IF FAIR IDEAS DO NOT TRIUMPH, DISASTER WILL.
World society knows no truce in recent years, particularly since the European Economic Community under the resolute and unyielding leadership of the United States thought that the time had come to settle the score with what remained of two great nations that, inspired by the ideas of Marx, had carried out the deed to put an end to the colonial and imperialist order imposed upon the world by Europe and the United States.
revolution that shook the world broke out in ancient
was expected that the first great socialist revolution would occur in the most
industrialized countries of Europe, such as
greatest deed of the new State was to create a
Believing that human beings could be capable of harboring such aims, I think that there is no right to destroy cities, to kill children, to pulverize homes, to sow the seeds of terror, hunger and death everywhere. Where in the world could such actions possibly be justified? If we remember that at the end of the massacre of the last world war the world placed its hopes on the creation of the United Nations, it was because, though its objectives had not yet been clearly defined, a great part of humankind imagined its prospects would be to unite. What we see today is a colossal deception as problems arise pointing to a possible outbreak of a war using weapons that could put an end to human existence.
There are unscrupulous individuals --seemingly not few-- who consider that being ready to die and, moreover, to kill in defense of shameful privileges, is a merit.
Many are surprised when they hear the declarations of some of NATO’s European spokespersons expressing themselves in the style and with the aspect of the Nazi SS, even wearing, at times, dark suits in the middle of summer.
have rather a powerful adversary: our closest neighbor the
Empire reserved the right to militarily intervene in
I do not wish, however, to dramatize this modest history. I’d rather stress that the policies of the Empire are so dramatically ridiculous that it won’t be long before they end up in history’s garbage dump. Adolf Hitler’s empire, inspired by greed, passed into history with no more glory than its encouragement to NATO’s bourgeois and aggressive governments, that make them the laughing stock of Europe and the world, with their Euro, which like the dollar will not take long to turn into damp pieces of paper, depending upon the Yuan and also the ruble, in light of the booming Chinese economy together with the enormous economic and technical potential of Russia.
Cynicism has become a symbol of imperial policy.
we know, John McCain was the Republican presidential candidate in the 2008
elections. He came into the public
spotlight when as a pilot his plane was shot down when bombing the highly
populated city of
a retired Vietnamese soldier who earned his living working nearby saw the plane
fall, he ran to the assistance of the wounded pilot who was trying to save
himself. While the old soldier was
helping, a group of
Besides the regulations of the Vietnamese Government regarding respect for prisoners, the pilot was the son of a US Navy Admiral who had had a distinguished service record in World War II and was still occupying an important position.
Vietnamese had landed a big fish in that bombing raid and logically, thinking
of the inevitable peace talks that should end the unfair war imposed on them,
they became friends with the pilot who was more than happy to profit as much as
he could from that adventure. Of
course, I did not learn this from the Vietnamese nor would I have ever asked
them about this story. I read about it and it fit exactly with
certain details I learned later on. I
also read once that Mister McCain had wrote that being a prisoner in Vietnam
and while being tortured, he heard voices
speaking in Spanish, advising the torturers what they should do and how they
should do it. According to McCain they
Giap was one of the most brilliant leaders of our
That sly fox McCain milked all he could from the military defeats of the Yankee and European invaders. Nixon was unable to persuade his National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger to accept the idea suggested by the President himself when, at ease, he would say: Why don’t we just drop one of those little bombs, Henry? The real little bomb blew up when the President’s men tried to spy on his foes in the opposing party. Now that was something that couldn’t be tolerated!
this, Mr. McCain’s most cynical performance was in the
Would it not be preferable to fight to produce more food and more industrial products, to build hospitals and schools for the billions of human beings who desperately need them, to promote the arts and culture, to fight against widely spread diseases that result in the death of more than half of the diseased, health workers or technicians who could finally eradicate diseases such as cancer, Ebola fever, malaria, dengue, Chikungunya, diabetes and others that adversely affect the lives of human beings?
If today we are able to prolong the life, health and useful time of people, if it is perfectly possible to plan the development of the population by virtue of growing productivity, culture and the development of human values, what are they waiting for?
If fair ideas do not triumph, disaster will.
Fidel Castro Ruz
August 31, 2014