Hi; I took another look at your site. It’s very good. It does give a positive view of Cuban Socialism. That is certainly to the good. I wonder about the electricity. If Cuba can afford free health care why can’t they afford free electricity? I fear that a heavy-handed approach to this matter is going to stoke a backlash. I think a Cuban NEP is a good thing. But it’s not socialism. Criminalising electricity theft reflects a mentality which is bureaucratic at best and capitalistic at worst. Gay marriage is interest politics. What happened to class politics? The Party nomenclatura don’t have limosines in Cuba…yet.? In general I think the SWP’s treatment of the Cuban revolution was inadequate. The party regime which Barnes replaced was pretty lame. By the way what do you think of Barnes v.v. Cuba?
Hi, Tom –
It’s been awhile. Hope you are well.
What’s wrong with them giving themselves a new Constitution
if that’s what they want? There’s plenty of small and some not
so small private business in Cuba, and more is developing in
recent years. Cuban society has been changing a lot since
their last constitution, which was adopted in 1976. Let’s hope
this one improves on that one. We’ll see when we get to look
at the details.
Want to see more of the same thinking, try this:
Perhaps you read my translation of the article about stealing electricity?
Should people get their electricity for nothing in what remains a poor,
underdeveloped country? Should someone pay for their electricity?
From: Tom Dengler
Sent: Aug 1, 2018 4:24 PM
To: Walter Lippmann
What do you make of the new constitution business? I read how the authorities are going after electricity “thieves”. There seems to be an awful bureaucracy at work in this. It’s just like Chicago. Maybe capitalism is alive and well in Cuba.
Los Angeles, California
“Cuba – Un Paraiso bajo el bloqueo”