Saturday, March 18, 2006


SEEDS OF FURY Page 22  TIME, March 13, 2006

Your article,“Seeds of fury” reminds me of Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath which showed us the brutality of capitalism in the thirties against the poor farmers in the capitalist America. Why did Communist China fall victim to such a classic Capitalism’s plot by driving their own farmers into the corner? Market economy under communism seems to have brought to China both the bright side and the dark one. They are not demanding the huge sum of money given by Beijing, but only basic justice to protect their everyday life. Unless the Chinese government tell them the truth and correct their wrongdoings by corrupt burocracy in the rural areas immediately, things would go to the extremes for the worst.

Glory Days in Manila

Glory Days Page 29  TIME, February 27, 2006

As your article pointed out, the ousting of Marcus by Manila’s People Power twenty years ago has been the role model of democracy for many developing countries. But the Philippines is now in jeopardy not because democracy does not work but because President Arroyo is likely to seek for her own interests and forget about her country's dream to root out poverty spreading all across the country.