The new Cubacrisis as a revolving door?

The new Cubacrisis as a revolving door?

Today a letter from Gala de Lucia. She created a beautiful song about a revolving door, and now she has her own YouTube channel:

This is her letter, translated from Spanish:

When I read this poem, which was a translation made by Martijn Benders of a Serbian poet, I immediately understood that this poem in some way represents Cuba and its history of turbulence. A revolving door may seem like a common object, but it has something mysterious, doesn’t it? Try to remember the feeling you have when you go through it. For a short time, you are in a twilight zone between worlds, you are in the revolving door.

But it is also a door that is often present in banks and large shopping centers, so you could perhaps say that this is a song against capitalism. I can see how you could interpret it that way.

It is even a bit religious, the people in the revolving door, they are our ancestors, our real family.

So it is also a song and a poem about not fully belonging to this world. I know many people have this feeling, this feeling of not really belonging here.

That is also what the revolving door symbolizes, it is an escape to another identity, another world.

I hope people can appreciate this song. Personally, it is one of my favorites. If you can appreciate it, please consider adding it to your list on Spotify:

The life of an artist is too difficult nowadays, it is hard to attract people’s attention. I might live in the Netherlands, but actually, it is worse here than in Cuba, here people are always too busy to notice they are actually alive 🙂

Now that the madmen of this world have started their wars again and Russian ships are docking in Cuba, I hope the magic door starts to spin the right way. Sometimes you also think, not too fast, please.

Gala de Lucia

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About the author

Martijn Benders has published twenty-six books, eighteen of which are in Dutch. Critics such as Komrij and Gerbrandy have hailed him as one of the greatest talents of his time. He has also written three philosophical works, one of which is in English and focuses on the Amanita Muscaria, the Fly Agaric. Publishing on the international platform of The Philosophical Salon, he has also gained international recognition as one of the most remarkable thinkers from the Netherlands.


There exists a considerable group of leftist individuals who vigorously opposed the prevailing coronavirus narrative, including some of the world’s leading philosophers, such as Agamben and Kacem. However, this stance was heavily censored and vilified by what is referred to as ‘neocon-left’ or ‘woke-left’, as something associated solely with what they deem ‘far-right’. In my book, I discuss the reasons behind these actions, the underlying motives, and how this is emblematic of a new form of fascism aimed at seizing power permanently.

The middle section of the book is dedicated to poetry. It features a beautiful selection of poems from the Mediterranean region, by poets from Turkey and Greece, who have been imprisoned and tortured by the regime.

The final part of my book is a manifesto against literary nihilism, as manifested in the Literature Fund. It reveals how this fund is dominated by a group of Christians and ‘wokies’, which is undesirable in a free society.

Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress is an exceptional work that sets a new benchmark in the realm of mycophilosophy. While one might be tempted to classify the book within the domain of Art History, such a categorization would fail to capture its true essence. 

Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress – De Kaneelfabriek, 2023

You don’t have time to read this, but that’s because you are no longer human. If anything remained of the original person within you, the old mycelia of childhood, you would learn a great deal from this book. In fact, its magical knowledge might become your most valuable possession. This is a book about human imagination and how it fell into the iron grip of transdimensional cockroaches. Additionally, it offers magical tips to significantly improve your life and time acceleration. M.H.H. Benders also takes a light-hearted yet scathing look at the entirety of Dutch literature. What more could you want?