100 Years of (Mis)Understanding

Jim Jaszewski jjazz at freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Fri Nov 24 22:18:14 MST 1995


On Tue, 21 Nov 1995 ROSSERJB at vax1.acs.jmu.edu wrote:

> More ironically, as near as I can tell, Castro
> is sufficiently popular that he could win an election.  Why not hold
> one and make himself more legitimate in the eyes of the world?  He
> can make it go with his personal charisma, but once he goes the system
> will need the deeper systemic legitimacy afforded by real democracy
> to maintain itself.

	Maybe we should get it straight here once and for all:  does Cuba,
or does it not, have democratic (socialist) elections??  My understanding
was that Castro is INDEED an elected official -- whether the U.S. 
bastards understand it that way or not. 



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