages-old natural processes that caused him to be born into the species with the most advanced brain thus far.