Publicado el 07-24-2012
Reflections on the Death of Oswaldo Payá
Faced with the strange death of Oswaldo Payá, in and outside of Cuba there is serious concern and indignation because what happened can not be accepted as normal. This was a death caused by an automobile “accident” with characteristics that prevent accepting as something normal the event in which a very valuable figure of democracy and the civic dignity of the Cuban people lost his life.
The personality of the deceased, who according to many was murdered, represents substantial values of the civic and moral life of the Cuban people, specifically also of the fight against the Marxist-Leninist tyranny that has been scourging that people for more than fifty-two years. Logically, here in the United States of Americas, as well as in Cuba, one can not face an event of this nature accepting it as “gospel truth”, when it has outlines that do not allow accepting what happened as normal.
Payá’s vigorous personality must not be forgotten faced with an event that it is hard to accept as normal when it has numerous manifestations, precisely, of abnormality.
The automobile “accident” has to be considered by sensible people as something contrived to kill Payá. It is not a simple suspicion that this death was provoked, but of categorical manifestations that this was a premeditated event so that the Cuban dictatorship could get rid, so to speak, of the patriotic and anti-communist work done by this outstanding figure of Cuban politics.
In many cities in and outside Cuba there have been demonstrations of respect for Payá’s personality, including significant religious acts that are in agreement with the accomplishments of this man who, from a young age, identified himself with the cause of Cuba’s freedom giving to that cause very significant spiritual characteristics.
What has happened must not be forgotten because it is necessary that constant efforts be made to discover fully what caused the inexplicable death of a true leader of Cuba’s freedom with achievements that already are part of history.