The danger of Hugo Chavez's successful Socialism


darkbeaver
#1
The Danger of Hugo Chávez's Successful Socialism
by Ted Rall

April 12, 2006

When the hated despots of nations like Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan loot their countries' treasuries, transfer their oil wealth to personal Swiss bank accounts and use the rest to finance (in the House of Saud's case) terrorist extremists, American politicians praise them as trusted friends and allies. But when a democratically elected populist president uses Venezuela's oil profits to lift poor people out of poverty, they accuse him of pandering.

As the United States and Europe continue their shift toward a Darwinomic model where rapacious corporations accrue bigger and bigger profits while workers become poorer and poorer, the socialist economic model espoused by President Hugo Chávez has become wildly popular among Latin Americans tired of watching corrupt right-wing leaders enrich themselves at their expense. Left-of-center governments have recently won power in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Chávez's uncompromising rhetoric matches his politics, but what's really driving the American government and its corporate masters crazy is that he has the cash to back it up.

In their desperate frenzy to destroy Chávez, state-controlled media is resorting to some of the most transparently and hilariously hypocritical talking points ever. In the April 4th New York Times Juan Forero repeated the trope that Chávez's use of oil revenues is unfair -- even cheating somehow: "With Venezuela's oil revenues rising 32 percent last year," the paper exclaimed, "Mr. Chávez has been subsidizing samba parades in Brazil, eye surgery for poor Mexicans and even heating fuel for poor families from Maine to the Bronx to Philadelphia. By some estimates, the spending now surpasses the nearly $2 billion Washington allocates to pay for development programs and the drug war in western South America."

Chávez, the story continued, is poised to become "the next Fidel Castro, a hero to the masses who is intent on opposing every move the United States makes, but with an important advantage."

Heavens be! A rich country using its wealth to spread influence abroad! What God would permit such an abomination? Notice, by the way, that the United States funds "development programs." Oh, and it's a "drug war" -- not a bombing campaign against leftist insurgents who oppose South America's few remaining pro-U.S. right-wing regimes.

Quoted by the Times -- which editorialized in favor of and ran flattering profiles of the right-wing oligarchs who attempted to overthrow Chávez in a 2002 coup attempt -- is "critic" John Negroponte, whose day job happens to be as Bush's Director of National Intelligence. Negroponte complained that Chávez is "spending considerable sums involving himself in the political and economic life of other countries in Latin America and elsewhere, this despite the very real economic development and social needs of his own country."

Pot, kettle, please discuss the $1 billion a week we're wasting on Iraq while people die for lack of medical care and schools fall apart right here in America. Maybe Chávez should have found a better use for the money he spent on Rio's Carnival parade. On the other hand, at least it didn't go to bombs and torture camps.

Televangelist Pat Robertson's 2005 call to assassinate Chávez was criticized only mildly by establishment media, and primarily on the basis that murdering heads of state violates a U.S. law. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accuses Chávez of a "Latin brand of populism that has taken countries down the drain." Which ones? Certainly not Venezuela itself, where a double-digit-GDP boom leads the region and new houses, $10 billion per year is banked for future anti-poverty programs and schools are sprouting like weeds.

Loaded language unworthy of a junior high school newspaper is the norm in coverage of the Venezuelan president. "Chavez insists his government is democratic and accuses Washington of conspiring against him," the San Jose Mercury-News wrote on April 3rd. Why the "insists"? No international observer doubts that Venezuela, where the man who won the election gets to be president, is at least as democratic as the United States. The 2002 coup plotters gathered beforehand at the White House. Surely the Merc could grant Chávez's "accusation" as fact. The paper continued: "He says the United States was behind a short-lived 2002 coup, an allegation that U.S. officials reject." He also happens to be right, though it's hard to tell by reading that sentence.

Eighty-two percent of Venezuelans think Chávez is doing a good job. That's more than twice the approval rating by Americans of Bush. He roundly defeated an attempt to recall him. So why is Washington lecturing Caracas?

"The [Venezuelan] government is making billions of dollars [from its state oil company] and spending them on houses, education, medical care," notes CNN. And – gasp -- people's lives are improving.

What if the rest of us noticed? No wonder Chávez has to go.

Ted Rall is the editor of " Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists," an anthology of webcartoons which will be published in May.



 
Jay
+1
#2
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As the United States and Europe continue their shift toward a Darwinomic model where rapacious corporations accrue bigger and bigger profits while workers become poorer and poorer

Lie.


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But when a democratically elected populist president uses Venezuela's oil profits to lift poor people out of poverty, they accuse him of pandering

Lie

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Chávez's uncompromising rhetoric matches his politics, but what's really driving the American government and its corporate masters crazy is that he has the cash to back it up.

Sort of a lie…..people are worried when werdos run governments have oodles of cash and threaten American stability. Lets just call it a lie.

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No international observer doubts that Venezuela, where the man who won the election gets to be president, is at least as democratic as the United States.

Lie

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Televangelist Pat Robertson's 2005 call to assassinate Chávez was criticized only mildly by establishment media, and primarily on the basis that murdering heads of state violates a U.S. law.

Lie

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On the other hand, at least it didn't go to bombs and torture camps.

Lie, it also goes to arms and instead of torture he outright kills people. If he was tourturing people he wouldn't let us know anyways. Lies.

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Eighty-two percent of Venezuelans think Chávez is doing a good job.

That's because they will be shot otherwise, what should be said is “18% of Venezuelans are very brave” So this is kinda a lie.

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Ted Rall is the editor of " Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists," an anthology of webcartoons which will be published in May.

And a liar.
 
Toro
+1
#3
"successful socialism" is an oxymoron.
 
darkbeaver
#4
Globalization sucks, you two better pick up a copy of Capital and get some friend, (if you have any) to read it to you. What a pair of frightened little capitalist piggy poodles. See you in the trenches. hahahahahahahaha
 
Toro
#5
The Trenches?

That's what mercenaries are for.

I'll be at the spa.
 
darkbeaver
#6
O/K at the spa, I'll be the one with the red towel and the AK.
 
Toro
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver

O/K at the spa, I'll be the one with the red towel and the AK.

The foot-long beard and beret will give you away!
 
Jay
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver

Globalization sucks, you two better pick up a copy of Capital and get some friend, (if you have any) to read it to you. What a pair of frightened little capitalist piggy poodles. See you in the trenches. hahahahahahahaha

Why don't you explain it to us since we can't read and have no friends....
 
gopher
#9
I wouldn't call Chavez's reforms "socialism". Instead, political pragmatism is far more apropos.
 
Walter
+1
#10
Venezuela's Currency Is Doing Even Worse Than Previously Thought
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...iously-thought
 
darkbeaver
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Venezuela's Currency Is Doing Even Worse Than Previously Thought
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...iously-thought

You should be more concerned with American currency but your,re a fanatical fan of a diseased western economic system being destroyed while we exchange pleasantrys.
 
EagleSmack
+1
#12
The danger of Hugo Chavez's successful Socialism

*snicker*
 
spilledthebeer
+1
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

The danger of Hugo Chavez's successful Socialism

*snicker*

Oh well.....before anybody gets too bent out of shape over that Chavez "successful socialism, they should first look at the date the date on the starting post at the head of this topic! It was 2006!

And of course the bloom is off the socialist lily! Oil prices are WAY DOWN and so it Venezuelan revenue! So much so that Chavez- who died of old age a while back is probably rolling over in his grave as the army- which has not been paid in many months- STEALS the food rations they are supposed to be handing out to the starving public!

A communist is merely a socialist with little patience! The communist drags out enemies of the state and shoots them in the head. The socialist merely allows enemies of the state to starve to death in some slum!

Its why all those illegals who have arrived in socialist Trudopia/Canada are swarming into homeless shelters!

LIE-berals do not care what happens to people- just so long as they are desperate enough to vote for socialist LIE-berals!
 
OpposingDigit
-1
#14
About 2 Million homeless and about 50 million folks on Food Stamps.

Homeless in America
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homele..._United_States

Americans are so brave to fight for homes for Afghanistani Folks, but not brave enough to stand up against the Capitalists in their own country.





Justice In America: A Tale Of Two Crimes
Consider Paul Allen, 55, a former mortgage CEO who defrauded lenders of over $3 billion. This week, prosecutors celebrated the fact they got him a 40-month prison sentence. Consider Roy Brown, 54, a hungry homeless man who robbed a Louisiana bank of $100 - the teller gave him more but he handed the rest back. He felt bad the next day and surrendered to police. He got 15 years. Justice in America has a ways to go.
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June 24, 2011
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http://www.democraticunderground.com...353941#1355786

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Detroit: Too broke to bury their dead
Money to bury Detroit's poor has dried up, forcing struggling families to abandon their loved ones in the morgue freezer.

Inside the Wayne County morgue in midtown Detroit, 67 bodies are piled up, unclaimed, in the freezing temperatures. Neither the families nor the county can afford to bury the corpses. So they stack up inside the freezer.
By Poppy Harlow
October 01, 2009
Bodies pile up in Detroit morgue; poor can't afford burial - Oct. 1, 2009

Unclaimed dead stack up in Wayne County morgue
"It really is a sign of how bad things have gotten," says Schmidt, 52, a 16-year veteran of the Detroit death scene. "Some people really have to make a choice of putting food on the table or burying their loved ones. It is very sad really. In all of my years here, I have never seen it this bad."
By Charlie LeDuff
August 06, 2009
http://detnews.com/article/20090806/...-County-morgue

Overload of bodies fills Tennessee morgues
Families can't afford burials

There are more unclaimed bodies at the Davidson County medical examiner's office this year, as families found themselves unable to cover the expense of a funeral and burial. So many bodies have been donated to science in Tennessee this year that the Vanderbilt School of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Body Farm have stopped accepting cadaver donations.
Between July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2007, Metro handled 49 burials and 11 cremations. That number jumped to 97 burials and 31 cremations in the same period for 2008-09.
September 08, 2009
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...nessee+morgues

Indigent Burials Are on the Rise
Oregon, for example, has seen a 50 percent increase in the number of unclaimed bodies over the past few years, the majority left by families who say they cannot afford services. “There are more people in our cooler for a longer period of time,” said Dr. Karen Gunson, the state’s medical examiner. “It’s not that we’re not finding families, but that the families are having a harder time coming up with funds to cover burial or cremation costs.”
“I’ve been here for 24 years, and I can’t remember something like this happening before,” Dr. Gunson said.
By Katie Zezima
October 11, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/us/11burial.html
Last edited by OpposingDigit; Apr 6th, 2018 at 11:20 AM..
 
spilledthebeer
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by OpposingDigit View Post

About 2 Million homeless and about 50 million folks on Food Stamps.

Homeless in America
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homele..._United_States

Americans are so brave to fight for homes for Afghanistani Folks, but not brave enough to stand up against the Capitalists in their own country.





Justice In America: A Tale Of Two Crimes
Consider Paul Allen, 55, a former mortgage CEO who defrauded lenders of over $3 billion. This week, prosecutors celebrated the fact they got him a 40-month prison sentence. Consider Roy Brown, 54, a hungry homeless man who robbed a Louisiana bank of $100 - the teller gave him more but he handed the rest back. He felt bad the next day and surrendered to police. He got 15 years. Justice in America has a ways to go.
By Abby Zimet
June 24, 2011
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ano...own-2011-06-24
http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...-years-in.html
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/gl...8/prosecutions
http://www.democraticunderground.com...353941#1355786

Ain't U.S. Capitalism Just Great ?

Detroit: Too broke to bury their dead
Money to bury Detroit's poor has dried up, forcing struggling families to abandon their loved ones in the morgue freezer.

Inside the Wayne County morgue in midtown Detroit, 67 bodies are piled up, unclaimed, in the freezing temperatures. Neither the families nor the county can afford to bury the corpses. So they stack up inside the freezer.
By Poppy Harlow
October 01, 2009
Bodies pile up in Detroit morgue; poor can't afford burial - Oct. 1, 2009

Unclaimed dead stack up in Wayne County morgue
"It really is a sign of how bad things have gotten," says Schmidt, 52, a 16-year veteran of the Detroit death scene. "Some people really have to make a choice of putting food on the table or burying their loved ones. It is very sad really. In all of my years here, I have never seen it this bad."
By Charlie LeDuff
August 06, 2009
http://detnews.com/article/20090806/...-County-morgue

Overload of bodies fills Tennessee morgues
Families can't afford burials

There are more unclaimed bodies at the Davidson County medical examiner's office this year, as families found themselves unable to cover the expense of a funeral and burial. So many bodies have been donated to science in Tennessee this year that the Vanderbilt School of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Body Farm have stopped accepting cadaver donations.
Between July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2007, Metro handled 49 burials and 11 cremations. That number jumped to 97 burials and 31 cremations in the same period for 2008-09.
September 08, 2009
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...nessee+morgues

Indigent Burials Are on the Rise
Oregon, for example, has seen a 50 percent increase in the number of unclaimed bodies over the past few years, the majority left by families who say they cannot afford services. “There are more people in our cooler for a longer period of time,” said Dr. Karen Gunson, the state’s medical examiner. “It’s not that we’re not finding families, but that the families are having a harder time coming up with funds to cover burial or cremation costs.”
“I’ve been here for 24 years, and I can’t remember something like this happening before,” Dr. Gunson said.
By Katie Zezima
October 11, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/us/11burial.html

This is what happens when people stop voting- it allows stupid LIE-berals- with their VAST ENTITLEMENTS TO TAKE OVER -and to make massive messes!

Consider the socialist inspired Cdn mess- as described in this old post that is still relevant:


History repeats itself-most people know this axiom but apparently Lie-beral party members- and idiot socialists don’t believe it. How else to explain that the economic plan that has been presented by our new prime minister-Our idiot Boy Justin is almost identical to the disaster implemented by Ontari-owe premierand NDP socialist doorknob Bob (BOOB!) Rae 25 years ago? Even worse is that Ontari-owe provincial LIE-berals are working from the same borrow till you are rich play book! Our socialist LIE-beral Queen Wynne-bag has managed to double Ontari-owe debt with the same economic benefits as we got from Boob Rae!

Bob The Boob Rae has had more influence on the Lie-beral party than some people want to admit. After being turfed after one catastrophic term as Ontari-owe premier-the suddenly disgraced former NDP premier found his career in such tatters that he abandoned his beloved NDP and joined the Lie-berals...and in time became Lie-beral `interim` leader while they tried to decide what to do after their own terrifying disgrace of the three billion dollar adscam theft of tax dollars during the Lie-beral Chretien years.

Apparently The RAE Boob is more persuasive and influential with the weak minded and ill-educated then one might suppose! How else to explain that the economic so called plan that Justin Trudope wants to implement now that he is prime minister happens to be a near perfect retread of the plan Rae tried on in Ontari-owe when he became premier for that one disastrous term! Consider:

Rae wanted to end what he called corporate welfare-that long standing Lie-beral tradition of giving tax breaks to corporations in exchange for them setting up shop here and giving us jobs. And Rae wanted to make the rich pay-firstly because the rich have the most money and also because its hard to make the poor pay as they are...well....POOR! Rae wanted to put money into the pockets of ordinary people-by which he meant the civil service Working Family Hogs who largely elected him. Rae wanted to `stimulate` the economy with borrowed money so that we would all have more, wanted to aid the disadvantaged and clean up the environment and all that noble and high minded stuff.

What he ended up with was credit trouble on a massive scale as lenders don’t like to loan to dorks who have no idea how they will repay what they want to borrow. Worried lenders also like to punish careless spenders with HIGHER credit charges...hoping to scare the careless (like The Boob and The Boy) into better discipline. The rich resented the foolish NDP/Rae attitude and moved their investment money to other places out of his reach. Corporations reacted badly to his ending of tax breaks and his raising of tax rates and also moved on to other places, taking their jobs with them.

Company closings and job loses sent welfare costs soaring as people turned to NDP govt for help-and that was help Rae really could not afford to give as his revenue stream was turning into a trickle. Easy access to freely available govt money fuels inflation and civil service union Hogs wanted THEIR CUT.....they are ENTITLED you know!

We ended up with hospitals with no nurses, no doctors, no beds, no patients. I took a walk through Women’s College Hospital 2 years into the Reign of RAE Boob and it was a creepy ghost town on many floors.....empty, abandoned, no longer in use as its operation was unaffordable. Whole floors of Ontari-owe hospitals were shut down and forgotten, simply waiting for better days and a new election and more sensible money managers.

The day after Rae was elected, the heads of Toronto Housing Authority held an emergency meeting and agreed to CANCEL MILLIONS of dollars of maintenance contracts. As an example of the devastation, they cancelled a MILLION and a HALF dollars worth of contracts with ONE single moderate sized construction company, plus millions more with other businesses. None of it was enough to halt the govt red ink and Rae had to order civil servants to take unpaid days off while unaffordable govt business was neglected.

And now we have Justin Trudope trying to repeat the Rae plan. Our idiot Boy is going to spend us rich! Trudope does not talk of corporate welfare, he simply labels it as benefits for the rich....but it’s the same target...people and corporations....those people are not pretty but they are our employers and financiers and if they get pissed and shut down then what is to be done? Except admit govt stupidity and implement Rae Days and Trudope Tuesdays.....and HOPE that will save us.

People suddenly ORDERED to pay more tax don’t hand out raises or bonuses to deserving employees. Corporations that are paying more taxes don’t invest in new equipment or hire new people...especially if they are going to be hit with new payroll taxes for things like the `made in Ontari-owe` carbon tax and the new pension plan from Ontari-owe premier/ Great Whore McWynnty who has sold herself, her party and our future to the civil service Hogs.

Trudope has assured us his first act as prime minister will be to reduce taxes on the `middle class`-by which he means civil servants. Yes, the public sector people who are already getting about one third MORE for the same work done by people in private sector will be getting a tax break while Trudope economically bombs the private sector corporate employers we ordinary people depend upon.

The Hogs also typically take THREE PAID sick days for every SINGLE sick day taken by a private sector worker.....and ordinary people often DON’T get paid for sick days! The Hogs also have clothing allowance, dental benefits, drug plans, eye glass plans and a wonderful pension plan so rich that ordinary people are NOT ALLOWED by LAW to invest so much so often in THEIR private RRSP’s! About 35% OF Cdns cannot afford to take any holiday while Hogs demand EVEN MORE!

Trudope will also cancel income splitting to further punish the private sector workers who so clearly dislike him and will use that money in a HOPELESS attempt to rebuild Bankrupt Hog pension plans. OSSTF-the Ontari-owe high school teachers have the single largest pension fund in all of North America; Ontari-owe municipal employees are in the richest top five pension funds and Quebec municipal employees are in the top ten in North America.

Yet all the civil service Hog pension plans are faltering....the VAST riches already given to them are NOT ENOUGH....in spite of OSSTF getting a routine TWENTY to TWENTY FIVE PERCENT return on investment! Makes your paltry little GIC look SICK doesn’t it? Yet Hog entitlements are so gross that they are in danger of bankrupting ALL 19 of the civil service union pension plans in the next few years UNLESS they get VAST NEW infusions of cash......and there is the heart of the Trudope election campaign!!!

Just like Rae, Trudope plans to make the rich pay, without noticing that he will need them to create private sector jobs that actually PRODUCE tax revenue....instead of just SUCKING IT UP! Trudope will practice the same pork barrel politics for his friends and allies as Rae did, handing out ever larger sums of money to smaller and smaller groups of people-friends and allies of govt all. Trudope will find, as Rae did that the existing revenue just doesn’t go far enough and bankers just don’t like free spending dorks like Rae and Trudope and will refuse to lend. And of course bankers have the spectacle of the collapsing Greek economy to remind them of harsh reality every time they think of getting careless with money.

And just like Rae and just like Ontari-owe premier McWynnty, Trudope will find that Hog greed is insatiable....not enough money in the world for them! Give generously this year and they WILL be back again next year! Its why Dalton McGinty is no longer in politics...he DARED to impose restrictions on the Hogs and was driven from office. His successor-McWynnty stood in front of a pack of teachers howling for more gravy like rabid DOGS and SWORE she would do whatever it took to regain their trust....and yet, here they are STRIKING against her! There is NEVER enough for these Hogs!

And Rae? He was humiliated as the Hogs totally withdrew their support from his party because he pinched THEIR pennies and imposed his Rae days-unpaid days off when things got too messy. So why would there be any different result for Trudope? Nice hair and pious platitudes don’t pay the bills nor do they impress bankers!

Justin Trudope will become our worst ever prime minister and the future he creates will be stark and ugly......red ink and lost jobs and huge debts and a series of collapsing pension plans-both public AND private ones as 97 percent of ALL defined benefit plans are in serious trouble as of a couple of years back .Not that anybody would know it now as the Lie-beral friendly media whores have ceased to comment on it in deference to the brainless Boy and the Great Whore of Ontari-owe!

So congratulations to Justin Trudope-the dull witted, slow to learn `wanna be` Boob Rae` of the Lie-beral party! What Boob did to Ontari-owe, the gormless Boy with the nice hair for brains will do for Canada!
 
Dixie Cup
+1
#16
I suppose if you call a starving population "successful" - quite frankly I don't know what to say - pretty stupefying. Who is this guy?
 
captain morgan
+1
#17
Hugo's daughter made out like a bandit.... Listed as a billionaire

Wonder how she got all that cash?
 
pgs
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Hugo's daughter made out like a bandit.... Listed as a billionaire

Wonder how she got all that cash?

She learned her lessons from the Mugabe family .
 
EagleSmack
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Hugo's daughter made out like a bandit.... Listed as a billionaire

Wonder how she got all that cash?

Last I heard she refused to leave the Presidential Mansion. Were they able to get her out?
 
spilledthebeer
+1
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Last I heard she refused to leave the Presidential Mansion. Were they able to get her out?

The daughter of Hugo Chavez was so entitled that she refused to leave the Presidential Palace? Does this suggest that Our idiot Boy Justin might follow suit and refuse to leave Stornoway? Can we expect- and HOPE for a real live show as cops drag the defeated
airhead out of the official residence by his heels?

I would pay money to see that! Oh.....wait....I AM PAYING MONEY! And considering the size of debt that Our idiot Boy has run up in his first two years in power- with two more years of idiocy to go- my great. great. great grand children will also be paying for the stupidity of Our idiot Boy!

And since the idiot Boy used to be a drama teacher I think we should all DEMAND a real public spectacle when he is defeated!

Yes- after all the LIE-beral waste and destructive policy we are ENTITLED to a grand farewell show!!!!
 
captain morgan
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Last I heard she refused to leave the Presidential Mansion. Were they able to get her out?

Not sure, but seeing that she 'regular people' in a socialist utopia, I suspect that they would have tossed her out in the street.

Makes sense, right?
 
OpposingDigit
#22
This person says that the reason Chavez was first elected in Venezuela was because the country had been run for a 100 years by a minority of "Light-Skinned" Folks and Chavez began his first election campaign with the slogan " I am Like You " ..... Dark Skinned.

The Divided States Of America
Author and scholar Amy Chua talks to Steve Paikin about her latest book, "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations." She discusses how American foreign policy has ignored the internal ethnic divisions in countries and conflicts abroad, and how those same divisions at home are tearing the United States apart.
TVO - The Agenda
Host Steve Paikin interviews Amy L. Chua
April 10, 2018
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(Flash Video)
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spilledthebeer
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by OpposingDigit View Post

This person says that the reason Chavez was first elected in Venezuela was because the country had been run for a 100 years by a minority of "Light-Skinned" Folks and Chavez began his first election campaign with the slogan " I am Like You " ..... Dark Skinned.

The Divided States Of America
Author and scholar Amy Chua talks to Steve Paikin about her latest book, "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations." She discusses how American foreign policy has ignored the internal ethnic divisions in countries and conflicts abroad, and how those same divisions at home are tearing the United States apart.
TVO - The Agenda
Host Steve Paikin interviews Amy L. Chua
April 10, 2018
https://tvo.org/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Chua
(Flash Video)
https://tvo.org/video/programs/the-a...tes-of-america

Here is a post that reminds us of how our filthy Cdn socialists are trying to RIG our elections!

Here is a disturbingly frightening reason to SHUN ANY sort of online response to the LIE-beral Mydemocracy website with its invitation to comment on the electoral reform scam that LIE-berals are running. You don’t have to give your name on the site-but as critics note-there is PLENTY of information that YOU MUST supply in order to post your comment. There is enough information available for govt to learn what street you live on and to use this information AGAINST you at a later date!

Govt routinely allocates resources-meaning CASH to various communities and parts of communities. Supply too much information of the wrong sort and LIE-berals will hold a GRUDGE and HOLD the money back!

Are you having trouble attracting new business to your town? It would be easier if you had govt help and a grant or two? But oh dear-your community is one that scorned the LIE-beral vote rigging scam that is proportional representation-call it PR-so NO business aid for you!

Is your hospital old and over crowed? Its so much easier to get govt help if you are a friend of govt! Meaning you didn’t sneer at PR! Or maybe your hospital is one slated to be closed down? Much easier to persuade them to leave it be if you are a FRIEND and willingly let LIE-berals RIG our elections!

Are you hostile to gravy train riding civil servants? Govt sometimes gives extra special Unemployment Insurance opportunities to their friends! Such as special deals for CAW. That would be the same CAW that got invited to set up those highly profitable cash machines also known as wind turbines-and screw any country folk who don’t want the things in their back yard! You can maybe have some little breaks too-IF you don’t bitch about Hogs!

And what happens if you get sick and need medical attention? And our RATIONED health care system is short of resources and the bean counters at your hospital ain’t likely to be generous to you if they become aware you think they are greedy Hogs!

And what of electricity costs? People living in the country are getting bombed on delivery costs even as LIE-berals spend our money to “cooperate” with private partners to install electric charging stations around Ontari-owe! LIE-beral friends buy electric cars and don’t mock LIE-beral green energy garbage-and they get almost free charging opportunities in exchange. And tough shit if you cannot afford an electric car yourself-you still get to PAY the subsidies for them! And if you bitch your electric bill may go HIGHER!

We live in a FREE society-one where we can think and speak freely. Except that our LIE-beral govt-which is bankrupt both morally and physically- has moved to a system of “picking winners and losers” to quote Dalton McGinty. And of course the winners are all LIE-beral friends and no doubt the privileged few who got to buy our Hydro stocks are quite grateful for the cash cow! I ask this: is it not increasingly DANGEROUS just how much power and control that increasingly desperate LIE-berals have over our lives?

LIE-berals have given up trying to run the economy as its clearly WAY too complicated for them. They are now trying to run our lives instead by telling us what we ought to want and what we ought to believe. And they take their methods from the old Soviet model-anybody who disagrees with the benevolent and kindly Party must be insane and not permitted loose in society! Mind control will set you free! Mind your manners and now and go tell LIE-berals what you really think of PR!
 
captain morgan
#24
Still didn't work out so well for the average Venezuelan
 
spilledthebeer
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#25
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Still didn't work out so well for the average Venezuelan

Socialism NEVER works out- as Margaret Thatcher pointed out: "the trouble with socialists is that eventually they run out of other peoples money"!

And- I think it was Teddy Roosevelt who pointed out that: "a LIE-beral is a person who will give away everything that he does not own"!

The sad reality is that socialists NEVER own up to the messes they have made! NDP moron Bob Rae blamed bankers for not letting him borrow enough money to make us rich! Socialists are utterly ignorant of things like interest charged- compounded and amortized!
 
captain morgan
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#26
In the case of Venezuela, the socialists 'gave away' everything to a select group of political leaders.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

In the case of Venezuela, the socialists 'gave away' everything to a select group of political leaders.

They still are.
 
Johnnny
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#28
This socialism thing is starting to make it on my conspiracy radar more and more each day.

It's a few enjoying the good life while the rest of us pick up the tab...

Funny thing is that the younger kids are pushing for MORE socialism...
 
captain morgan
#29
Those kids aren't old enough to fully understand.
 
EagleSmack
+1
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

This socialism thing is starting to make it on my conspiracy radar more and more each day.

It's a few enjoying the good life while the rest of us pick up the tab...

Funny thing is that the younger kids are pushing for MORE socialism...

Hence the term... Useful Idiots.
 

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