Tuesday, January 6, 2009
"Build your little home" Raul Castro
Yesterday Fiona Govan of the Telegraph reported that Raul Castro, younger brother of Fidel, has declared that Cubans can now build their own while giving a speech in Santiago de Cuba.
"OK, here you can build. I've given you this amount of space, that amount of room for a street, and that amount for a sidewalk. Now build your little home with whatever you can."
Excuse me did he say? Build it with whatever you can. AND Build your little home.
What kind of condescending thing to say is that for the leader of a nation that is supposed to be all about "cooperation for the revolution" and "for the humble by the humble"? This sounds to me like the State has finally run out of ideas and realizes that it can't provide for its citizens the way it has promised to for the last 50 years.
This is another great reform Mr Castro... First you allow your people to buy computers they can't afford, share hotels with tourists that they also cannot afford, let people buy DVD players and cellphones that most of them can't afford. Now you're assigning them a tiny parcel of land and are saying: Fend for yourselves. What about those who can't afford the black market materials you are encouraging them to buy? Will the state refuse to provide materials to fix their existing homes because the new rules is "build it with whatever you can"?
Oh yeah I forgot the State can't even provide the materials... This isn't a reform at all isn't it? This is because you're screwed for money and can't afford materials so now you're screwing your people even more by abandoning them, their families, their crumbling homes and throwing them to the wolves!
How about the Cuban people "build a little" prison "with whatever they can" and put you and your cronies in there and take back their island?