The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

If Cuba could do it, the richest country in the world could too

Sep 26, 2005

It wasn't widely publicized in this country. But in 2004 when Hurricane Ivan whipped Cuba with 160 m.p.h. winds, the Cuban government evacuated nearly two million people and there wasn't a single death or serious injury!

Cuba is a poor country compared to the U.S., the richest country in the world, and made much poorer by U.S. government policies. Yet the Cuban government could plan in advance and carry out an evacuation without it becoming a disaster.

It shows that a government can make the population's safety and security a priority. Why doesn't this one do it?