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    Raul Castro has said he will step down as President of Cuba in 2018...he is currently 81. so what is next for Cuba, will there be McDonalds on every corner in a couple of years, will the US embargo be lifted. Will socialism be consigned to the dustbin in favour of capitalism

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    Quote Originally Posted by de valera's' giddy goat View Post
    Raul Castro has said he will step down as President of Cuba in 2018...he is currently 81. so what is next for Cuba, will there be McDonalds on every corner in a couple of years, will the US embargo be lifted. Will socialism be consigned to the dustbin in favour of capitalism

    Can You Imagine Cuba Without a Castro? - Global - The Atlantic Wire
    As in China and Vietnam, the CP is attempting to manage a transition to capitalism while retaining power and the trappings of totalitarianism. It is amusing to read some of the justifications for this on the left, and the theologians explaining how capitalism is not actually capitalism, and how a one party state presiding over that is 'socialist democracy'

    The Castros, by the way, are a slightly more aesthetically pleasing sun kissed version of the Songs of Pyongyang.

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    Very odd and interesting that he's giving five year's notice that he won't be running again. After such an announcement and at his age, you wonder if he'll be able to hang on that long.

    Regardless it will be a very interesting few years and it's hard to know how it will work out. I imagine he might try to manage some type of reform. However once you start these things can often take on a life of their own, as we saw in Eastern Europe and Russia.
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    Cuba is grotesque.
    A single party state run by the Castros and their goons with the entire economic resources of the country concentrated in their hands.
    Arrest and imprisonment or exile for anyone who challenges them.
    And with a straight face so-called left wingers and socialist parties defend and justify this rotten dictatorship while students wear Che t-shirts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitch 22 View Post
    Cuba is grotesque.
    A single party state run by the Castros and their goons with the entire economic resources of the country concentrated in their hands.
    Arrest and imprisonment or exile for anyone who challenges them.
    And with a straight face so-called left wingers and socialist parties defend and justify this rotten dictatorship while students wear Che t-shirts?
    Middle class brats usually.

    Of course Che himself was a middle class brat who wanted to run everybody else's business, and found that Marxism provided an excuse.

    Guevarra and the hero of the cult of the middle class brat who finds Marxism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Middle class brats usually.

    Of course Che himself was a middle class brat who wanted to run everybody else's business, and found that Marxism provided an excuse.

    Guevarra and the hero of the cult of the middle class brat who finds Marxism.
    They would be the very first to be shot or buried alive in the mass grave pits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitch 22 View Post
    Cuba is grotesque.
    A single party state run by the Castros and their goons with the entire economic resources of the country concentrated in their hands.
    Arrest and imprisonment or exile for anyone who challenges them.
    And with a straight face so-called left wingers and socialist parties defend and justify this rotten dictatorship while students wear Che t-shirts?
    Lovely place, lovely people.

    Go now before the stinkin' capitalists get their hands on it and put a Mickey D's on every street corner, a Hilton on every beach and Walmart in every suburb!

    I am utterly serious.

    Go to Cuba now, you won't regret it!









    GO NOW!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitch 22 View Post
    Cuba is grotesque.
    A single party state run by the Castros and their goons with the entire economic resources of the country concentrated in their hands.
    Arrest and imprisonment or exile for anyone who challenges them.
    And with a straight face so-called left wingers and socialist parties defend and justify this rotten dictatorship while students wear Che t-shirts?
    Better in their hands than corporations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Middle class brats usually.

    Of course Che himself was a middle class brat who wanted to run everybody else's business, and found that Marxism provided an excuse.

    Guevarra and the hero of the cult of the middle class brat who finds Marxism.
    Link/Evidence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by james5001 View Post
    Link/Evidence?
    Well, he did help set up a single-party totalitarian state, after all.

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