Sunday, November 8, 2009

Estate of Defenceless

Many Canadians and people around the world ask why if Cubans don’t like Castro and his regime they don’t express openly their feelings and just throw the dictator out of power and change the structure of the country.

Answers to those questions are complicated and sometimes very tricky. First at all, Castro had achieved in our country to make a vigilant estate in which everyone is a volunteer informant of his neighbour and viceversa. But, everything started with the own personality of Castro: a leader who is charismatic, incredible twisted and smart.

Castro played with the lowest instincts of our people, manipulated their rage and wrath and opportunistically pushed for the creation of institutions like the CDR (Committee of Defence of Revolution) which initial and basic role in the Cuban society was to establish a social vigilance organism to scrutinize any possible dissidence with the official principles of the newly born revolution.

From there, every single institution was created as a monopoly and with the same principle of vigilance and repression: trade unions, women associations, youth and children associations. At the same time, in their public speeches, the leaders were settling the orthodoxy of the new regime: intolerance, expropriation, standardization of everything and establishing the idea that any smallest opposition was the personification of Evil: Capitalism, Imperialism.

Then, when the proper mood was reached, Castro threw his attack against every of the institutions that establish any society as a Democratic: press, judicial power, national constitution, and political structure of power. All of them were one and belonged to only one owner: the vigilant estate impersonated by Castro.

The conclusion of the story is simple, any opposition or dissidence against the Revolution was against Castro who impersonates the whole nation with only one voice. Any deviation of the revolutionary dogma could be understood as betrayal to our homeland and with the borderlines unclearly defined, you have no guarantee where the revolutionary orthodoxy finishes and the dissidence starts.

The opposition was sent to jail or had to escape to other countries, usually US. Any other party was discredited or dismembered in pieces or accused of treachery, as a consequence of that all the opposition parties banished. Fidel Castro empowered loyalists in every seat and every new institution swore loyalty to the commander in chief. He designed and created the new face of the law in a country, banishing any idea of division of power, and it was in that way how the monopoly of the estate was born.

In Cuba, there is nothing but the property of the vigilant estate: education and health care institutions, media, law, police, army, elections, constitution, personal properties, businesses, banks; everything is one and belongs to the government with only one visible head. You already know the name.

So, if you decide to express any sort of independent opinion that could challenge anything claimed as revolutionary dogma, you will be named a dissident and will be barred, stripped off of all your rights and your future: who is going to hire you for a job, or study in a University who belong to the only one owner, or publish your complain in any newspaper if all of them only publish what the official and only allowed party order, or file in the court a complain, the same court that probably later in life will condemn you for your believes?

Where are you going to go?

Cuba is an Estate of Defenceless. It was established from the beginnings of the revolution that the leftist parties in the world acclaim as an icon of freedom and justice. The double standards in the public speeches of our leaders created the aura of the Cuban Revolution: an aura that chained and help nowadays to keep the estate of defenceless in our country.

Every intellectual, reporter, politician, and common people who supports Cuba awards our civil society with chains. They taped our voices, tight our hands, strip off our rights.

They are in commission by the vigilant estate to keep our voice shut. They are, in the language of the law, accessories in the commission of the crime committed by Castro.