For alternative bloggers—within Cuba—the only common thing that unites us is the use of the Internet to hang our opinions, chronicles and questions. We are tired of people trying to capture us in a neat package and expecting us to behave as “one people, one party, one idea.” When we come together we do it with the assumption that we don’t have group discipline, nor are we obligated to adopt common positions. If there is one thing that characterizes us it’s the polyphony, the diversity of dreams and desires, the urge to stress the plurality that in the real Cuba is hidden under the mask of unanimity.
So when I read the call for a cybermobilization that claimed “to have been called by several Cuban blogs and websites,” I was surprised that this news was unknown among those located in the national territory. An idea should be—at the least—discussed among or agreed to by that varied and fragile part of us who write from the Island. Maybe the call would have been enriched, then, with other demands or with a different order of priorities.
Nevertheless, I share the need to achieve the three requests suggested by those who issued the call. As every practice has its beginning, I trust that the next cybermobilization will be better organized, that prospective participants will have been consulted and, above all, that it will contain that margin of freedom and creativity that is inherent in the blogger spirit.