Cuba and worker's commune

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at
Tue Jun 4 09:49:31 MDT 1996

On Tue, 4 Jun 1996, Adam Rose wrote:

> Ultimately, I am inspired by a vision of a future society that I think
> it is worth fighting and dying for. It is not worth fighting and dying to
> bring about a society like Cuba. If Cuba is socialist, it is not worth
> fighting and dying for socialism.

Louis: While Adam in his comfortable English surroundings with his
high-paying electronics job can sniff at the Cuban revolution and send it
back to the kitchen, this has not stopped millions of others from fighting
and dying to achieve what Cuba has achieved. I recommend that Adam take
the time some day to read the "Second Declaration of Havana" by Fidel
Castro to figure out why Cuba = Socialism in the minds of 3rd world
dwellers. Accustomed as they are to seeing children dying from diarrhea
because they have no access to clean water, illiterate peasants cheated by
landlords because they can't read a deed, unemployed shantytown residents
who sell chewing-gum on the streets to get by, these denizens of places
like Haiti do have the notion that if their country was like Cuba, that
would be a real advance.

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