Emerging From Inertia to the Left or the Right?

12mglobalI wasn’t yet old enough to go to school and I was at the park the neighbors in the area called “Carlos III,” although the maps insisted on labeling it “Carlos Marx.” My sister and I were playing in the dry fountain, jumping from one bench to another. At some point we glanced over at the site of the Masonic Lodge at the corner of Belascoain and the globe on its roof was throwing out gray smoke, slowing burning up in front of our eyes. I remember we shouted at my father, “Papi! The world is on fire!” and the three of us ran to the building guard to tell him. In a few minutes the fire trucks came and from that day the reproduction of the planet ceased to turn, its rotating mechanism stopped working… for decades.

In this same park from my childhood, the Critical Observatory* held a meeting yesterday, in solidarity with the worldwide movement of the outraged. Hours  before the demonstrators arrived, the area was taken by the political police as well as uniformed guards. Several activists and journalists were detained before they got there, and taken to distant neighborhoods so they could not participate. The event finally happened, although with marked haste and low attendance. They were able, however, to display a pair of anti-capitalist banners, take some photos, and connect, from a distance, with the current of discontent shaking countries like Spain, England and the United States. The attendees sang the Internationale and some habituates of the place discovered — just then — the face of the author of Das Kapital chiseled into the wall. Fifteen minutes later #12MGlobal ended in Havana and the children returned to take over the empty fountain, the benches, and the bust in relief of a man born in Germany in 1818. At night, prime time news would report the protests in London and Madrid, while remaining silent about the demonstration on our national territory.

Despite the limited number of attendees and the narrow ideology of the convocation, what happened yesterday is something that enriches Cuban civil society. The official sectarianism doesn’t distinguish between nonconformists on the left or right, suspicious of all who dare to criticize, regardless of their affiliation. In the offices of State Security they will have an open file on Jose Daniel Ferrer as well as Pedro Campos, they will follow the tracks of the Patriot Union of Cuba, as well as those of the Critical Observatory with suspicion. To totalitarianism, it doesn’t matter if its dissidents say they embrace the same doctrine as the once official manuals, criticizing alone is enough to land them in the same sack of enemies. This country stuck in political inertia needs to get moving, urgently needs to embark on the path of pluralism and democracy. Like the globe at the corner of Carlos III and Belascoaín, Cuba must begin to move. Perhaps at first it will turn to the left or to the right, it will stumble and waffle until it finds its own rhythm. But from now on, no one can impose a single direction, no one has the right to constrain it to a single path.

bola_del_mundoTranslator’s note: “Critical Observatory” is a group challenging the Castro regime from the left. An article in which a member describes the group, in English, is here; and a report of Saturday’s protest from the same author is here.

43 thoughts on “Emerging From Inertia to the Left or the Right?

  1. And have we all noticed that the team “yoani” have come to the natural end of their delusional and mentally deranged posting?

    After all, there are only so many lies one can recycle so many times before even they realise they are running in a very small closed circle.

    And then the feeling of being st**id sets in. And the motivation to write more lies dissipates into the whirlpool of their own feeling of guilt for all the nonsense and evil written and posted forever on the net…

  2. If I ever needed a confirmation of the pioneers’ IQ, I’d be looking into the post 40…

    Wow, what an ego!!!

    No, wait… it’s not the ego. It’s the empty pioneer’s skull the issue here.

    Oh. well… Nothing can be done there. It’s already full of emptiness. Done deal.

  3. Damir, it’s a lovely sunny day where you are Oz – why are you in such a bad mood? And so rude?

    “I am talking to all of my readers. You as in plural. Not singular” Wow! What an ego!

  4. There’s no help available for delusional pioneers.

    There’s a H U G E difference between the phrases” You must be a lunatic to believe this” and “you ARE a lunatic to believe this”.

    Can a helpless post 6 author spot it?

    No.

    Just as s/he cannot spot the self-condemning lies in the posts the team “yoani” drop here faster than the pidgeons drop their stuff (you get my drift, and no, not “you” helpless… I am talking to all of my readers. You as in plural. Not singular.)

    So, here it is. AGAIN for ideologically blind and brainwashed ( THAT will be all of “you” who recognise yourselves as such.):

    “The official sectarianism doesn’t distinguish between nonconformists on the left or right, suspicious of all who dare to criticize, regardless of their affiliation. In the offices of State Security they will have an open file on Jose Daniel Ferrer as well as Pedro Campos, they will follow the tracks of the Patriot Union of Cuba, as well as those of the Critical Observatory with suspicion.”

    That is your proof. Directly from your beloved traitors the team “yoani”.

    Life couldn’t be better.

  5. I have never heard of any communist in Cuba being charged for a politically motivated assault or murder of a non-communist. Maybe I’m wrong, if someone knows of a case, let me know.

    Hi Damir, I noticed you called me lunatic but you don’t know of any cases.

    Since you’re not a lunatic, you will have no trouble posting the name of any communist over the last 53 years has been charged by Cuban police for the politically motivated assault or murder of a non-communist.

    If you can provide us information about just one such case, I will be grateful.

  6. In any event, the problems the team “yoani” are trying to inflate here to make an issue of things that simply AR NOT an issue to 99% of Cubans.

    “Terror” from Cuban police is NOTHING compared to the terror should you fall into the hands of usanian nazist gulag. An ex- clandestine operations operative, as he called himself, was interviewed recently and described in a detailed and gruesome way how he was ORDERED to torture suspects, who turned all to be innocent people in the end, while the real terrorists, forrest gump and his government train their servants, Osama bin Laden, those few “terrorist suspects now being “tried” in Guantanamo, and alikes were already planing the actions in Pakistan, Lybia, Siria etc.

    Criminals and human rigths worst violators possible.

    There’s a bullet with your names outh there somewhere, do not worry. You are not the only ones with the guns.

  7. As I always say, you MUST be a lunatic to state something like this from the post 6:

    “I have never heard of any communist in Cuba being charged for a politically motivated assault or murder of a non-communist. Maybe I’m wrong, if someone knows of a case, let me know.”

    And that right under the post from the team “yoani” SCREAMING OT LOUD this:

    “The official sectarianism doesn’t distinguish between nonconformists on the left or right, suspicious of all who dare to criticize, regardless of their affiliation. In the offices of State Security they will have an open file on Jose Daniel Ferrer as well as Pedro Campos, they will follow the tracks of the Patriot Union of Cuba, as well as those of the Critical Observatory with suspicion.”

    Yeah, you MUST be a brainwashed and delusional poor bugger to miss THAT… ANd subconsciously cry out for help through appropriately chosen nick such as “help”…

    Too late for help, I’m affraid.

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  9. Griffin, he’s certainly an expert on Cuba’s humanitarian medical system and a pioneer in the use of stretchers for humanitarian purposes.

    A visiting chair at one of our medical schools would be appropriate.

  10. PRETTY IRONICAL, SINISTER AND PLAIN OUT ARROGANT THAT THE CASTROFASCIST, OLIGARCHY MAFIA WONT EVEN LET THEIR SLAVES BUY A “PURO” (pure one, as in a cigar) ONCE IN WHILE! BUT I KEEP FORGETTING THE PLANTATION MASTERS HAVE THE POWER AND THE MONEY & THEIR SLAVES DONT!

    MIAMI HERALD: Iconic Cuban cigar goes un-smoked at home – By Maria Recio

    But here in the province that’s the heart of the tobacco-growing region, as in Havana, it’s largely tourists who light up. Very few of the Cubans themselves smoke cigars. The economics of smoking, given the locals’ low, government-set salaries, put cigars out of reach for most people, making the iconic Cuban cigar something that’s produced for foreigners – for export and for tourism.

    Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who for years was always puffing on a Cuban Cohiba cigar, gave them up in the mid-1980s. A ferocious anti-smoking campaign by the government in the last 10 years also has had an impact. But it’s really about the cost.

    “The only people I’ve ever seen puffing on cigars have been in cigar factories, and even in Pinar del Rio, someone might smoke for the theatrical side of things,” said Bill Messina, an agricultural economist at the University of Florida who’s an expert on Cuba and has been there a dozen times since the 1990s. “It’s a luxury good.”

    With salaries that average $17 to $20 a month, even a cigar that costs the equivalent of a dollar in Cuba’s currency is out of reach. There are low-quality cigars available for less, but they aren’t popular.

    Archibald Ritter, a Cuba expert at Ottawa’s Carleton University, said that until about 10 years ago cigars were included in every Cuban’s monthly ration card – five a month at reduced prices.

    “People would get the ration and then re-sell it,” Ritter said. “Everybody became buyers and sellers. It was sort of an ironic and counterintuitive approach – turning people into mini-capitalists.”

    Cigars are one of Cuba’s few exports, along with nickel, sugar and shellfish, but they’ve been a constant source of revenue, as well as of pride.

    “It remains a status symbol,” said Jose Azel, a professor at the University of Miami.

    CLICK LINK FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE!

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/16/2802560/iconic-cuban-cigar-goes-un-smoked.html

  11. PRETTY IRONICAL, SINISTER AND PLAIN OUT ARROGANT THAT THE CASTROFASCIST, OLIGARCHY MAFIA WONT EVEN LET THEIR SLAVES BUY A “PURO” (pure one, as in a cigar) ONCE IN WHILE! BUT I KEEP FORGETTING THE PLANTATION MASTERS HAVE THE POWER AND THE MONEY & THEIR SLAVES DONT!

    MIAMI HERALD: Iconic Cuban cigar goes un-smoked at home – By Maria Recio

    But here in the province that’s the heart of the tobacco-growing region, as in Havana, it’s largely tourists who light up. Very few of the Cubans themselves smoke cigars. The economics of smoking, given the locals’ low, government-set salaries, put cigars out of reach for most people, making the iconic Cuban cigar something that’s produced for foreigners – for export and for tourism.

    Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who for years was always puffing on a Cuban Cohiba cigar, gave them up in the mid-1980s. A ferocious anti-smoking campaign by the government in the last 10 years also has had an impact. But it’s really about the cost.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/16/2802560/iconic-cuban-cigar-goes-un-smoked.html#storylink=cpy
    “The only people I’ve ever seen puffing on cigars have been in cigar factories, and even in Pinar del Rio, someone might smoke for the theatrical side of things,” said Bill Messina, an agricultural economist at the University of Florida who’s an expert on Cuba and has been there a dozen times since the 1990s. “It’s a luxury good.”

    With salaries that average $17 to $20 a month, even a cigar that costs the equivalent of a dollar in Cuba’s currency is out of reach. There are low-quality cigars available for less, but they aren’t popular.

    Archibald Ritter, a Cuba expert at Ottawa’s Carleton University, said that until about 10 years ago cigars were included in every Cuban’s monthly ration card – five a month at reduced prices.

    “People would get the ration and then re-sell it,” Ritter said. “Everybody became buyers and sellers. It was sort of an ironic and counterintuitive approach – turning people into mini-capitalists.”

    Cigars are one of Cuba’s few exports, along with nickel, sugar and shellfish, but they’ve been a constant source of revenue, as well as of pride.

    “It remains a status symbol,” said Jose Azel, a professor at the University of Miami.

    CLICK LINK FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE!

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/16/2802560/iconic-cuban-cigar-goes-un-smoked.html

  12. Help,

    He probably landed a job at a US liberal college as a visiting lecturer and Cuba expert.

  13. Ricardo, good question: “So whatever happened to the Guy who attacked the other guy during the Pope’s thing? Is that it?”

    I have never heard of any communist in Cuba being charged for a politically motivated assault or murder of a non-communist. Maybe I’m wrong, if someone knows of a case, let me know.

    You’d think some would be fired for assault or murder, but even that must be extremely rare because I’ve never heard of a case until this red cross thug.

    Someone said he was dismissed because of int’l red cross pressure, but what is he doing now? Did he get a promotion from the secret police? Another lucrative job?

  14. ***
    It must be difficult to be farther left then Fidel Castro and communist Cuba. Only red China or North Korea abuse their people (aka slaves) more. For 50 years now. Free Cuba!
    ***
    Debia ser muy difficile a ser mas a la izquierda que Fidel Castro y Cuba communista. Durante 50 anos ya. Solamente China rojo o Korea del Norte abusan mas a su gente (conocido como esclavos). Cuba Libre!
    ***
    John Bibb
    ***

  15. Still USA has alive a fire which is in its fondation…which can be a minority and if that takes over America will be a big fight between the minority and the majority,the enemies of the America which is a big army entering it by night and hidden.Can 30 million americans as minority win against the majority,the 100 million communists who entered America? Yes maybe…but is going to be a big chaos,clash and this is something to be watched in the next months…because the fire is becoming hotter and may go up like a volcano. Still the awakening has happen but the fire is just cooking and the new troyans are seeing the Troyan Horse inside their castle and people opening the door for the rest of the big army to come inside…

  16. USA is no longer just nazi,fascist but also socialist now thanks to Cuba and the South America which imported the communists and guerrilas in USA via Cuba and Mexico who together with the east europeans and asians can be only 100 million communists in USA financed by the bannks who use them to take the lands and property,confiscate the wealth of the lazy americans whos brain was bombarded with junk food and drink and has become as the brain of the amebas. If the people who created USA will be coming back they will be put all in jail for sure but they were going to cry for what they see in todays America which look like Cuba….a wilderness,cave,grave and of course is needed a church near by the world of the dead…and there are many churches for that…So Cuba and America are the zombie lands now and why not to be as one big grave together with the rest of the dead world all over North and South America,the big graveyard

  17. Dumber wrote: “Because it CONFIRMS that Cuba IS ACTUALLY a DEMOCRATICAL and EGALITARIAN society.”

    “Cuban democracy” means one legal political party, the Communist Party. All other parties and political organizations are illegal. No free elections and no freedom of speech. Political dissidents are arrested, beaten, locked up, tortured and killed. The same Castro clan has ruled the country for 53 years. Cuban egalitarianism means the ruling elite live very well in Miramar and west Havana while the rest of the country suffers in poverty.

    These are all widely confirmed, Dumber. Now you can go ahead and argue these are good things if that’s what you support. But to pretend they don’t exist in Cuba is to lie.

  18. Damir said: “The book talks about econmical and political situation in the nazist gulag usa.”

    Damir!! DO I HAVE TO KEEP REMINDING YOU THAT THIS IS A BLOG ABOUT CUBA & CUBAN ISSUES AND NOT ABOUT THE BAD OLD U.S.A.!!! YOU CASTRO AGENTS NEVER LEARN! ALWAYS THE SAME OLD SCRIPT!! PLEASE A NEW MOVIE WITH A CUBAN TITLE PLEASE!! JE JE JE!

  19. It make sense that when the worms andcrats grow eating the corpse….world,dead planet which the human animals eat…some kind of gannibalism will show or there will be manas from the sky given to the people because of Moses is with them…
    In Cubas case Castro must be the Moses role leader sending people somewhere walking in the wilderness…and Moses brother helps to lead the hungry confused mob to go somewhere to nowhere…but for sure the Egyptians who followed are not a threat anymore after the wave of the sea hit them.If America is the New Egypt who is the pharaon there? But it doesnt matter becaue we are looking to the mob wondering in the wilderness,hungry,upset,tired,confused but now feeling saffer from the threat.
    And than we know how the story ends…but if you forgot just read the holy book again

  20. “It is even WORSE than it looks”…is true but it is worse than we know or think it is…because the humanity corpse is not just dead inside the box,cube…grave,cave as cuba but its has start tosmell and is turn to a bad condition the corpse…eaten by worms and rats and whatever…
    Cuba is a copy of the mini corpse in the museum…and what we see there we see in the whole world…happening. We say cuba and the world are good,democratic etc…but they both stink and rats and worms are now a majority they grow eating the body that die and we have to see what do they eat next when is nothing to eat.
    Maybe they will eat each other next…in the next months of the year 2012-2013…

  21. Has anyone noticed the st***ity of the pin-up granny in the above article?

    I pointed at this phenomena many a time and it still makes no difference. The team “yoani” still write whole pile of nonsense and self-destructing statements that prove them wrong on EVERY account and confirm one thing” they are a bunch of delusional traitors.

    “Despite the limited number of attendees and the narrow ideology of the convocation, what happened yesterday is something that enriches Cuban civil society. The official sectarianism doesn’t distinguish between nonconformists on the left or right, suspicious of all who dare to criticize, regardless of their affiliation.”

    Now, why is this bit above important?

    Because it CONFIRMS that Cuba IS ACTUALLY a DEMOCRATICAL and EGALITARIAN society.

    Everything that these delusional loser pioneers supporting the team “yoani” are trying to tell us is NOT true!!!

    Again, from the team “yoani” directly:

    “The official sectarianism doesn’t distinguish between nonconformists on the left or right, suspicious of all who dare to criticize, regardless of their affiliation.”

    In the eyes of the law EVERYONE is EQUAL.

    Pure democracy.

    St**d hypocrites. Take your “democracy” patronising elsewhere.

    I suggest to your nazist gulag that gave you “patriotic act” and internet censorship.

  22. Norm Ornstein from American Enterprise Institute wrote a book “It is even WORSE than it looks”.

    The book talks about econmical and political situation in the nazist gulag usa. The important thing to remember is that he is a centre-right sympathiser. And when they themselves start admitting that the things are bad politically, as well as economically, even the team “yoani” should start worying.

    Your own ideological gulag is disintegrating yet you are still fanatically fixated on criticising a FOREIGN country that does you NO HARM WHATSOEVER.

    Bunch of losers.

  23. YOUTUBE: DOCUMENTARY “Forbidden Voices” (trailer) – Reporters Without Borders is pleased to report that “Forbidden Voices”, a film directed by Barbara Miller that highlights the Internet’s impact on freedom of information, goes on release in Switzerland on 10 May. Two years in the making, the document focuses on three courageous women bloggers: Farnaz Seifi from Iran, Yoani Sánchez from Cuba and Zeng Jinyan from China , countries that are on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet.”

    Generación Y, a blog by Havana-based Yoani Sánchez quickly became very popular after its April 2007 launch. Since winning an award by the Spanish daily El País in 2008, its readers have grown steadily, especially abroad. It takes a critical look at the everyday economic and social problems that Cubans have to deal with. Imaginative methods, including the use of USB flash drives and CDs, have to be used to circulate her posts in Cuba, where most of the population is limited to a highly-censored Intranet. Sánchez is subject to strict government censorship and smear campaigns, and has even been physically attacked. She was ranked by Time Magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2008, like Zeng Jinyan (see below) in 2007.

    Despite the government’s censorship and repressive methods, the Chinese blogger and activist Zeng Jinyan has been using her blog and Twitter since 2006 to describe her life, including the imprisonment of her human rights activist husband Hu Jia, who is famous for defending AIDS sufferers and the environment. When Hu was arrested, she and her baby were placed under house arrest, with guards stationed around their home to prevent them going out, but she continued to write about the fight for basic freedoms in China. When “barefoot lawyer” Chen Guangcheng escaped from house arrest and fled to the US embassy two weeks ago, Zeng reported that his relatives were being harassed during the wrangle between the US and Chinese authorities about his fate, and she challenged the official version of events.

    Censored and threatened, Iranian blogger and online women’s rights campaigner Farnaz Seifi finally had to flee abroad and now lives in Germany. She and other Iranian women’s rights activists are an example of how the Internet can be used to influence governments. She is a member of Change for Equality a website launched in September 2006 by a group of about 20 women, mostly bloggers and journalists, to promote a campaign for changes to laws that discriminate against women. It has become an authoritative source of information about women’s rights in a society ruled by fundamentalists and its achievements include helping to challenge a bill facilitating polygamy and helping to develop Iranian civil society. Hundreds of the movement’s activists have been summoned, arrested and jailed.

  24. YOUTUBE: William Levy’s Kids Think He is a ‘Great Dancer’ – It was Levy-mania at The Grove! Telenovela hunk William Levy and his “Dancing with the Stars” partner Cheryl Burke stopped by to talk with “Extra’s” Mario Lopez.

  25. INVESTORS RECOGNIZE A MAFIA SHAKEDOWN WHEN THEY SEE IT! WHY WOULD YOU INVEST WITH THUGS?? BEST IS TO WAIT TILL THE CASTROFASCIST OLIGARCHY SINKS AND/OR IS KICKED OUT OF CUBA!

    CNBC: Cuba drags feet on foreign investment

    The list of endangered or terminated joint ventures includes one big name, Unilever PLC, the Anglo-Dutch consumer giant, and a number of others that have operated in the country for 15 years or more.

    Cuba’s investment reform plan announced last year spoke positively of foreign investment, promised a review of the cumbersome approval process and stated that special economic zones, joint venture golf courses, marinas and new manufacturing projects were planned.

    Most experts believe large flows of direct investment will be needed for development and to create jobs if the government follows through with plans to lay off up to a million workers in an attempt to lift the country out of its economic malaise.

    It will be particularly critical given the health of cancer-stricken ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has championed close cooperation between Cuba and oil-rich Venezuela.

    While the reform plan built up hopes of an opening to foreign capital, it also made clear that existing and future investments would be subject to “rigorous controls” on “regulations and procedures, as well as the commitments assumed by foreign partners.”

    This part of the program has been vigorously carried out, according to both business and Cuban sources, with a review of the country’s approximately 240 foreign investment projects recently concluded.

    That number is a decline from the 258 projects Foreign Trade and Investment Minister Rodrigo Malmierca reported at the close of 2009 and way down from the 700 Cuba had a decade ago.

    Unilever PLC, the Anglo-Dutch consumer giant, is the latest and best known of the foreign firms to pack its bags.

    The company’s 15-year, 50-50 economic association has expired and a dispute over the controlling interest in a new venture could not be resolved.

    “We wanted 51 percent of the new venture and so did the Cubans. At this point we are leaving, even though some discussion is still going on,” a company manager said, requesting anonymity.

    Israeli investors, operating out of the Panama-based BM Group, recently pulled out of their longstanding juice processing business after new contract negotiations broke down, according to the business sources.

    Investors in Havana’s container terminal are leaving as Cuba prepares to open a new terminal at Mariel, diplomats said.

    Several ventures controlled by two Canadian trading firms and British investment fund Coral Capital under investigation for alleged corrupt practices are in the process of liquidation. Their offices were closed last year and their top executives arrested as part of the crackdown on corruption.

    CLICK LINK FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE!

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/47432663

  26. now that the old world garden is turn to a wilderness and all are guilty for its destruction…the books must open before the new garden is build…but is any seed left there because all the fruits are useless…?
    But it can be made with them maybe vinegar… not wine or grappa because it will be a bad quality for sure. How can all garden with all kind of trees be useless and we can not use their fruits but they have to be cut down?
    Maybe the jesuits,freemasons and the world leaders think to plant cedar trees but didnt God plant there a garden with fruits with a purpose to give fruits? Cedar trees dont give fruits,food but are used only as materials to build…a babel like that of EU…NOW COLLAPSING

  27. yes…the whole world is shaking harder and the next months will be some kind of hard earthquakes…but now we know the main world players and they were;

    1.the greeks and slavs with their monarchies,communism and orthodoxy,
    2.the germans and nordics with their monarchies and nazism and socialism,
    3.english and colonies with their monarchy,capitalism and socialism,
    4.swiss,french,italian with their capitalism,socialism and fascism
    5.spanish and colonies with their monarchy,capitalism,communism and fascism
    6.turkish,euroasia and middle east with their monarchies,capitalism and traditions
    7.asians with their communism,capitalism and traditions and overpopullation
    8.north and south america,australia,zeland with their big mix of the world-isms…
    9.africans for their mix of the jungle world-isms…

    These are the colons or the pillars of the old world system or the branches of the old world tree and they are going to collapse…because the time is out for them now because there is no more life and leafs and fruits in them

  28. now that the world is on fire everywhere and gone international,global there is no need for growth,left,right but silence.slow death inside the grave,cube,cave…
    there is no nation,class,leader….marx,castro,mason,church,pope that can fix the problem…rise the dead again from the grave,cave….God nly can bring life bsck…,give the life to the dead

  29. glone on fire or smoke…of satan,burning…humanit sacrifice…
    this is to prophetic…and globe,world,earth,planet,temple,paradise was all destroyed by human=animal,inferior who grow as rats or worms,insects and destroyed all garden,fruit trees and cedar trees.

    “day the reproduction of the planet ceased to turn, its rotating mechanism stopped working… for decades.” in fact planet life was stop,since the movement of the 60′,youths…new fruit trees was stopped. New generations tree were removed from earth and since than the garden became a grave everywhere,first east and than west.
    Comm6nism was build over the grave of the cuba’s capitalism…as in rome…church it was built over the grave even it is near the graves as the head of the west’s many heads…graves,caves,cubes…like cuba/
    And the other head it was built in the satan’s land as it was written for banking or usury…and the other head was built in a graveland maybe too for human sacrifices…
    What about the mason building which has no window and is like a grave,cave sealed?
    If all these branches of the tree are with the dead related than the tree is dead so how can you get fruits from it…or tree has fallen or did you cut or burn it?
    Cuba can not grow or go left,nor right,not straight because the tree is dead and there is no growing branches or fruits in it…and so is north america,europe…greece,iataly,france,england,spain,portugal,belgium,middle east.
    Everywhere the religious institutions rebelled against creation,tree of life than death came,destruction grow and so did communist-socialist and masonic nations…
    Can a garden be without trees and yrow them and the new branches and give no fruits?
    So the new tree of life is needed because the old one is dead,it was cut,falled…

  30. How about this:

    We choose the next Cuban Marxist who visits the USA.

    We let him through customs.

    Then we seize his cellphone or laptop and put him in prison for 15 years for “acts against the independence or territorial integrity” of the USA.

  31. This is a complete lie but our press keeps repeating it:
    “A Cuban court found Gross guilty of “acts against the independence or territorial integrity” of Cuba because he brought unauthorized cell phones and laptop computers to members of the island’s tiny Jewish community.”

    Gross brought AUTHORIZED BY THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT equipment into Cuba and then was thrown in jail.

    The only way you can bring unauthorized equipment into Cuba is to smuggle it in – Gross wasn’t parachuted in the middle of the night into Havana, he passed through Cuban Customs and was given a receipt for everything he brought in

    Gross is a hostage, it’s that simple.

    And the Cuban legal system operate with the morality of any Latin drug cartel.

    It can happen to any one of us.

  32. castros cut the (isah9;10) “fig trees in cuba and replaced with cedar trees” and there was no more fruits,food in cuba….but there will happen the same in north america and EU and all over the world…
    Yet many people protested and gave warnings all the time but they were all the time attacked,hunted,tortured,jailed and killed…but they were the eyes,the watchmen or the prophets…of each mob or community or nation…So the collapse,demolition came

    When all this comes true—and it surely will—then they will know that a prophet has been among them. ”(ezekiel 33;33)

  33. yoani should be like witness or wachman…woman because the big sword,collapse is coming everywhere not just in cuba,mexico and greece…the fruits natiom destroyed.

    “Son of man, speak to your countrymen and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman, and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people, then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not take warning and the sword comes and takes his life, his blood will be on his own head. Since he heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning, his blood will be on his own head. If he had taken warning, he would have saved himself. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, that man will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood …” ezekiel 33

  34. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! SHARE, SHARE, SHARE AND SHARE! LETS GET MR. GROSS OUT OF THE CASTROFASCIST JAIL! HOW CAN SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO DO GOOD BE MADE TO BE A VILLAIN?? TYPICAL FASCIST TACTICS!! DONT BE FOOLED! JUST LOOK AT HIS RECORD (go online unlike the Cuban citizens) AND RESEARCH FOR YOURSELVES! ! THE CASTROFASCISTS ARE AFRAID OF INFORMATION AND INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE!

    BLITZER’S BLOG: Cuba vs. U.S. over Alan Gross – what’s going on?- By CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

    (CNN) – I’ve been receiving some very positive reaction to our coverage in “The Situation Room” of the case of Alan Gross, the American being held in a Cuban prison.

    Many viewers and readers thanked me for bringing this case to their attention and putting both sides of the story out there.

    The San Francisco Chronicle went further. In an editorial titled “Free Alan Gross,” the newspaper called on the Cuban government to release Gross, who has already served 2 1/2 years of his 15-year prison sentence. A Cuban court found Gross guilty of “acts against the independence or territorial integrity” of Cuba because he brought unauthorized cell phones and laptop computers to members of the island’s tiny Jewish community.

    “On the plus side,” the editorial said, “the Castro regime deserves credit for allowing Gross to use his weekly phone call to contact CNN and make his case. On the down side, the news coverage serves to remind the world of the repressive policies of President Raul Castro.”

    The editorial added: “Every country has a right to uphold its sovereignty. Havana certainly had a right to sanction Gross for misusing a tourist visa to transport laptops and other devices. Even still, Cuba’s use of Gross as a pawn – for the crime of trying to put Cubans onto the Internet – shows how truly vulnerable Castro’s hold on Cuba must be.”

    In an interview with me, a high-ranking official of the Cuban Foreign Ministry said the ball was now in the United States’ court. Josefina Vidal, speaking to me from Havana, said the Cuban government is ready to discuss Gross’ case with the Obama administration.

    The Cubans would clearly like to link Gross’ case to the case of five Cubans serving prison sentences in the United States for spying. U.S. officials say that kind of linkage is a nonstarter.

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in an interview with CNN, said flatly it’s long past time for the Cubans to release Gross.

    Publicly, there may be a diplomatic stalemate between Havana and Washington right now, but I suspect there may also be some movement behind the scenes. We shall see soon enough.

    http://situationroom.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/14/blitzers-blog-cuba-vs-us-over-alan-gross-whats-going-on/?hpt=hp_t2

  35. there is no left-right,communism-capitalism because they are as one slavery of those who are used,abused…and work for nothing…censured,controlled by the managers of the plantations=nations of the world corporation with the owners who dont like hates and rebellion of the slaves,those who work and those who dont work hard or at all…

  36. I FIND IT INSULTING WHEN MEXICANS SUPPORT THE CASTROFASCISTS AND YET THEY CAN DO THIS IN THE USA WHILE THE CUBANS IN THE DIASPORA CANNOT!

    FRONTERAS: Registration For Mexican Expats To Vote In Election Lags In US – February 19, 2012

    LAS VEGAS — Mexican election officials made a push this winter to get Mexicans expats signed up to vote in that country’s July presidential election. But figures released by Mexico’s federal election agency on Friday show only modest gains in the number of ballot requests mailed in worldwide compared to last election, and a drop in applications from Mexicans living in the U.S.

    CLICK LINK FOR ARTICLE!

    http://www.fronterasdesk.org/news/2012/feb/18/registration-vote-mexican-election-expats-lags-us/#.T7GPfMXFWSo

  37. A very generous post by Yoani. She is truly a voice of reconciliation and compromise, something all civilized people need.

    However, without criticizing her generosity, it would be more accurate to state that the dissidents on the “left” like those in the “critical observatory” are much better treated than the average Cuban.

    It’s true that Castro doesn’t like any type of criticism, but if you shout anti-capitalist anti-American slogans and label yourself a leftist, you can get away with a thousand things an average Cuban can’t.

    All the “critical observatory” folk are doing relatively well as they should be and I wish them well, but “non-leftist” friends of mine who criticized Castro have lived a hellish existence that none of them can imagine. No job, no school, no money, hunger, death by disease or starvation with horrible to no medical care, brutal treatment by police, all because they were honest at some time and blacklisted by Castro’s thugs.

    Let all respectful voices in Cuba be heard, those on the “left,” the “center” and the “right.”

    How about some elections, anyone?

  38. MIAMI HERADL: Cuba after Hugo Chávez- BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER

    The most complex part of the inheritance left by Hugo Chávez are the relations between Venezuela and Cuba. The existing ones were built on the strange emotional, political and ideological subordination of the Bolivarian leader to Fidel Castro and do not respond to the interests or preferences of the Venezuelans.

    In survey after survey, more than 82 percent of Venezuelans (meaning that many of them are pro-Chávez) responded that they don’t want the installation of a political model based on Cuba. Presumably, a similar percentage does not agree that Venezuela should continue to subsidize, with billions of dollars, the pig-headed and unproductive collectivism imposed by the Castro brothers.

    Why did Chávez turn Venezuela into Cuba’s deep-pocketed financier? The reasons are several, but the most important one is that the lieutenant colonel found in Fidel Castro a sort of spiritual and political guide who advised him what to do and how and when he should do it. Fidel was his guru, his moral father, his protector against the dangers that threatened him in Venezuela and almost took his power and life in April 2002.

    In addition, Fidel endowed him with a vision compatible with Marxism and an epic internationalist mission that would forever consign Chávez to history: to defeat the United States and bury capitalism. Between Fidel’s wisdom, enriched by three decades of training under the Holy Soviet Mother, and Chávez’s impetuous youth, aided by his bountiful river of petrodollars, the two would triumph in the task of saving the world, traitorously abandoned by the USSR.

    How much was that ideological, strategic, police-backed protectorate, so different from the untrustworthy universe of his own corrupt collaborators, worth to Chávez? It was worth whatever Fidel needed and asked for. Chávez delivered himself completely to the comandante, his only source of security.

    There was a point where both leaders, united in the same delirium, planned to federate both countries and even created a joint commission of jurists who began to study how to carry out that process. On the way, Chávez increasingly placed himself under the authority of the very skilled Cuban intelligence service, an organization that fed him information about his military brass, his ministers and close collaborators.

    Today, nobody around Chávez dares to speak, out of fear of Havana’s microphones. True, the opposition is controlled or watched by “the Cubans,” but the siege and humiliating harassment of the Chavistas is much more intense.

    When Chávez exits the stage, whoever replaces him in Miraflores Palace, even if pro-Chávez, should question the sense of prolonging that sick relationship, built on the emotional allegiance of a codependent leader who no longer exists and worried most about controlling and spying on his own ruling class. Why fear a poverty-stricken island that lives from the handouts of a colony that’s infinitely richer, more powerful and sophisticated?

    Venezuelan political scientist Aníbal Romero usually says that Castro’s internationalist efforts have always ended in failure. Castro-sponsored guerrillas, sometimes led by the Cubans themselves, were defeated throughout Latin America in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. They barely succeeded in Nicaragua, paradoxically aided by the governments of Venezuela and Costa Rica, but only to lose power one decade later in democratic elections.

    Peru’s Velasco Alvarado, Panama’s Manuel Noriega and Chile’s Salvador Allende, rulers aligned with Havana, were evicted from power, something Cuba could do nothing to prevent. Angola and Ethiopia today have regimes that are nothing like the communist models that were originally imposed at the cost of Cuban blood. Who says that Castro’s influence will be preserved in Venezuela after Chávez’s death? What for?

    Cuba specializes in losing. That has been its history.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/14/2799314/cuba-after-hugo-chavez.html

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