TimAlphanumeric on Cuba

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Wed Aug 21 09:58:22 MDT 1996


At 8:56 AM 8/21/96, TimW333521 at aol.com wrote:

>The main view of those who disagree with my critique of democracy in Cuba
>seems to be that if a real democratic process had been permitted, then the
>majority of people would have scuttled Castro's revolutionary program by
>voting the fellow out of office.  Therefore he was correct to suppress
>democracy, remain in office, and carry out revolutionary change
>undemocratically.  Do I have the argument right?

No. The mass of Cubans were not a threat to Cuba's revolution, it's always
been Washington and Washington's friends in the Cuban ruling class. For an
example of how this works, see Chile under Allende. You do remember
Allende, Comrade W333521, don't you?

Doug

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