Why are lefties openly cheering for hugo chavez?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Max E., Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Max E.

    Max E.

    Pretty funny how radical the left wing in this country has gotten that they would openly cheer for a tyrant like Hugo Chavez, for all you white liberals cheering for chavez why dont you ask someone who has lived under and escaped his rule how they feel about him? Here is an article from a leftie at the huffington post no less.

    Hugo Chavez Is No Hero

    Fernando Espuelas

    Hugo Chavez is dead -- but he is no hero. Even as his supporters pour into the streets to mourn their fallen idol, the damage he caused to Venezuela is incalculable.

    From an over-dependence on oil revenues, to a forced nationalization of the private economy, and a personal foreign policy of ego gratification, Chavez leaves a Venezuela in chaos, with weak institutions and an uncertain future.

    History will not be kind to him. His petro-socialism was never a self-sustaining economic or social development model. Venezuela under Chavez's reign has deteriorated to the point where it must import milk. Chavez's Venezuela can no longer feed itself.

    Hugo Chavez lied to the people, convincing many that his magical powers would save them from misery. There was no magic solution to resolve Venezuela's myriad social problems.

    Even as he jetted across the globe with allies like Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Chavez tolerated waves of urban violence -- turning Caracas into one of the most violent cities in the world.

    Among his other international adventures, Chavez supported the FARC terrorists fighting the democratically elected government of Colombia (a country also founded by Bolivar!). His attempt to play the regional leader met with widespread ridicule -- even generating the now famous royal command to "shut up" from King Juan Carlos, a normally very calm man driven to desperation by Chavez's offish behavior at a summit. Being dressed down in public by the King of Spain is an unmatched achievement in the annals of modern Ibero-American relations.

    Public corruption, including the enrichment of the Chavez family, has also damaged Venezuela. Like the wounds created by the Peron regime in Argentina, the social fabric has been torn. Divide and conquer of different social sectors has been Chavez's formula for continuing as paramount leader of Venezuela.

    While another key component of this formula has been the militarization of the regime, and in turn, the politicization of the armed forces. Bribed with outlandish weapons purchases and generous patronage, Chavez remade the Venezuelan military into a tool of his rule.

    Chavez will go the way of many highly theatrical dictators. Once upon a time there was a statue of Francisco Franco in almost every city and town in Spain, his profile appeared on Spanish coins, and he paraded himself from the King's Balcony at Madrid's Royal Palace, resplendent banners dating from the Spanish Empire draped in front of him.

    Now? Franco is seen for what he truly was -- a dictator with a megalomaniacal self-regard and a willingness to commit violence in order to stay in power. Today, no more statues, no more coins, nada. That is the fate of Hugo Chavez's place in history as well.

  2. Finally... an article that properly puts Chavez in context.
  3. Max E.

    Max E.

    Ozzie Guillen on Hugo Chavez and moron sean penn.

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  4. pspr


    It's being reported that he stole up to $2 billion from Venezuela.

    I wonder what sort of work the Devil has Chavez doing this morning. Maybe shoveling some coal. :D
  5. Ricter


    I couldn't care less about Chavez one way or the other, but I did find this interesting:

    "His petro-socialism was never a self-sustaining economic or social development model. Venezuela under Chavez's reign has deteriorated to the point where it must import milk. Chavez's Venezuela can no longer feed itself."

    Petro-socialism, oil, is the favorite rightie explanation for why the Nordic countries can be so much more leftie than the US, and yet they are not folding. And lots of countries cannot "feed themselves", if that merely means they import more of a foodstuff than they produce.
  6. Venezuela and Cuba are models for what the Odumbo and the Progressive Elites want for America... and the parasites are trying their best give it to them.

  7. I read Oliver Stone broke down when he heard of the news.

    Probably because he was this great unabashed hero of the leftists, this "champion" of the poor, the man they wish Obama could become.
  8. Hugo stood up to the crooked imperialists! He also stole $2B while in office, leftists like me admire a man with $2B!