(AP)-  Ailing leader Fidel Castro said in a letter read on state television Monday that he does not intend to cling to power forever or stand in the way of a younger generation, but invoked the example of a renowned Brazilian architect who is still working at 100.”My elemental duty is not to cling to positions, or even less to obstruct the path of younger people, but to share experiences and ideas whose modest worth comes from the exceptional era in which I lived,” Castro wrote in the final paragraph of a lengthy letter discussing the Bali summit on global warming.
As our own experience with the Democrat party has shown repeatedly, the only time when a leftist contemplates not being in complete control of the situation, is when he’s already not in control, and/or has no prospects for gaining said control. At that point, the trick is to label the lynch mob chasing you, as a parade that you are leading. We saw this trick often enough with Bill Clinton, for example.
My take continues to be that Castro is facing larger health issues than he is letting on, and he realizes in the face of those health issues, that he’s not going to be able to maintain/regain his power. The question becomes whether or not, this is the end of communism in Cuba. One can always hope, but I have my doubts.