Pedro Pablo Morejon
HAVANA TIMES – When Fidel Castro seized power and Cuba’s path turned radical and transitioned to a socialist/communist system of government, social discourse took on a tone of equality and class exclusion.I We are all equal, but this promise was little more than propaganda rhetoric.
According to experts, Homo sapiens appeared on Earth about 120,000 years ago. Like other animals, we have always suffered from social hierarchies.
That is because despite human development and the accompanying evolution of philosophical and legal thought, this class system has been upheld.
These classes are not alien to Cuba, so our society is divided into groups according to their integration. Unfortunately, it is based on their participation, enjoyment, or suffering as a result of this cancer called the Cuban Revolution.
“Omega” makes up less than 10% of society. They are people who have lost their usefulness in society. This group includes the homeless, alcoholics, drug addicts, the elderly who have been neglected by their families, and the most economically vulnerable.
They don’t protest or fight. They settled into a miserable life, the most miserable of all.
“Betas” are the majority of the population and the main subject of the Communist Party’s decisions. They form part of the system, suffer and follow it. Double standards are their lifestyle, they dream of life outside their borders, while members of so-called “political and popular organizations”, which are nothing more than a means of political control for totalitarian regimes I am participating as
Many of these people criticize the system, but they don’t get it. Although they rarely rebel, and even if they do manage to escape, they are usually hardcore critics of the dictatorship and the Cuban people, subject and suffering as they were in their time. , now you can raise your voice from another safe shore (some become influencers). They are always waiting for their leader. They live a miserable life like slaves, whether in Cuba or anywhere else in the world.
Some betas support the system out of conviction or obedient opportunism. They participate in or participate in international conflicts, hate rallies, accusations, hate crimes and smear campaigns using the media against dissidents. They are useless loopholes in the system and do the dirty work under the leadership of their leaders. They ignore the fact that they are disposable.
This was in the 1960s in the Escambrae Mountains.Caballo de Mayaguara(Mayaguara horse), notorious for his crimes and excesses, died alone, in oblivion and destitution in the early 90’s.
“Alpha” make up the ruling elite. In many other countries, an alpha is someone who has worked hard and climbed the social ladder as a result of business and legitimate personal ambitions. They are typically influential business owners, CEOs of large multinational corporations, high-ranking politicians, artists, or famous athletes around the world.
But here in Cuba, the game has different rules. Alpha is only 0.001% of what constitutes a military and/or communist oligarchy. They climbed the ladder using violence and looting, which is the case of the so-called historical generation, or by imitating and adhering to systems such as those that the representatives of the new leadership or “continuity” have. rice field. They all resort to the darkest means to reach power, as climbing the social ladder by ethical means is impossible under a totalitarian and corrupt government.
Last but not least, there is “sigma”. They think differently, they are rebels, they are people who do not follow the hierarchy. They do not follow the herd, do not follow, do not bow their heads or kneel on the floor. They are open to conflict and ready to suffer the consequences of their decisions.
Many opposition lawmakers and political prisoners are sigma. Some people, while not extremely opposed, do not participate in social organizations or submit to their demands. They are apolitical, have a life project and try to live with a little decency, regardless of the circumstances.
Now, dear readers, if you’re Cuban, take a deep look at Who Are You Cuban and find out which of these you are.
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