How the Night Came is a testimonial book that recounts Commander Huber Matos’ tour of various Castro prisons. It tells, among many other things, that in 1977 Fidel Castro sought to placate criticism of his regime and, at the same time, get money from Jimmy Carter (then president of the United States). For that, he sold himself as a champion of human rights, even though the prisons were full of dissidents.
In an effort to perfect its theatrical scene, the dictatorship ordered the construction of “The Human Rights Pavilion” in the Boniato prison. Some facilities that the only thing they served was to torture political prisoners and assassinate them in a sophisticated way, so much so that they looked like suicides.
Matos always affirmed, with good reason, that Fidel knew how to take advantage of the ingenuity of Western progressives. Skill that served him to invade Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina and several African nations. But, especially, to maintain his image of “social vigilante”.
That is why it should not surprise us that the advertising machinery of the longest tyranny in Latin America has turned homosexuals into one of the human groups that had the worst time at the dawn of the regime, into the fashionable fetish to continue selling the world the idea of an “inclusive” and “tolerant” Cuba. It seems that, without the slightest hesitation, the concentration camps for the “deviant” – not forgetting the classification of “anti-revolutionary pathology” of homosexuality – were left behind.
This strategy of selling itself to the world as an LGBT-friendly place did not happen overnight. The dictatorship has been planned since the mid-2000s. It is a way of erasing the homophobic image of Fidel Castro and Ernesto Guevara.
In addition, it was very useful for recruiting new militants among millennials and centennials.
Many of these new recruits proudly wear the shirt with the face of ‘Che’ in the LGBT marches. But they have no idea that Guevara founded the Guanahacabibes prison to torture and kill more than 25,000 homosexuals. Nor do they know that the Castros instigated their followers to denounce and beat as many gays as possible.
For the revolutionary young men, the new Family Code and equal marriage show the world how progressive the mandate of Miguel Diaz-Canel is. Of course they say nothing about the energy deficit, which causes blackouts of up to ten hours, or the lack of food. The important thing is that homosexuals can marry, even if they lack breakfast, lunch, dinner, work, health, education, decent wages and, especially, freedom of thought.
However, a Cuba promoting the progressive agenda as the greatest of “freedoms” is not an isolated event. In February 2021, it was made public that the UN Department of Human Rights office is collecting the names of anyone who opposes the LGBT agenda in any way. The idea is to compile a kind of blacklist – yes, read it well, blacklist – of which all those people and institutions that do not share progressivism are part.
The UN, imitating the worst tyrannies, assumes that the questioning of its dogmas are crimes and crimes. It assumes that any divergence on gender ideology is “hate speech” or the “denial” of rights. It seems that the only diversity that matters is that of the bed, all the others are expendable.
We don’t know if Cuba is submission to the globalist agenda, or just a pinkwashing strategy. But the truth is that, in several countries, the UN is closing fronts to impose its agenda. For example, in my native Bolivia, both the official Movimiento Al Socialismo and the “opposition” Comunidad Ciudadana have elements that promote all the points of the 2030 Agenda.
What crazy times!