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A brief mental exercise…

For the health of your mind, Dr. Darsi Ferret has a brief mental exercise (via Facebook, my translation):

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A brief mental exercise...

Ricardo Alarcon de Quesado, who today is enjoying "pajama plan" retirement, was years ago Cuba's ambassador to the UN. And from 1993 to just a few months ago, he was president of Cuba's National Assembly. So what real power did this representative of Castroism really have? As a technocrat in charge of carrying out the orders and whims of the island's rulers, he enjoyed certain influence and privileges within the structure of the State. Outside of that he has no real power. These same circumstances can be found in other areas of civil government as seen with the boot-licking Esteban Lazo, or the sudden appearance of Diaz-Canel. The real power in Cuba rests in the nucleus of the generals who behind the scenes impose respect, obedience, and their authority. They are the ones who call the shots and their supremacy is indisputable except in rare cases as found with the executed General Ochoa, who ended up getting his due after a circus trial carried out with the complicity of his fellow travelers. That is the design of military dictatorships. The rest is purely a disguise.

1 comment to A brief mental exercise…

  • asombra

    Mr. Potatohead had no more real power than Lage, Perro Roque and other glorified lackeys that the Cuba "experts" keep anointing as heirs to the throne. The lackeys know this, even if some of them "forget their place" occasionally--which always winds up costing them. They know they're just lapdogs, which is why they behave as such, so they can keep their perks and their nominal big-shot status.