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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was referring to the Cuban people.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
I was referring to the Cuban people.


OK. Now, the political system, in Cuba is not perfect, as in all other countries. What is best, Cuba where Raul tell to the press "You must be more critical", or the US where Obama tell to the press "We want a free press as long we control what it said."

As for the political system. In many capitalist countries, the one that get elected is the one that have most money for the elections. And in all capitalist countries, this the political parties that have the monopole to appoint the candidates.

In Cuba, this is the people in public assemblies that appoints the candidates. The party cannot even take party for a candidate, and a candidate doesn't need to be member of the party. After the elections, the same assemblies that nominated the candidates can sack the elected politicians at any time, and these elected politicians receive the same pay as their last job. The truth is such a political system is a nightmare for our politicians. When we know the pay in Cuba, we know this is not much. This is why, even when they know, they call it a dictatorship, not because this is a dictatorship.

What we call democracy in our country is made by rich peoples for rich peoples. Even in Switzerland, most politicians are much rich than most peoples. A simple example. It is a law in Switzerland that say lakeshores are public. Where I live, it is a beautiful lake, the lake Léman. Into at least 3/4 of these public lakeshores it is not even possible to go for a walk, which would be very fine, not because the nature of these lakeshores is protected, but because it is monopolized by private properties of rich peoples, and no elected by the peoples politician want to apply the law. In Cuba, such corrupt politicians would be sacked.

We urgently need the people to take back the public space and the power that goes with it, because currently a worldwide totalitarian and brutal society is emerging. The only alternative is for the people to fight back, stop to say viva, viva! or heil, heil! to corrupt politicians that, one after the other, just made false promises, and build themselves our society. Democracy imply a responsibility for the people: it is the people that must make the politics. Which imply the people must have the monopole of the political power. This is the only alternative for all contradictions to be resolved into the civil society, and for we can work and love in peace instead of being led by the nose in criminal wars.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-24239202
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