Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Much Ado About Nothing...

Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba’s president early Tuesday after nearly a half-century in power, saying in a letter published in online official media that he would not accept a new term when the newly elected parliament meets on Sunday.

The eighty-one year old Castro’s overnight announcement effectively ends his rule of almost fifty years over Cuba, positioning his seventy-six year old brother Raul for permanent succession to the presidency.

I certainly dont want to rain on anyone's parade, there is, after all, a little bit of happiness that comes with this bit of news, but...does this really mean anything?

For all intents and purposes, Raul has been in power since Fidel ceded his powers to him back on July 31, 2006.
So, what does this change? Nothing. Cubans are still oppressed, the island is still a hell hole and the man in command still bears the last name Castro.
The day that there is real change in Cuba will be - When Castro's dictatorship/regime is truly and completely gone.


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