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(en) Taller Libertario Alfredo López: Cuba: the end of the social enchantment of the "Revolution" (ca, de, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Sat, 24 Jul 2021 09:29:07 +0300

The repressive social enchantment that kept the museum pacified of much of the international left has vanished. Beneath the "Cuban Revolution", and against the grain of its benign image, the "Cuban State" has sprung up publicly, in all its crudeness and repressive bombast. The same Cuban state that created - to confront Yankee imperialism - an omnipresent political police that fights the society kept under its control. The same Cuban state that destroys - in the name of socialism - all popular and workers' organizations that, with their stories of struggle, made the declared socialist conquests a daily reality. That same Cuban State that has turned solidarity into a brand of international identity, on the basis of keeping us sunk in mistrust and fear among neighbors. The same Cuban state that - in the midst of the intensified Yankee blockade - builds more hotels for foreign tourists than infrastructures to produce food, fruits and milk. The same Cuban state that has produced the only vaccines in Latin America against covid-19, but maintains its health personnel in a condition of salaried employees of the political police.
That Cuban state in these days of July 2021 has shown what it is: a common and current oligarchy, jealous of maintaining its absolute power at all costs; a vulgar kleptocracy with humanistic and enlightened pretenses; a pyramid of power as solid and disproportionate as the pyramids of the Egyptian theocracies, but surrounded by the sands of paradisiacal beaches.
Now supporting geopolitical arguments about the place of Cuba in the global imperial strategy, arguing that the anti-government protests in Cuba are inevitably paid for by the Cuban right in Miami, arguing that the Protestants are simple criminals in search of looting, that the true revolutionary people are with his government - those are all arguments that describe a significant part of reality, but do not exhaust it at one point. The people of Cuba have as much right and as much duty to protest as the people of Colombia and Chile. What is the difference? -Who are oligarchies with different origins? With more or less brutal practices? With more or less distinguishable ideological makeup? With more or less servile positions with the US government? With more or less sublime ideals to justify their privileges? All those immense differences between the Colombian, Chilean and Cuban oligarchies are reduced to zero when, on a beautiful Sunday morning, you discover that, in addition to the mafia oligarchies in Colombia and Chile, the Cuban oligarchy is also - in front of a people without arms - armed to the teeth, a little more or a little less, to crush you and your brothers, your body and your mind, if you only think of verbally questioning the normality that they manage.
Everything that the Cuban State has done to produce national vaccines against covid-19, all the labor subsidies, all the salary improvements that it offered to many sectors in the midst of the pandemic, suddenly evaporate, not only due to the inflationary spiral and the endemic food shortage in Cuba, but also because it became visible that all this was part of the macabre network of "repressive tolerance", something that any decent person in Cuba can now discover, without having to read any brilliant book on counterculture. To those who come now to sweeten that repressive tolerance in this country and raise over it the mirage of militarized harmony, we can calmly define them as the new face of what should have no place in our future.
The "masses" have once again become "people", with all their lights and shadows, by ceasing to obey the heavy chains of command, and re trusting the affections, affinities and minimal capacities to do and think together. , which have resurfaced in disobedience and solidarity among equals, amid the spiral of violence, pandemic and shortages. That is the new reality that was born in Cuba in these days of July 2021, and of that new reality, as anarchists in Cuba, we want to feel part of it.

Libertarian Workshop Alfredo López


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