Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Truman as Nostradamus

Is Truman talking about the present Philippines more than fifty years ago?

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."
- Harry S. Truman, U.S. president, 1950

Truman, in his quote, might as well be referring to the voice of the Philippine press threatened by the Arroyos.

(Photo on the left, courtesy of Wikipedia: "Truman was so widely expected to lose the 1948 election that the Chicago Tribune ran this incorrect headline," says Wikipedia.)

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