One other thing about last night’s premiere (I promise).
Something was mentioned on last night’s show that downright sent chills up and down my spine. It scared the crap out of me. And I know there’s some out there that will most probably criticize me and say Im flying off the handle and all that, but so be it. I looked around the internets to see if maybe someone else had picked up on it and found only one other reference.
In essence and to be succinct: Sugar is the new oil.
Why would that scare you, Val? you may be asking.
Well, let’s just put two and two together, shall we, folks?
What’s the one industry that Cuba has always been known for? Sugar.
What’s the one industry in Cuba that is in the most dire need of revamping and rebuilding? Sugar.
What’s the one country that can truly assist Cuba in restructuring and rebuilding its sugar industry? The US.
What’s the one country that has an economic embargo on Cuba? The US.
What’s the one thing that country is supposedly in dire need of? Alternative fuel sources.
Sugar is the new oil.
How long before some US congressman poses a bill for the lifting of the Cuban embargo citing sugar as the alternative fuel source this country is in “desperate” need of?
There’s never an egg timer around when you need one.
(Other sugar is the new oil reference right here.)
With these dire predictions, Florida’s politicians can only come up with ONE solution:
Support a free and democratic Cuba so Cubans wouldn’t have a need to abandon their country?
But plans to offset that migration center on helping Cuba help Cubans — by developing more jobs and a better economy in the communist country.
YES! You read that right. Pay off the Castros so that they don’t send their huddled masses yearning to be free over here to the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave because we don’t freaking want them!
“Many analysts believe the real Cuban change will not happen in Havana,” said Jorge Pinon, a senior research associate at the institute. “It will happen in Washington.”
Among plans the institute is exploring is the conversion of Cuba’s sugar cane fields into ethanol-producing facilities. Such a transition could provide 212,000 jobs for Cubans, Pinon said.