Octubre 31 del 2012
(version in English)
Angels or demons, who make history?
by Olga L. Miranda
My beautiful Havana with angels and demons by Tomas Sanchez. Suggestive paintings by Cuban artist. Magical vision of a city falling apart every day by the grace of the most useless and unhealthy grip on power of a political sect already over 20 Agnos fulfilled its historical role, and a long time ago could have retired with some decorum. But instead they have been breaking the advance of the country, silence voices calling for change, closing all liberties, and promoting decay and desolation of the island, as a result of incessant emigration of thousands of good Cubans who would prefer to work and live in the land of their birth. It wisely Marti said that when people migrate, look for the reasons in the bad government exercised over the people. Too high the price paid by the people of Cuba for all political neurosis that has lived for a long time. History will judge harshly for all this to that breed clinging to power, but at that times, the country will be irreversibly physically and morally ruined. Those responsible will be beyond the reach of justice, they finally have lived and enjoyed the privileges of his political position, and some even have put their possessions in a safe place, as it already happened in the former socialist countries of Eastern Europe.
I had the most graphic and depressing picture of this possible scenario of the future of Cuba when I saw once in an interview when Fidel answered a question about the Cuban future after his death. Then, he said sarcastically: "That is the task of those who come after, those in the government at that time. " Clearly, he proved that he did not even care the future of Cuba, the message is the same as a Roman emperor, "After me, the deluge." Back then I thought, this man is only interested in maintaining their power at all costs, possibly he was thinking: when I die if I leave the country sunk, even better, however as Cuban popular saying goes, "if they will to speak ill of me, better they speak with reason. " Then have to ask Tomas Sanchez who are, for better or for worse, the protagonists of their history, angels or demons? In my story, I guess, the answer is pretty obvious.
October 31, 2012