By Leonid Lopez
—What can I say that doesn’t seem deaf or blind? What path can I take where I don’t feel like an invalid? I hesitate to affirm anything because I have a negligible access to information. On the other hand, I can say without a doubt, that all of the Cuban media pass on the same discourse with the same take. A single formula with few variables. All of the world’s culture passes through the same political filter here. I really believe this; and often end up feeling that I am sitting on a world-globe where I can’t choose my reality.
I could spend my days and years complaining, becoming embittered and spiritless. But that’s not me. Nobody can take that choice away from another person. I still know that if you ask the right questions you’ll arrive at the answers. Reality doesn’t stop with external or internal blockades, and ends up shedding its masks at the close of the half-hearted search. Truth sometimes makes you feel a little insecure because it revitalizes you and you have to decide the next step, but its root is the surest backbone.
In doing this, I think I am also moving away from the circle of those that live on desperation. That decision is the only one that can inspire us to change reality even if it appears deaf, blind and crippled. Without a doubt I believe that we lack information in Cuba, and a thousand other things, but let’s try and do something noble and great with what we have and are. That’s what is truly missing and is the only path to knowledge.