Wednesday, December 3, 2008

And now Claudia...


Claudia Cadelo was also summoned to another police station, Zapata and C, which is also very well known by this friend of yours...
The cops and the G2 agents are up for a big surprise tomorrow at 2:00 pm. They are going to meet a kind of woman they don't even imagine exists. They deserve it.
They will learn one thing in that meeting: the Cuban youth doesn't fear the tyranny.
They will keep on doing what they do best, which is to denounce the horrific life under the dictatorship of the castros, the only reality they have ever know.
To Claudia, a theme on which I am still working....

(lyrics unfinished)
Somos carne d’estacion
Somos la peste
Somos criminales por Dios
Somos mala gente….

Los comunistas no cuentan no
Solo reciben paga a fin de mes
Beben su ron no en pie no se mantienen
Y sus crias leche no tienen

Somos carne d’estacion
Dice la gente
En la Quinta se pudre el sol
Si no lo quieres

Puta bandera
Falta la luz
No hay vergüenza
Solo calor
No tienes ya ni para el arroz
El agua falta
Y si digo algo
Pues me llevan en la jaula

Y somos carne d’estacion
Aunque se hunda la nacion
No callo, y digo
No callo, y digo
Que este sistema es lo peor
Lo peor
Del mundo entero….

Somos carne d’estacion
La quinta es nuestra casa
Somos carne d’estacion
Pues si lo somos, pues si lo somos…..

Yoani and Reinaldo.


The morning started early, and not in a good way.
I woke up to news that Yoani and Reynaldo were summoned to the infamous police station of 21 and C, Vedado.
I know that place.
Very well.
That's where you are called for all sort of "advice" and pressures. Even sometimes they will try to break you, and to turn you into a snitch. It takes a lot to break some people, others are easily broken.
Yoani and Reinaldo are not that kind. They stand firm and tall, and Theo, their son, knows that.
They will be accused of something vague, most likely of buying or selling items in the black market to try to mask the political nature of the case, as they did with Gorki.
They will be harassed, because the tyranny of Cuba cannot accept that they are dignified human beings that refuse to bend in front of a tyrant. If they had some culture, they would realize that Yoani and Reynaldo do not salute the olive green cap of the tyrant, the same way that Wilhelm Tell did not salute the red cap of a brutal ruler, in the Switzerland of their temporary exile.
To the chagrin of the tyrant, they returned to Cuba. And that's something that the dictatorship is not ready to forgive and forget.
Yoani and Reynaldo do not want the forgiveness of the government. They are standing high for the rights of all Cubans.

Unfortunately, Yoani and Reynaldo, and also Theo, have to be tested this way, for some dubious Thomases to realize of what kind of wood that family is made.

We are ready to rock the world for Yoani and her family, the same we did for Gorki and his.

Please read an update from Penultimos Dias, in Spanish.
Yoani is back home, and online.