Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fidel Castro Resigns

Amazing. I woke up this morning at 5:00 am because I could not sleep and turn on CNN International (none of the other stupid American stations were covering) and Breaking News is Castro Resigns. See a retrospective at the New York Times. Never has a figure been so divisive in international politics. See his farewell letter here.

Change is coming. I am interested to see what Naomi Klein thinks of this. Because make no mistake about what the United States Embargo on Cuba is about. It is about unfettered capitalism and the right of corporations to rule supreme. If Raul Casto rids the country of that evil health care for all policy, I am sure Bush will seek to lift the embargo.

Certainly, Castro is not perfect and oversaw an oppressive regime, but he is not nearly the dictator he is made out to be. It is all about capitalism.

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