Reflections by comrade Fidel
CONTRADICTIONS BETWEEN OBAMA’S POLITICS AND ETHICS
A few days ago I referred to some of Obama’s ideas which point to his role in a system that denies every principle of justice.
Some throw their hands up in horror if anything is said to criticize the important personality, even if it is done with decency and respect. This is usually accompanied by subtle and not so subtle darts from those with the means to throw and transform them into the elements of media terror imposed on the peoples to sustain the unsustainable.
Every criticism I make is always construed as an attack, an accusation and other similar qualifiers reflecting callousness and discourtesy towards the person involved.
This time I’d rather address some questions of many
that could be raised and that the new President of the
The following for example:
Whether or not he renounces his prerogative as
President of the
By any chance, has any of his many assistants ever informed him of the sinister actions carried out by former presidents from the days of Eisenhower through the years 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, and 1967 against Cuba, including the mercenary Bay of Pigs [Giron] invasion, the terror campaigns, the introduction to our territory of a great amount of weapons and ammunitions, and other similar actions?
It is not my
intention to blame the current President of the United States, Barack Obama,
for actions conducted by former presidents when he had not been born or when he
was just a 6-years-old boy born in Hawaii to a black Moslem Kenyan fathers and
a white Christian American mother. On the contrary, this is an exceptional
merit of the
Is President Obama aware that for decades our country
was the victim of deliberately introduced viruses and bacteria carrying
diseases and plagues which affected people, animals and plants? Does he know
that some of them like the Hemorrhagic Dengue Fever later became a scourge that
took the lives of thousands of children in
Does he know that several politically submissive Latin American countries, which are today embarrassed by all the damages they caused, also took part in such terrorist and economically harmful actions?
Why is our country the only one in the world enduring the imposition of a disrupting Cuban Adjustment Act which promotes trafficking in persons and other events that take the lives of people, mostly women and children?
Was it fair to impose on our people an economic blockade lasting almost 50 years?
Was it right to arbitrarily demand from the world to accept the extraterritorial application of this economic blockade which can only bring hunger and shortages to the people?
Will that country renounce such privileges?
Would that renunciation be compatible with the developed capitalist system?
When Mr. Obama promises to make large investments to be self-reliant in oil, despite the fact that his country is today the largest market in the world, what could the future be of those countries whose main revenues come from exporting that energy as many of them lack any other significant source of income?
After the crisis, once the competition and the fight over the markets and sources of employment is unleashed again, as it is usually the case among those who are better off and more efficient in the monopoly of that technology with sophisticated means of production, what possibilities will be left to the not developed countries dreaming of industrialization?
The efficiency of the new vehicles manufactured by the auto industry notwithstanding, will they use the procedure demanded by the ecology to protect Humanity from the increasing deterioration of the climate?
Will the blind philosophy of the market be able to replace that which only rationality could promote?
Obama promises to mint enormous amounts of money to foster the quest for technologies that can multiply the production of energy whose absence would paralyze modern societies.
He includes the nuclear power plants among the sources of energy he promises to hastily develop. These are already opposed by a high number of people due to the high risks of accidents with disastrous consequences for life, the atmosphere and human food. It is absolutely impossible to prevent the occurrence of some of these accidents.
Modern industry has already contaminated all the seas on the planet with the release of toxins, even without such accidental disasters.
Can the conciliation of such contradictory and antagonistic interests be rightly promised without transgressing ethics?
The U.S. House of Representatives with a Democratic
majority launched the extremely protectionist slogan of “buy
The Republicans in the
As an old politician and fighter I commit no sin by modestly exposing these ideas.
As hundreds of news from the political, scientific and technological circles are published every day, many questions could be raised for which there are not easy answers.
Fidel Castro Ruz
February 4, 2009