Smelling salts at the ready: check. Cushy pillow for you to fall on: check. Hand poised to push your bottom jaw back into place after it falls open in shock: checkity check.
Castro: "The Cuban model doesn't even work for us any more..."
WHOA THERE....STEADY, PEOPLE! I know it's a shocker, but let's take a few deep breathes and everything will come back into focus.
What has happened to Castro? Is this man getting deathbed religion? In his country, where the state controls 90ish percent of the economy, but hey free stuff!, the government he has steered since the late 50's, is not working anymore?!
Doesn't even work for us...
What is happening here? Up is down, black is white, and suddenly communism doesn't even work for Cuba? As if Cuba is special and it should work for them, but refuses? As if the government model is suddenly petulant and refuses to go along to get along? As if it, at some point, did work for Cuba?
Ay, Dios Mio!
Talk about the understatement of the century.
What's next? Atmahdinnahjob is gonna say he likes to mock Jews by saying the Holocaust was faked, or Barry is gonna say he was listening to the Rev. Wright after all, as he sat in the pews for 20 years.
If Castro really wanted to blow our minds, he'd cop to the harm he's inflicted upon his country men and women all these years. He wouldn't cloak the truth of a Communist FAIL with the words even for us. He'd offer the actual truth and not some made-for-the-communist-party-line after school special bullshit that no one is buying in his country, even if he offered it for free! Which we all know is just another colossal lie, veiled in compassion. The people of Cuba pay dearly for every free item they receive at Castro's hand.
The only "free" thing I expect from my government is freedom. Period.
Wonder if Cubans are as surprised as Castro. Wonder if Castro is as surprised as he laments.
Any one else surprised?
Huh. Guess I didn't need these smelling salts or pillows after all...