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5 Things the Cuban People Must Know

5 cosas que el pueblo cubano debe saber

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The Cuban Uprising of 2021 caught many by surprise. The Castro-Communist government demonstrated relevant systemic-control vulnerabilities. It was off guard and unprepared for the brilliance of spontaneity. Understanding full well the deep implications that this crack has on the communist regime’s struggle for survivorship, a mammoth disinformation campaign has been launched. In this onslaught of falsehoods designed for dictatorial preservation purposes, there are 5 things that the Cuban people must know.

5 Things the Cuban People Must Know, El American
5 Things the Cuban People Must Know. (EFE)

1. Freedom is a Natural Right

Everyone is born with the Natural Right of being free. It is not a state handout or a conventional scheme. It is preeminent. The principal responsibility of a government is to safeguard a citizen’s liberty and do what it must to keep a society free. Consequently, when a regime interferes with Natural Law and suppresses your freedom, it is tyrannical. Human dignity requires that one be free. The cost may be high, but the alternative is unacceptable.     

2. The United States embargo is not the reason for your misery

The unilateral decision of the United States to not extend credit or sell certain products to communist Cuba does not adversely impact the Island. 80% of the chicken and beef—items rarely seen by the vast number of Cubans except for the small stratum of the well politically connected—comes from the United States.

Communist Cuba conducts most of its trade in euros and other currencies and not in U.S. dollars. Remittances, the country’s second lawful source of income, come mostly from the U.S., which is the biggest provider of humanitarian aid to Cuba. The sanctions against Cuban communism seek to deprive the dictatorship of the funds it needs to repress and exercise terror against you.

3. “Dialogue” with the communist regime would be suicide

There is nothing to gain and all to lose by establishing a “dialogue” with the Castro regime. The art of negotiating to buy time, until it is convenient to totally crush the opposition or forces of liberation, is an old communist tactic. Vladimir Lenin called this the coexistence theory. Ignore advice, no matter where it comes from, that tells you to cease the patriotic resistance to tyranny you are now engaged in. The Cuban Uprising of 2021 has earned the people the empowerment and dignity of being free by virtue of your rightful claim to Natural Rights. 

4. Be skeptical of mass immigration ploys

Castro-Communism has always resorted to survivorship-structured maneuvers that involve using skewed immigration schemes to domesticate society. Promises of tolerating orderly, guaranteed, and timely migration transitions to other countries has been used and left many regretting the decision. Cuban communism does not control American immigration policy. This too will be baited by the Castro regime to fool the Cuban people with false promises.

5. The problem is systemic and unreformable

Cuban communism is unreformable. Socialist systems cease to be by forcible and deliberate sociopolitical action. It does not wither away. Socialism will never “become” free or democratic by the reformulation of economic instruments. Only by dismantling the current system will the Cuban people live in freedom and be prosperous. Ignore obscene suggestions of charting “third ways”, or “gradual” exits from communism. These only serve to allow the Marxist-Leninists’ to return to power later.

The Cuban people may be unarmed, but you have within this epic mass peaceful revolt that began on Sunday July 11th, the moral and spiritual ammunition to prevail over tyranny. Inside you is Martí, Varela, Maceo Grajales, Céspedes, and Boitel.

The 2021 Cuban Uprising has proved to the world that freedom is worth the sacrifice. The Cuban people, in the exercise of the right of rebellion, are in the midst of what Winston Churchill referred to as “the finest hour”.

Julio M Shiling, political scientist, writer, director of Patria de Martí and The Cuban American Voice, lecturer and media commentator. A native of Cuba, he currently lives in the United States. Twitter: @JulioMShiling // Julio es politólogo, escritor, director de Patria de Martí y The Cuban American Voice. Conferenciante y comentarista en los medios. Natural de Cuba, vive actualmente en EE UU.

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