25 September 2006


According to Lennon and MacCartney:
You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know that you can count me out
Don't you know it's gonna be all right all right, all right
You say you got a real solution
Well, you know We'd all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know We're doing what we can
But when you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell is brother you have to wait
Don't you know it's gonna be all right
all right, all right Ah ah, ah, ah, ah, ah...
You say you'll change the constitution
Well, you know We all want to change your head
You tell me it's the institution
Well, you know You better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow
Don't you know it's gonna be all right all right,
all right all right, all right, all right all right, all right, all right

According to Wikipedia: A revolution is a drastic change that usually occurs relatively quickly. The word revolution means "a turn around." This may be a change in the social or political institutions over a relatively short period of time, or a major change in its culture or economy. Some revolutions are led by the majority of the populace of a nation, others by a small band of revolutionaries, a so-called palace revolution only touches the ruling elite.

According to Castro: The never ending story:

My whole life I’ve been hearing about the Cuban “Revolution”. The Cuban Revolution started back in 1956 when Fidel Castro and a group of Marxists landed in Cuba on a yacht called Granma. These men took to the Cuban hills, “The Sierra Maestras” and started a guerrilla war against the Dictator in charge at the time, Batista. Batista was a corrupt thug who had taken over in a military coup and suspended elections. The revolutionaries in the hills proceeded to revolutionize revolutions. They conducted kidnappings harassed the peasants in the mountains and committed acts of terrorism in the cities. The U.S. who wasn’t too keen on having its citizens kidnapped and or blown up asked Sergeant Batista to vacate the premises. He did so on January 1, 1959 thus creating a power vacuum. Having been canonized as the next great thing by the New York Times, the Fidel , cigar in hand and white dove on shoulder, and his bearded followers came down from the hills and took over. What followed was a brutal orgy of executions and imprisonment designed to terrorize the population into submission or exile. It worked, which is why I'm writing this in English. Castro and his band of compañeros then set out to plan the Cuban economy and transform it into the a shinning example of socialist efficiency and productivity, which in English means run it into the ground.

That there should have been the end of the “revolution” since Castro brought about a total change in the political, economic and social instutitions in Cuba. But NO, according to the Cuban government the “revolution” is just getting started and its success in achieving the collective and egalitarian worker’s paradise that it has promised for 47 long, miserable years is just around the corner. Controlling the semantics in what the government calls itself is just another one of the tools to keep the Cuban people fooled into waiting for things to get better. Part of the lie. Castro’s regime has been a complete economic and social failure since its infancy, actually since its gestation since they didn’t militarily defeat Batista’s forces. By continuing to call the police state a “revolution” they infer that it is is still a work in progress, a struggle that will reap a reward at a future time. It would be as if I set out to prepare an exotic and foreign meal to my guests at a dinner party. Then, when the cooking is over and my guests are seated at the table and taste the meal, it tastes horrible, but I continue to assure them that the meal that they are tasting is still in the process of being prepared and that with some time the meal will improve. The problem is that the “meal” that Castro served the Cuban people 47 years ago has long since rotted and needs to be taken out to ashheep of history because no one can stand the stench anymore.

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