|Paya and the Pope
(Tampa, Fl) -- Many people in America always complain that they don't have a voice, some people fight Anonymously, heroes without a face, heroes with a million voice, yet the heroes are only human and yet some people tend to complain that they don't have a voice, these heroes are the voices of many because when there is oppression the heroes will rise. Now imagine living in a society where you don't have a voice and if you dare to speak the government will try to silence you because you are daring to speak against the regime.
There is nothing pretty to live in Cuba and for the dissidents they have no choice but to keep fighting; between nine months two of the top figures in Cuba, Oswaldo Paya and Laura Pollan shook the political scenario because their abrupt deaths in which Pollan died from a sudden respiratory illness in a Cuban hospital and Paya died after a what is suspected to be a sabotage in his car mechanism but not evidence has been shown from part of their families regarding if the regime played dirty on the leaders of the opposition.
Even if the struggle for freedom of speech and democracy is going in new directions with the access of the internet, blogging, poetry in the streets or whatever they can find to express themselves, the legacy of Paya and Pollan is steady as they traveled in the imagery of the collective. Paya was the founder of the Christian Liberation Movement or Movimiento de Liberacion Cristiana in which they called for peaceful civil disobedience against the Communist Party of Cuba as well being one of the few dissididents who stood opposition on the Black Spring. Pollan was an amazing lady, founding the Ladies in White or Las Damas de Blanco, a group which protested for the liberation of the political prisioners and as Paya's group they also preached pacifism but the Cuban regime couldn't express any tolerance regarding any one oppose them because they are that a totalitarian regime and nothing more.
Yet, people think democracy is just a mirage, people just complain for minimal things, bitch for unnecesary things and yet they never go out and fight as many black radicals from the sixties call, the man; people who complain without knowing why they are complain show an ignorance but the people who go and fight for a change deserve respect because they are outside trying to make everything better even for the ones who have no clue what is happening outside.