George Bush seeks to spread capitalism and not democracy in Cuba
by Jose Rodriguez
Various media organizations have reported that U.S. President George Bush administration, is looking forward to a "post-Fidel Castro era" so that
the United States can "assist" Cuba toward "democracy". However, it is apparent that the U.S. President George Bush administration does not seek
democracy in Cuba, or anywhere else in the world, including the United States itself. Indeed, America does not function as a democracy, in which the
American people control the direction of the society.
In America, the direction of that society is currently controlled by a commercially wealthy clique which operates a political-military-industrial
complex. In the last two U.S. Presidential elections, many Americans have questioned the legitimacy of elections in which ballots were not counted,
and were susceptible to electronic manipulation, when millions of anti-Bush African Americans, and other communities, were reportedly intimidated from
voting. In the United States, U.S. President Bush is also destroying the U.S. Constitution under the pretext of a seemingly made-in-Hollywood "War on
Terrorism", under the direction of a political-military-industrial complex. The typical American also experiences growing exploitation, and
oppression, in a societal milieu of worsening economic disparity, in a Bush-led neo-McCarthyistic context which is undermining basic 'free speech'.
The U.S. President Bush has created a path of societal disintegration. from his foreign policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon, to his ignoring of
genocide in Sudan, and to his very reactionary and negligent domestic policies.
Mr. Bush seeks a Bastista-like "puppet government" in Cuba
George W. Bush
Mr. Bush seeks to establish in a post-Fidel Castro era, a "puppet government" controlled not by Cubans, but instead, a clique of U.S.
neo-conservative corporate elites, similar to Iraq and Afghanistan.
It is apparent that Bush-led neo-conservatives seek to re-establish a Fulgencio Bastista-like puppet government in Cuba, which will serve not
democracy, but instead fascistic U.S. Big Business interests. Indeed, in a similar spirit to allegations by many Americans against Mr. Bush's regime,
Batista had abandoned the Cuban constitution by allowing only staged elections in which his victory would be guaranteed.
Batista's government was on good terms with the United States. This meant that large American corporations were allowed to grow rich off Cuba's
resources, while the people of Cuba remained very poor. Batista offered neither health care nor education to his country's people. The bulk of the
people lived in great poverty while a corrupt Batista and his friends, including a U.S. based mafia lived wealthy lifestyles. Many Cubans resented
this foreign control over their country. It created a context for poverty and mass social political disenfranchisement, which is reminiscent of the
current state of Iraq.
The Cuban Revolution
Cubans carry a national flag with the image of late revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara during a protest march past the U.S. diplomatic mission
in Havana January 24, 2006. Several hundred thousand marchers waved little red, white and blue Cuban flags. They chanted "Bush: fascist! Condemn the
The Fidel Castro led Cuban Revolution in the late 1950's was a reaction to the social injustices of capitalism which had been supported by the United
States. Such anti-democratic social injustices continue to be supported by the U.S. Bush administration's domestic and foreign policy agendas.
America's elites pursuit of commercial profit and venal power, at the expense of the Cuban people did not go unnoticed, and hatred towards Batista
and the then prevailing situation, united Cubans with the rebel group that was led by Fidel Castro.
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