Cuba: The Tyrannosaurus Rex Generation

By Martin Guevara

The migrant crisis. Photo: europeanmovement.ie

HAVANA TIMES — The experience of Syrian refugees – a drama much talked about around Europe today, which is cause enough for concern in and of itself – led me to make a rather disheartening observation.

The tragedies these exiles bring with them from their native soil are made worse when they fall into the hands of Serbian, Bulgarian and Hungarian criminals, who not hesitate to try and make a profit through human trafficking.

The worst, however, is to be found at the hands of mafias, governments and common people in former Soviet satellites, where “solidarity” or any respect for human rights is practically non-existent. All the while, Austria is showing an exemplary sensitivity and behavior.

The first half of the 20th century clearly showed us that Austrians are not intrinsically kind and that Hungarians, Serbs or Bulgarians are not demons by nature.

This is the result of the perverse experiment that was inaptly called “communist,” for it did not even adhere to the tenets that the ideology proclaimed at the time, the experiment essayed in the countries behind the Berlin Wall, where the least capitalist development was to be found.

Neonazis in Poland. Photo: indymedia.org

Today, the largest numbers of young, working-class neo-Nazis are to be found precisely in Eastern European countries. Within Germany (which has earned for itself eternal suspicion), the majority of people who feel nostalgia for the holocaust are clearly concentrated in the area that was once the GDR.

I would like to be able to say that Cuba will go a different way, but I fear that the new generations, already composed of an army of young people who are apolitical to the bone, defenders of a kind of anti-culture, characterized by the worst imaginable taste and the most commercial aesthetic possible, will also have an instinct aversion to any notion of solidarity, that they will carry this aversion in their genes, molded and forged as these are by the intense and premeditated fiasco that accompanied that jargon, that terminology they were forced to adopt – that the present and future generations will not be able to avoid associating these ideas with the unique scam the Cuban people were subjected to for more than half a century.

This new phenomenon is expressed through a handful of vulgar words and auxiliary interjections that are as difficult to understand as they are insolent and aggressive.

Regrettably, we have to admit that it is far easier to share cultural, ethical and even political ideas with those Cubans who were deported during the first years of the Cuban “de-evolution” than it is with the voracious litter spawned by that utopian project aimed at creating the “New Man,” a project that led to the creation of young people reminiscent of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

 


19 thoughts on “Cuba: The Tyrannosaurus Rex Generation

  • September 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm
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    I think you are missing the point of the article. There is a real danger of a surge in support of the Ultra-Right in Cuba. I have noticed an under current of racial tension that could explode if the economic situation doesn’t get better. Yet you lot are oblivious to the dangers.

  • September 2, 2015 at 7:59 am
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    So the fact that the name of the political party was National Socialist doesn’t do it for you?

  • September 2, 2015 at 7:57 am
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    John, don’t be a hypocrite (again). I have asked you to post at least one credible published source that shares your definition of socialism. It doesn’t have to be a Harvard professor, I’ll settle for a teaching assistant at a community college. Is there even one?

  • September 1, 2015 at 6:36 pm
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    If you can equate Nazi Germany to a socialist state , you’re the one in intellectual trouble.
    I would defy you to take your posts to any university’s economics or political science department for a critical analysis.
    You should not accept my word for it but should confer with the professionals who teach these subjects .
    It is understandably difficult for you to question your beliefs but you need to know just how foolish your thinking is.
    I also fully understand that you would never submit your posts for professional grading.

  • September 1, 2015 at 4:32 pm
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    I should correct my statement. Although Che finished academic studies from medical school he never completed a medical internship and therefore never fully met the licensing criteria.

  • September 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm
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    Is that correct Moses? I am not doubting your veracity, but much of the written history is that he was a Doctor. Did he drop out or was he pushed?

  • September 1, 2015 at 2:36 pm
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    If you look down below, you will see an example of the socialist defence mechanisms.
    Mr. John Goodrich doesn’t like to admit that Hitler was a national socialist. So he uses the abbreviation of Nazi and has the temerity to query equating national socialism with socialism. This from a man who persistently describes the Socialismo of the Castro family regime and supported by the Communist Party of Cuba as “STATE CAPITALISM”
    Yet again there is a demonstrated wilful ignorance of reality. The man is to be pitied.

  • September 1, 2015 at 8:42 am
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    He didn’t graduate.

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