Reflections by comrade Fidel
THE NOVEMBER 4TH ELECTIONS
will be a significant day. The world public will be following the
the largest arms producer and exporter. Its industrial military complex also
has an insatiable domestic market. Its naval and air forces are deployed in
scores of military basis located in the territory of other nations. The
A great number of the cleverest minds in the world are uprooted from their original countries and placed at the service of the system. It is a parasitical and plundering empire.
It is a
known fact that the black population introduced in the
The Democratic candidate Obama is partly black; the dark skin and features of that race are predominant in him. He was able to study at a higher education center where he graduated with outstanding results. He is surely more clever, better educated and calm than his Republican adversary.
I’m analyzing tomorrow’s elections when the world is enduring a serious financial crisis –the worst since the 1930s— among many others which have seriously affected the economy of many nations in the course of over three fourths of a century.
international media, the political analysts and commentators are using part of
their time to discuss the issue. Obama is considered the best political speaker
I have been watching the struggle between the contenders. The black candidate caused much amazement with his nomination in the face of strong adversaries. He has well articulated ideas which he hammers once and again into the voters’ minds. He does not hesitate to claim that more than Republicans or Democrats they are all Americans, the citizens he qualifies as the most productive in the world. He says he will reduce taxes for the middle class, where he includes practically everybody, while he will completely remove them for the poorest and raise them for the wealthiest. The revenues, he claims, will not the used to bailout banks.
insists repeatedly that the ruinous spending on Bush’s war in
of the current financial crisis and its consequences, the American people are
more concerned over the economy than the war in
is challenging and I think he has taken and will still take great risks in a
country where any extremist can legally purchase a sophisticated modern weapon
anywhere, as it was the case in the first half of the 18th century
in the west of the
When last Thursday I addressed a letter to Lula, in addition to what I already mentioned in my Reflections of October 31, I literally wrote: “Racism and discrimination have been present in the American society ever since its birth, over two centuries ago. Latin Americans and blacks have always been discriminated against there. Its citizens have been brought up under consumerism. Humanity is objectively threatened by its mass extermination weapons.”
American people are more concerned over the economy that the
Finally, I said: “If my estimates were wrong and racism prevailed: if the Republican candidate won the Presidency, the danger of a war would increase and the peoples’ opportunities to progress would be reduced. Nevertheless, we need to fight and to build awareness about this, whoever it is who wins this election.”
these views that I sustain are published tomorrow, nobody will have time to say
that I wrote something that could be used by any candidate to advance his
campaign. I had to be, and I have been, neutral in this electoral competition.
It is not “interference in the internal affairs of the
Fidel Castro Ruz