From the Blog "Resilient Youth: In the Collective Intelligence is the
Power of Society" / Reyner Aguero
Posted on May 25, 2013
On the afternoon of May 14 a meeting was held at the University of
Camaguey with students and teachers, led by former G2 agents along with
other higher level officials from Cuban Counterintelligence.
All this focused on the issue of ideological subversion with the
objective of showing the students supposed CIA cables leaked to G2, to
try to counter the discontent and the new mentality that is taking hold
of young people in the face of the current political-social situation in
I was invited to this event so that, in some way, the information
presented would influence my ideas and political positions taken in
Something that is intolerable and never tolerable is how they criticize,
demonize and mock great people (among these there is a major emphasis on
Yoani Sanchez, Antonio Rodilies and Eliecer Avila) without giving them
the chance to enter into an open debate, and denying the public the
chance to decide which arguments they believe and which they don't.
I would like to touch on so many other topices, but the inequalty of the
coalitions obliges me to be precise in the face of an action so hugely
unjust. Simply touching on the topic of plurality, of the right of the
accused to defend themselves in public, and also to criticize. This
action generated a series of controversies some of which are expressed
in my Twitter account (@reyneraguero1).
As with everything, something useful comes from all this. I confront a
fear I had never before thought I had the courage to face. Among the
arguments, many found reason in my words to the point that a dean (a
woman Doctor), after expressing that "Cuban and the universities must be
only for the Revolutionaries," recognized her failure to express the
maxim of Jose Marti, "With all and for the good of all."
Then she defended my right to take part (in a particular way), and in
the form of a harangue cried that they never should have expelled me
from the university. The applause of the crowd followed, apparently
unaware that I had been prohibited from studying in my country.
Later different people took the floor but with very little chance to
respond to them. However, I was more satisfied than ever for having
launched my grain of sand in the Plural Cuba that so many of us want to
(Forgive the editing errors for lack of time and connection problems.)
Reyner Aguero (@ reyneraguero1) / Juventud Resiliente
25 May 2013