Post-Totalitarianism and Self-Imposed Political Correctness in Cuba

Not too long ago, a friend of mine ran into a Cuban filmmaker at a market. She knew because they struck up a friendly conversation, and before finishing, my friend asked the filmmaker if she knew Miguel Coyula. The filmmaker paused and pulled a slightly funny face. A few seconds later, she answered: “You know I’m pro-government.” That reaction really disturbed me.

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Gaslighting and Cuba’s Transition Towards State Capitalism

“Gaslighting” is a term that can be used to describe the dynamics of power in the world today. Psychologist Stephanie A. Sarkis explains this clearly in her book Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People – and Break Free. It takes the 1944 film Gaslight as its reference, in which a man manipulates his wife, making her believe that she is losing her mind.

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