Talk about a jiu-jitsu move. Use the Castro gerontocracy’s greatest economic driver against them. C’mon, it just. Might. Work.
From Fred Grimm’s new opinion piece for The Miami Herald:
The notion that spring breakers could overwhelm a backward, doddering regime might seem a stretch. But it’s not like our Cuban travel and immigration policies, anachronistic relics of the Cold War, make much sense. Try explaining, to someone from outside South Florida, the logic behind the wet-foot, dry-foot policy that allowed 10,757 Cubans who crossed the border out of Mexico last year to claim the instant financial, medical and residency benefits afforded to no other group of undocumented immigrants…
A new strategy, based on spring breakers, could hardly be less successful. Send in a few hundred thousand cheap, rowdy, out-of-control students to challenge a control-freak totalitarian regime. Model it after the horrific invasion that took the Fort Lauderdale in 1985. No matter how many millions those kids spent, it wasn’t enough to keep an utterly overwhelmed Fort Lauderdale from instituting a drastic makeover. The kids were too much.
The Castro brothers wouldn’t stand a chance.