Mar 17, 2010

Cuba's Communist Dictatorship = Cowardice

It’s business as usual back in the tropical gulag. When you see it from this side of the Florida’s Straits, nothing has changed. Except that this morning, instead of waking up with my dreaded alarm clock, I did with the familiar ping from by Smartphone, letting me know a new post came in through Twitter.

The Drudge Report posted the news of the 30 something dissidents arrested by Cuban authorities. Great! St. Patrick’s of the Caribbean, where are you in moments like these?

During one of the customary peaceful walks starred by the Ladies in White (las Damas de Blanco) to claim the released of their loved ones – political prisoners in castro’s gulag – state security forces cracked down the march. Innocent women holding flowers, not guns.

Standard procedure: first they send the hordes of the regimen sycophants, the repudiation acts, with their “get-in-your-face attitude in full Nazi mode.

Then, the police intervene to control the “authentic demonstrations of the Cuban people against those paid by the evil empire that threaten the revolution”, bla, bla, bla…

Grandmothers, mothers, wives, sisters, dragged through the streets by the government thugs and forced into a bus, while they were chanting "Zapata vive!" (Zapata lives)

Dragged like stinky dogs. Pulled by their hair.

Dragging abided by those who are suffering the same food deprivation, who live in the same buildings in shambles, by woman who also live on a ration of 30 feminine pads a months… all done maybe for a “privileged” snack of a ham and cheese sandwich with a TuKola (nationally made soda pop).

Some of "spontaneus" even work overtime for the repressive forces.

There is no way that I can explain the unbelievable new lows Cuban society has been sunken by 50 years of communism. No way.

There are words that fly over my mind, like butterflies waiting for a storm, when I see the images:
(Sources: AP, Reuters, AFP, BBC)

Dishonor. - Deshonor

Injustice - Injusticia

Complicity - Complicidad

About eight of the Ladies in White had to go to the hospital Calixto García, nearby the Havana University in the capital, due to the lesions received. One of them was Reina Luisa Tamayo, whose son Orlando Zpata Tamayo, died in a hunger strike last month.

Coincidentally, Fernando Ravsberg, the BBC correspondent / sycophant in Havana (see video above) has a weird concept of "mistreatment", and, in the words of the Ladies in White, doesn't have the set of pants required to truthfully report what really happened.
Exit quote: "Somos mujeres pacíficas, y dignas también. Y demandamos la libertad a este gobierno. No nos vamos a callar. Cueste lo que cueste. Aunque nos tiren al suelo. Aunque nos maten".

"We are peacuful women, and we have dignity too. And we demand freedom from this government. We are not going to shut up. Whatever it takes; even if they drag us through the floor. Even if they kill us."

Berta Soler, wife of political prisoner Angel Moya, sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The day of his arrest, he was dragged down the stairs of our building in Alamar, while he was screaming to the top of his lungs: "Long Live the Human Rights". They are/were my upstairs lifetime neighbors.

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