One cannot oppose the altruistic RH bill on religious grounds…
- NOTE: This article was first posted on my old site on Oct. 20, 2009.
IT seems that a lot of people in this country, particularly those who ardently support a leftist bill being pushed by Leftist politicians in Congress, have miserably inflated their flawed logic and way of thinking. They accused all Filipinos who expressed their opposition to the controversial Reproductive Health Bill of being religionists or Christians. These misguided supporters of the legislative proposal firmly believe that anyone who is against it is a believer of a non-existent mystic entity they call God. They accused anyone who disagrees with them as someone who is a devout Catholic or a loyal member of an absurd religious sect. This collectivist way of thinking only proves one thing—that religion has successfully hijacked morality. It is no longer surprising that even the self-avowed agnostics and the atheists are completely sold to that malicious, stupid, pathetic canard that those who reject this evil bill are Christians or religionists. One cannot oppose the altruistic RH bill on religious grounds. The religionists are not making any sense by basing their opposition on biblical dogmatism, while the blind apologists of the bill rely on pragmatism, altruism and mysticism.
This legislative controversy led to an ironic, deplorable debacle between two groups of mystics and collectivists.
It is amusing to note that this legislative controversy led to an ironic, deplorable debacle between two groups of mystics and collectivists. One group supports the ascension of dictatorship and institutionalized slavery in this country, while the other group based their arguments on religious and biblical premises of their envious God. The brutal rule of the mystics of spirit (the religionists and the Catholic Church) perished in the Age of Enlightenment. The bloody mob rule of the mystics of muscle (the Facists, the Nazis and the Communists) ended in World War II, although its ideological remnants now attempt to revive the morality of altruism in order to justify the rise of a new age of collectivism, serfdom and slavery.
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The metaphysical or paranormal contention of the devout followers of the mystics of spirit is that the RH Bill is anti-Life, it promotes abortion, and that it is immoral because it makes it mandatory for young people and even young couple to undergo sex or parental education. On the other hand, the collectivist-altruist evil argument consists in a ludicrous dogma that this bill seeks to promote the common good. These conscious or unconscious supporters of collectivism and dictatorship call for the adoption of socialized medicine or socialized health care system in this country. They, in effect, support the legislative implementation of slavery, by sacrificing the responsible and successful to the poor or underprivileged merely on account of their need. They, in effect, demand the government to expand its powers in order to rule and govern everybody’s life. They believe that it is the role of the government to provide everything the less fortunate need in order to survive and have a decent life. The bill’s proponent, Rep. Edcel Lagman, believes the bill “simply recognizes the verifiable link between a huge population and poverty. Unbridled population growth stunts socio-economic development and aggravates poverty.” But can the Congress legislate “unbriddled population growth?” If there’s a way to legislate it, how? By subsequently inserting or proposing additional legislation that would set a two-child policy or legalize sterilization in this country? Besides, we should not forget that there are existing government agencies which can deliver the avowed promises of this bill.
In a truly rational or free society, the standard of value is not the collective— it is you, the individual.
The greatest tragedy of this legislative farce is the fact that members of these evil camps—the mystics of spirit and the mystics of muscle—are consciously or unconsciously inspired by the morality of altruism. By altruism means not simply kindness toward other person, but that it demands that every person must sacrifice his life to his neighbor—that it is his duty on earth to provide for the welfare and goods of other people. The followers of the mystics of spirit or the religionists oppose the RH bill because it is against the will of their cosmic God. The blind disciples of the mystics of muscle or dictatorship simply wanted to cheat reality by solving economic or metaphysical inequality by asking the government to rule and interfere with people’s lives. They want the state to provide everything they—and most especially the poor—need. They beg their politicians to provide everything they require to live and have a decent life, which not only include reproductive or health care services, but also education, transportation, livelihood, jobs, daily food ration, water and electric services, among many others.
However, both camps fail or refuse to think that for every service or good that the government provides, someone has to produce wealth. The government cannot cheat reality by simply creating or producing goods and wealth out of nothing, as these welfare state boons must come from existing, definite sources. This bill would clear the road to slavery and dictatorship because the government has to raise taxes or look for some avenues or industries to tax in order to deliver its populist promises. The more you ask, the more the productive and successful people will be taxed. The more you beg for collectivized rights and services, the more you inflate the arbitrary powers of the government. More needs means more authority of the politicians to rule your lives.
Both camps fail or refuse to think that for every service or good that the government provides, someone has to produce wealth.
No, not every person who opposes this evil bill is a misguided religionist. Not all people take things on faith. There is a rational and secular view against the RH Bill, which most people failed to consider. I oppose this bill simply because it will help open the door of this country to slavery and dictatorship. This evil bill is a prelude to slavery because once enacted, employers would be required to provide reproductive health services for their employees against their will. Taxpayers would also be required to pay more mandatory contributions to the government for the latter’s welfare state projects. The more you ask for collectivized rights, services and privileges, the more the taxpayers will be taxed. To support its welfare state spending, the government would also be compelled to expand our national debt by contracting billion dollar loans with foreign creditors at high interest rates.
It is the morality of altruism that is the root cause of all evils, ignorance, self-sacrifices, wars and stupidity on earth.
If you think there’s only one way to oppose RH bill, and this is by joining the religionists and the mystics, think again. You approve of the bill because you think it is pragmatic and because you think it is the only way to solve population explosion. This kind of thinking only reveals your inferior view of the ability of man. Pragmatism has no room in a rational mind. By asking your government to make decisions for everybody, it means you are in doubt of the validity of your mind and the sanity of your own judgment. For those who support this bill, try to reevaluate your premises. You are all driven by an evil form of morality, which is the foundation of all collectivist-statist nations in the world like Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Soviet Russia, Red China, theocratic Iran, Myanmar and North Korea. It is the morality of altruism that is the root cause of all evils, ignorance, self-sacrifices, wars and stupidity on earth. You support the bill because you believe the state has the right to rule your lives and to make crucial decisions for you. That it has the duty to promote the common good by all means. But the question is: how would the government achieve this pleasant-sounding “common good”? By sacrificing the most productive and the most successful to those in need? By taxing those who are able to work and produce? By immolating certain groups or clusters of the society to serve the welfare of the weak, the unable, the inept? Need is not a license to institutionalize slavery. One must not forget that the state is only given a single duty, and this the protection of individual rights. A state has no right or duty to institutionalize slavery. In a truly rational or free society, the standard of value is not the collective— it is you, the individual.