My Shoes Are Too Tight

"When they asked Obama about the coup against heroic President Salvador
Allende, promoted as many others by the United States, and about the
mysterious death of Eduardo Frei Montalva, murdered by agents of DINA, a
creation of the American government, he lost his composure and began to
stammer."
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By Fidel Castro
2011-03-22 | 12:17:09 EST

While the damaged reactors spew radioactive smoke over Japan and
monstrous-looking planes and nuclear submarines launch deadly charges
tele-directed onto Libya, a North African Third World country with barely
six million inhabitants, Barack Obama was spinning a tale for the Chileans
that sounded like one I used to hear when I was 4 years old: “My shoes are
too tight, my socks are too warm; and I carry in my heart the little kiss
you gave me”.
Some of his audience was taken aback in that Cultural Centre in
Santiago de Chile.
When the president looked anxiously over his audience after mentioning
perfidious Cuba, expecting an explosion of applause, there was icy
silence.  Behind him, oh, yes! felicitous coincidence! among all the other
Latin American flags, there precisely was Cuba’s.
If he were to turn for a second, over his right shoulder he would have
seen, like a shadow, the symbol of the Revolution on the rebel Island that
his mighty country wanted to destroy, but could not.
Anybody would be, without a doubt, extraordinarily optimistic if they
were expecting the peoples of Our America to applaud the 50th anniversary
of the mercenary Bay of Pigs invasion, 50 years of cruel economic blockade
of a sister country, 50 years of threats and terrorist attacks that cost
thousands of lives, 50 years of plans to assassinate the leaders of the
historic process.
I heard myself being mentioned in his words.
In truth, I gave my services to the Revolution for a long time, but I
never eluded risks nor violated constitutional, ideological or ethical
principles; I regret not having better health so that I could carry on
serving the Revolution.
I resigned, without hesitation, all my state and political positions,
including that of First Secretary of the Party, when I became ill and I
never tried to exercise them after the Proclamation of July 31, 2006, even
when I partially recovered my health more than a year later, although
everyone continued to affectionately address me in that manner.   
But I am and shall continue to be as I promised: a soldier of ideas,
as long as I can think or breathe.
When they asked Obama about the coup against heroic President Salvador
Allende, promoted as many others by the United States, and about the
mysterious death of Eduardo Frei Montalva, murdered by agents of DINA, a
creation of the American government, he lost his composure and began to
stammer.
The commentary on Chilean television at the end of his speech was,
without a doubt, accurate when it stated that Obama had nothing to offer
the Hemisphere.
As for me, I don’t want to give the impression that I felt any hatred
for his person, much less for the people of the United States; I
acknowledge the contributions many of its sons and daughters have made to
culture and science.    
Obama now has before him a trip to El Salvador tomorrow, on Tuesday.
There he is going to have to be quite inventive because, in that sister
nation in Central America, the weapons and training received from the
governments of his country spilt much blood.   
I wish him bon voyage and a bit more good sense.

Fidel Castro Ruz
March 21, 2011
9:32 p.m.



1 comment:

  1. This blog is always interesting!

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