To present State terrorism as revolution, human rights violations as popular defense, the oppressed as subversives, political prisoners and those tortured as criminals, exiles as fugitives, the main transnational organized crime organization as XXI century socialism, the crimes from corruption to drug trafficking as political actions and conspiracy as the liberation of the peoples, are only part of the “counterfeit narrative” that the Cuban dictatorship has created. These and other great lies are the support of the Cuban dictatorship and to defeat it, it is urgent to promote and exercise the “narrative of the truth”.
The narrative is “the oral or written description of an event, real or fictitious, with the purpose of persuading or entertaining the spectator”. The narrative can be of true or false facts and for this reason -in the field of falsification of facts- it is an essential instrument of totalitarian dictatorships, tyrannies and all forms of illegitimately holding power. The “narrative of truth” is the one “that cannot be rationally denied, it is reality”.
When the objective reality shows that the Cuban dictatorship commits all kinds of crimes against its population, which it subjects to hunger and misery, which it traffics in systems of modern slavery and terrorizes with an apparatus of violent repression and judicial simulation, the questions are how and why is this regime sustained? Can’t Cubans do anything to end the opprobrium?
Beyond the limitations of the international legal system, what sustains the Cuban dictatorship for more than 63 years is the narrative of presenting its criminal actions as revolutionary from the beginning and following a long chain of falsifying the facts, victimizing itself when in truth it attacks all the democracies of the region, presenting itself as a political project of liberation when in truth it is an organization of aggressions and crimes.
The narrative of the Cuban revolution is perhaps the best-selling forgery internationally, followed by the messianism narrative of Fidel Castro and the fake Che Guevara epic that presents criminals as heroes. The narratives of the “anti-imperialist struggle” and the “American blockade”. All false, like the successes in education and health in Cuba. The youth and the people in the streets asking for freedom, homeland and life as of July 11, 2021 prove it. Demonstrations and protests that continue a year after their beginning, indicate the terminal crisis of the dictatorship, which seeks to survive with more false narrative.
It is not about creating a counter-narrative, nor about a response to the falsified narrative of Cuba, it is about taking the initiative to present the truth, the objective reality, the facts as they are and how common and normal people live them. Call things by their name and give them the legal and international effects they have. That the actions of the Cuban regime after 11-J are “State terrorism”, “crimes against humanity” and applying the Rome Statute and the Palermo Convention, is a “narrative of the truth”.
The narrative of truth consists in recognizing the objective reality and presenting it as a proposal, not as an answer, as an accusation, not as a defense: “Cuba is the chief dictatorship” a threat to all of the Americas, we must “separate politics from organized crime.” The peoples are already in the narrative of truth, democratic leaders and rulers are missing.