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Salvador Allende (1908 – 1973)


Chilean politician and member of the Socialist Party, and President of Chile from November 1970 up until his death during the 1973 coup.
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Salvador Allende
Now the question is, "Who is going to use whom?" Even accepting the form of the question, the answer is the proletariat. If it wasn't so I wouldn't be here. I am working for Socialism and through Socialism.
Allende quotes
The Popular Unity government represented the first attempt anywhere to build a genuinely democratic transition to socialism a socialism that, owing to its origins, might be guided not by authoritarian bureaucracy, but by democratic self-rule.
Allende
We already had success in creating a democratic, national government that is revolutionary and popular. That is how socialism begins, not with decrees




Allende Salvador quotes
I am not the president of all the Chileans. I am not a hypocrite that says so.
Allende Salvador
I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people.
Salvador Allende quotes
We start from different ideological positions. For you to be a Communist or a Socialist is to be totalitarian; for me no. On the contrary, I think Socialism frees man.
Salvador Allende
As for the bourgeois state, at the present moment, we are seeking to overcome it, to overthrow it. Our objective is total, scientific, Marxist socialism.
Allende Salvador quotes
Allende is seeking the totality of power, which means Communist tyranny disguised as the dictatorship of the proletariat.
Allende
Of all of the leaders in the region, we considered Allende the most inimical to our interests. He was vocally pro-Castro and opposed to the United States. His internal policies were a threat to Chilean democratic liberties and human rights.
Allende Salvador
I have experience and I am employing it in the service of a Chilean road for Chile's problems. We always take advantage of experience wherever it comes from, but adapting it to our reality. I am putting it to use in a Chilean way, for the problems of Chile. We are not anyone's mental colonists.
Salvador Allende
I have been to Cuba many times. I have spoken many times with Fidel Castro and got to know Commander Ernesto Guevara well enough. I know Cuba's leaders and their struggle. It has been difficult to overcome the blockade. But the reality in Cuba is very different from that in Chile. Cuba came from a dictatorship, and I arrived at the presidency after being senator for 25 years.




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