Tuesday, October 9, 2007
The Communist Party in a Post-Castro Cuba
The question has arisen in various quarters as to whether the Communist Party should have a presence in a post-Castro Cuba. There will be no Communist Party in a democratic Cuba because no one in Cuba believes in Communism, least of all those responsible for it. What must not be allowed is a neo-Castroite party, which need not necessarily be a Communist party. Denazification was accomplished in Germany only by the systematic suppression of the Hitler cult, which was achieved by aggressively punishing those who would revive it. The same must be done in Cuba. No posthumous cult of personality can or should be allowed. Every last vestige of the regime must be eradicated. 50 years of national tragedy is enough.