Well, my man Castro is stepping down. It is a sad day for socialists around the globe. For decades Fidel has shown us that socialized medicine works, and that while capitalism may be the best way to make money, the free market is definitely not the best way to ensure the welfare of all citizens. If you’re wondering why the US even bothered shunning Cuba after we won the cold war, just think about how much of a threat they were to us. Not militaristically, but idiologically. They proved that socialism works, so naturally we had to villify them to scare people away from their belief system. Quite succesfully, I might add. Socialism is now a bad word, and when applied to healthcare it is political suicide. Hopefully this will bring us out of our isolationist bubble, but who knows.