130 years ago, in what amounts to a resignation letter, José Martí chides the boss of Cuban army Máximo Gómez for wanting to found the new nation “as one commands a military camp,” even as he regrets the need to chastise the general:
— What a shame to have to say these things to a man whom I believe to be sincere and good, and in whom reside the notable qualities to achieve true greatness! —But there is something above all the personal sympathies that you may inspire in me . . . and it is my determination to not contribute one iota, out of blind love for an idea into which I am expending my life, to bring to my land a regime of personal despotism, …
Over the past 63 years, Martí’s land has been ruled by such regime. Cuba needs to be free from any personal or foreign power but for the will of ALL Cubans. The ones that fight for it, are also Cubans no matter where they born. The result of their effort will be the only real Free Cuba.
Martí’s dream of a real Free Cuba is yet to come.
Let’s do it!