Communism fails in Cuba

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Nice article at the Miami Herald:
Cuban communists headed for oblivion
An old and disappointed Cuban communist told me, during a recent brief encounter in Madrid: �This Sixth Party Congress reminds me of the atmosphere of sadness and nostalgia one breathes in those theaters that present their last show before being demolished.�

That�s a good metaphor.

Fidel Castro�s generation is now octogenarian. It�s giving its farewell performance. Fidel, 84, had his intestines removed in 2006, and Ra�l, almost 80, will leave the stage before long. He gave himself a three-to-five-year period to transfer his authority in full and facilitate a sort of generational relay �so the heirs may continue the revolutionary task.�

What does all that mean? Nothing, except to stay in power. Although Cubans continue to repeat slogans, almost no one believes in Marxism-Leninism, while the government tries to escape from the system�s chronic failures by creating a few spaces that might allow private initiative to alleviate the disaster of collectivism. While they applaud revolutionary mottos, young people call Marx �the little old man who invented hunger.�
I love that last line: "young people call Marx �the little old man who invented hunger� Marx was the original trust-fund baby. Never had to work in the real world and his biggest theory has a gaping flaw at its very heart. Money is fungible, it can be created and destroyed. I have been to a number of the Caribbean Islands and love them all. I would love to visit Cuba in the near future -- hang out there for a month or two. The sooner that corrupt government topples, the sooner its wonderful people can regain some normalcy of life.

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