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Aquino and Arroyo of the same mold

/ 11:13 PM November 21, 2011

President Aquino and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo are of the same mold.

Both do not have the scruples to use the vast powers of government against critics—in the case of Arroyo and her husband Mike—and people who have hurt him and his family in the past, in the case of Aquino.

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Aquino hates the Arroyos like the plague.

But hasn’t P-Noy been told that his enemy complements the worse part of himself?

The person we hate most has the traits we don’t like in ourselves.

So the reason P-Noy hates GMA is because they are of the same character.

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P-Noy hates Ferdinand Marcos for the same reason.

Both P-Noy and Marcos share one thing in common: One was a dictator and the other is a budding dictator.

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That’s the reason why sages or spiritual masters of the ages, like Jesus of Nazareth and Gautama Buddha, teach us to love our enemies.

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Our enemies are ourselves.

We are also taught by spiritual masters to love our neighbor because you and he come from the same source.

So when you hurt your neighbor, you hurt yourself in the long run, following that line of teaching.

That’s Buddha’s Law of Karma.

That’s Jesus’ Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would want others to do unto you.

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What Gloria and Mike Arroyo did to their critics—using their vast powers to harass them—is now being done to them by P-Noy.

Years from now when P-Noy is out of power, he will likewise experience what he’s now doing to Gloria and Mike.

The Law of Karma comes full circle.

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What’s this I heard from the Malacañang grapevine about a bad joke made by a Cabinet official during a meeting that P-Noy had with his Cabinet over the showdown between his government and the Supreme Court?

Budget Secretary Butch Abad allegedly butted in during a discussion on why Gloria and her husband should not be allowed to leave the country: “Why don’t we just shoot her at the tarmac?”

Abad was referring to the assassination of Sen. Ninoy Aquino at the tarmac of the then Manila International Airport (since then renamed after the martyr) as he came down from a China Airlines jetliner.

In fairness to P-Noy, he glared at Abad.

“This is no laughing matter, Butch,” P-Noy told Abad.

If this story is true, Abad typifies the kind of advisers P-Noy has in his government.

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