(Philippines Free Press editorial cartoon by the late E.Z. Izon, circa 1961)
To all readers, may the New Year bring you all you wish for, and for all of us, may it bring peace, a measure of prosperity, amity and understanding.
By all accounts this will be a tough year for everyone, may we mind a way to restore a sense of community that crosses class, religious, ethnic, and other divides. But not at the expense of recognizing there are things important enough to require fighting for.
I apologize, without any mental reservation or equivocation, to those I have offended among my readers this past year. As well as to other bloggers or ordinary citizens who’ve taken offense from anything I’ve said or done to them. To officialdom, well, that’s the way the cookie crumbles but I will try to be more positive in 2009.
We will probably continue to disagree in the coming months but yes, let us remember to agree to disagree when called for. Better one day red than three days blue, but best of all is finding a way to be tolerant of each other’s opinions while remaining intolerant of those who would use force to blunt the power of public opinion.
I thank you for your readership, the time you take to express your opinions, and special thanks go to those who drop by and read, but who don’t comment.