Sunday, March 19, 2006

Only the Aristocracy Cares About the Eternal Principles

Everything will be different now.
Even the apathetic must know it.
Their apathy is a nervous consolation.
But I don't understand that smile on Dinky Soliman's face,
with its near-tittering self-consciousness.
Doesn't she know, they mean to wipe it off her face?


The New Philippine Commentary is now just about five months old. The Google and Yahoo Arachnidae have been more than kind, and our Visitors, especially the Commenters, have been incandescent and sublime... We thank you from the bottom of our hearts...Rizalist and I are now equipt with MP3 audio and the old codger is still around (with a higher Page Rank after hibernating for two years!) Ye Olde Philippine Commentary. Given our changed circumstances in the Philippine Archipelago, a summary of Philippine Commentary since reboot last October seems to be in order. I had a feeling something like what just happened, would. That is why this blog has been resurrected. Because there are important things again for Free Men to say, important, eternal principles that must be seized upon and applied for all times and all seasons, if Democracy is to survive in the Philippines.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the great American Justice and abolitionist said it best: "Your forefathers were men of peace; but they preferred revolution to peaceful submission to bondage. They were quiet men but they did not shrink from agitating against oppression. They showed forebearance but they knew its limits. They believed in order but not the order of tyranny. With them nothing was "settled" that was not right. With them, justice, liberty and humanity were "final" -- but not slavery and oppression. You may well cherish the memory of such men, for they seized upon eternal principles, and set a glorious example in their defense. Mark them."

All our posts since reboot...

General Danilo Lim Faces Court Martial...What About Angie Reyes?
with 6 Comments
Poll Fraud and Rebellious Elite Philippine Military Units
with 4 Comments
I Say: Remember Tien An Men! (and EDSA)
with 0 Comments
Canaries In The Mine Shaft
with 7 Comments
President Arroyo's Impeachable Offense Against RA 4200 Anti Wiretapping Law
with 5 Comments
ISAFP, Bunye, PCIJ, et al Are Guilty Of Violating R.A. 4200?
with 23 Comments
This Is Proof of Leftist-Rightist Tactical Alliance Coup D'etat Conspiracy?
with 24 Comments
A Telling FAUX PAS In Proclamation 1017 Noted in Senate Hearings
with 14 Comments
Gone Trekking
with 26 Comments
Condoleeza Rice Bats For Free and Informed Media
with 11 Comments
PP 1021 Did Not Rescind Military Rule Portion of PP 1017
with 51 Comments
Documents of 2006 State of National Emergency in the Philippines
with 2 Comments
Proclamation 1017 Moot and Academic -- Et Tu Brute?
with 33 Comments
2001 'Leftist-Rightist' Coup d'etat -- in Mike Arroyo's Own Words
with 17 Comments
Thanks a Lot Comrade Gloria!
with 29 Comments
On the Criminal Culpability in Proclaiming and Enforcing 1017
with 3 Comments
The Citizen-Soldier's Moral Dilemma
with 70 Comments
BUSH: America Is Watching Your Democracy
with 8 Comments
President Arroyo Blinks on Proclamation 1017?
with 30 Comments
As the Sun Sets and Darkness Falls Over My Sad Archipelago
with 65 Comments
Breaking News --- Standoff Developing at Fort Bonifacio
with 56 Comments
A Call for Solidarity from National Union of Journalists
with 1 Comments
1017 Outlines of a New Conjugal Dictatorship in the Philippines
with 1 Comments
Stand for Liberty! Stand for the Philippines!
with 3 Comments
Proclamation 1017 GMA's Speech in English Translation
with 15 Comments
Warrantless Arrests, Raids on Mass Media By Manila Regime
with 2 Comments
From the Ministry of Truth and Responsible Journalism
with 0 Comments
Alleged Coup Plotter Is A West Point Graduate
with 6 Comments
Cory Aquino Asks President Arroyo to Resign
with 14 Comments
PROCLAMATION 1017 STATE OF REBELLION DECLARED!
with 9 Comments
Live Blogging the Edsa Anniversary
with 0 Comments
Bitter Herbs and Purple Flowers
with 16 Comments
Sliding Down to the Ranks of the Unfree
with 19 Comments
Philippine Coup Rumors Intensifying
with 15 Comments
Yet Another Tragedy Strikes
with 3 Comments
Danish Publisher Explains Mohammed Cartoons
with 22 Comments
Bloggers! The Google Dance Is On
with 8 Comments
Democracy Saves Religions From Each Other
with 24 Comments
Global Jihad Against Insensitive Journalists?
with 25 Comments
PDI on the Separation of Church and Press
with 30 Comments
The Responsible Journalism of Conrado de Quiros
with 22 Comments
Nuclear Nonproliferation is Nonnegotiable
with 10 Comments
Storytelling from the Nineteenth Century
with 3 Comments
ABSCBN the Wowwowee Stampede--A Week Later
with 3 Comments
Who Saved Los Angeles?
with 8 Comments
Angst of the VFA Abrogationists
with 16 Comments
That Log In Our Eye
with 0 Comments
Quezon's Chilling Allegory About Assassination
with 2 Comments
Danish Cartoons Broke Muslim Taboo On Idolatry
with 4 Comments
Freedom of Religion IS Freedom of Expression
with 6 Comments
It's Capital Blasphemy to Just Describe the Cartoons
with 6 Comments
Anti-VFA Forces Fall Silent -- For Now
with 0 Comments
The Power of Regret in Davide and Abueva
with 0 Comments
Having Second Thoughts About The Second Edsa?
with 3 Comments
Sign This Petition To Save Children In Philippine Jails
with 3 Comments
President Bush Rejects Isolationism and Retreat
with 12 Comments
The Strong Republic of Jueteng
with 2 Comments
Don Filippo Asks Pilosopong Tacio a Question
with 3 Comments
Internet Hoaxes and Legends in PDI Editorial
with 9 Comments
Davide and Goliath: Trust, But Automate
with 2 Comments
Cardinal Sin Really IS Dead, Silly!
with 4 Comments
Science Sunday -- Remembering Columbia
with 3 Comments
America Should Withdraw Support For GMA's Mob Rule
with 5 Comments
Why the Five Congress Committees Failed
with 4 Comments
VFA--Will GMA Do Another Angelo de la Cruz?
with 29 Comments
Garci is a Test of the Supreme Court's Independence
with 4 Comments
Noel Blinks, GMA Winks, Is Chacha Dead Til 2010?
with 1 Comments
FVR Warns Council of a Disaster Waiting to Happen
with 4 Comments
The Left and the Trapos United In GMA's Gambit
with 5 Comments
The Pulse Asia Survey on People Power
with 5 Comments
GMA Does Not Attend Burials of Filipino American Soldiers?
with 0 Comments
Wiretapping Garci's GSM Digital Cellphone--and Hiawatha
with 2 Comments
Were Smart Or Globe In On ISAFP Wiretapping?
with 4 Comments
THE REAL COUP D'ETAT
with 7 Comments
Senate Is Really Digging Into ISAFP Wiretapping
with 3 Comments
Escaped Oakwood Officers Issue Defiant Statement
with 1 Comments
Oakwood Rebel Website--A New Radyo Veritas?
with 0 Comments
Oakwood Mutiny Reignites After FVR Was Shoved
with 2 Comments
Mathematical and Other Mysteries of the Second Envelope
with 0 Comments
Quo Vadis, Fidel Ramos?
with 1 Comments
Was 2004 Election Automation Junked Deliberately?
with 2 Comments
Remembering the EDSA 2 People Power Coup
with 3 Comments
Coalition of the Willing?
with 1 Comments
GMA As Joan of Arc or FVR As John the Baptist?
with 3 Comments
Public Opinion Polling Is A Genre of Journalism
with 0 Comments
EDSA II Retrospective: When Gloria Resigned
with 2 Comments
Prediction: GMA Will Junk Chacha of FVR and JDV
with 2 Comments
Jail Oliver Lozano Now For Obstruction Of Justice
with 15 Comments
Gloriagate is a National Security Disaster
with 7 Comments
Filipino-American Soldiers In Iraq
with 1 Comments
FVR to GMA: Do the Noble Thing and Cut Your Term Short
with 6 Comments
Will FVR Lose Lakas To GMA?
with 10 Comments
Zbig's Real Choice in Iraq
with 19 Comments
Polling Bleg: Ponnuru's Puzzle
with 4 Comments
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
with 1 Comments
The Art of the Areglo Gone Awry
with 0 Comments
"We Must Have Peace Among All The Families"
with 16 Comments
When Last the Military Withdrew Support
with 4 Comments
Did the Oakwood Mutiny Fail Because Gringo Stole Erap's Money?
with 6 Comments
The Real Victory of Joseph Estrada
with 1 Comments
Will America Abandon Democratic Iraq?
with 6 Comments
Bernas and Biblical Judicial Activism
with 4 Comments
Are the Garci Tapes Studio Fakes?
with 4 Comments
Philippine Commentary Since Reboot
with 2 Comments
Nobody Died Today...It's All A Vile Rumour!
with 7 Comments
National Security is the Highest National Interest
with 0 Comments
Democratic Iraq is a Baby In Bloody Swaddling Clothes
with 5 Comments
Future American Leaders Are In Iraq
with 3 Comments
Bells of the Archipelago Called Earth
with 5 Comments
Chief Justice Panganiban In His Own Words
with 6 Comments
FVR CALLS ON GMA TO CUT AND CUT CLEANLY?
with 8 Comments
Freedom and Garci's Second Petition
with 15 Comments
Davide Retires: Good Riddance!
with 14 Comments
Iraq Is a Project Like Japan or Germany
with 2 Comments
Democratic Iraq -- First and Only in the Arab World
with 15 Comments
What Was the Star of Bethlehem?
with 10 Comments
Bush Addresses Wiretapping Issue
with 5 Comments
Big Wiretapping Controversy in America Too!
with 27 Comments
OUR LOVE GOES TO DEMOCRATIC IRAQ!
with 7 Comments
Dilemma of the Poisoned Fruits
with 9 Comments
Only the Opposition Can Save GMA
with 9 Comments
The Right to Privacy and the Public's Right to Know
with 6 Comments
Long Live the Anti-Wiretapping Law!
with 5 Comments
Science Sunday -- The Nuclear Nobel
with 3 Comments
Fourteen Soldiers Are Hostages of ISAFP
with 8 Comments
Russia, China Big In ASEAN. Where's America?
with 12 Comments
STUNNING BREAK IN GLORIAGATE CONTROVERSY
with 13 Comments
Supreme Court Will Now Rule in Garci's Favor
with 1 Comments
The Day After Pearl Harbor
with 14 Comments
Judas Goat on Top of Mount Pinatubo
with 8 Comments
China's New East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
with 3 Comments
Sunday in Iraq -- Cradle of Civilization
with 1 Comments
Fingerprinting the Human Voice
with 6 Comments
63 Gold, 44 Silver, 50 Bronze, 1 Black Eye
with 20 Comments
Rope-a-dope Trap: Garci As Poisoned Pawn
with 7 Comments
And So The Retreat Begins?
with 10 Comments
Overhearing the Palace Thinking
with 3 Comments
Was the Adam & Eve of All Tapes Digital?
with 17 Comments
The Stone of Scone and the Bells of Balangiga
with 16 Comments
The Wire-Tapping. The Wire Tapping!
with 8 Comments
To Parry The Coming Offensive
with 10 Comments
The Paradox of People Power
with 11 Comments
How Could I Forget?
with 10 Comments
Metaphor of the Single Jetliner
with 22 Comments
Garci's Back -- GMA's Safe For Now?
with 7 Comments
Has the Gene Pool Run Out?
with 8 Comments
Orphans of the Anglosphere
with 3 Comments
A Little Yellow Journalism by Leftist Hatemongers
with 12 Comments
A Future Poem
with 7 Comments
Was This A Gutenberg Moment?
with 4 Comments
Open Source Media Launches
with 12 Comments
Land Ho! Oops the Tubbataha Reefs
with 6 Comments
Attack of the Rainbow Warrior
with 3 Comments
No Blog Is An Island
with 7 Comments
How Secure Are the Southeast Asian Games?
with 12 Comments
Bunye & Goebbels--Masters of the Big Lie Technique
with 15 Comments
Scrapping VFA Will Only FREE Accused Rapists
with 8 Comments
Visiting Forces Aggrievement
with 21 Comments
The Opposition In Full Retreat
with 2 Comments
ABSCBN Empire Strikes Blow for Press Freedom?
with 2 Comments
Before We Won the War and Lost the Peace
with 4 Comments
Personal Abhorrence
with 0 Comments
Paris As A Memetic Outbreak
with 0 Comments
The FLY in the Ointment
with 2 Comments
Is Paris Europe's Pearl Harbor?
with 2 Comments
Philippine Government Captured the Wrong ONE-ARMED Bandit Terrorist?
with 2 Comments
Is Terrorism A Tactic?
with 5 Comments
Will Bloggers Get Clobbered in the Philippines?
with 6 Comments
Six US Marines Held For Raping a Filipina in Subic
with 0 Comments
Can the Left Please Explain the Parisian Intifida?
with 2 Comments
Rizalist and I
with 3 Comments
The Julius Babao Affair and the Missing Terrorist
with 2 Comments
A Tribute to a True Leader
with 3 Comments
Halloween in the Demagagosphere
with 3 Comments
ABSCBN Anchor Tags Defensor's Man In Terror Suspect's Bail Release
with 1 Comments
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the Veto Holders
with 9 Comments
Game Theory and Gloriagate
with 1 Comments
America's Interests and the Fate of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
with 2 Comments
The Power Laws of Blogosphere Popularity
with 2 Comments
A Rotten Deal in the Fertilizer Scam?
--Senator Ramon Magsaysay, Jr.
with 3 Comments
A Fresh Start on the Filipino Dream
by Sen. Manuel A. Roxas
with 2 Comments
19 Clicks Is The Diameter of the Blogosphere
with 6 Comments
Civil Rights Pioneer Rosa Parks Dies At 92
with 0 Comments
Visual Maps of the Filipino Blogosphere
with 1 Comments
American Blogger in Mindanao on Civil Liberties
with 2 Comments
Tribes At War
with 2 Comments
The Garcillano Hypothesis
with 3 Comments
The Good Manoling Morato
with 1 Comments
A New Weblog Is Being Created Every Second
with 1 Comments
One Bishop Blogging, Four Bishops Blogging!
with 4 Comments
Martial Law Talk--Prelude to a Charm Offensive?
with 2 Comments
Beauty Bares the Nobility of the Nanny
with 17 Comments
Debating the Anti-Terrorism Bill
with 6 Comments
The Ominous Silence of Washington
with 1 Comments
Upping The Ante
with 1 Comments
Where Will America Stand As The Iron Fist Falls?
with 4 Comments
Democracy and the War On Terror
with 2 Comments

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1 comment:

baycas said...

congratulations.