[Marxism] Cuban Communist Party expels intellectual for exposing corruption
binesi at gvtel.com
Sun Jul 4 11:07:07 MDT 2010
Thanks to Louis for posting this piece. Am I the only one to find
Morales's opening paragraphs (below) amazing--not only because they were
published in an official Cuban site (before he was expelled from the CP,
of course), but more so for their assertion that top officials of the
regime are preparing for the day when, like apparatchiks in the USSR and
Eastern Europe, they can cash in when the Cuban Revolution collapses?
Morales also criticizes the leaders for harassing the Ladies in White,
who pose nowhere near the threat to the regime that some leaders
themselves do, he argues.
A few weeks ago, I criticized the Freedom Socialist Party for
issuing a statement defending the regime's harassment of the Ladies in
White (the harassment stopped after the head of the Roman Church in Cuba
persuaded the government to call off the allegedly "spontaneous"
counterprotesters that harassed the ladies on their walk from church to
a park)--all of which suggests that the regime was merely using the
ladies as an excuse to crack down on freedom of expression. Couple that
with Morales's accusation that some leaders are feathering their nest in
preparation for the revolution's demise and you have a story that I
would have thought more leftists would find worth noting.
B**y Esteban Morales**
*/From the UNEAC website/*
When we closely observe Cuba's internal situation today, we can have no
doubt that the counter-revolution, little by little, is taking positions
at certain levels of the State and Government.
Without a doubt, it is becoming evident that there are people in
positions of government and state who are girding themselves financially
for when the Revolution falls, and others may have everything almost
ready to transfer state-owned assets to private hands, as happened in
the old USSR.
Fidel said that we ourselves could put an end to the Revolution and I
tend to think that, among other concerns, the Commander in Chief was
referring to the questions relative to corruption. Because this
phenomenon, already present, has continued to appear in force. If not,
see what has happened with the distribution of lands in usufruct in some
municipalities around the country: fraud, illegalities, favoritism,
bureaucratic slowness, etc.
In reality, corruption is a lot more dangerous than the so-called
domestic dissidence. The latter is still isolated; it lacks an
alternative program, has no real leaders, no masses. But corruption
turns out to be the true counter-revolution, which can do the most
damage because it is within the government and the state apparatus,
which really manage the country's resources.
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