[Marxism] The Belarus Formula

Tom Cod tomcod3 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 01:29:07 MDT 2011

Yeah, several months I spent living in South Florida in the early 80s
cured me of too much uncritical Castro worship.  Sure, I could have
just glibly dismissed all those Cubans as "gusanos", but all one
million plus of them?  coming from me, a Yankee former middle class
student well, or not so well, versed in US leftist papers and dogma?
History is never so simple, but clearly, lifting the US embargo of
Cuba could only aid all Cubans in building a better future.

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 1:38 PM, Tristan Sloughter
<kungfooguru at gmail.com> wrote:

> What I hear about Cuba's democracy sounds very much like the claims I get
> from people about Libya's democracy. But my understanding is it actually
> exists in some form in Cuba? That is, democracy is very strong at the lower
> levels of government and the whole population is very active in this. Though
> they also have huge turnouts for large elections (in the 90%'s?). Basically
> here democracy is seen as selecting between two candidates you can hardly
> tell the difference between every 4 years and anyone without that has no
> democracy. (I'm not saying that is what Dan was implying! I'm just trying to
> understand more about what Cuban democracy really is.)
> So while it may not be a complete 'workers democracy' it has some aspects of
> 'workers' democracy'?
> Tristan

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