“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, October 26, 2007

Turning the page in Cuba

This will be a welcome change in the world as long as Hugo Chavez continues to plunge his own country into the third world and leaves Cuba alone...

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Wednesday blistered Cuba's regime and challenged the international community to help the people of the communist island shed Fidel Castro's rule and become a free society.

"Now is the time to support the democratic movement growing on the island," Bush said in an address at the State Department.

"Now is the time to stand with the Cuban people as they stand up for their liberty. And now is the time for the world to put aside its differences and prepare for Cubans' transition to a future of freedom and progress and promise."

When and if Cuba throws open it's doors to Western development and commercialization, it will become THE Caribbean tropical destination of choice. I realize liberals are nostalgic for Fidel and Che the murdering revolutionaries, and they naively view the miserable poverty and squalor in which Cubans toil as "quaint reminders of a simpler time", but they are idiots. Bush is right to encourage capitalism and political freedom in Cuba. That country ceased to progress the day Castro seized power. That's why there are only cars from the 40's on the streets. Liberals like to stupidly brag that Cuba is a socialist utopia where everything is free but somebody has to pay for it. Who? Nobody, that's who. That's why Cuba remains stagnated in the 30's and 40's. The best thing that could happen to that country is Castro's death. The resultant weeping and wailing from liberals would be an amusement.


Anonymous said...

Cuba has remained in the 30s and 40s because of the sanctions put in place 40+ years in order to run Fidel out of Cuba within a few months. Didn't exactly work out.

The best way to introduce democracy anywhere is to give a non-free country access to our freedom by allowing Americans to visit. Cuba wants Americans but we're not allowed to visit Cube because of the Florida Cubans. And said people want Castro dead so they can go back and run the island.

ed said...

anon, I couldn't agree more. We are seeing it happen in China today. Once the people taste social, economic, and religious freedom, they'll never accept anything less.

You are correct, the sanctions have not accomplished anything but the prolonged misery, hopelessness, and despair of the resident Cubans. Fidel would never allow capitalist development there unless it was nationalized, with him in charge. As soon as he goes off to hell, hopefully we'll see a trickle of American investment followed by a deluge which once started will be difficult to stop.