Worker, build your own machinery! – ¡Obrero, construye tu maquinaria!
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I’m doing an appropriation of an Ernesto Guevara’s statement from 1961. I have deleted his last name as author of this phrase.
Appropriation, reinvention and repairs should be understood as tactics that propel the “technological disobedience”. Practices that the communist revolution promoted as alternatives to the country’s stalled productive sector— and become the most reliable resource for Cubans to navigate the inefficiencies of the Communist political system. Workers who had devoted their imagination and resourcefulness to keeping the revolution on its feet were then forced to employ those attributes to endure lives short on necessities.