REFLECTIONS BY COMRADE FIDEL
WHAT I WROTE ON TUESDAY 19
That Tuesday there was no fresh international news. The modest message I wrote to the Cuban people on Monday, February 18, was widely and easily disseminated. As from in the morning I started to receive concrete news. The previous night I had slept like never before. I had a clear conscience and I had promised myself a vacation. The days of tension, awaiting the proximity of February 24, had left me exhausted.
Today I will not say a single
word about persons very dear to me in
Right now I am focusing on
the adversary. I enjoyed watching the embarrassment
Fifty years of blockade seemed too little to the favorites. Change! Change! Change! They all cried in unison.
I agree. Change! But, inside the
We will never go back to the past! Cries our people.
Annexation! Annexation! Annexation! Responds the adversary. That is what it really means when it speaks about change.
José Martí, unveiling the secret of his silent struggle, denounced the voracious and expansionistic empire that his brilliant intelligence had discovered and described more than one century after the enactment of the revolutionary Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies.
The end of a historical period is not the same as the beginning of the end of an unsustainable system.
All of a sudden, the weakened European powers, allied to that system, are exacting the same demands. In their opinion, the time has come to dance to the music of democracy and freedom, which since the times of Torquemada, they never really knew.
The colonization and neo-colonization of entire continents, from which they get energy, raw materials, and cheap labor, are a moral discredit to them.
An illustrious Spanish personality, once an impeccable socialist and minister of Culture, who for some time now and even today has been advocating for the war and the use of weapons, is the synthesis of sheer nonsense. Kosovo and its unilateral declaration of independence are now hunting them as an impertinent nightmare.
Bush senior endorses McCain as his candidate, while Bush junior declares in some country of Africa –where man originated yesterday and which is a martyr continent today- where no one knows what he was doing, that my message was the beginning of the road towards freedom in Cuba, that is to say, the annexation decreed by his government in a huge and thick text.
The day before, TV networks from all over the world showed a group of state-of-the-art bombers performing spectacular maneuvers, giving full guarantees that any bombs could be launched, that the aircraft that carried them will not be detected by radars, and that this will not be considered a war crime.
A protest raised by some
important countries had to do with the imperial idea of testing a new weapon
under the pretext of avoiding the possible fall on the territory of a foreign
country of a spy satellite, one of the many artifacts that the
I had thought not to write a reflection at least in 10 days, but I had no right to remain silent for so long. We need to open ideological fire against them.
I wrote this on Tuesday at . Yesterday, I reviewed it and I will deliver it today, Thursday, in the afternoon. I have begged that my reflections be published on the second page or any other of our newspapers, never on the front page, and that brief summaries of them should be published in other media in case they are long.
I am now fully devoted to the effort of casting my full-slate vote in support of the Presidency of the National Assembly and the new State Council, as well as on the right way to do it.
I thank all readers for having waited so patiently.
Fidel Castro Ruz