The cultural policy of the revolution is irreversible
The Secretariat of the UNEAC shares the righteous indignation of a group of our most important writers and artists as a result of the recent broadcast of three programs on Cuban Television: “Open Dialogue,” “The Difference,” and in particular, “Imprint.” An intense exchange of opinions was generated from these shows. Outside Cuba, some engaged in the debate with honesty; others obviously worked in the service of the enemy, wanting to manipulate and exploit the situation. Those who want to see ambiguous positions, fissures, or opportunities for an annexation agenda in the debate among revolutionaries will, once again, be permanently frustrated.
On January 9 the Secretariat of UNEAC convened a meeting with those who had initially participated in this interchange to evaluate the facts and agree on a response. The primary concern of the comrades gathered there was that these programs could respond to an intentionality and express a tendency far from the cultural policy that has guaranteed and guarantees our unity. It was of the utmost importance, from the first moment, to count on the most absolute support of the Party leadership. On January 12, the President of the ICRT offered us a detailed explanation about the initial results of an analysis of these programs. It was revealed that they were not responsive to the policy of the organization and that in their development and implementation grave errors were committed. In the discussion, the necessity for ICRT, UNEAC and the cultural institutions to work together in the promotion through the media of works and creations that express the authentic intellectual and artistic hierarchies of Cuban culture was made evident. We will not be divided, whether by blunders or by those who want to take advantage of them to damage the Revolution. The Marti cultural policy, anti-dogmatic, creative and participative, of Fidel and Raúl, founded in the “Words of the Intellectuals,” is irreversible.
Secretariat of UNEAC