Why do we love Fidel?

Because we love the idea of “Fidel”

Because we think there has to be some other way

That there must be more to life and to living than this

That life and living must have some meaning too

We loathe the things that they force down our throats day and night

We love freedom:Freedom from the chains of television and commercials

Freedom from the chains of futility

Freedom from humiliation

Yet, we know Fidel’s time is past

We know the idea of “Fidel,” too, will some day succumb to the unipolar world that is getting narrower every day

Still, we keep hoping

Still, we see signs that the idea of “Fidel” may be permeating into other places too

Fidel who, once the Soviet Union fell, was left isolated and friendless, is finding new friends and allies

But the unipolar world, too, is hard at workIts slogan is “You are either with us or with the terrorists”

Its slogan is “democracy,” but only if democracy doesn’t harm its own interestsIt supports all autocratic governments, but considers Fidel a dictator

A dictator who has given free education and healthcare to his country’s people

And many other things besides

So we must either be with Bush or with Fidel

But even if some day Fidel had to leave, he will go with honor

He will hold his head highThe same way that his nation – his comrades – hold their heads high

Because he never yielded

He was never like autocratic rulers who sell everything that they have and that they are, all in return for worldly power and status

Fidel will become immortal

Because there will never be another Fidel

In the same way that there will never be another Gandhi, another Mossadegh, or another Allende

And, yes, another Khomeini or another Arafat

And yet…Such words don’t give us fancy clothes

They don’t give us credit cards, loans, debt, and alienation

They don’t give us the “American Dream”

So, long live CNN and the “free” press, the boundaries of whose freedom are set by multinational corporations!

Long live the hundreds of meaningless brand names, trade marks and logos!

Long live luxury cars and even more luxurious houses, which most of us only see in our dreams!

Long live the material world!

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOUCopyright © Demetrios the Traveler
(
Brexians lair)

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Demetrios Georgalas (A Surviving Globalization Consultant) was born in 1961 in Bern and grew up in Athens. In1985, graduated from Surrey University with a Tourism Management BSc (Hons). In 1998, graduated from LMTB under Freie Universitat Berlin, with a Diploma Lasers in Medicine. His professional career was started in the private sector and at the same time he created his first consulting company D+G Consultants Inc. Worked for major multinationals in Greece and abroad (FMCGs / Pharmaceuticals / Tourism). Demetrios Georgalas, having established also Travelling 2 Greece a destination management company, while with the D+G Consultants working in the areas of BTL and special marketing projects. He is activated except from Greece in the Balkans and in Turkey, consulting his clientele with new innovative proposals. Apart from his enterprising activities, he dabbles at blogging, travelling and cooking while he is married and has two children. In conclusion Demetrios Georgalas is an Athenian, Greek, Agnostic, Traveller, & Liberal he likes sci-fi, photography, blogging, travelling and cooking and if you like fascism or any kind of dogma, keep out! Δημήτρης Κ. Γεωργαλάς Γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1961, σπούδασε Τουριστική Διαχείριση στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο και κατέχει μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο στην Βιοτεχνολογία. Έχει εργαστεί σε μεγάλα τουριστικά γραφεία του εσωτερικού, και σε πολυεθνικές σε Ελλάδα και Εξωτερικό, στο χώρο των φαρμάκων, των ιατρικών μηχανημάτων και των FMCG’s. Από το 2001 είναι ελεύθερος επαγγελματίας, με δραστηριότητα στην διαχείριση προορισμού, τον θεματικό τουρισμό και τις ειδικές ενέργειες marketing. Είναι παντρεμένος και πατέρας δυο παιδιών, διδάσκει ειδικά θέματα εξωτερικού εμπορίου και κοινωνικής δικτύωσης, σε επιχειρήσεις και οργανισμούς. Ασχολείται ενεργά με το διαδίκτυο από το 1993 με άμεση εμπλοκή στα κοινωνικά δίκτυα και στο «ιστολογείν». Φανατικός ταξιδευτής, ερασιτέχνης φωτογράφος, μαχόμενος αγνωστικός και φιλελεύθερος. Όραμά του μια Ευρωπαϊκή Ελλάδα. https://brexians.wordpress.com
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