In a sure sign it was Halloween weekend Fidel Castro appeared on State television and a world-wide audience as if some ghostly apparition. Looking tired, gaunt and holding that days newspaper as proof he was still alive, but certainly not kicking.
In fact he appeared as though he couldn’t do much other than waddle a few steps and struggle to hold the paper.
As The Undead awaits his rightful place for a long, long dirt nap holder of the socialist keys brother Raúl has decided to wield the mighty powers bestowed upon him by The Comandante and conduct a study to discover why socialism causes people to steal.
Cuba examining socialism for flaws
The Cuban government has launched a study with a surprising focus: What about socialism causes people to steal?
In the wake of an unusual investigation by Cuban state journalists into public employees who regularly cheat customers, Havana has announced an even more surprising response: a study of what’s wrong with the entire system.
Hey, I’m all for government studies. They’re are a great way to waste money. Look around Raúl, look at the place.
When the predominate sight on Cuban roads are cars that could be appraised on the Antiques Roadshow the problem is fairly evident. At least it is for those not straining to hold onto the reigns of power to a failed communist state.
Good luck with your study Raúl, but I think you’ll find the results will match those if the same study were conducted of those that participated in the Mariel Boatlift.
And that was twenty six years ago.