Saturday, March 18, 2017

It Appears He Is Right

It Appears He Is Right / Fernando Dámaso

Fernando Damaso, 17 March 2017 — According to his brother [Raul Castro],
later endorsed by the docile National Assembly of People's Power, the
"historic leader" [Fidel Castro] ordered that there would be no public
establishment, street, avenue, park or building named after him, nor any
monuments erected to him.

At first glance it seems a gesture of humility and modesty at the end of
his life after a lifelong display of a overwhelming ego. However, there
was no order with regards to the media, perhaps betting he would stay
alive in them.

At least that is what emerges from the monumental and interminable media
campaign about his figure and thinking, initiated before his death and
continuing "in crescendo" to the present. Spectacles of all type,
conferences, festivals, dances, songs, documentaries, expositions, and
every kind of thing in that sphere, dedicated to him, offer reliable proof.

Should there be any doubt, the Book Fair, which is now touring the
provinces, has surpassed all signs of servility with a sick personality
cult; colloquia, conversations, workshops, expositions and much more,
all in his honor and, in addition, the presentation by different Cuban
publishers of 24 titles by him and about him, including three comic
books about his life. No world personality, including Cervantes and
Shakespeare, has had so many books on the stands of the fair, in
addition to the official presentations each and every one of which is
filled with the usual words of praise.

A close friend told me, "We are ruled by a dead man." It appears he is

Source: It Appears He Is Right / Fernando Dámaso – Translating Cuba -

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