Diary of Marcos: March 2, 1973 (Friday) – Martial Law Period
With the country and people moving forward steadily, investments coming in, confidence reinstated, people hopeful and achieving, there is pride for our Republic and nation.
And many people are beginning to claim they had known all along that martial law was the only solution.
Occasionally, however, some people feel that we are back in the Old Society and suggest I share in the profits and material rewards of the civil order I have been able to reestablish.
Poor, deluded souls! They cannot seem to realize that to steer this country through these critical days, I have to be above the material attractions that have a tendency to claim you and enmesh you in petty and selfish interests.
To keep the objectivity and wisdom of judgment that is necessary for leadership, I must stay away from these mundane considerations.