|Unidentified protester running with an American flag chased by secret police|
This also needs to be placed in context. Eduardo Cardet Concepción, national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, a physician, husband and father of two since November 30, 2017 has been imprisoned in Cuba. What offense did he commit? He gave a critical appraisal of Fidel Castro's life and legacy in Cuba. He has spent six months in prison and was beaten up in front of his wife and two sons the day he was arrested. He is also an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience. There is an ongoing campaign for his release.Full story, photos: protester disrupts start of Cuba's annual May Day parade: https://t.co/JbMMCLm7tj (from @AP) pic.twitter.com/eiOdb5mZPf— Michael Weissenstein (@mweissenstein) May 1, 2017
|Félix Yuniel Llerena detained and threatened by secret police in Cuba|
Other young Cubans have been expelled from university for expressing themselves truthfully or for belonging to a civic organization. The Castro regime's claim that the "University is for Revolutionaries" endures to the present day, even if some consider it a cruel caricature to claim that allegiance to a static and decaying 58 year old totalitarian dictatorship as revolutionary.
However, I do not because the Castro regime is anti-natural, violating human societal norms, and systematically rejecting and violating human rights that are natural rights that preexist governing institutions. The Castro regime is a totalitarian communist regime. Over the past century communist totalitarian regimes in Russia, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, North Korea, and in many other places has claimed the lives of over a 100 million souls. In that sense it is a permanent revolution against a just order. This is why the Castro regime must be resisted and rejected.
One way to do that is to speak up for Eduardo, Félix, and the unknown man who for a few brief moments before the cameras of the world, with an American flag flapping over his head, defied a communist regime that had spent six decades trying to silence all dissent.