Cuban officials ‘studying’ how not to act like communists. Oh well, it’s progress
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 !
So, how do you let Cubans go abroad as tourists?
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 government comrades!”
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.