lundi 23 septembre 2013

Chile: The last speech of President Salvador Allende Gossens on September 11, 1973.

 
Placed at a historic turning point in my life I will pay the loyalty of the people.

My friends,

        
This is definitely the last time I have to speak to you. The air force has bombed the towers of Radio Portales and Radio Corporación. My words are not marked with bitterness but disappointment, and will be the moral punishment of those who have betrayed their oath: soldiers of Chile, the commanders holders and Admiral Merino, who has promoted himself, not to mention Mr. Mendoza, who generally treacherous, yesterday, showed his faithfulness and loyalty to the government, and now just proclaim Director General of the Carabineros .
        
Given these facts, there is one thing I can say to workers: I will not resign! Placed at a historic turning point in my life I will pay the loyalty of the people. And I 'm sure the seed sown in the consciousness worthy of thousands and thousands of Chileans will not be torn forever.
        
They have the strength, they can enslave us , but social processes do not stop with the crime or with force.

The story belongs to us and it is the people who make it.

Workers of my country,

        
I want to thank you for your loyalty always trust you filed a man who was the interpreter of the great desires of justice, who gave his word to respect the Constitution and the law, and the held.
        
This last time, the last where I can speak to you, I ask you to put to use this lesson: Foreign capital and imperialism, united with the reaction, created the climate in which the Armed Forces broke their tradition, one that taught them the General Schneider and reaffirmed commander Araya, who fell victims of the same social stratum which now awaits a warm foreign labor makes him the power to continue defending their profits and privileges.
        
I address first the modest woman of our land, the peasant who believed in us, the workers who worked more, the mother who knew our concern for children.
        
I appeal to workers in professions that have a patriotic conduct, those who acted against sedition encouraged by corporate organizations, levels of class that only seek to defend the benefits of capitalist society that does not give' with a handle.
        
I appeal to the youth, those who sang and communicated their joy and their fighting spirit. I address the man of Chile, the worker , the farmer, the intellectual, to all those who are persecuted ... because in our country fascism has already made ​​known long ago in the terrorist attacks, blowing up bridges, cutting the railroad tracks, destroying the oil and gas pipelines, enjoying the silence of those who were obliged to defend ... history will judge!

I am certain that my sacrifice will not be useless.

        
Radio Magallanes will surely be silenced, and the tranquil sound of my voice will not happen to you.
        
Regardless, you will continue to hear, I will always be by your side, my memory will be at least that of a worthy man who was faithful to the loyalty of workers.
        
The people must defend themselves, but not sacrifice. The people should not get screened or crushed, but it must also not let humble .

Workers of my country,

        
I think Chile and its destiny. Other men will overcome this gray and bitter moment when treason attempts to impose .
Go ahead and know that in a far closer than is wide open to new avenues through which to advance the free man to build a better future society .

Long live Chile! Long live the people! Long live the workers!

        
These are my last words. I am certain that my sacrifice will not be useless, and I 'm sure it will be at least a moral lesson to punish felony, cowardice and treason.
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* Salvador Allende Gossens born June 26, 1908 and died September 11, 1973 was a doctor and socialist statesman, President of the Republic of Chile on 3 November 1970 and 11 September 1973. Did he really committed suicide and he was shot at the Palais of the Moneda bombed? After this horrific coup, Pinochet established a military dictatorship that was more than more than 3,100 victims until 1990. For his friend, the former Cuban President Fidel Castro, he was assassinated.

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