Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Change? Been There, Done That

Last month, an interesting "Letter to the Editor" was printed here in the main Richmond newspaper (the Times-Dispatch). The writer had a unique perspective, and a warning to all those who are voting for change this year just for the sake of change.

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 or what he really believed in. 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!"
The author finally escaped Cuba and the promised "change" in 1968, and his letter is brief but extremely powerful and quite relevant. Read the whole thing here (skip down to the heading, "Beware Charismatic Men Who Preach 'Change'").

[Cross-posted to Lone Star Times]

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