The damage control policies of the Cuban regime face the impact of the counterrevolutionary populace of July 11, whose aftershocks will force deep liberalization or the reinforcement of police forces and repression. More freedoms or more sticks to prevent the fulfillment of the plan of the diplomat Lester Mallory in his secret memorandum to Dwight Eisenhower: the defeat of the Castro revolution demands the use of all possible means, asphyxiating its economy, depriving it of money and supplies, sink wages and cause hunger, despair and the overthrow of the commander-in-chief. Half a century later, social media joined the crusade.
Barack Obama chose implosion, and the other 12 administrations, drowning, because the bossing of the island has been an inalienable objective of the United States since one of the empire’s fathers, Thomas Jefferson, conceived the idea of its annexation or purchase from Spain. The policy towards the largest of the Antilles is not just a product of the Cold War; it controls the Straits of Florida, the approaches to the Gulf of Mexico and the corridor with Haiti. The geostrategic importance of the country that institutionalized Marxism-Leninism 150 kilometers from the capitalist mecca, explains the Platt Amendment, Guantánamo and the deplorable punitive isolation.
The revolution that was a symbol of national sovereignty in the face of American interventionism, that developed an admirable health and school system, a forerunner in the underdeveloped world, barely endures the growing irritation of the victims of its failures, and the cultural upheaval of the children of the famine of the triennium 1990-93, a consequence of the disappearance of subsidies from the USSR and of local ineffectiveness; A good part of the new generations is fed up with a political and ideological monopoly that does not generate prosperity and takes away rights.
The government blames the Yankee hostility, oblivious to the fact that it will be permanent because, to paraphrase the story of Monterroso, when we all die, the empire will continue there, distributing extraterritorial tail blows. Obviously, the United States will support any initiative aimed at the pithing of communist Cuba, disoriented and vulnerable, buried by the pandemic, the crisis in Venezuela, the queues, the shortages and the economic strangulation orders dictated by Donald Trump and followed by Joe Biden.
In his initial meeting with the intellectuals, Fidel Castro said that the revolution defended freedom, and that if the concern of some was the suffocation of the creative spirit, it would discard it. In the 1970s, hundreds of storytellers and artists were persecuted and expelled from their work for homosexuals or failing to meet patriotic standards.
Still dogma, the harangue “Within the revolution, everything; against the revolution, nothing ”established the limits of freedom of expression and artistic creation. As the playwright Yúnior García transgressed them, and on top of that he meets with the enemy, as they advised him to pack his bags.
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