That reply, reminds me of the book "Freedom for Sale" by John Kampfner.
People would be willing to give up freedom for the chance to be prosperous and to have some security. Opposite to Benjamin Franklin's adage "Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one."
Singapore's government delivers and will remain in power till they fail in their task.
Stalin followed Machiavelli's The Prince and eliminated all dissent early on and now is thought of fondly, even with 100 million of his own people dead.
Both Suharto and Marcos failed due to not having delivered even as autocrats. Marcos failed earlier due to the much higher incidence of corruption. Now we have oligarchs who prefer to bring back the practices before Marcos came to power.
Filipinos and Global Filipinos should watch those people and ensure we destroy the status quo.
Philippine Jury International.
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