Thursday, December 24, 2015

Misplaced Support

Misplaced Support / Fernando Damaso
Posted on December 23, 2015

Fernando Damaso, 18 December 2015 — Cuban authorities as well as
organizations that make up the so-called official civil society have
unleashed a ferocious campaign against politicians elected to public
office by a majority of their citizens. In Argentina it was a
presidential election while in Venezuela the opposition won a wide
majority in the National Assembly.

Hearing and reading their statements, one would think that Argentinians
and Venezuelans, lacking political maturity, had mistakenly cast their
ballots for criminals, outsiders, mercenaries, traitors and other
anti-social types instead of for the good, noble and selfless
kirchernerista and chavista candidates, the "eternal patriots" of their
respective countries.

Such out of control hysteria is nothing new given the outcry from the
losers. Remember that, despite the expressed will of a majority of
Puerto Ricans, both the Cuban authorities and their affiliated
organizations continued to clamor for Puerto Rican independence,
something for which only 4% of the population voted and which 96% rejected.

There is similar support for the FARC narco-guerillas, who are now in
negotiations with the legitimate government of Colombia, which was duly
elected by a majority of its citizens. Unfortunately, there are many
other similar examples in all parts of the world. Illustrations of a
primitive fanaticism!

Always on the side of those who reject democracy, of totalitarians, of
populists and the extreme left in spite of "the many blows which life
has dealt."

Source: Misplaced Support / Fernando Damaso | Translating Cuba -

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