Monday, June 8, 2009

MERALCO's Fountainhead

Thoughts from more than a year ago:

I have been trying to read on the current GRP-MERALCO issue in an attempt to understand all the hype that has surrounded it. I am failing miserably though. I wish I had paid more attention to my economics class.

Still, for some reason, this struggle for power reminds me of Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead and the lines of its main protagonist, Howard Roark:

I came here to say that I do not recognize anyone’s right to one minute of my life. Nor to any part of my energy. Nor to any achievement of mine. No matter who makes the claim, how large their number or how great their need.

Emphasis mine.

With how the Government is orchestrating things, the Lopez stance has become almost Howard Roark-ish. Amado Doronila is right - this Government is waging a battle of "failed ways." This orgy has to stop. Else, we may as well join the exodus out of the Philippines as our final "act of loyalty" - as Ayn Rand put it, a manifestation of our "refusal to live or work in what has taken its place."