The True Support of the Majority of the People for the “Revolution”
The True Support of the Majority of the People for the “Revolution” /
Somos+, Pedro Acosta
Posted on April 13, 2016
Somos+, Pedro Acosta, 1 March 2016 — In any forum our highest leaders
intervene in, they express the idea that the majority of the people
support the regime, however…
When the people, without excluding those who manifest being its
followers, nor those militants of the PCC and the UJC, or leaders at all
levels of the country, prove in a massive, uncontrollable, and endless
manner, an entire category of “attributes,” such as those that:
Steal or receive, buy, sell, or give academic titles and medical
certificates. When the means of the state are deviated for personal
benefit and enjoyment, corruption swarms. When the working day is
wasted, and they absent themselves during working hours for different
issues outside of these.
When hundreds of thousands abandon their homeland and many more hope to
do so. When there is apathy, skepticism, accompanied by a high dose of
indifference and irresponsibility, it’s only for a simple, easy and
obvious reason, and if you have not noticed it, or try to ignore it, I
will remind you.
Know, gentlemen of the Political Bureau and the Council of State, the
Cuban people neither respect nor follow you, their daily actions prove it.
To be governed, Cuba needs young blood and fresh minds with new life and
renewed energy. People who aren’t contaminated by previous vices, who
know how to act with sagacity and intelligence, adapting to the reality
of the moment. A youth that does not fear the whirlwind and
indispensable changes needed to adapt to this 21st century, knowing in
turn how to preserve our independence and sovereignty. People who know
how to confront the leadership of the country thinking first of all, and
understanding in reality, which are the real interests of the public,
unlike those who think they know them only because they are consistent
with their own opinions. Human beings that don’t protect their personal
desires and privileges, under the misleading pretext that these are the
interests of the homeland. Cubans that don’t defend with cloak and sword
their incompetence, who are able to ask forgiveness from their people
when it is necessary, taking responsibility for their errors. Cubans who
bravely abandon power when it exemplifies their ineptness.
New vitality must undertake this gigantic task. And above all: people
who don’t take advantage of power.
People who are not afraid to lose that which they don’t have!
(Taken from my book, unpublished, Promised Paradise, Acquired Purgatory)
Translated by: Emily Piltzer
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