Cuba: A totalitarian state, a failed nation

Cuba’s communist Castro dictatorship has taken advantage of the natural character traits of Cubans and turned the island nation into a totalitarian state that controls every aspect of Cuban lives.

Via CubaNet (my translation):

The totalitarian state and failed nation: Cuba

“Fragile,” “impressionable,” “grandiloquent,” “theatrical” are genetically the Cuban nation. And these personal characteristics of individuals, when combined in a territory under the same government, forming a nation, are precisely the “weaknesses” that the Castro-communist totalitarian regime has used to sink Cubans into the most absolute submission.

The totalitarian State dominates the rebellious individual or a group of uprising people through the use of soldiers, police, informers, prosecutors, judges, prison, or firing squads. But it is not possible to subdue an entire nation, even one composed of masses burdened by genetic flaws or “Haitianized” traits, solely using punitive procedures.

I put a group of words in quotes at the beginning because, scientifically, it is proven that a person carries biological traits from their ancestors that are not modifiable. But it is also irrefutably proven that any properly educated person is capable of identifying, mitigating, and even eradicating character traits resulting from genes that constitute personal disadvantages. Or in other words: I am not only the flesh and blood child of my mother and father, but I am also the child of the education they provided me and the person I made of myself.

This is how education, not only school instruction but especially family upbringing, contributes to and determines the formation of nations. And it is for this reason the communist totalitarian State, as soon as it comes to power, and even during the struggle for political power, first subverts families and takes control of education, nationalizing education from primary to university level, and particularly the teaching of history. And that is our case. Let’s just look at these few examples.

Nationalizing history

May is prolific in relevant historical events for Cuba; this, in the supposed case of there being historical memory, understood as genuine national presence and not mere rhetoric in us. Cubans, who are descendants of a stew of races, cooked, and not precisely over a slow fire, in the lustful flames of adventurous Spaniards, superstitious African slaves, and Chinese coolies addicted to opium.

Among those historical events, highlighting their disastrous results in the construction of the nation and nationality, are the deaths of Major General Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz – among us a synthesis of nation, state, and law – which occurred in the Jimaguayú pasture on May 11, 1873, and that of José Martí, as Jorge Mañach would say, “the apostle,” also killed in combat in the fifth month of the year, but 22 years after Agramonte’s fall, on May 19, 1895, in Dos Ríos.

An uplifting epilogue for these two tragic deaths, those of Agramonte and Martí, just as unfortunate are the deaths on the battlefields, in prisons or in exile of hundreds of Cubans who gave their lives and freedom for the liberation of their homeland. It seemed that, finally, the end of colonialism was going to happen when the Republic of Cuba, with its Constitution and its democratically elected president, stood independent on May 20, 1902, almost 122 years ago.

Lost years

But these have been, except for scarce moments of dignity, 122 lost years, the years of a failed nation. Just to cite an example of how pernicious a transgressive political event can be for a nation, observe that the gateway to the Castro-communist totalitarian regime, which has already lasted for more than 65 years, was the coup d’état of March 10, 1953.

Today, with so much hunger in the masses, with so much economic and civic misery among the Cuban people, both inside and outside of Cuba, because there are many with little or much money who are moral, political, and civic beggars, it is useful to ask ourselves:

How is it possible for a people to enter into an exultant, yes, joyful, applauding marriage with a totalitarian, communist, military, family clan dictatorship, worse than the dictatorships we had before in Cuba, if it were possible to say that one dictatorship is worse than another?

How is it possible for a people to be so failed, so embarrassingly compliant, a people whose ancestors fought for 30 years against Spanish colonialism to achieve independence? And then, between 1902 and 1965, for decades of republican governments or dictatorships, why were a people engaged in civic or openly armed struggles to regain broken constitutionalism?

These two questions have only one painfully true answer: Cuba failed. Yes, it failed. The Castro-communist totalitarian state is the result of the failed nation: Cuba.

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