Fidel Castro's May Day Speech Wednesday, 4 May 2005, 8:56 am Speech: Fidel Castro
Speech Given By Commander In Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, President Of The Republic Of Cuba At The International May Day Celebration In Revolution Square On May 1, 2005.
Listen, hold on for just a bit longer, because today you will be lucky and I won't be speaking at great length.
(Cheering, and shouts of "No!") Nature is on our side, look at the breeze and the clouds; everything is on the side of our noble cause.
Dear personalities and fighters from more than 60 nations who are sharing this historic May Day with us;
Dear delegates to the 4th Hemispheric Meeting of the Fight Against the FTAA and for the ALBA;
Dear fellow Cubans:
Faced with the most powerful empire in the history of humanity determined to destroy our identity as an independent nation in the past, and later during the inevitable Revolution, we are here, in this glorious Square, after 46 years of heroic struggle, against which the most perfidious defamation and the most vulgar crimes have crashed.
Ninety miles away from that Power, Cuba is committing, and will continue to commit - don't let there be any doubt about this - the sin of existing
The fallacies of asymmetric warfare that Cuba is supposedly preparing to wage are looking increasingly ridiculous, embarrassing and impotent; the great lie about the production of biological weapons, involving the enraged liar John Bolton, whose cynical façade they try to present -and rightly so, perhaps- as the perfect symbol of the current United States government to the United Nations
They have failed in their renewed ideological war in which they invaded or tried to invade our radio electronic space with a host of subversive broadcasts of anti-Cuban radio and television; as they have failed in their attempt to internationally isolate Cuba; in their support of idle mercenaries and their use as Trojan horses within the country; in the vulgar actions of the Interests Section under an agitator especially chosen and trained to work out his own expulsion with a well deserved kick up the backside; and in their intentions to suffocate us with the intensification of the criminal economic, commercial and financial blockade.
On the other hand, Cuban credit has grown stronger, its international economic relations have increased and business with US agricultural producers has expanded, despite the many obstacles imposed by the fraudulent and tricky occupant of the White House.
The maneuver to deprive our country of the dollar also failed -the dollar has now been dishonorably dismissed from our country where, during the very harsh times of the special period, it reigned as the Luis 14th of monetary circulation.
All their aggressive plots against our people have failed. Here we are, I insist, stronger than ever, more united than ever, more determined than ever to continue with the exceptional work of building a more just, more supportive, more humane and more prosperous society, like the Promised Land already within our grasp.
The American government, along with its many other sinister strategies to harm our Homeland, resorted to the vulgar option of adding Cuba to a spurious and cynical list of terrorist countries.
This week that draws to an end today, the State Department republished its updated list. It states, in a perverse and malicious way, that: "Cuba remained actively opposed to the US-led Coalition prosecuting the global war on terrorism".
Why does Cuba have to follow the lead of a corrupt and genocidal government?
Following September 11, 2001 and the atrocious attacks on the Twin Towers, planned and carried out by fanatic leaders financially linked to the dynasty that currently reigns in the White House, individuals who were also trained and used by the United States Special Services, the empire's policy has centered on what it described as a world crusade against the terrorism which, invented by them against Cuba, Viet Nam and other countries, has become a world tragedy. The Nazi doctrine of the preemptive and surprise attack on 'any dark corner of the world' was declared and 60 or more states were grotesquely cited as possible targets -one of these, of course, was Cuba--, as our country is first on the list of possible objectives.
No one should be surprised if with the deepest contempt we use the harshest words to qualify such ethylic and demented threats, as it was under such pretext they embarked on wars supposedly aimed at fighting terrorism.
On the very September 11, 2001, Cuba warned of the absurdity of this concept and advised that war would never be the solution to the problem.
Reports from the US Counter-Terrorism Center at this time show that in 2004 there were three times more major terrorist acts (651 compared to 175) than in 2003.
When the American government unjustifiably invaded Iraq, it consciously lied about the existence of weapons of mass destruction. Actually, it was the oil they were after; it was a vulgar war of conquest. All the painful evidence has quashed Bush's hypocritical speech that the world is now a safer place than it was four years ago.
What is the credibility of the shameless scarecrow designed against Cuba by the State Department, which has also made the mistake of giving first place on their list to the least fearful country and the most capable of uncovering their despicable lies?
On top of all this, the government of that country has been foolish enough to say that "the biggest cause for concern is that these States (including Cuba in first place) have the capacity to produce weapons of mass destruction and other destabilizing technology which could fall into the hands of the terrorists". This at the exact time when John Bolton, the deranged author of this folly, is questioned by several of the most important intelligence services of the United States for venting his fury on some honest officials who had the decency to oppose his depraved and untenable lies. Major media outlets and what is even more worrying for the extremist, warmongering and genocidal mob, the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are amazed at such shocking behavior.
Above is an excerpt (the first 25%) from: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0505/S00060.htm =============
Please excuse the American people - for they are good people - not unlike the goog people all over the world. We Americans are the victims of murderous, lying, insanely greedy bastards who control the USA, and the most spectacular propaganda system of all time.
Their reign in power is almost over. Their gambling casinos -the stock markets will totally collapse very soon. They will pass - like the stench of a horrifically obnoxious gas.
The ways of greed, lies, and violence lead to hell and war. It is time for Truth, justice, and peace! It is time for politicians who care about the people, not just the filthy rich ones. KB
Stan De SD
2005-05-07 19:18:41 EST
<email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > Fidel Castro's May Day Speech > Wednesday, 4 May 2005, 8:56 am > Speech: Fidel Castro
Only apologists for a brutal, inhumane, and failed economic system such as Communism give a shit what Castro has to say...
2005-05-07 23:50:11 EST
Only apologists for a brutal, inhumane, and failed economic system such as neocon capitalism give a shit what Bush, Cheney, or Rumsfeld has to say...
Stan De SD
2005-05-08 01:52:04 EST
"RH" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > Only apologists for a brutal, inhumane, and failed economic system such > as > neocon capitalism give a shit what Bush, Cheney, or Rumsfeld has to > say...
Hey Commie Boy, if America is such a failure, explain why all those Mexicans are trying to come here instead of Cuba...
2005-05-08 06:49:52 EST
"RH" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> Only apologists for a brutal, inhumane, and failed economic system such as > neocon capitalism give a shit what Bush, Cheney, or Rumsfeld has to > say...
Small suggestion. When locked in a cage with a 2,000 pound gorilla, PAY ATTENTION to what he does. It's IMPORTANT to you!
2005-05-08 10:38:43 EST
the leading US politicians are lower than rats and wild dogs. They are puppets for a handful of insanely greedy billionaires (the ruling elite) whose money is soaked with the blood of innocents.
Stan De SD
2005-05-08 15:34:40 EST
"RH" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > the leading US politicians are lower than rats and wild dogs. They are > puppets for a handful of insanely greedy billionaires (the ruling > elite) whose money is soaked with the blood of innocents.