Castro tells Cubans, “If we don’t change things now, we will bring about collapse”

by editor on December 22, 2010

How do you say “uh-oh” in Spanish? Cuban President Raúl Castro has warned his island nation that it’s running out of time. If they don’t change their economic system soon, it’s going to be adios, amigos.

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Things are somewhat less than paradisiacal in Raúl Castro's People's Paradise of Cuba

Cadena Gramonte has the details:

In a two-hour speech, Raúl Castro emphasized that the initiatives introduced regarding the Cuban economy do not mean the end of the ideals of the revolution to create an equal society, but rather to strengthen, not replace, socialism.

The Cuban leader stressed the need for the country and its leaders to correct mistakes because, otherwise, the Revolution and efforts made by many generations will collapse. Raul Castro said: ¨We are already running out of time. If we don´t change things now, we will bring about the collapse (…) of efforts by many generations.”

The workers paradise is going to lay off 500,000 workers by April and is may cut as many as 800,000 jobs over the next three years. And even worse, the Associated Press reports that Castro says the gravy train is leaving the station.

He also warned his countrymen that they’ll have to work in the new Cuba, and can no longer rely on the state for handouts.

“Many of us Cubans confuse socialism with freebies and subsidies, and equality with egalitarianism,” the president said.

Le gran experimento has failed in the laboratory of life. What is it about this that President Obama and the Democrats don’t understand?

H/T: Gateway Pundit

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Wes in MT
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Wes in MT

Raul is a murderous POS, just like Fidel and Che. Both the Castro brothers deserve a bullet between the eyes.

perlcat
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Yep, them commies can dish it out, but they sure can’t take it.

anarchocapitalist
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anarchocapitalist

Oh, they understand perfectly.
They understand that Marxism/Communism/Socialism has failed everywhere and every time. They believe that they are the ones to make it work. Remember,
“We are the ones that we have been waiting for”. It is pure narcissistic, self-involved behavior. The Child King actually believes that EVERYTHING I AM AND EVERYTHING I DO IS RIGHT!!!

KimmyQueen
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Uhm… well I have CLEARLY misunderstood socialism ALL these years… It seems now that we are going to see the REAL socialism, the one where people work and there is competition in the marketplace for the things that people want without heavy government intervention… wait a minute…

RockingHorseGuy
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At least Obama is taking us to the original kind of socialism, not this hardworking competitive nonsense that Mr. Castro seems to be pushing.

Huck
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The first step Raul is to off your bro.

RockingHorseGuy
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Not to worry, Senor Castro. The evil Americans will bail you out. Along with all the other failed socialist economies. As we rush headlong into socialism ourselves. I wonder. Who will bail US out?

Navyvet
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Navyvet

Damn, I wish he hadn’t mentioned that work business and said something negative about free handouts. Just when I thought all the Euphorians in the US were ready to move there to the Communist paradise they so desperately want to create here.

hisham
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hisham

I didn’t know if I’d live long enough to hear one of the Castros say what Raul just did, but he’s still all that about socialism. So what’s changed? So they’re going to make cubans work now…and what? They still don’t have anything to give them…Cuba’s still a loser shithole because this is what happens when pearls (ie. Cuba) are thrown before swine (ie. athiestic marxist socialist revolutionaries).

perlcat
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He must be getting old. Usually the way that commies correct “mistakes” is with bullets, but starvation also seems to work well for them.

mojo
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mojo

“Aya maldito”

YT
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YT

“Many of us Cubans confuse socialism with freebies and subsidies, and equality with egalitarianism,” the president said.”

Don’t be so hard on yourself cuba. Thats a pretty common mistake.

matthew s harrison
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matthew s harrison

if this asshole and his almost dead brother, and all the other high-ranking party members in havana would clear out their swiss bank accounts, they would cover the cuban needs for quite some time!