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Beggars can’t be choosers VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 03/03/2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Beggars can’t be choosers

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Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
03/03/2011
Sad but true. Those who simply beg are in no position to dictate what they want or do not want. They are wherefore at the mercy of those who have something to give; who want to give away something — for various reasons: The givers have too much of what they have, and will be happy to get rid of their unwanted surplus. The givers have something they have no real need of, and will be pleased to give it away especially to those who beg for it. The givers are giving something to get something else in return such that they are not really givers but takers in fact.

Such is the persisting problem of poor Philippines that other countries look down upon as a persistent beggar. The misery of the Filipinos is what precisely makes the said countries haughty in their abundance, triumphant for their resources, depreciative of Philippine sovereignty..... MORE

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