THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF
A reflection on my reflections
While writing a brief reflection is helpful, in
that the hundred and twelve accredited foreign newspapers and
press agencies in our country that receive it in advance can
publish important parts of its text, long reflections allow me to
expound, as extensively as I wish, on concepts I deem important
and which provide our people, the main protagonist against any
potential aggression, as well as countries facing similar
circumstances, the required information to form their own judgment.
This dilemma is, for me, a headache.
I am also concerned about the space they take up on the front
pages of our newspapers, dearly needed to report on our nation's
Therefore: I shall divide them into brief and long reflections.
When brief, they will be previously distributed to the media that
usually receive them. When long, they won't be previously
distributed and will be published on any inside page of Granma,
the official newspaper.
If other political and grassroots organizations wish to publish
the reflections in their respective journals, they may do so,
without using up the space of their main sections.
The Party's Ideological Department and the Executive Director
of the Council of State may propose other options.
When taking on this task, I had no previously elaborated plan,
but rather a deeply-felt desire to communicate with our people,
the main protagonist of our resistance, as I observe the stupid
actions of the empire. Today, as in the days of what came to be
known as the fertile prison, I am filled with an immense desire to
study and meditate while recovering.
Fidel Castro Ruz.
June 22, 2007