Of all the communist dictatorships, the one with the best public relations is Cuba. Here is the popular story. The 1959 revolution tried to create a non-bureaucratic “tropical socialism”, which managed to exile all Cubans with progressive ideas and maintain a blind people. When the Soviet Union collapsed, Cubans kept going because Fidel Castro was greatly admired, and when millions of tourists visited the country beginning in the 1990s, they found a poor country giving an image of development in the area of education and health. It was all a lie that the free world helped sell as truth. To this day, Cuba is not treated as a criminal dictatorship. Castro and his family murdered thousands of Cubans and the world has dedicated itself to looking the other way.
Cuba is not trustworthy. If you are a Cuban born on the island around 1960, you grew up with a promise of equality that you never saw. You remember seeing your classmates with torn shoes, tartar on their teeth, and scabbed nails. Fidel was committed to creating a poor, mediocre and headstrong society. Meanwhile Castro y Familia lived at the highest capitalist level.
That dictatorship, that Canada covers its back is full of crimes against humanity, which has only distributed hunger to its people. A dictatorship that enjoys aid in order to have a paradise of sex tourism: teachers, doctors, professionals and even girls have had to sell their bodies to old Canadian, Spanish and British leg pests. Even Castro joked that thanks to Cuba’s excellent teachers, his whores “were the best educated in the world.”
Today the liberal techniques of education seem to have passed by in Cuba. An educational system full of bullying, violence and bad habits. The university is free but there are no study conditions, the students sleep surrounded by cockroaches.
The sad thing is that Cubans inside the island, who only know misery and repression when a tourist asks them a question, believe they are the best, even when their country is at its worst, so they rarely demand the change they deserve. . The anthropological damage of this society has turned people into cavemen. A country where it is almost impossible to get ibuprofen or shampoo, you hear people boasting that Cuba is a world medical power.
Cuba today is not, as its fans think, socialist. Nor is it capitalist. While China and Vietnam, for all their sins, reformed their economies to enrich their people, the Castros only liberalized as much as necessary to avoid collapse, because this is an old-fashioned oligarchy that simply wants to stay in power.
Today 60 percent of Cubans live off the state, that is, it is a “parasite.” Those who want to have that long-awaited freedom only receive sticks when they demand their rights. Proof of this is July 11, 2021. And what did Canada do once again? we all know the answer. I silently support the dictatorship in exchange for them continuing to sell the island to him for bits and pieces. However, the Canadian government sells itself to the world as an inalienable defender of human rights. Sure, we all know this as long as there is no money involved.
This is where the ambiguities become interesting: to what extent can we trust this democratic government for the future Cuba? Why Canada is one of the best countries in terms of freedom and yet helps the bloodiest dictatorship in all of Latin America. It is something that every good Cuban asks himself every day.
Free world it’s time you knew! Cuba sucks! Socialism there died years ago. Proof of this is what happened in Matanzas this weekend. It is a mediocre dictatorship that does not have a contingency plan to put out a fire. It is a regime that uses all its resources to repress and build hotels to exploit with the help of Canada.
We Cubans who have gone into exile have lived in two different worlds. The communist prison island and freedom in all its splendor. We all conclude in one thing and that is that the communist dictatorship washes its face in all instances of the free world. Why not expose all the atrocious human rights violations? Why not stop trading with a murderous and drug-trafficking state? Answers that Justin will surely never give. Either Joseph or whatever administration an exiled Cuban lives in.
That myth held by the West of continuing to whitewash the Cuban dictatorship will soon end and we Cubans will take care of showing what it really is; a rotten society.