and Manifesto for the People of
WILL NEVER HAVE
I hope that no-one say that I am gratuitously attacking Bush. Surely they will understand my reasons for strongly criticizing his policies.
Woodward is an American journalist and writer who became famous for the series
of articles published by The Washington Post, written by him and Carl
Bernstein, and which eventually led to the investigation and resignation of
Nixon. He is author and co-author of ten
best-sellers. With his fearsome style he
manages to wrench confessions from his interviewees. In his book, State of Denial, he says that on
“Hey, Jay, you want to do
“Sir, the boys and I talked about that and
we want to hold out for
Bush laughed. “You got it.
betrayed by his subconscious. It was in
his mind when he declared what scores of dark corners should be expecting to
recently retired three-star general who had been appointed Head of the Post-War
Planning Office for
It will very soon be 50 years since our people started suffering a cruel blockade; thousands of our sons and daughters have died or have been mutilated as a result of the dirty war against Cuba, the only country in the world to which an Adjustment Act has been applied inciting illegal emigration, yet another cause of death for Cuban citizens, including women and children; more than 15 years ago Cuba lost her principal markets and sources of supply for foods, energy, machinery, raw materials and long-term low-interest financing.
socialist bloc collapsed followed almost immediately by the
Inevitably, the “special period” struck. This was the sum total of all the consequences of the aggression and it forced us to take desperate measures whose harmful effects were bolstered by the colossal media machine of the empire. Everyone was awaiting, some with sadness and others with oligarchic glee, the crumbling of the Cuban Revolution.
The access to convertible currency greatly harmed our social consciousness, to a greater or a lesser degree, due to the inequalities and ideological weaknesses it created.
its lifetime, the Revolution has taught the people, training hundreds of
thousands of teachers, doctors, scientists, intellectuals, artists, computer
engineers and other professionals with university and post-graduate degrees in
dozens of professions. This storehouse
of wealth has allowed us to reduce infant mortality to low levels, unthinkable
Concerned over its interests in that country, the empire had for years been planning to destroy that Revolution, and so it attempted to do it in April 2002, as it will attempt to do again as many times as it can. This is why the Bolivarian revolutionaries are preparing to resist.
Bush has intensified his plans for an occupation of
the privileges granted to the
paper bills have kept their low current value because fabulous amounts of
increasingly expensive and modern weapons can be purchased with them; weapons
that produce nothing. The
Such power allows it to impose the idea of transforming foods into fuels and to shatter any initiative and commitment to avoid global warming, which is visibly accelerating.
Hunger and thirst, more violent hurricanes and the surge of the sea is what Tyranians and Trojans stand to suffer as a result of imperial policies. It is only through drastic energy savings that humanity will have a respite and hopes of survival for the species; but the consumer societies of the wealthy nations are absolutely heedless of that.
From one year to the next the standard of living can be improved by raising knowledge, self-esteem and the dignity of people. It will be enough to reduce wastage and the economy will grow. In spite of everything, we will keep on growing as necessary and as possible.
“Freedom costs dearly, and it is necessary to either resign ourselves to live without it or to decide to buy it for its price”, said Martí.
attempts to conquer
We are not the first revolutionaries to think that way! And we shall not be the last!
One man may be bought, but never a people.
decreed that I could survive the empire’s murderous machine. Shortly, it will be a year since I became ill
and, while I hovered between life and death, I stated in the Proclamation of
Mr. Bush, don’t you doubt that either!
you that you will never have
Fidel Castro Ruz