An Innovative and Fresh Cuba That You Must Inhale
Wow, have you seen Cuba’s new look of passive capitalism? … Or is this just another Castro mirror trick?
It’s a new and exciting country of opportunities and its Cuba! Cuba? You might say?
Yes, Cuba! At least that is what the Cuban government wants its citizens and the rest of the world to believe.
The Cuban government has come up with a new slick packaging for their country. They must have taken some marketing tips from advertising companies here in the United States.
Cuba has a new leader. Granted he is the brother of the dictator Fidel Castro, but he has a different face and that must be innovative enough for the Cuban government.
In addition, the Cuban government has improved the look of transportation in its polished new-fangled buses. But the bus routes no doubt are unchanged.
The Cuban government ever devoted to its people, has magnanimously lifted the ban on cell phones too. Is Cuba trying to appear like it is becoming a democracy? Or is this another ploy of the Cuban government to spy on its average Cubans?
Please pardon my suspicions but I am thinking of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Can we ever trust a Castro?
Inside this new package of Cuba is also a coupon to Cuban farmers for an increase in pay and the ability to acquire more land to farm. But before anyone gets too excited about this dabble in free enterprise, I have a question. If Cuban farmers make more money won’t the government just make additional capital?
The fact is that Cuba needs to grow its own food. The last half century under Fidel, separated the country from the rest of the world. This contributed to food shortages and dependency of importing foreign food.
The packaging of Cuba may be different, but the ingredients are the same. The major ingredients are Socialism and government control. They still prevail.
Raul Castro had to make a few subtle changes to the improved outside design of Cuba. But these luminous suggestions of change are just a façade.
The strategy of Raul Castro’s government was to create a fresh glossy Cuba and pacify its citizens. But the sleek wrapper is still filled with the same old Socialist lies.
Raul Castro had to do something to appease the masses. He might have had a revolution on his hands, if change wasn’t at least part of the propaganda slogan.
But a Castro is a Castro. The faces may be different but the name is the same.