[Marxism] Progressive Cuba-Bashing - Cuba is not a dictatorial regime?

Jscotlive at aol.com Jscotlive at aol.com
Fri Aug 12 15:37:52 MDT 2005

So the Cuban state is in the hands of the Cuban workers?

No, not in the sense that you mean. But the Cuban workers support the  
present regime, otherwise it would not have survived for this long. Ultimately,  as 
long as the US embargo remains in place, as long as the US remains determined  
to topple the Cuban Government, as it has attempted to do almost continuously 
 for nigh on 40 years, the Cuban Revolution isn't over. Cuba, due to the 
external  pressures placed on it by a hegemonic and historically savage power on 
its  doorstep, has been unable to develop from a lower stage of socialist 
development  to a higher stage. It has remained a garrison state, configured 
economically,  politically and socially to defend itself against imminent attack.
State Capitalism reflects, in my view, a buckling under the extreme  pressure 
mounted by the West on the USSR and Cuba during the Cold War, pressure  which 
made it almost impossible for socialists to defend those nations while  
promoting socialism. It is populism dressed up as a considered analysis.

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