In the late 1950's most Cubans thought Cuba needed a change and they were right. So when a young, dynamic leader came along, every Cuban was at least receptive. When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately and denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned who his friends were or what he really believed in. He said he would help the farmers and the poor and bring free medical care and education to all, and everyone followed. He said he would bring justice and equality to all, and everyone said "Praise the Lord!" The young leader said, "I will be for change and I'll bring you change," and everyone yelled, "Viva Fidel!"By the time the press noticed, it was too late, because they were now working for him. By the time the change was finally implemented <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<st1:country-region w:st=" /><st1lace w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Cuba</st1:country-region></st1lace> had been knocked down a couple of notches to Third-World status. By the time the change was over more than a million people had taken to boats, rafts, and inner tubes. Luckily, we in <st1lace w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">America</st1:country-region></st1lace> would never fall for a young leader who promised change without asking, what change? Would we?