By Nestor Nuñez
Around these days Cuba is taking forward intense activities at the United Nations, which include discussions and debates on the most serious and diverse issues of the present reality of the world.
One of these debates deals with the principle of non-violence in the relations among countries and peoples, and on the urge to prioritize every solution based on negotiation and respect so as to solve any differences as civilized and rational human beings.
Unfortunately, these concepts are usually simple fiction; they are terms used to embellish dull rhetoric, and just a matter of image, in the words of anyone fond of decoration.
Such distortion is the work of those who rely on arrogance and underestimation towards others as a way of life and a way to exploit and plunder by all means possible, for their personal benefit, regardless of the costs of such inhuman behaviour.
These people manipulate and castrate the principles of international coexistence; they hide their sins and nonsense as well as those of their closest circles; and they blur and lie about every step of those they consider undesirable enemies.
They give priority to violence and imposition, and disregard dialogue and understanding based on respect.
That’s the reason why, once again Cuba, along other progressive nations, demanded the UN to fully implement balanced and fair negotiations over any kind of violent actions when faced with regional and global issues.
It is necessary to monitor with efficiency any kind of attitude that would favour aggressiveness and war actions to settle differences, in order to leave behind, once and for all, the horror caused by the crazy ideas and unlimited ambitions of those in power.
Thomas Jefferson, who probably no U.S. citizen would ever question, said that power, used in an uncontrolled manner, becomes absolute power, and obviously: the most reactionary fellow citizens of this figure in the history of the United States comply by this warning, but all the way around.
If the control and respect of international coexistence laws undermine the supremacy of the powerful, then the suitable thing to do would be to ignore them and bury them.
In order to counteract this reality, Cuba has demanded once more respect for all peoples before the most important international forum. In addition, it has requested to turn understanding into a key aspect of global behaviour, by all means.