Cuban Festival in Panama / Fernando Damaso
Posted on April 12, 2015
The violent events in Panama, where the representatives of the Cuban
regime shed their lamb skins and, ready for action, turned into a real
pack of wolves, and launched insults and blows against Cubans who think
differently, becoming a national shame.
The stars of this shameful spectacle were a mediocre writer, a
frightened poet and a historian of Cantinflasian oratory, transformed
into energetic state officials. Seeing figures of culture and intellect
downgraded to simple “neighborhood bullies” (some lacking any
demonstration of courage in their whole lives), was humiliating and
Who can believe what they asserted in their eloquent speeches? Having
accepted, by conviction or cowardice, to put themselves in front of
these “repudiation rallies” and engage in vandalism, they are reduced to
what they are: simple puppets of the regime, those used according to
short-term political needs, and then discarded. They aren’t the first
and they won’t be last.
As a neighbor of mine with serious grammatical problems says: “It seems
incredible that people ‘of such little talent and unprepared’ are such
About the other representatives of the government organizations present
there, notable in their verbal and physical aggressions, there’s little
that can be said: simply repeating the same things, forming part of the
screaming rowdy government mob, the same that are mobilized for a
“repudiation rally,” a beating, to vote in false elections and attend
parades and rallies at the rhythm of the party.
Neither one nor the other are a part of the people of Varela, Del Monte,
Luz y Caballero, Céspedes, Agramonte, Maceo, Gómez, Martí, Varona, Juan
Gualberto, Villena, Echevarría and other worthy Cubans. It seems that
shame and civility are missing in Cuba.
11 April 2015
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