…reminiscences, and reminiscences…

Reminiscences of two comrades who had done more than just talk. Maybe what they had started might have sparked the conclusion they had sought, and with songs and memorials to their valour.

After all, on one continent Nelson Mandela had faced a similar situation. And in the US ‘backyard’ Fidel did face a similar situation, as did Hugo. And even Che still remains better remembered and respected than his assasins, as would Salvador Allende and the infamy of Pinochet and Kissinger. And in today’s world we see other former rebels now leaders of some democracies in the region, but leaders who still have to confront, and do so undaunted, not so much state-sponsored violence as pernicious efforts at destabilisation – ‘Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot. Take thou what course thou wilt.‘ in a nutshell.

And one irony is that of those US feminists who work assiduously and well remunerated for women’s rights in countries of which they know absolutely nothing. Yet these dedicated feminists have remained loudly silent at the fact of women who have become presidents of countries in their region, and two of whom had been tortured under US-backed policies. Understandable then is that there exists no female President in the Western Hemisphere until…

Yes, reminiscing can be good – for its own sake or for learning or teaching lessons…

Lyrics in Spanish:

‘The unexamined life …’

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