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    55 years of dogma

    55 years of dogma
    HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 9 Dic 2015 – 5:34 pm.

    Cuba is one of the countries holding the most celebrations every year.
    As part of its mission to create another history, in our country even
    debacles are celebrated as if they were victories, and the founding of
    different institutions and agencies forms part of the national agenda –
    even if the entities in question are useless, or even detrimental.

    Now being celebrated is the 55th anniversary of the creation of the Nico
    López Higher School, even though there is really not much to celebrate.
    The institution features a list of students who went on to become Latin
    American leaders with stained resumes; sycophantic, opportunistic,
    corrupt and disgraced national officials, along with other species of
    revolutionary fauna.

    Over the course of all these years of indoctrination, slogans have been
    coined and dogmas dictated, and speeches have been learned, repeating ad
    nauseam the virtues of a political system that has failed to create
    wealth since its inception, but has certainly succeeded in expropriating
    it. A system, to make matters worse, saddled with the heavy burden of
    the corruption it generates.

    In fact, the Communist Party’s schools, due to their very nature, have
    not produced a single leader, but rather faithful followers of another,
    with their minds closed to anyone who dares to harbor ideas that deviate
    one inch from the official line. These students/activists’ debating
    skills are limited, as they are shielded, afforded the comfort provided
    by the use of force from a position of power.

    The “achievements” of the 55 years of ideological preparation include
    Cuba’s rapid response brigades, with their eggs, sticks and stones; the
    gag law; the physical repression of any peaceful protests; revolutionary
    offensives; verbal attacks against those who profess any “incorrect”
    ideas not in line with official views; the development plans that are
    never successfully implemented; the banishing of artists and
    intellectuals considered a bunch of talentless, ungrateful gays and
    counterrevolutionaries; viewing the new communication technologies as a
    threat to the future of the Cuban “revolution” … all this and more,
    focused on keeping anyone from thinking for himself, dissenting, or even
    doubting the leader.

    These days we are being hit by another immigration tidal wave composed
    of young people who do not want to lead frustrated lives, like their
    parents and grandparents, because they don’t believe that public (not
    free) health and education, are not the only things a healthy and human
    being deserves, if it means that they have no decent job, or home, or
    place for leisure, or enough for their children yet to be born, or a
    balanced diet, or Internet access, because they cannot afford to pay 2
    CUC/hour for a very sluggish connection, and the police ask for your ID
    at every turn, and the National Revolutionary Police boss is staring
    daggers at you, as if being young was a crime.

    The first mistake of the Communist Party’s masterminds is believing that
    everyone in the country can be controlled ideologically, and attributing
    the success or failure of the plans of the revolution to
    political/ideological training. Human beings react to stimuli that
    represent higher, more vital priorities than political thinking: I can
    have breakfast, therefore I am; I enjoy what I do, therefore, I am; I
    own things, therefore I am.

    Philosophical disquisitions and arcane political debates are a thing for
    minorities, an elite with a certain social responsibility, but one
    cannot drag millions of people, obliging them to subscribe to an
    ideology, assuming that it, by itself, represents a valid social
    project. In Soviet Russia and Mao’s China this experiment was dragged
    out for decades, until frustration finally forced eyes open. Nazi
    Germany, another regime based on this kind of totalitarian ideology, did
    not survive the Second World War.

    The civilian and military officials prosecuted for corruption by Cuban
    courts over these 55 years were no doubt graduates of the Party’s
    schools; those who deserted in other countries while on government
    missions, were also graduates of Party schools; and those who, despite
    all their speeches and exhortations, cannot report positive results from
    their management, also went to them.

    If we measure the Communist Party’s schools based on their results, it
    is clear that they are not deserving of the triumphant discourse that
    characterizes their celebrations this year. The subjugation of those
    holding diverse aspirations in Cuban society is not an achievement of
    ideology, but of a repression that restricts citizens’ freedom of action
    expression. For this schools are not needed – just abusive laws, police
    and docile courts. If these centers of indoctrination were closed today,
    nothing would change.

    Source: 55 years of dogma | Diario de Cuba –

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