A Chilean Leader’s Appeal for Vindication
August 14th, 2012
Received by FAB
I am here, Salvador Allende.
Yes, it is I, the leader of my country, Chile. I said in my last address to the nation, “I am sure that my sacrifice will not be in vain.” We are approaching the time when this prophecy will come true. My country, and the whole world, has been under the tyranny of the multinational corporations for a very long time, too long. And so, there will be a peaceful revolution which has been orchestrated by a huge army of good spirits and Angels. And the enemy will not be able to resist the coming revolution. It is coming, as sure as tomorrow’s sunrise.
Salvador Allende Gossens 26 June 1908 – 11 September 1973) was a Chilean physician and politician, known as the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections.
Allende’s involvement in Chilean political life spanned a period of nearly forty years. As a member of the Socialist Party, he was a senator, deputy and cabinet minister. He unsuccessfully ran for the presidency in the 1952, 1958, and 1964 elections. In 1970, he won the presidency in a close three-way race, formally elected by Congress as no candidate had gained a majority.
Allende adopted the policy of nationalization of industries and collectivization. On 11 September 1973 the military, citing a call by the Chilean Congress to end his presidency, staged a coup against Allende. As the armed forces surrounded La Moneda Palace, Allende gave his last speech vowing not to resign, and then died in circumstances that are unclear. After Allende’s death, Chile was led by a military junta beginning a dictatorship led by General Augusto Pinochet. (Source: Wikipedia)