By: Sironay González Rodríguez
Everyone who, like me, sits down to watch the news on the different informative channels on our television, at some time must also feel a doubt that greatly troubles me: Are some presidents mute?
I say this, because except for one or two leaders in other countries, there are those one hears opine about what happens in the world, including what happens in our country. Of those, who say they know so much about our reality, you see their daily activities, hear their long speeches in events in the area, and would recognize their voices anywhere.
Very well: Could some “informed” Cuban television viewer have been able to hear the voice of President Obama? Could anyone hear the comments of Álvaro Uribe or of Oscar Arias at the last summit? It seems that those presidents did not speak, they were mute.
You know they’re there, you can even see them, but always, the good journalist who brings us the information takes care to speak for them, and all that reaches our ears is the manipulated news, to which they link the gestures of the silent leaders.
How much damage they do to us. It is like an insult to our intelligence. Each one of us, adult Cubans, we know what is good and what is bad. Let us choose for ourselves. By silencing the others they did not manage to make their own voices heard more loudly.
Sironay González Rodríguez
San Cristóbal, Pinar del Rio, 1976