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Rebellion (the lack thereof)

By Enrique del Risco in Enrisco (my translation):

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Rebellion (the lack thereof)
Back in 1951, Albert Camus, referring to the "Rebellious Man," responded perfectly to the ongoing and recurring question that asks: Why don't Cubans revolt? Or this other question, which puts it in a much simpler way: Are Cubans the most cowardly people on the face of the earth?:

"Rebellion is an act carried out by an informed man who is conscious of his rights."

We have to recognize that Castroism understood Camus very well.

1 comment to Rebellion (the lack thereof)

  • asombra

    Cubans don't rebel because the Castro regime hasn't shown sufficient weakness, and the vast majority of humanity prefers living badly, even very badly, to jail or death. There's also the highly significant matter of many Cubans abroad who are materially supporting a great proportion of Cubans on the island, as well as supporting the regime itself. As long as people can get by tolerably OK and/or have the hope of getting out of Cuba themselves, very few will risk serious rebellion and its consequences. It is what it is, though it's hardly promising.