January 1st, happy New Year and all that.
It's time to commemorate modern revolutions: today it's the 50th anniversary of the success of the Cuban Revolution, that created the only Leninist system still standing (Vietnam and China have surrendered to Capitalism, even if keeping the red banner by the moment, while Russia has become markedly fascist). Today is also the 15th anniversary of the Zapatista armed uprising in the Maya highlands of southern Mexico, a revolt that lightened the hearts of so many after the catastrophic failure of the rerform (Perestroika) in the Soviet Union.
After 50 years of revolution and blockade, Cuba has many challenges ahead but can proudly state that nobody suffers hunger, that everybody has free healthcare and, maybe more importantly, that every single Cuban citizen is well educated. It can also stand proudly of having resisted ll this time such a powerful neighbour and declared enemy as the USA.
In Mexico the process is still unfolding, the revolution still has to be done... but, as the country descends into the abyss of illegitimate governments, extreme corruption, organized crime and an economic alliance with the USA that brings nothing but greater poverty and abuses, the autonomous Zapatista region stands as the only light in such darkness, resisting quite incredibly the siege imposed by the conservative government.
Overall, around the world, the socio-economical siuation is clearly worsening, what is certainly bad news but also offers the opportunity to escape the illusion of unsustainable consumerism/productivism and of people becoming gradually more and more aware of the real problem: Caitalism and it's ficticious economy of scam, bubble and fraud, only intended to concentrate wealth and power in few hands. Even with the many shortcomings, today most people in the world can read and write, what means they can become aware and eventually arise with some knowledge of what is going on.
The time has not yet come maybe but it's approaching.
Happy New Revolutionary Year. Humankind shall prevail over the parasites within itself.