Re: (OPE-L) Re: dreams and nightmares

From: Fred B. Moseley (fmoseley@MTHOLYOKE.EDU)
Date: Wed May 21 2003 - 21:54:46 EDT

On Wed, 21 May 2003, Nicola Taylor wrote:

> Right, it is a key point.  If the Cuban government can indeed rely on
> widespread popular support, and if the opposition is small and unpopular,
> why the "necessity" to resort to violent suppression of all internal
> dissent?  There seems to me a fundamental contradiction in the calls for
> internal repression by comrades who in the same breath remind us that the
> Cuban people are, in general, grateful to Castro for all that he has done
> for them.  If Cubans are so grateful that they would defend their
> government, and if Castro believed this, then he would have little to fear
> from setting in motion a process of democratic reforms. Indeed, there is a
> very good chance that Cuba could win widespread internal and international
> support for immediate democratic reforms.

Nicky and Riccardo and Micheal E. and others,

What specific "immediate democratic reforms" do you have in mind?

And how would you safeguard against US subversion of the Cuban political
process and the gains of the Cuban revolution?


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