A government of the people, not for a privileged group of people; a government of the people, not of an oligarchy; a government for the people, not for a group of politicians or military people we have as always had in Cuba.A government of the people, by the people, and for the people means a government for the farmers, in particular, because no one can deny the fact that the farmers used to be the most forgotten and suffering sector of our population.
To those who speak in the name of democracy or who hypocritically invoke the word democracy to slander us we can say that this is democracy.
Democracy is the fulfillment of the will of the people.
A people never supports a government without reason; a people never supports leaders without a reason.
For those abroad who defame us, to those who speak of democracy and slander us, we could offer no better argument than the million and more Cubans who have gathered here today.
In the 1960’s and 1970’s his government took major steps in improving Cuba’s education and health care.
This is one example of the few things he accomplished.
To those who do not understand or who do not wish to understand, we say that this is the secret of the tremendous power of the Cuban revolution.
Could we have overthrown the tyranny simply to have a change of men in government?
Because of his new power he felt that if he didn’t like another political figure he would and could have them executed. Castro made his government seize all United States owned sugar mills, electric utilities and oil refineries.
That decision was a poor one for his country and its economy.