The good folks at The Line Is Here were the first to give me the news.
Fidel Castro, the wealthy plantation owner's kid who went on to own every plantation in Cuba, has stepped down as company president of Cuba Inc.
Castro gained control of Cuba Inc. through a series of Hostile Takeovers.
Forbes magazine estimated Castro's $900 million dollar fortune to be somewhere above that of Queen Elizabeth II, but less than that of Prince Albert II of Monaco.
In order to keep the family fortune intact, Castro will probably transfer power to his brother Raul. Little opposition is expected, since there are no other company shareholders outside of the Castro family.
Socialist ideology, like so many others, has two main dangers. One stems from confused and incomplete readings of foreign texts, and the other from the arrogance and hidden rage of those who, in order to climb up in the world, pretend to be frantic defenders of the helpless so as to have shoulders on which to stand.