Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Sweet


I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition. Fidel Castro, Adidas Brand Ambassador

7 comments:

Mark Wadsworth said...

*like*

And now, remind me why Fidel is suddenly a big fan of Catholicism..? Become aware of his own mortality?

Random said...

MW, probably for the same reasons as Dear Leader Blair "became" Protestant :)

The Stigler said...

Mark,

More like he needs all the friends he can get, as everywhere but a few South American countries and North Korea have rejected communism. Even his brother seems to have realised that it's shit.

Mark Wadsworth said...

R, I thought he converted to Catholicism?

TS, Raoul has turned his back on Communism (hooray) but sadly he has embraced Home-Owner-Ism instead of Capitalism. All very sad.

Lola said...

Replace 'capitalism' with 'socialism' and he'd be bang on the money as far as war and hypocrisy goes. And he clearly doesn't understand competition.

The Stigler said...

Mark,

I still think that's better, although one of the problems with Cuba is that so much of the value of that island is the location - it won't get rich from sugar production inland, or from industrialization, but from tourism, which is about location.

When Cuba really opens up (and almost every week, you get news of something happening, like wifi or Starbucks) it'll be a huge tourist island for Americans again.

George Carty said...

That's an issue with Caribbean islands in general -- the only real economic options are tourist trap, tax haven, or overseas territory living off subsidies from the former colonial metropole (like the French overseas departments, for example).