Sandinistas and Socialism (fwd)

Walter Daum WGDCC at CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU
Fri Jul 7 06:12:12 MDT 1995


On Thu, 06 Jul 1995 01:15:40 ARG
<yacare!cruces!cruces.fsoc.uba.ar!marx at dcfcen.uba.ar> said:
>
>Somebody on the list claims that Sandinist never called themselves
>socialists. Someone on this list quoted Castro one month ago, does
>anybody remember? It was something like:
>"We gave our people hospitals... then we told them that was socialism, and
>they liked it".
>
Joining this current in mid-stream: socialism is *not* "giving our people"
anything. It is the proletarian masses winning it themselves. There is a key
role for leadership, but not for benefactors. As Eugene Debs said, more or
less, if I can give _______ to the people then I can take it away.

Walter Daum


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