Speaking to young people in a country where most of the population believes anyone who is rich got there only for their government connections, Obama makes a stand for all-out opportunism,
“So often in the past there has been a division between left and right, between capitalists and communists or socialists, and especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate,” Obama said at the Buenos Aires town hall.
“Those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works. You don’t have to worry about whether it really fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works.”
While at it, he threw in Communist Cuba’s favorite talking points,
“To president Castro, I said you’ve made great progress in educating young people [Cuban dictators indoctrinate its youth]. Every child in Cuba gets a basic education. Medical care, the life expectancy of Cubans is equivalent to the United States despite it being a very poor country because they have access to health care. That’s a huge achievement,” he said about the repressive regime. “They should be congratulated. But you drive around Havana and you see the economy is not working. It looks like it did in the 1950s.”
He can only wish it looked “like it did in the 1950s.”
Having finished his little speech, Obama took Air Force 1 & 2 for some sightseeing in Patagonia, 1,000 miles south of Buenos Aires, before returning to the USA, all at the capitalist taxpayers’ expense.
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