Anthem “in secret”?

Although many of my childhood memories are already blurred, I vividly remember the respect that was instilled in us for National anthem. He was rarely ignored or ignored in the public eye.

When we sang it a cappella at the Emiliano Reyes Primary School, in the modest Cautillo Merendero neighborhood in Granma, passers-by stopped and remained silent, and such a sign of reverence kindled our pride doubly.

It should be added that this song – the one composed by the exalted Perucho Figueredo of Bayamo – was sung almost with reluctance and laziness, because we were taught that this is a war anthem, glorified between bullets, an incitement to the birth of the Motherland.

“It didn’t help, we’ll sing like mambises, let them listen wherever they are,” teacher Elba Dora, a tireless director and exemplary educator, told us when we lowered the tone. And then he drew us the legend of Perucho riding a horse riding into the liberated Bayamo and writing about a fight or a fight with a taste of glory.

Now, as the years have passed, I have painfully seen some who did not stop even when they passed within a meter of the loudspeaker amplifier. Hymnnecessarily spurred on by “modernity”, or covered up with the hackneyed excuse “times are changing”.

And I have observed in stadiums, squares and theaters filled with individuals (and individuals) that, while listening to “To fight, run, bayames …”, they even talk about an on-duty romance or gesticulate with coldness and inattention.

The worst thing to check is the collective whisper that sometimes intercepts the interpretation of our Hymn during events, gatherings or even celebrations. It is sung so quietly that it seems like a world secret.

This is not a new issue, because 15 years ago a newspaper comment rebellious youth turned to the problem. At the time, journalists wondered how many teachers like Elba Dora or her kind would remain in our classrooms and how many lectures on patriotic allegories and emblems would be lectured in our homes, “as did those righteous parents who did not seem to convert attention to school fatigue when we entered the school “home.”

Perhaps the answer to such questions is the essence of the problem, although we know in advance that this is a phenomenon with multiple causes, difficult to resolve.

Are they defeating us in the famous symbol war? To believe categorically is not, probably more dangerous than whispering when you sing a song. Hymn.

We must not only avoid a historical amnesia that could bring down projects in other latitudes. In real life, at the risk of sounding like another new “teka,” I say it’s about promoting civility, exalting values, putting Marty’s commandment to “be educated” into practice.

The founding fathers of the nation, including Perucho Figueiredo in the front row, deserve our Hymn always be bristling, emotion, respect and brilliance.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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