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Friday, January 02, 2009

Here's to Fifty More Glorious Years


I forgot to post yesterday to congratulate Fidel Castro and the Cuban people on fifty years of demonstating that Communism can - and does - work. Not to mention showing a degree of solidarity and loyalty in the face of an illegal 46-year blockade and untiring (though unsuccessful) efforts by successive US presidents from Eisenhower to Shrub to overthrow the revolution, by assassination, starvation or simple invasion. Mistakes have been made along the way, but corrected and learned from.

We shall learn a lot about how credible Barack Obama is when he talks about change, or freedom. when we see what his policies are in relation to Cuba. Will he lift the blockade? Will he release the five Cubans held for attempting to investigate a plot to blow up Cuban airliners? Or will he simply mouth platitudes and take the money of Cuba's opponents in Miami and in the Bacardi corporation?

And we shall learn a lot about how durable the Cuban revolution really is when it has to survive not only Fidel Castro's retirement but his death. The signs are good: a lot of people expected it to collapse the instant Fidel stepped down, whereas it's in fine shape.

Meanwhile - rock on, Cuba.

2 Comments:

At 02 January, 2009 18:14, Blogger NAVAL LANGA said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR
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I have read some of your posts. I would revisit, as I liked your writings.

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At 05 January, 2009 17:40, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

It's the Florida ex-Cubans that give big political donations. They want revenge, plus American citizenship for relatives that make it here.

I agree, no reason to continue that path. Maybe we can recognize them and just give them Guantanimo back.

 

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