Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has died aged To celebrate the life of this remarkable figure in history, we present a selection from. On trial in Santiago for leading a bloody assault on the city’s Moncada garrison, young revolutionary leader Fidel Castro uttered a phrase in court that would. Fidel Castro: “History Will Absolve Me”. Excerpts from his own defense, delivered at his trial, October Fidel Castro in ; We have fomented a rebellion.
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The Many Problems of Cuba I stated that the second consideration on which we based our chances for success was one of social order because we were assured of the people’s support.
The first popularly elected government would have to respect them, not only because of moral obligations to the nation, but because when people achieve something they have yearned for throughout generations, no force in the world is capable of taking it away again.
History Will Absolve Me
abslove On March 3rd, I supplied the Courts with data, photographs, films and other proof denouncing this state of affairs. In this present-day world, social problems are not solved by spontaneous generation. The speech provides history and the ideals of a nation wanting change. In this, however, –early death–the state is most helpful.
The trick also works if you are already a ruler and want to stay popular. Who told them that to die fighting is dishonorable?
No trivia or quizzes yet.
Fidel Castro: “History Will Absolve Me”
The first condition of sincerity and good faith in any endeavor is to do precisely what nobody else ever does, that is, to speak with absolute clarity, without fear. Did not Tabernilla, in a memorandum, forbid them to talk with anyone opposed to the government, that is to say, with ninety-nine percent of the people? Leaving aside the problem of integral changes in the social system, not even on the surface of the public quagmire were we able to discern the slightest motion that could lessen the rampant putrefaction.
By the end of the week the number of dead had risen to more than casgro men. He was definitely better than last tyrant and popular in his own country. I must warn you: The strictly agricultural enterprises would be exempt in consideration of other agrarian laws which would be put into effect.
I stated that the second consideration on which we based our chances for success was one of social order. And when an energetic and forceful people cry, injustice trembles. Though Castro was sentenced to join his brother in prison for 15 years, the trial elevated him to semi-heroic status on the island.
It is equally true that the attack was carried out with magnificent coordination. The latter are not included in the statistics of victims released by the regime; those statistics refer exclusively to our men.
This country innocently believed that such a past willl not return; the people were proud of their love of freedom and they carried their heads high in the conviction that liberty would be respected as a sacred right. Many of the old elements, who had drifted away from the Armed Forces, returned to the ranks and blocked the way of young, capable and valuable men who might otherwise have advanced.
History Will Absolve Me by Fidel Castro
What a great sense of honor those modest Army technicians and professionals had, who did not distort the facts before the Court, but gave their reports adhering to the strictest truth! We export sugar to import candy, we export hides to import shoes, we export iron to import plows Let us leave firel statute alone and await the opportunity to apply it to those who really did foment an uprising against the Constitutional Powers of the State.
In any small European country there are more than technical and industrial arts schools; in Cuba, there are only six such schools, and the boys graduate without wipl anywhere to use their skills. Let him not pretend, at a later date, that the soldiers were acting without direct orders from him! They were kept from this Court so that, under my questioning, they would not be able to testify that – besides Dr. Kill, abuse, oppress the people.
No doubt when he dies there will be plenty of reactionary voices around the globe striving to outdo each other in denouncing Castro’s legacy.
It was never our intention to engage the soldiers of the regiment in combat.
The rest of the accused were seized later. As I’m currently teaching a world literature course, I thought it would be nice to examine literature that came from countries we aren’t as familiar. Two minutes seems a very short time in which to demand and justify that a man be put behind bars for more than a quarter of a century. And I called it impedimenta! The reader needs prior understanding of the history of Cuba such as the Cuban war of independance and the Batista regime.
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I want to be just above all else, so I can’t blame all the soldiers for the shameful crimes that stain a few evil and treacherous Army men. How were we going to expose the terrible truth they would go to such great lengths to conceal? You just send him to jail without further thought. Unlike politicians, his reasoning is not so screwed and he could be funny too. Of course, where men are shot point blank, there are no wounded. There wasn’t even any respect for the combat wounded in the various city hospitals.
The problems of the Republic can be solved only if we dedicate ourselves to fight for it with the same energy, honesty and patriotism our liberators had when they founded it. This book was written by a revolutio What reads as a young revolutionary lawyer’s closing arguments in defense of himself, also serves as documentation of the battle of Moncada, the political atmosphere of Cuba leading up to the countries most recent revolution, and as Fidel Castro’s personal manifesto.