The bulk of this blog's readers are from the US, Philippines, UK, Canada and Germany, in that order. Thus I write in English most of the time. But for this article, the exchanges are done mostly in Filipino language. This is my exchange of ideas with Arcy Garcia in his facebook wall. Arcy is a friend way back in the 80s in BISIG when I was still a socialist. I've abandoned socialism and Marxism since the 90s but Arcy remains a steadfast socialist, someone I would consider as a true-bloodied socialist who, unlike many other socialists and ideologues, has deep tolerance and respect even for opposing views, and does not believe in violence to advance the socialist agenda.
Arcy gave me permission to post here our exchanges - thanks Arcy. Here we go.
Pol. Ideology 16: Liberalism and Social Opportunity, July 29, 2010
Pol. Ideology 17: The LP and the Philippine President, November 03, 2010
Pol. Ideology 18: John Lennon and Liberty, Purpose of the Law, December 15, 2010
Pol. Ideology 19: What is the Role of Government?, March 08, 2011