Fifty years of revolutionary “Indoctrinología Cubana” and some relatively mild repressive measures, have prevented the emergence of any serious opposition.
But there are a number of dissidents, who try to do what they can. We have spoken to a few of them and will continue to add to our contacts. Only, however, with those who pursue non-violent means. Anyway, the violent ones would not wish to talk to us, even if we knew how to find them.
The very nature of solidarism is to promote justice, democracy and peace. How could we ever resort to violent means to establish it? “It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end”, so say the Buddhists. And they are right. We will find the peaceful means to establish solidarism. It will take more time, but, when established peacefully, the result will be more stable and probably permanent, unless, of course, there is a better way still.
We agree with and support those dissidents who advocate reconciliation between the Cuban exiles and the stay-behind. Even with the Cuban authorities.
We firmly reject any outside military intervention. But to get peaceful transition to democracy, both political and economic, we have drafted an Amnesty Law for Cuba, based on the logic behind the South African “Truth and Reconciliation Commission”. Any other way would force the regime to cling to power. The documents can be found in the “Caribbean Knowledge Centre” at www.arcocarib.com.
The Cuban dissidents should realize that, although what they are asking now is in itself absolutely reasonable, they cannot expect to get it, unless they can prove they have something better to offer than socialism. The Cuban government cannot allow the restoration of human rights, i.e. civil and political rights, as this would inevitably lead to the reintroduction of Capitalism. The revolution would have been in vain and they might as well never have bothered.
The opposition has no other choice but to accept and promote Solidarism, The Just Third Way. If you want change by means of dialogue with a socialist regime, you must be able to move the discussion in the direction of something that is better than Capitalism.
Not only is Solidarism as a system more just, economically it is also superior to Capitalism. It promises abundance for all and the restoration of all human rights, if ever there was a win-win situation, it is certainly this. If the dissidents don’t want to be part of this solution, they will have to remain part of the problem. This also goes for the Cuban government.