Castro is a Genius
Good or bad, that is the question. Few countries have social geniuses for leaders, Castro could sell overpriced snow to Eskimos and have them say thank you.
50 years in revolution, or is this 50 years of a common enemy, the government needs an enemy to thrive.
“I was a man who was lucky enough to have discovered a political theory, a man who was caught up in the whirlpool of Cuba's political crisis long before becoming a fully fledged Communist... Discovering Marxism...was like finding a map in the forest.”
-- Fidel Castro (1926? - )
I looked at the sign, I then looked at this beautiful house, as I walked down a street full of tourist hotels, Castro is genius.
Havana Habana Cuba Saturday, Tuesday, December 8, 2009
By Andres Hidalgo with editing
“De Estos Hombres Se Hace un Pueblo”
I have do not see photos of Castro, I do not see drawings of Castro, I do not see Castro. I see Che Guevara a man who never got to live in Cuba, made a hero. If Castro is in this drawing, it is not obvious. How did Che Guevara make a people? He never lived here, Castro is genius.
These men are not the leaders of Cuba.
I enjoy the observation of leaders of nations. President Obama won the hearts, minds, and support of the people of the world without doing anything. Mr. Obama is also a social genius, in many ways, the same as Castro, without the power to make change. Castro sent his potential enemies away to fight in other countries, and Obama is trying to tell Fox News to be quiet. One understood the plot, another has lost the plot.
Great social change comes with a common enemy.
Hitler needed the Jews…
Castro needs America…
Obama needed Bush…
What happens when the enemy disappears?
Castro is a Genius
Wonderful one liner which I will remember, "GREAT SOCIAL CHANGE COMES WITH A COMMON ENEMY" basic human nature, always full of fritional and fractional opinions, argumentative and selfishness until FEAR or HATRED ignites temporary Truces and unions. The same was true of the Vietnam War Era which helped unite a motley crue of organizations until 73 when the American military evacuated causing all the temporarily blissful togetherness to split up and scatter to the winds.
What happens when the enemy disappears? You find a new enemy. Usually it is the people. Sometimes only a portion of the people, such as those that work and pay taxes. Or those that provide jobs. It is easy to create and inflame Jealousy.
Dear Andy...I mean Andres.
It really must be nice for you, Columbians, to visit Cuba without the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control telling you, "You, live in a free country..." but Americans are not allowed to visit "a totalatarian state" on the penalty of imprisonment and property confiscation. Isn't U.S. Freedom grand? The U.S. government will do to you exactly what they accuse the Commies of--throw you in jail and take your money. With the demise of the semi-free markets in the U.S. and the rise of the Nanny/socialist state Cuba will look even better in a couple of years for Americans. More and more Brave Americans are voting with their feet and leaving the "Land of the Free." Until that time, God forbid we get a glimpse of life beyond the Pravada of FoX, CNN, and U.S.A. TOday.
Viva hard work, somewhat functioning capitalism and the marketplace, and the U.S. Bill of Right. It is all that keeps us from the whining complainers, redistributors of wealth creation, and the sad socialist state.