Hysteria in Panama / Fernando Damaso
Posted on April 12, 2015
The circus staged by the delegation of governmental organizations at the
Forum on Civil Society in Panama, supported by a similar one from
Venezuela, was to be expected. Those people, used to imposing their
opinions by force, without listening to anyone who thinks differently,
are impossible to argue with, debate, much less have discussions with.
They limit themselves to repeating what they are ordered to say by their
They are used to actively participating the “repudiation rallies”
against the opponents, always protecting the authorities and the
repressive organs, and have found a different scenario, where there is
equal respect for everyone, where differences are accepts and political
adversaries are just that, not mercenaries nor traitors, because they
all know that the opponents of today are the leaders of tomorrow and
This fundamentalist position is characteristic of those who represent
the interests of the governments of Cuba and Venezuela, true “chicks of
the Talibans,” used to talking a lot but saying nothing, and shouting
loudly but not listening to others.
It seems incredible in this 21st Century that these dogmatists and
extremists still exist, that they have more to do with totalitarianism
than with democracy. thus, their hysteria and absurd demands, asking the
Panamanian authorities to prohibit the participation of Cuban and
Venezuelan opponents, and even demanding their expulsion from the
country, and even that they will be punished when they return to Cuba.
If anyone had any doubts about how the opinions of others are pursued in
Cuba, how they violate the citizens’ fundamental rights, what happened
in Panama is a good demonstration.
They tried to deceive public opinion, trying to pass off governmental
organizations disguised as civic society, and got their tail caught in
the door. They forget that, in the Internet era, the lie no longer has
legs. Their reactionary ideas, their even more reactionary methods of
trying to impose themselves by force, are outdated and no longer
convince anyone with half a brain.
9 April 2015
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