Monday, June 08, 2009

Old economic error = new economic era?

A liberal man in my liberal church observed that many aging Cubans in the U.S., having fled their homeland during the rise of Castro, are living out their lives in perpetual waiting for the day that Cuban life returns to normalcy -- as they remember it -- so that they can go back home.

The liberal church man thinks that Americans are restlessly waiting for the economy to get back to normal, but that we'll start to feel like those poor ex-Cubans if we don't hurry up to recognize the dawn of a new economic era. Things just ain't goin' back to how they was.

And the liberal church man is happy that the "old economic system" is over. He's not advocating communism, he just wants the government to makes sure that everyone gets all their basic needs met. And he wants the government to outlaw bosses getting too much more pay than the lowliest workers, because that's not fair.


Blogger Persimmon Hill said...

A very very tidy piece--actually, brilliant.

3:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a child, I knew quite a few of those Cubans. And yes, they were waiting. But the years went by and I think that the new reality eventually became their way of life.

The present belt-tightening, won't we all grow thinner as we wait? And maybe we'll look back and see the obesity for what it was.

7:13 PM  

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