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Is the Internet an Effective Weapon for Cubans to Regain Their Freedom?

Cuba, El American

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This mid-July week has been received with great interest as a result of the social insurrection that has been taking place in Cuba since last Sunday, as a reaction against a tyrannical and liberticidal regime that has plunged these Hispanic brothers and sisters into the most absolute misery and lack of opportunities and freedoms.

Perhaps it is a coincidence that this took place in July, a month in which we also celebrate the anniversary of the July of Lublin (protests that were decisive in the fall of the extinct “Iron Curtain”) and of the so-called Spanish “Liberation Crusade”, whose point of mention in the article will be the fact that it freed Spain from becoming a satellite of the USSR.

Anyway, we will not delve into historical notes, we will focus on what is happening in this Hispanic Caribbean island, inasmuch as, as a counterrevolutionary, one backs any reaction against the criminal systematic of communism.

In fact, we will go further and address how the Internet can be a real weapon and an escape route to put an end to this maximum degeneration of statism that allows us to interpret the political practice of social-communism, of the promoters of the Sao Paulo Forum and the so-called “socialism of the 21st century.”

The “official version” compared to the instantaneous broadcasts of the social media

The first news that reached the rest of the world about the Cuban social explosion were received through our web browsers and smartphone apps, since there were many who took advantage of platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and Whatsapp to expose to these “windows to the world” (the network of networks) what is happening in their country.

There is a reason for the existence of Ban Lists in countries like China, which unfortunately try to emulate some of the modern states of the West. It also makes sense, therefore, that in countries like North Korea, hermeticism goes so far as to not allow a minimum of freedom in telecommunications.

On the morning of Monday 12, in fact, many Cubans began the day seeing how the Cuban Telecommunications Company (which has a monopoly on the provision of Internet services on the island) had cut off access to several social networking platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and instant messaging platforms such as Whatsapp and Telegram.


This confirms how annoying is the nature of dispersion and propagation of information that is intrinsic to the Internet (despite the fact that large technology corporations have not been so much in solidarity with Cuban society as with Joe Biden’s political apparatus, the totalitarian LGTBI lobby and other causes of “progressive multiculturalism.”)

Ninth opportunity for blockchain and the so-called “private Internet”

The distributed and decentralized essence and functionality of blockchain (networked blockchains, without a centralized node that can be based on a client-server architecture) not only allows the value of money not to depend on the arbitration of a group or an entity per se, or certain processes that ensure productivity to be simpler, more practical and flexible.

It is also possible to create organizational structures that could be called crypto-communities, which would allow society to organize itself in a parallel way to the one that socialist dictators try to impose from above, which are the worst of statism and, let it be said insistently, only ensure pain and ruin.

It must be said that thanks to these cryptocurrencies, for quite some time now, Cubans have seen a relief to their dire economic situation. They receive foreign remittances without financial intermediaries, with Cuban volunteers offering to take them home if someone does not have a bank account.

In addition, the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has been quite forceful against communist oppression by asking American Internet providers to study the deployment of private satellites in Cuba, to circumvent the barriers of censorship imposed by the post Castroism of Diaz-Canel.

Along the same lines, it should be said that it is not convenient to ignore those “private self-sovereign” projects, which would make us independent from the different Internet service providers, not necessarily state-owned. Maybe it would be a good time to bet strongly on this solution, since it avoids censorship mechanisms imposed “from above” and serious attacks on privacy, which, as we should know, is intrinsic to private property.

So, having said this, it should also be mentioned that the network of networks, due to its essence of dispersion, decentralization and openness, can be, with many applications, a good weapon to use against the oppression of communist tyrannies as well as to acquire greater economic freedom where the “welfare” of the social-democratic State is simply scourging us.

Ángel Manuel García Carmona es ingeniero de software, máster en Big Data Analyst, columnista y tradicionalista libertario // Ángel Manuel García Carmona is a software engineer, master in Big Data Analyst, columnist and libertarian traditionalist.

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