Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Venezuela Hearts Chavez?

I guess I kind of knew, somewhere in the back of my mind, that the big vote in Venezuela was coming up - but holy shit, I just blinked and it happened. He is now The Emperor.

With 94 per cent of the vote counted, 54 per cent had voted in favour of the constitutional amendment, National Electoral Council chief Tibisay Lucena announced.

"Today we opened wide the gates of the future. Venezuela will not return to its past of indignity," Mr Chavez proclaimed after singing the national anthem from the balcony of his Miraflores palace.

Jesus. Don't get me wrong, I love El Presidente in all his crazy, red-bastard glory. But how does despotism jive with socialism?

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

This is very sad and even shameful for all Latin Americans and for Latinos in the USA.

This guy has bought the Population with gifts from his big coffers.

Many Services and Products in Venezuela are extremely cheap, below cost, for example electricity, cooking gas, gasoline, tires, combustibles, lubricants, telephones, metro fares, buses, and many "basket" products for the daily eating.

All these subsidies are easy to keep when you are getting many billions of dollars from high oil prices. And his friends and partisans steal money like madmen.

Many of those guys in red shirts are just an ignorant populace that receives "free lunches" ... and that is what the Venezuelan Economy is :

A "free lunch" economy, a "Santa Claus" economy. There are thousands of state loans to useless people that never repay, and thousands of little projects that fail. And 10 Marshall Plans are squandered in this demgoguery, and a populace that is not entrepreneurial.

Because almost everything that Venezuela exports is state owned, like oil, aluminium, steel, oil derivatives, etc ...

That is a dangerous economy.

But add the Moral and Ethical aspect of Chavez : a guy that has supported murderous guerrillas, that is backing and helping Big Genocide and Murder against thousands of Children, Women and the Old : land mines, bombs in supermarkets or commercial areas.

And a Madman preaching hate against decent nations and burning incense to the Dictator of Cuba.



Vicente Duque