The Vincenton Post is formerly called Ideological Soup. This transition is not merely lexical; it is primarily intellectual and philosophical. This blog is dedicated to the promotion of individualism, laissez faire capitalism, and the philosophy of Objectivism in the Philippines, a country which is a product of history. In order to have a definite national direction, a nation must have a rational intellectual leadership. This country must be guided by a rational individualist philosophy whose metaphysics is objective reality, whose epistemology is reason, whose politics is capitalism, and whose ethics is self-interest. Without a rational culture, education system and ‘national consciousness’ that are hinged on the concept of individualism, this nation cannot achieve a “new renaissance.” This blog banners the value of Honesty, Objectivity and Integrity. The first means intellectual honesty. In dealing with any kind of social, political or economic issues, The Vincenton Post does not recognize the value of blind compromise, the absurd idea of middle-ground, and the creepy scowl of the not-quite, the not-yet and the not-at-all. Like Ayn Rand wrote:
“There can be no compromise on basic principles. There can be no compromise on moral issues. There can be no compromise on matters of knowledge, of truth, of rational conviction.”
Intellectual honesty means one must not hesitate to attack an issue according to its value or non-value, and that one must not be afraid to confront criticisms by blind supporters of an evil social agenda whose value and concept they miserably failed to grasp. Objectivity primarily pertains to Aristotle’s law of identity- that A is A. An issue must be judged not merely on its objective concept, but also on how it responds to reality. In journalistic terms, it is the goal of The Vincenton Post to make an objective evaluation of reality. Man’s knowledge expands by observing reality, but it is important that the stimuli be taken objectively, and that the observer be guided by reason and logic, which is defined as an art of non-contradictory identification. Thus, Objectivity means ideas, opinions and concepts expressed in this blogsite must be clear, comprehensible and free from contradictions and vague generalities.
Finally, Integrity means The Vincenton Post seeks to keep the moral principles of individualism and to uphold only those that make life possible. It does not take compromise or any absurd idea of middle-ground as an option. In a struggle to advance the cause of freedom and man’s rights, compromise is never a necessary evil- it is evil at best. The Vincenton Post offers a choice not an echo. This country and the rest of the world are moving toward collectivism or socialism. The only way to stop this evil, immoral trend is to embrace the right choice- the philosophy of Objectivism, the concept of Individualism, the economic system of Capitalism.
Pardon my pretension, but so far, The Vincenton Post is the best proof that most people, most especially the so-called intellectuals, college professors, and media opinion peddlers, in the Philippines do not truly, genuinely understand how Capitalism as a political-economic system works! However, I do not claim to speak for Objectivism; my errors, where they may be found, are my own.