Miami, Florida EEUU 10 de Diciembre del 2012
On October 24 of this year, the Trujillo family organized an event in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to commemorate the birth of Generalissimo Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina, who led the nation during the 31 most fruitful years of the country’s history. Due to the crude, disrespectful and intolerant demonstrations of the small faction of recalcitrant neo-anti-Trujillistas at every opportunity where an historical and cultural event is planned which is not sponsored by this group or its minions, the guest list was limited and specific measures were taken to restrict media coverage until the actual day of the activity. Despite these impediments and the strong torrential rains, the event was a resounding success, with a strong presence of young Dominicans, family and friends who wished to participate in this memorable gathering.
The surprise however, was the reaction of all these factions that have lived and continue to live lavishly from the neo-anti-Trujillista industry they have created. These groups immediately and fiercely retook the initiatives undertaken by them after the publication of the book, "Trujillo mi Padre,...en mis memorias", written by Mrs. María de los Angeles Trujillo de Domínguez (Angelita) and the creation of the Fundación Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina, to try and restrict the right of free speech not only against the Trujillo family, but against all those who in one way or another collaborate with the noble effort of rescuing the incontrovertible history of this highly significant historical period, including the more than 2,000 members of this organization’s page on Facebook (http:www.facebook.comgroups112234865457756), and other members registered at the foundation’s headquarters in Miami, Florida, which far surpasses the latter figure.
To this end, these organizations and groups make use of law 5880-62, which was ratified by the Consejo de Estado (State Council) in 1962, whose President Rafael Bonelly, devised and fully supported this initiative to kick off the "de-Trujillization" of the country, thusly concealing his assiduous collaboration with Generalissimo Trujillo’s regime, having been responsible for acquiring the electric chair used in the "Cuarenta" from Venezuela. This highly ironic exploit also embodies the double standard that encompasses the circuitous intentions and irreverent conduct of these historical misfits.
It is indisputable that this judicial aberration was annulled by Article 6 of our Magna Carta which reads: "any law, decree, resolution, regulation or act contrary to this Constitution shall be deemed null and void". This claim is also supported by Article 49 of this Constitution, which protects the right to freedom of speech and information stating that "everyone has the right to freely express their thoughts, ideas and opinions, by any means, without any prior censorship".
This boorish group articulates that "freedom of expression has its limits in the respect to truths and the right to a person’s dignity”, deliberately ignoring the elements of our judicial system that protects this right in accordance with the provisions that penalize defamation and insult. It is however understandable, that under the extraordinary weight of the truths that have been exposed by this organization, they would continue attempting to censor this information rather than face the harsh realities that compromise and detract heavily from their distorted efforts.
We invite all those who reject any of the expressions or the information disseminated by this organization or any member therein, to file suit in a court of competent jurisdiction, so that the evidence may be analyzed under the scrutiny of the law, in order to achieve a judgment that corresponds to our judicial governance. This is how democracy works.
However, this organization that has received a considerable amount of funding from the state’s coffers for the construction of its "revolutionary" Museum, and which continues to receive a substantial monthly stipend from the country’s treasury, refuses to respect our right to freedom of speech, sponsoring the shameful and impertinent initiative of collecting signatures to compel the Office of the Dominican Attorney General to act under the auspices of a law which is both anti-constitutional law and retrograde, to censor this fundamental and universal right to their convenience. Their eagerness to perpetuate their arbitrary historical manipulation, seeks only to preserve their economic and political interests, and continue reaping the ostentatious rewards of their designation as “anti-Trujillistas”. It is time to demand peremptory evidence for all of the statements that they seek to disseminate and confirm as indubitable Dominican history.
In this same tenor, we have proposed and now insist on organizing a public debate, at the place and time to be chosen by any of these groups, with any of their knowledgeable intellectuals, who today so vehemently deny the virtues of the Trujillo Era and demonstrate an irrational hatred towards this historical figure. Each side will have the opportunity to expose and defend their thesis on any subject inherent to this highly transcendent historical period, and the people in turn, will then be able to accurately evaluate its true significance for the Dominican Republic. As a result of our insistence to organize this historic effort, these groups have persisted in seeking to discredit our proposal, question our competence and have prepared their own roundtables with the sole pursue of maintaining their validity through warped and strongly biased expositions, further defying the “right to information” which is also protected under our Constitution: the people have a right to irrefutable historical truths.
We would also like to take this opportunity to demand that the Museo de la Resistencia publish its registry of "victims" of the Trujillo Era, since they have never properly documented their claims of the 50,000 alleged victims of the regime. We strongly reject these adulterated figures and call on them to respect historical truths. We do hereby reiterate that this “'democracy” has engendered many more deaths than those that can be attributable to this time period, and further assert that the vast majority of these resulted from criminal acts and delinquency, not political persecution as has been justified by these groups. From November 9 to 13 we observed how at our insistence, the Museo de la Resistencia published a total of 34 of these alleged victims - that we are currently investigating- on its official Twitter page, wherein 49,966 names are still missing to accurately support their absolutely irresponsible assertions.
We want to make it unequivocally clear that this project is now unstoppable and that neither their unrestrained greed to conceal and distort our annals, nor their baseless and egregious threats will intimidate or scare us into submission. The Fundación Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina Leonidas is taking the legal steps necessary to confirm the repeal of law 5880-62, as well as eradicating any other legal decision, disposition, or judgment that violate this cardinal right intrinsic to any democratic civilization.
We are willing to take this process to its ultimate consequence, and if necessary, we shall provide full satisfaction to those who pursue our chastisement for this purported infringement to a law that has been indisputably annulled with the ratification of our Constitution in 2010. We demand the inviolable respect to our Magna Carta, and our right to freedom of speech. We have had enough of the abuse to our annals and the unjustified lies perpetrated by this faction that presumes to be the absolute proprietor of our country’s history. For 52 years, these groups have played this role to their whim, convenience, and ultimate satisfaction, embodying the old Spanish adage that maintains “bring up ravens and they will draw yours eyes out".