Saturday, November 26, 2016

840 There will be many Odes and Hagiographies for Fidel Castro, but Facts may not support them


The sad demise of Fidel Castro, the ailing Dictator of Cuba is not totally unexpected. My heartfelt condolences. Late Fidel Castro had made alternate succession arrangements for anointment of his own brother as the next Dictator of Cuba. United States may be happy that the new rulers will be more amicable towards them. There is nothing specially right or wrong in that. What is permanent in this simultaneously Static and Dynamic World is, "Change". In the long run, we are all dead. There is nothing to rejoice about in the dynastic succession of Raul Castro to the throne of Cuba, as long as it is not democracy, through the expression of freewill of people of Cuba, howsoever, enlightened or unenlightened they may be.

If the Western Press, and the Euro-American writers get suddenly interested in Cuba, they may write some Odes, and hagiographies, digging out from the histories. Thereafter, they can also, and they usually do as is the habit of the Capitalist Histories, bury Late Fidel Castro into their standard templated pits of made-out histories, painting persons either as greats or villains.

We shall take up a sample set of FOUR quotes attributed to Late Fidel Castro.

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?

I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.

The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.


ybrao-a-donkey: Examination of the above three sample quotes



A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

Talk about "struggle to death" is all nothing but empty chivalry. Marxist / Communist / Socialist / Proletarian Revolutions are not EXPECTED to be one time affairs. Such struggles-to-death tend to be one-time revolutions, lasting as long as the first leader lives, or, until the first leader is displaced/replaced. On the other hand, we need paradigm shifts of thought processes and skills of the EXPLOITED.

Revolutions are expected to be EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES working within and over the hearts and minds of the proletarians. They are expected to be more of MENTAL EVOLUTIONS AND REVOLUTIONS. Obviously, they are expected to be gradual and time-consuming.

They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?

ybrao-a-donkey: Late Castro, by referring to Africa, Asia and Latin America, seems to be believing that Capitalism is a success in Europe, North America, ANZ. There are reasons to believe that Capitalism is a greater failure in the Industrial and Commercial World of EuroAmerica and ANZ, when compared to Africa-Asia-Latin-America, where it has not been sufficiently experimented upon. Capitalism, everywhere, makes a facade of success, in spite of its monstracity.

I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.

ybrao-a-donkey: Using attributes like "filthy" does not add anything to the undesirable nature of Capitalism. While it is not possible in this brief write-up, to comment about Capitalism causing war and hypocrisy, I cannot altogether ignore, "Competition".

Competition per se , does not appear to be bad. Even in Communism (all its brand names Marxism, Socialism, etc.), there is need of competition among Public Sector Institutions. Without a healthy competition, lives can become dull and uninteresting. I have repeatedly emphasized that there is a dire/strong need for competition among proletarian parties, functioning with bottom-to-top leadership-transfer style.

The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.

ybrao-a-donkey: One dictatorship cannot replace another dictatorship. Dictatorship of Exploiters cannot be replaced by Dictatorship of Exploited. Reason: Dictatorships breed more dictatorships. Even if some Revolutions by situational and circumstantial compulsions start as violent upheavals,they are bound and expected to evolve as DEMOCRACIES OF THE EXPLOTED. Dictatorships breed callousness and apathy, apart from corruption. Dictators will ask people to eat cakes, where even bread is not available.

Sometimes, dictatorships can arise, with masks of democracies. Bottom-to-top Management Methods will get replaced by preachings and tyrannical hukums from the top.

To continue . सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.

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