Whenever I want to shock people, I say,
رحم الله الزعيم ماو و الزعيم فيدل و الزعيم هوغو
May God have mercy on Chairman Mao, Fidel [Castro] and Hugo [Chavez].
All of these leaders came to power in countries dominated by foreign-supported oligarchies. To varying degrees, these revolutions, with the People’s Republic of China being the foremost example, due to its enormous size (and tremendous repression?), were able to resist counter-revolutions. Continue reading