A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
Cindy Sheehan and Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox wish to congratulate President Hugo Chávez, The United Socialist Party of Venezuela and the people of Venezuela for the great re-election victory.
I have been honored to be able to travel to Venezuela and meet with the president and people of Venezuela and to be inspired by the Bolivarian Revolution and the commitment by the people to improving their lives.
From the bottom of my heart, I wish to thank the administration of Venezuela for recognizing the sovereignty of every nation and being a beacon for peaceful and positive interactions between countries.
I wish to also congratulate President Chávez for overcoming his battle with cancer and devoting his life to the people of Venezuela and the world.
(Before any say that elections in Venezuela are “rigged,” the Jimmy Carter Center has determined that Venezuela’s elections are among the most transparent and credible internationally.)