Mariela Castro's Freudian State of Mind

Tuesday, July 7, 2009
"I don't believe in the multiparty system. I believe in the diversity of opinions, in a participation where we all contribute elements. The multiparty system is a falsehood intended to make you believe that you have democracy. So far, the multiparty system has not guaranteed democracy."

Mariela Castro, daughter of dictator Raul Castro and director of the Cuba's National Center for Sexual Education (CENESEX), in an interview with the BBC.

How can you have diversity of political views and opinions if you do not allow diversity of political parties? Perhaps she means that in Cuba, while only the Communist Party is permitted, you can be Marxist, Bolshevik, Leninist, Engelian, Stalinist, Maoist and perhaps even Trotskyite, but that might land you in jail.

Famed Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud labeled such blatant contradictions, and self-deception, as a state of unconscious mental representations.

Or just delusion.