Javier Martín Palomino
Secretary of NN.GG. PP Ocaña
Why cannot Cuba be the example of a peaceful change in the world? Why cannot Cuba have a solution for and from the Cuban people through the existing legal framework? The peaceful and democratic change that respects dignity claimed by the Christian Liberation Movement is looking for this, a change in the Spanish style.
Cuba cannot cling to the past, a past marked by deep wounds that are the result of the restriction of rights and freedoms. Although it wants to leave it behind, there is only one solution that has proved its efficiency with the passing of time -a model of democratic transition- such as the one that took place at the end of the 70s in Spain. This was an example of a peaceful change and of overcoming disagreements, of letting bygones be bygones, a situation that reached its height with the constitutional text of 1978. It is obvious that, the injustice of the fanatical totalitarianism is not indifferent to the winds of change in Cuba after the death of the eternal Fidel. Heroic dissidents and members of the opposition, who hope the succession by descent is not perpetuated for a long time giving life to an outdated and stagnant system, have already taken note of that and know about it.
Our constituent process was characterized by being short, but it was inspired by consensus policies. Peace, tolerance and the inclusion of all the ideologies were possible without shedding any blood. Cuba is probably missing some hope, but who had it in Spain?
“Dissidents and members of the opposition hope succession by descent is not perpetuated”
Our Cuban brothers, from the point of view of a humble servant, can only guarantee a real change by following this example. Regeneration and fraternity must be the ingredients necessary to guarantee a future in peace, a future in which democracy settles in for good.
It is the time to build a new Cuba, where all thoughts and ideas are possible and where the black page repressing fundamental rights in its history comes to an end. The big wound of brave dissidents and members of the opposition, the years of suffering and fight should not turn into thirst for revenge. As Miguel de Cervantes said in this wonderful work about La Mancha, “doing good to villeins is like pouring water into the sea”, so the only option will be a peaceful transition. Let us not do a favour to the Revolution with other tactics.
Let us be convinced and believe that history does not forgive anyone, and that is something experience has proved before. History will not forgive Hitler or Fidel. However, fear and repression will conceal the shame of tyrants. As if it was an eggshell, the fragility of the doors inside is increasing, there is not a revolutionary mark, there are no wishes of importing Marxism, and there is only hope to maintain the status and the privileges of revolutionary oligarchs.
Therefore, it is the time to insist on our demands, is it necessary to eliminate any possibility of perpetuating the communist farce, it is essential to avoid the fake change that oppressors would be delighted to have. A change that would be more of a “toll story”, like being conned, in which the economic opening would not come by the hand of human freedoms, but of a masked tyranny in the progress of the extreme capitalism. Let us give a ray of hope to the people fighting in that twin brother, let us show that the fight for democracy concerns us all.