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Cuba's Internet repression equals groupthink. Cuba remains one of the world's most repressive environments for the Internet and information technologies. By José Azel.
  
27-02-2011

Cuba's Internet repression equals groupthink. Cuba remains one of the world's most repressive environments for the Internet and information technologies. By José Azel.web/folder.asp?folderID=215

Cuba’s Internet repression equals groupthink

By José Azel

Miami Herald

February 27, 2011

Cuba remains one of the world’s most repressive environments for the Internet and information technologies. The Cuban government has created a dual system with a national intranet and the global Internet. Most Cubans have access only to the national intranet which consists of an in-country e-mail system, a Cuban encyclopedia and websites that are supportive of the government.

Cuba’s only two Internet service providers are state owned and surveillance is extensive. Less than 2 percent of the population (mostly government officials) has access to the Internet. Whatever connectivity is available costs about $12 per hour in a country where the average monthly salary is less than $20.

Additionally, Cuban regulations state that e-mail messages must not jeopardize national security; forbid the spreading of information that is against the “integrity” of the people; provide that all material intended for publication on the Internet must first be approved by the National Registry of Serial Publications; and prohibit service providers from granting access to individuals not approved by the government.

The extent of Cuba’s political cyber police efforts was vividly captured in a recently leaked video of a 2010 behind-closed-doors lecture to an audience mostly in military uniforms. The lecturer, a counter-intelligence cybernetic specialist, defines the Internet as a field of battle that the government must use to its advantage. He boasts of a new group created within the Interior Ministry to work against bloggers. He warns of the dangers of “classic combat networks” such as Facebook and Twitter and notes how protests in Iran and Ukraine were “created” when social networks were used to incite people to protest.

What must the Cuban leadership be thinking of the events in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere?

The Cuban government has been remarkably successful in sealing the consciousness of the Cuban people from the outside world with a doctrine of intellectual isolationism and an all encompassing revolutionary dogma of intellectual autarky. Fidel Castro made it explicitly clear in a 1961 speech in which he famously warned intellectuals: “Within the Revolution everything, against the Revolution, nothing.”

But this intellectual autarky has also produced a classic case of what social psychologist Irving Janis called “groupthink,” a type of thought characteristic of cohesive in-groups whose members try to minimize conflict and reach consensus without critically testing, analyzing, and evaluating ideas. In a groupthink environment decision-makers ignore alternatives and tend to follow irrational programs of action.

A case in point is General Raúl Castro’s new economic program formulated, in his words, “to save Cuba from the economic abyss” and outlined in a 32-page economic platform for the upcoming Communist Party Congress.

A centerpiece of Castro’s program is the firing of up to 1.3 million government workers — about 20 percent of the workforce — and allowing them to become self-employed “outside the government sector.” In the Cuban version of Orwellian doublespeak, that stands for the unspeakable private sector.

This assumes that everyone is temperamentally suited to become an entrepreneur and to do so without access to cash, credit, raw materials, equipment, or technology. Groupthink is also evident in how those selected for dismissal will be chosen. A commission of experts will decide the optimal number of personnel required for each state entity and workers’ commissions will decide the positions to be cut.

But perhaps most illustrative of the Cuban government’s groupthink (and as Dave Barry might say, I am not making this up) is the specificity with which the Cuban “reformers” have decided to allow those being fired to solicit permits to become self employed in 178 activities such as:

Trade No. 23, the purchases and sale of used books; 29, attendants of public bathrooms (presumably for tips); 34, pruning of palm trees; 49, wrapping buttons with fabric; 61, shoe shining; 62, cleaning of spark plugs; 110, box spring repairs (not to be confused with number 116); 116, mattress repairs; 124, umbrella repairs; 125, refilling of disposable cigarette lighters; 150, tarot cards fortune telling; 156, dandy (technical definition unknown, male escort?); 158, natural fruits peeling (separate from 142, selling fruits in kiosks).

In his economic dreamland of surrealist juxtapositions, Castro and his team believe that allowing this bizarre list of self-employment activities is the way to save the communist system. This surrealistic disconnect — the product of incestuous intellectual inbreeding — flows from Cuba’s doctrine of intellectual isolationism where Cubans are unable to receive information freely and exchange ideas openly.

In Cuba, long-held Marxists-Leninist assumptions will not be swapped for another set of beliefs without a democratic leadership that, inspired and sustained by freedoms of speech, press, assembly, petition, and religion, can defeat the tyranny of groupthink.

José Azel is a senior scholar at the University of Miami Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies and the author of Mañana in Cuba.

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03-05-2016'Venezuela Is Worse Than Cuba'. By Henry Constantin. 14ymedio.
02-05-2016Goodbye, Jaime Ortega. Diario de Cuba - editorial.
30-04-2016Cuba Will Lose One Million People In Next Decade. By Abel Fernandez and Mario Penton. 14ymedio.
27-04-2016Cubans on the Borders. By Fernando Dámaso. 
26-04-2016Cubas Communist Party Congress: Cringing With Embarrassment. By Isbel Tíaz Torres. Havana Times.
26-04-2016The Repression Obama Did Not See in Havana. By Iván García. With two videos.
25-04-2016The Obama Revolution and the Average Cuban. By Iván García. DLA.
25-04-2016To change Cuba, speak up for democracy again and again. The Washington Post - Editorial Board.
23-04-2016Miriam Celaya - "I ask for a minutes standing ovation, gentlemen: the Communist Party of Cuba has died."
23-04-2016Foreign Minister's criticism of Obama's Cuba visit betrays nervousness. The number two man at Cubas embassy in Madrid calls the guest a "wolf in sheeps clothing". 14ymedio.
22-04-2016Between Transfusions. By Fernando Dámaso.
22-04-2016Eduardo Cardet, MCL national coordinator: The leaders feel "threatened" after Obamas visit, "they fear losing power". 14ymedio.
20-04-2016Thinking About America Amid the Red Rocks of Arizona. By Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo. 14ymedio. 
20-04-2016Cuba caught camouflaging cocaine with molasses. By Frank Calzon.
19-04-2016Raúl Castro, the first secretary of the Cuban Communist party intends to remain in office until 19 April 2021, when he'll be just 45 days short of officially becoming a nonagenarian. By Reinaldo Escobar. 14ymedio.
18-04-2016A Family's Destiny. By Frank Correa. Cubalog.eu.
16-04-2016The Castros' Party-State. By Roberto Alvarez Quiñones. Diario de Cuba.
14-04-2016Venezuela is in desperate need of a political intervention. An explosion is probably not far off. Washington Post Editorial.
13-04-2016Cuba's Influence in American Academia. By Julio M. Shilling. ASCE meeting 2015.
12-04-2016Google Jumps Through Hoops In Cuba. By Luz Escobar. 14ymedio.
12-04-2016Cuba's Official Press Treads Carefully With Panama Papers. By Yoani Sanchez. 14ymedio.
09-04-2016Turning the Page. By Fernando Dámaso.
08-04-2016What will happen at the VII Congress of the CCP? By Roberto Alvarez Quiñones. Diario de Cuba.
07-04-2016Cuba in the Aftermath of a Magic Performance. By Veronica Vega. Havana Times. 
07-04-2016Praying for Beans in Cuba. By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez. Havana Times.
05-04-2016Revealed: How Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis in Germany and the Communists in Cuba and North Korea. By Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter.
03-04-2016The Changes Are Yet to Come. By Fernando Dámaso.
02-04-2016One reason for more Cuban arrests: more dissidents since U.S. opening. By Franco Ordoñez.
31-03-2016Fidel Castro Takes a Shot at Obama. By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez. Havana Times.
31-03-2016Obama fostered myths about Cuba's health and education systems. By Hans Bader. 
30-03-2016A Before and After. By Fernando Dámaso.
29-03-2016A Visit, a Speech and an Unforgettable Encounter. By José Daniel Ferrer, UNPACU.
28-03-2016A President Has Come to Havana Carrying… By Carlos Alberto Montaner.
27-03-2016Cuban agents brutalize democracy protesters after Obama visit. By Patrick Symmes. + video UNPACU.
26-03-2016Erasmo Calzadilla, Havana Times writer tells how he, after hearing Obama's speech live in the Grand Havana Theatre, is witnessing an UNPACU manifestation and is detained.
25-03-2016The High Cost of Doing Business in Cuba. By Justin Rohrlich.
21-03-2016No Red Carpet for Obama in Cuba. By Fernando Dámaso.  
21-03-2016Castros welcome Obama to Cuba with a slap in the face. By Marc A. Thiessen.
20-03-2016Obama in Cuba. By Carlos Alberto Montaner.
19-03-2016Obama Derelict In Failing To Call For Regime Change In Cuba. Investor's Business Daily Editorial.
19-03-2016What President Obama needs to say about Cuba's elections. By Carl Gershman.
17-03-2016Castros Repression at the White House Doorstep. By Pablo Diaz Espí. Diario de Cuba.
16-03-2016Relationship is Not Simply Acceptance. By Fernando Dámaso.
14-03-2016Six facts about censorship in Cuba. By Josefina Salomon. Amnesty International.
12-03-2016The New York Times, a Branch of Granma. By Miriam Celaya. Cubanet.
11-03-2016President Obama's Visit to "Perfidious Cuba". By José Azel.
08-03-2016Will Obama dump dissidents for baseball in Cuba? Washington Post Editorial.
07-03-2016With the Oil Bust, Venezuela Sells its Life. By Caridad. Havana Times.
06-03-2016The Darkest Hour is Just before the Dawn. By VenEconomy. LAHT.
05-03-2016Martha Beatriz Roque Believes That The US Should "Straighten Out" The Normalization With Cuba. 14ymedio/EFE. 




 

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HÉCTOR LEMAGNE SANDO:. Representante de La Unión Patriótica de Cuba (UNPACU) en Unión/City NJ. EE.UU: ARTÍCULOS, NOTAS DE PRENSA Y OPINION.

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JORGE HERNÁNDEZ FONSECA. ARTÍCULOS Y OPINIONES.

FÉLIX JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ: ARTÍCULOS, ARTE Y LITERATURA.

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