Now and again, I hear news that is so bizarre as to be shocking. That’s right, folks, Castro is firing 500,000 government workers. The number could reach 1 million. He is convinced that the Cuban model was a mistake.
No, wait. News flash. It was capitalism that failed. Or so Castro said a few days after being “interpreted wrongly” by two American journalists.
We all know that Castro changes his mind as often as some people change underwear. If he follows through, it will be the most significant change of heart since George Wallace renounced segregation. Cuba is in shambles. Decades of socialism have left a country that was once the jewel of the Caribbean looking like a broken bottle. Castro will go to his grave saying that the Revolution was right and good. No matter, though. Reality has a way of bending even revolutionaries to its will. Say what he will, Cuba must become a capitalist country to survive.
Like Castro, Obama does not want to be forthright about his real beliefs. He is hell-bent on increasing the scope and size of government while professing not to be a socialist. Castro knows free enterprise is the only thing that can save Cuba, but he wants everyone to believe he is no capitalist. These guys ought to have a sitcom together.
If Terry ever were to get really sick, he would not go to Cuba for treatment. He doubts Michael Moore would either.