The narrative of history and the strategy used against Libya, Syria and also Kosovo sometimes makes me wonder what would have happened if Adam and Eve had refused to eat the fruit. In that case, Satan very well already might have trained a bunch of proxies – it is said that he took one third of the angels with him into rebellion against the Creator – to launch some sort of armed provocation. The response of the Creator to this rebellion then would be labelled by Satan as a crime against humanity, since, according to the serpent, the Creator was attacking His own creatures. This likely would have triggered Adam and Eves humanitarian feelings and they might have bonded with Satan over the dictatorial injustice of the Creator’s instructions against eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The Creator-dictator only made this evil rule to prevent men to become like Him! Then finally Satan would install a weak, compliant government drawn up in hell whilst the world was torn apart.
This sounds all too weird. I’m aware of that. But the outcome of this odd narration is totally similar to the outcome of the seemingly more peaceful biblical story in which Eve is tempted by Satan and subsequently made Adam follow her lead.
So in the end there are two ways to force a country into submission. One: by launching an armed rebellion, and two: by lulling into complacency with the loftiest promises. And the latter seems to be happening to Cuba. The country will not only be visited by US president Obama on March 21 and 22, but also by British rock band The Rolling Stones on March 25. The band then will give a free concert in the capital Havana.
After the Cuban Revolution in the 1950s, rock music was marginalized and the revolutionary leadership distanced itself from the imperialist powers for all the right reasons. Yet the Western fruit is hanging from the tree again. And I’m holding my breath over what will happen if Cuba bites.