Thought of the day – The lack of solidarity in Cuba
There is something like a new status quo in the country with the omnipresent Raul Castro. The people did not vote for him, but there he is. With the granting of self-employment licenses for new businesses, many individuals are now becoming entrepreneurs and this has provoked new lack of solidarity. For the activists, civil society, and members of the opposition, it is now harder to operate in that world because a license that allows you and your family to live and which your children depend on, which will allow you to have a better life and acquire the money to leave the country, depends on your silence. You sell hamburgers and you also sell your silence. Then, when you find yourself around certain people who have turned into winners, they are winners who have no solidarity with you. They do not contribute anything to that social amalgam of thought regarding today's Cuba, which remains in the hands of the government, in complete solitude, vertically directing society's destiny.