Fidel Castro Resigns As President
February 19, 2008, 11:28 am
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Well, that’s funny. I thought Fidel Castro was dead. I’ve been telling people since 2006 that I thought he died and the Cuban government was just propping him up. I know, I know, there have been pictures of him and he’s written things, blah blah blah.

So maybe he’s not ACTUALLY dead. He’s pretty gosh-darn close, though.

However, as a political figure of influence, he is dead. He has been dead since he underwent intestinal surgery in 2006. He has been dead since his own daughter speaks out against him. He has been dead since his countrymen are fleeing the island in inflatable boats, at risk of death by drowning, sharks, etc. Michael Moore might espouse the view that Cuba has the greatest health care system in the world on the silver screen, but that doesn’t change the fact that people are leaving Cuba in droves despite said health care. What is the best way to determine the quality of a country or a government? Look at the walls. Look at the direction that people move OVER the walls. If you build walls to keep people out, you have an excellent country. People want to come in. People will risk their lives to come in. If you build walls to keep people in, you have some problems. People want to leave. People will risk their lives to leave. People usually don’t risk their lives or the lives of their families in order to leave some place cool and go to someplace crappy. It doesn’t make sense, and as a whole, people usually do things that are best for themselves. Egoism at its essence. Things must be pretty bad if potential death by sharks is a better alternative to staying there.

Now, he is officially dead as president of Cuba. The oppressive system he has inflicted on his countrymen for almost 50 years  is going out the window. Raul Castro is only 5 years younger, and does not have nearly the charisma or history that Fidel does. He does not have the power to hold a country in the iron grip that Castro did. The Castro regime is dying. In time, someone new will come in, and will begin reform. Of course, it will be supposed reform within the communist context, but so was Gorbachev’s perestroika. Look where that ended up: the fall of the Soviet Regime.

Here we have it, folks: further evidence that communism is a sham. A sham at the expense of the people it supposedly empowers. A sham that is slowly but surely fading into the pages of history.

Ding dong, Castro’s dead!