Reflections by the
Commander in Chief
THE VALUE OF IDEAS
Che was a man of ideas.
It would have caused him profound pain
to hear the speeches that, expressing traditional
leftist positions, were delivered at the Latin American
Summit held in Santiago de Chile.
The Right also assumed traditional
stances and made intelligent concessions to the supposed
Che would have been proud of the
statements made by several revolutionary and courageous
leaders, regardless of the little or great deal of
political experience any of them may have.
Experience is the mother of science and
It was from the battles waged by a
handful of Cuban combatants in an area of the Sierra
Maestra, against forces that were vastly superior in
number and weapons, that Che drew the ideas he later
synthesized in his book Guerrilla Warfare.
Chávez leveled devastating criticisms at
Europe, the same Europe that pretended to offer lessons
on good governance at this Latin American Summit.
The voices of Sandino and of the
millennium-old cultures of this hemisphere could be
heard in the words of Daniel and Evo.
The speech delivered by the President of
El Salvador at this Summit is disgusting.
Capitalism is a system governed by blind,
destructive and tyrannical laws that have been imposed
on the human species.
Dedicating the next Summit to the young
people of Latin America was an unpalatable mixture of
hypocrisy and lies, aimed at inculcating the minds of
peoples with conditioned reflexes.
Fidel Castro Ruz
November 10, 2007