World Hero of Solidarity?

The hero of obamanites everywhere, had this to say… Read on.

Part-time Cuban leader and full-time despot Fidel Castro gave a long overdue tip of the hat to Econ 101 when asked recently whether Cuba’s economic model was “worth exporting” to other countries. His reply: “The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore.” What a shocker — not that communist/socialist/progressive models don’t work, but rather that a dyed-in-the-wool communist would actually acknowledge the truth of that statement.

Not to worry, however: No sooner had Castro uttered these words than the damage control party hopped into its East German Trabant and mobilized (read: got out and pushed). Typical statements begin, “What Comandante Castro meant to say was…” In this case, apparently the meant-to-say piece included a name change, as well: “U.S.” for “Cuban.” “The reality is that my response means exactly the opposite,” explained the ancient communista. Well of course it does! By the way, can we have our copy of Orwell’s “1984” back?

Further elaborating, World Hero of Solidarity (the title conferred upon him by the UN in 2009) stated, “My idea, as the whole world knows, is that the capitalist system now doesn’t work either for the United States or the world.” Yes, we know. The American media have done a fine job of telling us just that.

Meanwhile, el Presidente is laying off 500,000 state employees. By next March, these workers will be on the street — um, “released to the private sector” — and looking for nonexistent jobs in Cuba. With 85 percent of its workforce — or roughly five million people — working for the Cuban state, such a layoff is no small matter either. That number will eventually increase to one million due to “efforts to increase efficiency in the state sector,” making fewer new state positions available to the unemployed masses. Needless to say, massive layoffs are always symptomatic of sound economic planning in Castro’s world.

In one sense, however, Castro has hit on an important point: Our own “Comandante,” Barack Obama, continues to blur the lines between the economic models of the two nations. If the Chosen One is able to maintain his assault on the U.S. economy unabated, Castro’s statement will ultimately apply to both nations without caveat.


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