Saturday, June 27, 2015

Repressors Salaries Have Been Doubled

Repressors Salaries Have Been Doubled / Angel Santiesteban
Posted on June 26, 2015

Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, 6 June 2015 — In essence, the President of a
country should not serve another function but, first of all, manage the
assets of people with ethics, fairness and the highest honesty, and
never, ever should he believe that the state treasury can be used in his
own benefit, directly or indirectly.

And I think that here lies, as we all know, the lousy management of the
Castro brothers, especially Fidel, who once he "left" power, handed — in
terminal phase and in countdown, even though with an "IV serum in vein"
from Venezuela — to his brother Raul, the current dictator.

Recently I learned that in the Interior Ministry (do not know if in the
Armed Forces as well), an effort has begun to double the salaries of the
soldiers who have the merits that apply to such a reward, called Order
19th. It strikes me that, specifically, the repressive forces are being
rewarded, and makes me think they are buying the "loyalty" of their members.

According to what guards who work directly with me told me, I knew they
were prioritized among their units. Surely, the vast majority of readers
will agree with me that those working in public health, education,
agriculture, food and industry ministries or culture ministry, deserve
more such benefit; but above all, pregnant women, elderly and low-income
families deserve it.

However, agents of the repressive power — those thugs running the chain
of injustice and abuse — are indispensable(for the regime, and
therefore, the ones rewarded on top of their already high salary,
compared with the average wage, and the ongoing perks such as affordable
homes, most of which being built nowadays are given to them. They are
also given appliances, furniture, clothes and food at low prices, not to
mention vacations with their families, in areas only reserved for
tourists, and so on.

Ultimately, after rewarding the aforementioned fields, which are
directly in charge of the welfare of the people, I would agree that a
raise for the police force around the country was needed if it was a
force that responded in strict compliance with the law, always in favor
the people, specially fighting against the proliferation of drugs, crime
and rigor every society needs.

It is way different, rewarding those who, taking orders from a
Dictatorship, abuse women as Ladies in White, who every Sunday are
beaten, humiliated and imprisoned.

It is curious that this directive comes in the wake of talks between
Cuba and the United States, and the European Union. I always say that
the only thing these talks will achieve is to strengthen the
dictatorship, and will give more economic resources to the regime to
hold on to power and harden the totalitarian control, and they are
already showing that.

Once they killed us with the money of the socialist era; then, they have
continued doing so, thanks to Venezuelan oil. But soon it will be the
economy sustained and supported by North America and the European Union
financing these crimes.

Every time the people of Cuba are left more alone. Is it true or is just
one of my bad impression?

Border Prison Unit, Havana

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