Reflections by Comrade Fidel
Yesterday I listened to him when he spoke at the
It was the deed of an unbalanced person, drunk on the preaching of hatred that reigns in American society, where the fascist Tea Party has imposed its extremism on the Republican Party which, under the aegis of George W. Bush, led the world to where it is now, on the brink of the abyss.
Added to the disaster of wars was the greatest economic crisis in the
history of the
Climatic phenomena have worsened, with considerable losses to harvests in
The world is facing so many political, military, energy, food and environmental problems that there is no country wanting the United States to return to extremist positions that would increase the risks of nuclear war.
International condemnation of the crime in
The victims of the shooting were definitely brave, each with their merit, and in general they were humble citizens; if it hadnít been so, they wouldnít have been there, defending the right of all Americans to medical care and opposing the anti-immigrant laws.
The mother of a 9-year-old girl born on September 11th had courageously stated that the hatred unleashed in the world had to cease.† I do not harbor, any doubt in the least that the victims were worthy of recognition by the President of the United States, along with the citizens of Tucson, the students at the University and the doctors who, whenever events of this type occur, always unreservedly express the solidarity which human beings carry inside themselves.† The severely wounded congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, deserves the national and international accolade being given her.† Today, the medical team was continuing to give positive information on the state of her condition.†
Of course, Obamaís speech was lacking the moral condemnation of the policies which inspired such an act.†
I was trying to imagine how men such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt would
have acted in similar circumstances, not to mention Lincoln who didnít shrink
from giving his famous Gettysburg Address. What other moment is the President
It is not a matter of the government of the
Yesterday when he began his speech, he looked tense, and very much dependent on the written pages.† He soon recovered his calm, his usual command of the stage, and the precise words to express his ideas.† What he didnít say was because he didnít want to say it.††
For delivery of well-written and just praise for those deserving it, he could be awarded a prize.
For a political speech, he left a lot to be desired.
Fidel Castro Ruz