Havana, Apr 13 - Our Party is unique because it guarantees the unity of all Cubans who wish to continue building a more democratic, inclusive and just society. It strategically guarantees our unity, in a world in which the political fragmentation of the forces of the left prevails in the face of the advance of neoliberalism.
The capitalist power centers understood that, in order to win, they had to divide, strike, or co-opt the collective forms of organization,resistance, and struggle that posed a real and effective threat to the system.
Hence the claim that we imitate the multiparty system, which would only hinder any possibility of a more democratic society.
Our Party is unique because it empowers the Cuban people, and it is their main resource in the defense of their rights in the face of subversive agendassustained from abroad, which in 60 years have not stopped pressing to impose a system that would wipe them out.
It empowers us in a world of excessive vulnerability and social disaffiliation in which everyone is obliged to seek biographical solutions to systemic crises. "For himself who can" prevails in high-risk societies.
Anyone who doubts it should know that more than 55% of the world's population, four billion people, have not been able to count on any form of social protection during this period of humanitarian crisis that we are experiencing; 1.3 billion are multidimensional poor, that is, poor not only because they receive low income, but also because they are excluded from the Health, Education, and access to drinking water systems, among other rights. Half of them, 662 million, are children.
Our party is unique because of the tradition of struggle and the moral strength on which it is based, in a region where, in general, the routine of political parties is that of media shows, scandal and corruption.
He is heir to the spirit with which the Cuban Revolutionary Party was created: party for the fight for our independence, anti-imperialist, defender of the noblest anti-racist ideology and social justice.
Our Party is unique because it is communist, in a world in which capitalism is in crisis, the right wing virulently attacks human rights defending its class interests, and the center does not constitute a real alternative to confront capitalist structures of domination and domination. looting of our peoples.
Our Party is unique because it is the party of the people and for the people; that of the bases, in each work center, in each neighborhood; that of the intellectual and the worker; the one that submits to public debate the concepts on which our country project is based, the one that has overcome incredible challenges and has assumed contradictions, without abandoning the path of our sovereignty; the one who has shown a strong will to move forward a blocked nation, the one who has fought unswervingly against the blockade, the first to step forward whenever the country needs it.
Our Party is unique because it resists, without weakening, all kinds of symbolic violence aimed at attacking its legitimacy, lynching its leaders, ridiculing or stigmatizing its foundations and manipulating its history.
Our Party is unique because it is ours, it is not a club of millionaires without any popular roots, ignoring the fate of the humble, it is not a cover for the interests of a foreign power, it is not an instrument to win elections based on vote buying and media manipulation.
Our Party is unique because it is not perfect, nor is it okay to idealize it, but it has assumed its own mistakes with a self-critical sense whenever necessary. Fogged in the heat of a complex social process, which has not been exempt from contradictions, it faces the challenges of this time, which are not underestimated.
The balance of political and economic powers in the world today is especially hostile for a socialist alternative, especially if it is a small and economically poor country, like ours.
The domination of consumer culture, the idealization of liberalism, the advance of cultural colonialism and the demonization of communism, leave a very difficult scenario in terms of political and ideological formation.
The use of social networks by the counterrevolution financed from the United States, as a resource for the manufacture and management of national public opinion on sensitive issues, outlines a scenario in which the response capacity of our organizations is especially tested.
But our tradition of struggle is solid and the strengths we have to develop our own strategies and agendas will prevail.
Our Party is unique because it grows in the face of challenges, it looks forward conscious of its commitment to our people, our martyrs, our heroes and our history; lead changes even if they point it out as dogmatic; it is founded on clear ideological principles and a commendable body of scientific knowledge to support each journey in which our nation rises giving its best.
Our Party is unique because it is our guarantee to dream and work for a better country for all. (Text and photo: ACN)