I am honored to say that I have been published in my favorite magazine: The Objective Standard.
My article’s title is “The Communist War against the Philippines and Why It Rages On.” Alan Germani and Craig Biddle were integral to the high quality result of the article. I thank them both for all their assistance in its creation.
Here’s an excerpt from my article:
“Prosperity is the result of production, and because communism destroys those who produce by stealing what they produce, communism is at odds with prosperity. Communism denies man’s right to live for himself and profit from his own labor. It severs him from what keeps him alive. And when a man’s right to live for himself is denied, only slavery or death can follow.”
Here’s the link: Around the World: “The Communist War against the Philippines and Why It Rages On”
The entire thing is only available for The Objective Standard subscribers. So, subscribe!
While you’re at it check out this excellent article by Gretchen Thomas about Walt Disney: Walt Disney’s EPCOT: The City of Tomorrow that Might Have Been
Dr. Leonard Peikoff answered a question in his podcast I sent in a while back! Yes! Such a thrill.
I asked if Religionists had a right to influence the government. Here’s the link:
I fully agree with Dr. Peikoff’s insights here.
“This is the voice of freedom, General MacArthur speaking. People of the Philippines, I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God our forces stand again on Philippine soil – soil consecrated in the blood of our two peoples. We have come, dedicated and committed, to the task of destroying every vestige of enemy control over your daily lives, and of restoring upon a foundation of indestructible strength, the liberties of your people.
At my side is your President, Sergio Osmena, worthy successor of that great patriot, Manuel Quezon, with members of his cabinet. The seat of your government is now, therefore, firmly re-established on Philippine soil.
The hour of your redemption is here. Your patriots have demonstrated an unswerving and resolute devotion to the principles of freedom that challenges the best that is written on the pages of human history. I now call upon your supreme effort that the enemy may know from the temper of an aroused and outraged people within that he has a force there to contend with no less violent then is the force committed from without.
Rally to me! Let the indomitable spirit of Bataan and Corregidor lead on.
As the lines of battle roll forward to bring you within the zone of operation, rise and strike! Strike at every favorable opportunity. For your homes and hearths, strike! For future generations of your sons and daughters, strike! In the name of your sacred dead, strike! Let no heart be faint. Let every arm be steeled. The guidance of divine God points the way. Follow in His Name to the Holy Grail of righteous victory!”
October 20, 1944
What can I say but Thank you.
I used to live in the suburbs not 10 minutes away from this beauty. The picture above is the Ortigas Center. A testament to one of the beauties that Capitalism has created in the Philippines. The one below is the same place during a full moon.
I can still see this wonder from my new home. Which is also a bastion of Capitalist wonder.
I just finished listening to Dr. Peikoff’s Thanksgiving Podcast. It was an absolute delight. I’m so grateful to be living in the same time as this man.
Here’s the link: http://www.peikoff.com/2010/11/29/episode-140/
Dr. Peikoff talks about the enlightenment, the U.S Founding Fathers and the American sense of life and what he’s thankful for.