Dr. Zira: What will he find out there, doctor?
Dr. Zaius: His destiny.
— Planet of the Apes
There are days when the world wants to collapse around itself and yet, it holds in place or rises a little to allow at fast glimpse of a better world. Obama, and others in unison, forced a little rise of the heavy and often dark world the other day.
The expected response from the usual loud mouths failed to appear. What has happened is that this is turning in to a significant event, without the screaming and rending of cloth I was awaiting. One day of sputtering and spittle and now nothing.
Of course, once the blowhards return to the floor there will be speeches of dread and doom, but that is all. Will they refuse the ambassador vote? Most likely, but eventually it will happen, as will the funds to rebuild the embassy.
There is one huge cone of silence over the announced and almost announced presidential candidates. They have nothing to jump on the soap box about. Cuba has not been a threat to anyone in this hemisphere since the end of the Cuban Missile Crises of 1962. That was a long time ago, most of those involved are dying off or already compost. There is little to say that would do anything to rile the extremists.
I expect the rest of the presumptive candidates will find their voice once the polls are complete and interpreted to their desires. The best known statement is the December 16, 2014, statement by Jeb-Boy Bush, that he wants the embargo strengthened.
Sometime next month there will be a bill in the hopper providing monies for those who abandoned property in Cuba when they fled to the U.S. That will buy off the Rubios of Little Cuba and they will be quiet.
The final result will be an increase in Cuban marijuana, Maria to many, showing up in the stores of Colorado and all others with legal mj. That will help the agriculture industry of the island.
– Blue Bronc is a Trail Mix Contributor