Ask What Change
Once upon a time , there was a young charismatic
and eloquent young leader who decided his Nation
needed a change and that he was the one to implement it.
The people were receptive and ready for a change.
He spoke passionately when denouncing the existing
System, and the media loved him.
Nobody questioned what he believed in or whom
his friends were. He would help the poor and bring free
medical care and education to all. He would bring
justice and equality. He said: I am for hope and change
and I will bring you both.
Nobody bothered to ask about the change, so by the
Time the executioners’ guns went silent, all personal firearms had
been confiscated. When everyone was finally equal,
they were equally poor, hungry and miserable.
Their free education was worthless. When the change
was fully implemented, the country had been reduced
To a Third World status. More than a million people
fled in small boats and rafts. The charismatic young
leader was Fidel Castro; the nation, Cuba .
The citizens of the United States would never fall
For a charismatic, eloquent young leader who promises
hope and change without asking, “What change, and
How much will it cost us?”—would we?