Cuban officials 'studying' how not to act like communists. Oh well, it's
By Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff
Monday, May 23, 2011
Cuba has announced it is "studying" ways that Cuban residents can be
allowed to travel outside the country as tourists.
Wow. That's a tall order. Let's hope they put the best minds in the
Cuban government on this one.
We can imagine what that study committee's discussions might be like.
Chairman: "OK, folks, we've got to figure out ways Cubans can be allowed
to travel outside the country for tourism and actually have them come
back. And we don't have a lot of time to come up with an answer -- maybe
only years, knowing the majestic efficiency of our great revolutionary
Member: "Well, rather than reinvent the wheel, maybe we should look at
other countries. Is there any other country that actually allows its
people to leave whenever they want, for any reason?"
"Nahhhhh," the group says in unison.
Don't get us wrong. We appreciate that Raul Castro, Fidel's brother and
now president, is loosening things up in Cuba. But the thing that best
shines a light on how insane communism is, and how stupid communists
are, is how they look when they start trying to weasel their way out of
the disaster they, themselves, have created.
So, how do you let Cubans go abroad as tourists?
Well, if you're not worried about whether they return -- and you
shouldn't be worried about it, unless you're running a prison rather
than a country -- then you just do it !