Cuna is getting more and more capitalist, despite the ban. I was watching a documentary, and they've allowed individuals to own private farms, buy and sell property, and all sorts of fun, capitalist things. Lifting the embargo can only hasten this.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
There have been Prez nominees who made normalizing relations with Cuba part of their election platform (JC comes to mind) or at least made feints to it (BC) at the expense of badly needed votes, yet each one once they got in the oval office, you never heard a word since.
Why is that? This is the question people need to ask. There is a reason presidents don't pursue it, there is a reason legislators don't pursue it.
There is a reason why we don't normalize relations with Cuba and it isn't about economics or communism. The problem is, it's above most of our pay grades to know.
At one time I was convinced that the Communists murdered President Kennedy.
Now I accept that a "nut case" did..And we have plenty of those running about....
I also wonder as to how many of our "law-makers" even know that Cuba exists...a nation so close, so screwed yet forgotten.
Because we are not some Communist tyranny where the all-powerful, sacred State can dictate where its citizens go for vacation or who they do business with.
(I'd be the first to sign up for a military expedition to overthrow the putrid blood-sucking Stalinist mafia in Havana - I am serious. But why exactly are they so "putrid"? - isn't it because the murderous thugs deny their citizens most elementary choices? - - - Oh, right.....)
There is ample evidence of Oswald's connections to Cuba.
Kennedy humiliated the USSR over the missile crisis.
Kennedy twice tried to have Castro overthrown or executed.
Kennedy blamed the mafia for the Bay of Pigs debacle.
Kennedy was assassinated.
Bobby Kennedy went on a jihad against the mafia.
Bobby Kennedy ran for president.
Bobby Kennedy was assassinated.
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