Nov 26, 78 • 1233 • Algiers-State • 3353

[Editor’s note: This text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978ALGIER03353_d.html.]

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ALGIER 03353 261251Z
ACTION NEA-11
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 ARA-15 CIAE-00 DODE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 PA-02 SP-02 INRE-00 SSO-00 COME-00 EB-08 LAB-04 SIL-01 HA-05 SS-15 NSCE-00 /074 W
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R 261233Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY ALGIERS
TO USINFO WASHDC IMMEDIATE
SECSTATE WASHDC 9540
UNCLAS ALGIERS 3353

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: SOPN SCUL GY US AG
SUBJECT: ALGERIAN PRESS ON GUYANA MASSACRE: CAPITALISM IS SICK

1. NOVEMBER 23 ISSUE OF LEADING GOVERNMENT-OWNED ALGIERS DAILY IN FRENCH “EL MOUDJAHID” COMMENTED SELF-RIGHTEOUSLY ON THE GUYANA MASSACRE AS FOLLOWS:

2. “THE GUYANA MASSACRE … IS A NEW EPISODE IN THE ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE THAT SEEMS TO HAVE OCCURRED IN THE CAPITALIST SOCIETIES IN THE LAST FEW DECADES. THE PROBLEMS OF UNEMPLOYMENT, FLAGRANT INJUSTICE IN RELATIONS BETWEEN SOCIAL CLASSES, INDIFFERENCE OF THE ENVIRONMENT, MOROSITY INSTILLED BY A CULTURE THAT IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE DECADENT, AND UNCERTAINTY ABOUT TOMORROW LEAD LARGE SEGMENTS OF YOUTH TO “MARGINALIZE” THEMSELVES, FOUNDERING IN A TOTAL DEBAUCHERY WHERE NIHILISM CONTENDS WITH THE ABSURD…. BEHIND THE GLITTERING FACADE OF THE CONSUMER SOCIETY, THE DEEPEST MISERIES CAN BE SEEN. MUCH IS SAID ABOUT LIBERTIES, BUT OF LIBERTY ITSELF THERE IS NONE, EXCEPT THAT OF COMMITTING MASS SUICIDE…. REJECTION OF SOCIETY? NEW PHILOSOPHY? RETURN TO ROOTS?

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WHATEVER IT IS THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR, THEIR DISARRAY AND THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE ACTS IN WHICH THEY SOMETIMES ENGAGE SHOW THAT CAPITALIST SOCIETY HAS NO FUTURE. WHAT A CONTRAST WITH THE BEAMING YOUTH OF THE SOCIALIST COUNTURES* WHAT A CONTRAST WITH OUR WORK CAMPS (VOTGOCZARIAT) FOR THE YOUNG*”

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Originally posted on March 16th, 2020.

Last modified on December 26th, 2020.
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