I received this from an acquaintance I know named Edward Cranford; it speaks volumes about what America is going through right now. I believe this to be the best analogy of what we face and where we are at in this country.

In the late 1950’s, most Cubans thought Cuba needed a change, and they were right. So when a young leader came along, every Cuban was at least receptive. When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately and denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned who his friends were. When he said he would help the farmers and the poor and bring free medical care and education to all, everyone followed. When he said he would bring justice and equality to all, everyone said ‘Praise the Lord’. And when the young leader said, ‘I will be for change and I’ll bring you change, everyone yelled, ‘Viva Fidel!’

But nobody asked about the change, so by the time the executioner’s guns went silent, the people’s guns had been taken away. By the time everyone was equal, they were equally poor, and oppressed and hungry. By the time everyone received their free education, it was worth nothing. By the time the press noticed, it was too late, because they were now working for him. By the time the change was finally implemented Cuba had been knocked down a couple of notches to Third-World status. By the time the change was over more than a million people had taken to boats, rafts, and inner tubes.

You can call those who made it ashore anywhere else in the world ‘most fortunate Cubans’. And now I’m back to the beginning of my story. Luckily, we would never fall in America for a young leader who promised change without asking, what change?
How will you carry it out? What will it Cost? Would we?

 

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