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Hitler, Stalin y Fidel

Hitler, Stalin y Fidel / Angel Santiesteban
Posted on July 4, 2015

Angel Santiesteban-Prats, 14 May 2015 — Like in an old historical museum
of the horror of the Cuban Revolution, the visit of the most powerful
rulers to ’s lair is expected. It’s like visiting a living
mummy, still able to continue to do harm to those who do not coincide
with his directives. They have chosen the photographs instead, because
they are ashamed of the grimaces and gestures — that come along age — to
be seen by the rest of the world.

For some presidents who visit the Cuban archipelago, leaving without a
snapshot alongside the old wolf it is like going to Paris and not being
photographed at the Eiffel Tower. I understand that in politics and to
any human being in general, being photographed with the old jackal means
a moral disgrace. I would not portray myself beside Hitler or Stalin nor
even next to their wax replicas. Times of dignity are scarce. Some call
it diplomacy, however talking on the phone with Antonio Rodiles, we
agree that subject is about telling the truth in a decent and settled way.

It is pitiful that suddenly, in an incoherent attitude, the presidents
of the behave so far from what they expressed in their
speeches at the opening of Cuba-US talks with the United States. I do
not think that negotiations with Washington and the European Union
materialize, provided that they are willing to “drop their pants and
being spanked” by , because any agreement that includes
Democracy, meaning, multiple parties, , free and direct
elections, and the departure of Castro from power — simple needs of 21st
century –Raul will not accept.

Anyway, old communist wolves will draw something out of this political
match, especially now that the Venezuelan is in chaos and
continues its free fall. Therefore they have rowed alongside Russians
and Chinese, because if Cuba-US negotiations should not work, as it
seems, they will have to take advantage of someone in order to survive,
which is already a custom of the Castro tribe.

I remember that phrase from childhood when things seemed dull: “Every
man for himself.” We will say the same words when the dictatorship’s
tantrum begins. Meanwhile, tickets and showtimes remain the same at the
exhibition of the “red mummy”.

Angel Santiesteban-Prats

14 May 2015

Border Patrol Jail, Havana, Cuba

Translated by: Rafael

Source: Hitler, Stalin y Fidel / Angel Santiesteban | Translating Cuba –

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