La revolucion – the best thing since sliced bread…

Supporters and cultists of fidel castro try to make us believe that the revolution is the best thing since the advent of oxygen.

My question to them is, since la revolucion is so incredibly great, so incredibly strong and so incredibly moral, how come its supporters have to resort to violence? Surely, winning the battle of ideas shouldnt require physical intimidation if, in fact, said ideas are enlightened?

Dissidents say government supporters are taking repressive measures against them

SANTA CLARA, Cuba – August 18 (Niurvys D?az Redmond, Cubanac?n Press / www.cubanet.org) – Members of the Democratic Christian Movement of Cuba in Santa Clara say supporters of the government have been taking repressive actions against them.

Roberto Carlos P?rez Garc?a, national coordinator of the organization, and Fidel Rodr?guez Garc?a, a neighbor, were surrounded by government supporters who shouted “Terrorists!” and “Mercenaries!” at them.

Member Freddy Mart?n Fraga said he was shoved by a member of Power Power when he took his infant daughter to a day-care center. “The man told me that I was forbidden to leave my home,” Fraga said.

A member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces told his wife to stop caring for the daughter of independent journalist Karel Castillo.

Julio Marrero, a movement member, said some 30 members of the Communist Party congregated outside his house and shouted, “Fatty, come out of your house! We’re going to kill you!”

An advisor to the movement, Guillermo Fari?as Hern?ndez, was shoved by a member of the Communist Party while he was talking to a neighbor in front of his house.

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba, August 17 (Rosa Mar?a Montoya, APLO / www.cubanet.org) – Dissident Reinier Rodr?guez Salgado, a member of the Cuban Orthodox Renovation Party, has been threatened with eviction from his home, which the government says he has been occupying illegally.

Rodr?guez Salgado bought the house for US$7,000 in 1998 from Guillermo R. Casero Rosell?, recognized at the time as the legal owner of the property at Maceo No. 129 in the district of Dos Caminos de San Luis.

The Housing Department on August 12 told Rodr?guez Salgado that he did not have ownership of the house because sales between private citizens is illegal and the property has passed to the hands of the government.

The department said Casero Rosell? could recover the house if he repaid the sales price to Rodr?guez Salgado.

Rodr?guez Rodr?guez said he is a self-employed barber and uses the house for business purposes as well as a family residence.

SANTA CLARA, Cuba – August 16 (Guillermo Fari?as, Cubanac?n Press / www.cubanet.org) – Independent journalist Niurvys D?az Remond says her father insisted she and her husband leave the family home where they lived because authorities planned to arrest her.

Blas D?az Aguilar, a leader in Cuba’s food industry, went to his mother’s home, where D?az and her husband were staying, and told her to leave.

“My father told me that I was going to be sentenced to 30 years in prison,” she said.

Diaz’s husband, Roberto Carlos P?rez Garc?a, is national coordinator of the National Christian Democratic Movement in Cuba.

D?az, a former economics student, is an editor at Cubanac?n Press and belongs to the dissident Guillermo Cabrera Infante Union of Independent Writers and Journalists.

3 thoughts on “La revolucion – the best thing since sliced bread…”

  1. Cowards!
    Unmitigated cowards, all, attacking the weak, the helpless, just because they think differently that “the system” commands.
    They must be made to know that the world is watching… y ya no m’as! Basta ya!
    Free people everywhere need to continue to get as many names and pertinent details as possible, to document every abuse fully, so the cowardly infractors can, eventually, be brought to justice.
    Otherwise, their cowardly actions will continue to have nasty repercussions farther and farther into Cuba’s future, as victim each faces an oppressor down the line… so these confrontations better take place in a legal setting, within a proper and orderly legal framework, so they won’t have to take place on streets where palmas reales or ceibas will end up “decorated” with members of the Batallones de Respuesta R’apida hanging by their scrawny necks in a Free Cuba.
    Julio

  2. Everyone in Cuba knows who did what to whom and lives for the day when accounts will be settled. I do not mean the open dissidents who face down the tyrant and his henchmen every day, but those who seem today the most apathetic and compliant. They will seek blood both to bring to justice the evildoers and to reclaim their lost manhood. After the fall of Machado and Batista, who, on the seismograph of tyranny rated barely a 1 to Castro’s 10, the Cuban people unleashed such pent-up fury as had never before been seen in the history of Latin America (and that is saying a lot). I think we must expect an even more general bloodbath in the wake of Castro’s death. Perhaps it is true that only blood can cleanse blood. Justice denied for so long will not likely appear blindfolded and carrying a calibrated scale. It is likely that the least guilty will be punished entirely out of proportion to their deserts, and the most guilty will escape punishment altogether. It has always been thus. The average Cuban knows the name of his neighborhood snitch but doesn’t know the identities of those who are the real agents of oppression unless he has been unfortunate enough to fall into their clutches. The end will not be clean or pretty. And it is not unlikely that the United States, which never intervened to save Castro’s victims, will intervene to save his henchmen.

  3. I hope there is enough rope in Cuba to meet the needs of the people when the time comes. Come to think of it, I’d better start stocking up too…

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