Reflections by comrade Fidel
OBAMA’S CYNICAL ACTION WAS UNCALLED FOR
In the final paragraphs of a Reflection entitled “The Bells Are Tolling For the Dollar,” published two months ago, on October 9, I mentioned the climate change problem brought on humanity by imperialist capitalism.
With regards to carbon emissions I said: “The
Then I added: “In the morning of this Friday 9, the world woke up to the news that “the good Obama” of the riddle –as explained by Bolivarian President Hugo Chavez Frias at the United Nations—had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. I do not always agree with the positions of that institution but I must admit that, at this moment it was, in my view, a positive action. It compensates the setback sustained by Obama in Copenhagen when Rio de Janeiro, and not Chicago, was chosen as the venue of the 2016 Olympics, a choice that elicited heated attacks from his right-wing adversaries.
“Many will feel that he has
yet to earn the right to receive such an award. Rather than a prize to the
President of the
Obviously, I was carefully watching the black president, elected in a racist country afflicted by a deep economic crisis; however, I avoided prejudiced judgments based on his campaign statements and his position as leader of the Yankee executive.
Nearly one month later, in another Reflection entitled “A Science Fiction Story,” I wrote that:
“The American people are not the culprits but rather the victims of a system that is not only unsustainable but worse still: it is incompatible with the life of humanity.
“The smart and rebellious Obama who suffered humiliation and racism in his childhood and youth understands this, but the Obama educated by the system and committed to it and to the methods that took him to the US presidency cannot resist the temptation to pressure, to threaten and even to deceive others.”
And immediately added: “He is a workaholic. Perhaps no other American president would dare to engage in such an intense program as he intends to carry out in the next eight days.”
As it shows in that Reflection, I analyzed the complexity and contradictions of his
long journey through
It is clear now that Obama
was paving the way for his remarks of
The main leader of the organization blamed for the terrorist act of 9/11 had been recruited and trained by the Central Intelligence Agency to fight the Soviet troops, even when he was not an Afghan.
The organization of the Taliban –a word meaning
student—sprang up from the Afghan forces fighting the
Today, it is not the Soviet troops but the
The President of the United States is not saying a
word of the hundreds of thousands of people, children and elders included, who
have perished in Iraq and Afghanistan or of the millions of Iraqis and Afghans
suffering from the consequences of the war, even when they had no
responsibility whatsoever with the events of New York. Rather than a wish, the
final phrase of his speech, “God bless
Why did Obama accept the
Nobel Peace Prize if he had already decided to fight the war in
He later announced that he would be receiving the Prize in the Norwegian capital on December 11, and then travel to the Copenhagen Summit on the 18th.
Now, we should expect another dramatic speech in Oslo; a new textbook of phrases hiding the real existence of an imperial superpower with hundreds of military basis deployed all over the world; two-hundred years of military interventions in our hemisphere; and, over a century of genocidal actions in countries like Vietnam, Laos and others in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans and elsewhere on Earth.
The problem with Obama and his wealthiest allies now is that the planet they dominate with an iron fist is just falling apart.
The crime against humanity committed by Bush is well
known, as he ignored the Kyoto Protocol and failed to do for ten years what
should have been done long before that. Obama is not
an ignorant. He is aware --as Gore was-- of the grave danger threatening us
all, but he hesitates and shows weakness vis-ŕ-vis that country’s blind and
irresponsible oligarchy. He does not act like
None of the wars known to history pose a greater danger.
The wealthiest nations will try to place on the poorest ones the bulk of the burden to save the human species. The wealthiest should be asked to make the greatest sacrifices, be most rational in the use of resources and bring a maximum of justice to human beings.
It is likely that in
Let’s see what happens!
Fidel Castro Ruz