January 11, 1959
One of the big fabrications of the [Batista] dictatorship that has happily disappeared was the one that tried to paint the revolutionary movement, with its deep democratic content and Fidel Castro as its primary leader, red. The fact that Batista and his men, professional liars, hoisted such an accusation systematically should have been enough so as to discredit it. At present, the historic events that have taken place since New Year’s Day are of such magnitude and evidence that nobody can retain doubts of any kind in this regard.
It’s clear that the communists collaborate extensively in the task of establishing the mistaken Minority of Minorities in Cuba, without a real basis in the country, stubbornly trying, with their tenacious proselytizing to infiltrate all the revolutionary movements and exploit historic moments of political transformation, like the ones carried out in Cuba. But the conscience and actions of our people have matured enough so that nobody can derail them, at the instant of re-conquering their democracy, toward ideologies that deny freedom.
A very recent event confirms this assertion: the statement just made by the head of the Revolution, Dr. Fidel Castro, announcing that the new government will refuse all treaties with states governed dictatorially, and mentioning in the first instance the Soviet Union. It is impossible for there to be the slightest convergence among those who just emancipated a people and those that crushed the freedom of a dozen European countries, machine-gunned the defenseless Hungarian people and constitute the highest example of despotism in the world. BOHEMIA welcomes this pronouncement as a positive development.
Moreover, the roots of communism lie in social and political injustice. A truly revolutionary government, loyally committed to helping its people in the urgent battle against traditional ills and injustices, in doing so prevents the fans totalitarianism, which draw on the ills suffered by the people from establishing a police state under the pretext of abolishing them.
Nothing of the sort will happen in our homeland. Communism will not have justifications nor the complicity of power here. The Revolution that advances unstoppably is Cuban and Democratic in intent and at its core. It has nothing to do with enemies of freedom.