Fidel Castro just announced he is resigning.
At the same time that his resignation was announced, Bush was in Rwanda on his African trip to get people of color to vote for his party in November. He talked to Rwanda about Cuba.
This prompted me to develop this "joke" or exchange:
A Rwandan and a Cuban walk into a bar. The Rwandan says, "So, Bush told me your country's going to be free now with Castro resigning." The Cuban turns and looks at the Rwandan and says, "Where did you get that idea?" The Rwandan says, "Bush told my people during his trip he was going to help Cuba realize the blessings of liberty." The Cuban turned to the Rwandan and said, "Like he did in Iraq? No thanks. We'll take despotism over that any day."
How will this resignation of Fidel Castro be handled?
Well, the way the media responds will certainly determine the kinds of thoughts fellow Americans have.
Watch FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, etc. and see how they spin his resignation.
Knowing what people who have read the Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein know, expect some kind of economic reform for profits to be on the table in some boardroom in America. The AP article already has this to say:
The United States built a detailed plan in 2005 for American assistance to ensure a democratic transition on the island of 11.2 million people after Castro's death. But Cuban officials have insisted that the island's socialist political and economic systems will outlive Castro.
"The adversary to be defeated is extremely strong," Castro wrote Tuesday. "However, we have been able to keep it at bay for half a century."
Cuba's next leader will not be allowed to keep America out of its business.
America is prepared to go in like it has been prepared to go in to Venezuela.
Castro may not be just ailing from cancer. He may be ailing from the thought that U.S. forces (economic, political, and military) may break into his country and wreck all the advancements his country has made over the past half century so that Cubans can be granted the few freedoms he has not allowed Cubans to have.