REFLECTIONS BY COMRADE FIDEL
Swan Song of the Rich
The Chilean oligarchs tore their cloths at the visit of President
Michelle Bachelet to
Alberto Van Klaveren, the Chilean Under Secretary of Foreign Relations, declared that in the February 12th Reflection, the ideas emitted were strictly personal in nature. That is very true since they don’t intend to be anything else.
I welcomed the Chilean head of state with all due respect. I used not one word that might offend the illustrious visitor. That would not have had any common sense. I understood that it was an elemental obligation even though it implied an additional effort for me since it meant hours dedicated to conversation and then to writing about the meeting.
I selected several photos taken by a collaborator from the days when I was head of state and I put them in her hands so that she might decide what to do with them. I made no use of them on my own account.
What is the reason for such an oligarchic brouhaha in regards to the meeting?
Why do they state that my words constitute “a historical interpretation on subjects that are far back in history”, as the ANSA agency tells us?
I have no commitment
other than with the historical truth, and history records that Simon Bolivar,
the Liberator of America, upon proclaiming
Guano, nitrate, copper and other valuable minerals that were later discovered were included in that territory. I was rather moderate in my statement that it was not known whether those minerals were Chilean or Bolivian; it was a diplomatic way of expressing realities, thinking that in the long run Bolivar was conceiving a United Latin America, greater for its conception than for its wealth.
Be that as it may, nobody can take away any of the brilliance or importance from the historical moment that the approval or rejection of the Venezuelan Constitutional Amendment will signify the day after tomorrow.
As for me, I shall always
remain faithful to the historic people who sacrificed so many lives starting on
Fidel Castro Ruz
February 13, 2009