In an Alternate ‘Right-Side-Up’ Universe – As soon as Cuban people launched the largest peaceful protests against their communist oppressors in decades on July 11, 2021, the leader of the free world – the President of the United States – Joe Biden – gathered the international community – UN, OAS, EU – to bring peaceful change to the island.
President Biden then vigorously and forcefully advocated for a democratic transition on the socialist prison – saying “60 years of dictatorship, repression and suffering are enough.”
“America and the world must stand for freedom in Cuba now!”
Following the President’s powerful words and strong leadership, the international community united to demand freedom for Cubans – just as they had done so aggressively for Apartheid South Africa almost four decades earlier.
They called on the Cuban dictatorship to immediately free all political opponents and quickly hold free and fair elections with the participation of all political groups and parties inside Cuba.
They also insisted Cuba allow the international community to monitor the peaceful transition from a totalitarian communist dictatorship to a functional democratic Republic or face international isolation and severe sanctions.
Due to the unwavering U.S. commitment and leadership, the ultimatum succeeded. Within months the Cuban regime folded and accepted the conditions set by the international community.
Soon, massive economic and humanitarian assistance flowed to the island from the United States and world organizations, as international monitors arrived in Cuba to oversee the Cuban transition to a free society, just as the Cuban people demanded on July 7, 2021.
Cuba would finally again be free.*
Trigger Warning – Alternate Universe – This report is purely wishful thinking about what President Biden should have done and be doing about the freedom protests and the Cuban communist dictatorship in a ‘right-side-up’ universe. It sadly does not reflect what the ‘Leader of the Free World’ is actually doing in this universe.
*My thanks to Odelin Fernandez – “Indoctrinated by Commies. Survivor of Communism in Cuba and in USSR. Now: HS Social Studies Teacher in California, USA.” ADN