The wave of women killed by their husbands, lovers or boyfriends, and rampant criminality throughout Cuba, exposes the gravity of Castroism’s terminal condition and the violence that emanates from Castroism’s own DNA; an ideology that was born spilling blood.
According to organizations of the Cuban diaspora that monitor these crimes, from January 1, 2023, to July 9, 2023, 54 femicides were committed, four more than the 34 femicides that occurred in all of 2022. Since 2019, there have been 167 total femicides in Cuba.
To that add the escalation of murders to steal anything of value, such as telephones or motor bikes. The general violence that plagues Cuban society is unprecedented. Diaz-Canel shows no signs of providing a viable solution along with Raul Castro and his henchmen who remain in power because what is happening is inherent in Castroism itself.
In the 1950s, the July 26 Movement executed people in the street, and placed bombs in crowded public places that killed and seriously injured innocent civilians. A “revolutionary” bomb ripped off a young woman’s arm at the Tropicana cabaret. In Martí Park in Ciego de Avila, a bomb killed three people sitting on a bench on a Saturday night, a savagery witnessed by the author of this article in July 1958.
“Violence is the midwife of history“, an incitement to chaos.
Karl Marx, the “inventor” of the modern communist system (the original Greek-born version was created by Plato 2,393 years ago) in his book “Capital“, declared “violence is the midwife of history”. Earlier, when the League of Communists was founded (1848), Marx announced: “Let the ruling classes tremble in a communist revolution.” It was an exhortation to chaos, as did Leon Trotsky with his “permanent revolution” throughout the world, Che Guevara with his call to “create Two, Three, Many Vietnams“, Mao Zedong with his genocidal “cultural revolution”, or Pol Pot with his Khmer Rouge regime.
Fidel Castro in the 1940s burst onto the political scene shooting political rivals, even from behind (Leonel Gómez). Then he assaulted the Moncada barracks with a group of young men disguised as Batista soldiers, who gunned down professional soldiers in underpants and sleeping, many of them drunk after having fun at the Santiago carnival. Castro’s current Cuban state actively beats and insults Gusanos (“worms” I.e. dissenters of the communist ideology); stealing from tourist, locals and exiles alike is commonplace.
When the Commander in Chief Castro (who barely fought) came down at the end of his comfortable refuge in the Sierra Maestra (he had a woman as a companion) and landed in Havana, he unleashed the greatest bloodbath on Cuban soil in peacetime. He shot thousands of civilians for political reasons. He intervened violently with regular troops and militiamen in factories, banks and enterprises of all kinds, and nationalized them, without paying a penny to any owner.
The “worms” and “traitors” who decided to emigrate had their homes expropriated, with everything inside. Since then, until today, any citizen who dares to publicly criticize the “revolution” suffers acts of Nazi repudiation, can be stoned, insulted, defamed. They stain their homes with paint, tar, and feces. The police beat peaceful protestors, activists, and free-thinking citizens in the street, in the police station and in their jail cells. Mobs organized by the Communist Party burn the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the streets.
Che Guevara took a cue from Marx and defined the “true revolutionary” as “a cold killing machine.”
Fidel Castro intervened militarily in 22 countries and three continents with troops, guerrilla groups, saboteurs, bank robbers and kidnappers of civilians who were trained and armed on the island to try to impose and spread their communist influence outside of Cuba.
That culture of Castro-communist violence is embedded in the DNA of his “revolution”, subliminally underscoring Cuban society, and emerging brutally now as the worsening existential crisis that batters Cubans.
There are four most visible causes of this wave of violence:
Conclusion. This alarming wave of violence that plagues Cuba in my view has at least four visible causes that create this fatal cocktail:
1) Today’s violence being rooted in the culture of “revolutionary” violence already analyzed. This political system considers the dissenter as a “worm” to be marginalized, or even subjugated and beaten, for being a “traitor”.
2) The exasperating increase in hunger, the scarcity of everything, blackouts, extreme poverty, malnutrition, the lack of opportunities and decent, well-paid jobs, the impossibility of starting real private and independent businesses and earning good money.
3) The overwhelming mission of “Big Brother” I.e., the dictatorial mafia who assigns the repressive and counterintelligence bodies to eliminate protests or expressions of discontent in the streets. The regime prioritizes political repression and ignores true criminality, which costs human lives, pain and the loss of valuable goods.
4) The communist educational system and media is where political-ideological indoctrination prevails, reversing the cultivation of essential ethical and moral values, and diminishing the role of the family as the cornerstone of any society.
Brutal violent acts are typical of a tyrannical failing state.
As a consequence of these causes, especially number three, you see signs of failed statism currently in Cuba. Angry neighborhood residents do “justice” on their own and brutally beat robbers caught red-handed, or alleged rapists of women.
How many resources and henchmen does the dictatorship dedicate to Big Brother, and how many to combat and prevent murders, assaults, atrocious femicides?
A Cuban joke of black humor gives the answer. Several people are assaulted or threatened with machetes to steal their cell phones and motorbikes. The victims of these attacks do not shout “Help! Police, they are going to kill us!”, but instead “down with the dictatorship! Down with communism! Freedom!” since they know that only then will the police go to the place where they are.
*Translated By Kiele Cabrera