Thursday, July 12, 2007

Greedy capitalists

Hold the presses, James.

Fidel Castro has written another one of his lengthy editorials, which naturally enough, has been dutifully published in all the official media, under the somewhat intriguing headline, "Cuba’s Self-critique".

And guess what?

The ailing 80-year-old dictator, who is still too sick to be seen in public, admits that despite his best efforts over the past 50 years, well, there are still plenty of inequalities in Cuba.

But it’s not his fault, of course.

In characteristic style, Castro blames … greedy Cubans.

You see, the reason there are inequalities is because some Cubans now have ready access to foreign currency, either because they work in the tourism industry and get tips in hard cash, or because they receive money sent in by relatives overseas.

Never mind that this dual-currency system was introduced by Castro himself in the early 1990s, following the collapse of the old Soviet bloc.

And for reasons that remain obscure, the old man seems especially irritated by those enterprising Cubans who use restored 1950s American cars to drive tourists around Havana, in exchange for hard currency.

They are nothing but cheap capitalists, apparently.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fault? HIS fault? Are you mad? Blasphemy! How could you even conceive such a thing? Obviously you're a CIA agent, or at least paid by the empire for suggesting such an absurdity.

Herr Casstro has never been at fault in his life. He can't help it if inferior beings (which means EVERYBODY else) can't rise to his exalted level. Evidently, Cubans are REALLY inferior, given what a hellhole Cuba is DESPITE half a century of such magnificent leadership.

12:31 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greedy Cubans? What is he, a greedy Norwegian??


5:23 am  

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