REFLECTIONS BY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF
†††† Every day
I carefully read the opinions about
picture is increasingly uncertain as we face the fear of a prolonged recession
like that of the 1930s. On July 22, 1944, the United States government received
the privileges granted in Bretton Woods to the most powerful military power,
that of minting the dollar as the international exchange currency. After the
war, in 1945, with its economy intact, that country had at its disposal almost
70 percent of the world gold reserves. On
†††† The theory of continuous growth from investment and consumption, applied by the most developed to the countries where the vast majority is poor, surrounded by luxuries and the wastefulness of a tiny minority of wealthy individuals, is not only humiliating but destructive, too. That pillage, and its disastrous consequences, is the cause of peoplesí growing rebelliousness, even though very few are aware of the history behind the events.
†††† The most gifted and cultivated intellects are included on the list of natural resources and they have their price tags on the world market of goods and services.
†††† What is
happening with the super-revolutionaries of the so-called far left?† Some simply lack realism while others enjoy
the pleasure of dreaming sweet dreams. Others still are far from being dreamers
and are experts in the subject; they know what they are saying and why they are
saying it. It is a well conceived trap that should be avoided. They recognize
our breakthroughs as if it were a favor to us. Are they really short of
information? That is not how it is. I can assure you that they are absolutely
well informed. In certain cases, the alleged friendship with
† †††What is their advice to the Revolution?† Itís pure poison; the most typical of the neoliberal formulae.
†††† The blockade does not exist; it would appear to be a Cuban invention.
underestimate the Revolutionís most colossal achievement, its work in
education, the massive cultivation of peoplesí talents. They sustain that some
must live doing simple and rough work. They underestimate the results and
exaggerate the costs of scientific investments. Even worse: they overlook the
value of the healthcare services that
†††† We need some of the joint enterprises since they control very necessary markets.† But you can hardly flood the country with money and not sell our sovereignty.
super-revolutionaries who prescribe such medication deliberately ignore other
resources which are truly decisive for the economy, such as the growing
production of gas which, when purified, becomes an invaluable source of
electricity without affecting the environment and brings with it hundreds of
millions of dollars each year. About the Energy Revolution promoted by
†††† Nobody has been more critical of our own revolutionary work than I have, but they shall never see me hoping for favors or apologies from the worst of the empires.
Fidel Castro Ruz