On Pearl Weddings, the bullying against the United States and the vote of Ukraine

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On Pearl Weddings, the bullying against the United States and the vote of Ukraine
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9 November 2022

It might seem repetitive to write again about the success of the Cuban resolution against the blockade imposed by the United States in the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UNGA), but since it is the thirtieth time that it has happened, let's celebrate these Pearl Weddings.

We have witnessed the same scenario 30 times. No other vote in the UN’s history has been so constant or been so overwhelming in its results. It is, actually, the greatest example of political exclusion suffered by the empire year after year. So we understand that the humiliation experienced by the US because of Cuba makes them sick. It is as if this small island playing football against them and the score favors Cuba 30-0, or being that girl rejecting 30 times the young lover despite this bad lover uses state-of-the-art technologies, artificial flowers, and emotional pressure to seduce her. Do you already have the idea of the pain, the contempt, the hatred that Cuba triggers on the US?

The most serious thing is that such agony seems to generate pleasure in the White House, since it would be enough to lift the blockade to end the "bullying" by Cuba and the international community at the UN. A certain hope —logic among humans even when it may be irrational— could lead them to think that at some point the world will vote against Havana. But a look at the vote track record in the last 30 years, we can see that only Tel Aviv remained submissive, in addition to one-time support of some governments due to political bending. I do not understand how the greatest minds in the CIA, USAID, and the US State Department continue to convince their presidents that the blockade on Cuba would one day have the support of the world.

Before concluding, I think it is essential to highlight some things, with much more serious nuances. I am referring to the vote of Ukraine, which abstained for the second year. Nothing justifies assuming a political stance of not condemning the US blockade and the vote of Kyiv looks like treason considering Cuba’s solidarity with the children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident.


However —and I repeat that it is no longer a justification— the view should be that Ukraine, by abstaining, also turned its back on the United States, which is its staunchest ally in its conflict with Russia. Suffice it to say that the White House has provided more than $18.5 billion in security aid to Kyiv since the beginning of 2021, $18 billion the US have delivered since the Russian military operation began in February.

Ukraine is enduring a highly complex internal scenario with implications for its national security. Do we really want them to vote in our favor?

Yes, of course. It would be fair and brave. But let’s be honest, if we are upset, Washington is even more upset, a complete snub after those millions allocated to that country.

In haute politique, the saying "you are with me or against me" is not always applicable. So I rather stay with my idea of what this vote of abstention implies: if not a condemnation of the US blockade, it is at least an expression of disagreement with its implementation.

We pray so Ukraine may have its own foreign political stance without being submissive to the priorities of the US in the geopolitical context.

And hey! This does not exclude Bolsonario and Zelensky, just like Biden, and anyone presiding over Israel, by not supporting Cuba, show their fascist and imperialist essence. History, luckily, never smiles on pedants.

Translated by Sergio A. Paneque Díaz / CubaSí Translation Staff

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