Cuba needs a break so to speak given the outrageous treatment by the US but the fact remains that Cuba, despite its remarkable saga of revolution, is a near-Stalinist oligarchy and that is not socialism. Our model of ‘democratic market neo-communism’ can help to debrief the slovenly and misleading terminology created by Marxism and suggest that in one way the dilemma over ‘socialism’ is false: we need a socialism that remorphs liberalism, and models of socialism in terms of extended concepts and systems to give the term real meaning. It is not enough to have a revolution then turn around and create a dictatorship of the ‘marxist bourgeoisie’ with hidden villas, etc, and the gross distortion of any semblance of equality. To that add the braindead economic systems emerging from marxism and its failure to consider the road to a socialist economy. Our model suggests a way to a viable socialist economy and that would make the dilemma over socialism false.
Unfortunately both the American and Cuban elites are too far gone in their dumbkoffery to expect any hope of solving the basic problem. Sadly it is a fairly easy problem to solve. Consider the DNMNC model: you can have socialist markets and that renders the capitalist argument null. To do that you must create a Commons, which Cuba has not really done. State ownership in a one party state is a monstrosity of the original hope for socialism….
Cuba’s deputy foreign minister discusses decades of hostile relations with the US.
Source: Fernandez: Cuba is not ready to ‘sacrifice’ socialism | Politics | Al Jazeera