[Marxism] Castro offers to exchange dissidents for 'Cuban 5'

John Obrien causecollector at msn.com
Fri Dec 19 19:50:13 MST 2008

I believe you are avoiding my points that I originally raised and it appears not wanting to reply to them.
I can understand that if you wish - but no need to try and go on and divert away, from what I was asking.
It seems to me, that you just do not want to state anything that MIGHT be different, from what the Cuban government finally decides on an issue or policy, or has not yet taken a clear position for you to follow.
Okay, I can understand that - but allow me to be able to say what I have ideas or questions on - and not try to repress that.  I hold the apparently backward view, that I am not afraid to speak and express what I believe and have questions on.
I do not write emails trying to intimidate and silence you on what you write and forward from other sources.  Our differences over the Cuban and China government sare really one of the few areas we likely disagree and agree on so much else.  So let me be regarded as someone who can speak my mind, even if if you do not believe I am on that high level of marxist understanding that you wish. 
I shall continue to consider you my comrade, in spite of either my, or your poor thinking!
John O'Brien
> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 01:23:40 +0000> From: walterlx at earthlink.net> Subject: Re: [Marxism] Castro offers to exchange dissidents for 'Cuban 5'> To: causecollector at msn.com> > John O´Brien took the AP report as a sufficient basis to> launch his various comments and speculations about what the> Cuban government might or might not be doing or saying on> what the AP wrote. He then launched into various guesses> and questions about what the AP report might have meant.> Then he made statements about what the Cuban government> should or should not do, and so on and on and on.> > I think it would have been better to wait for a more > reliable report before rising up to make criticisms of > Raul Castro and the Cuban government.> > That was the point of my comments on O´Brien´s post.> > For the time being, I have nothing further to say about > the entire matter. As part of the work that I gather and> send a range of materials, some relable, some not, and it> it not part of my practice to comment on every one or to> make declarations about the validity or lack of validity> of each and every one. My opinions are my own, and I´ve> no reason to hide or change them when I make statements.> > > Facts are facts and speculation is speculation and one> should be clear about the difference between the two.> > > Walter Lippmann> Havana, Cuba> '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''> 

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