On Hugo Chavez – hilarious


It’s funny how the Venezuelan private media is even more ridiculously propagandized than Fox News and how the old elite are panicking and trying to bullshit their way forward. Venezuela looks a lot like the United States, except with a better leader and some new policies at the moment.

So many issues have never seemed so global.


7 Responses to “On Hugo Chavez – hilarious”

  1. mad dog Says:

    I don’t think there is anything funny about someone who rules by decree. The Rule by Decree is absolute power, which equals Autocracy.

  2. briankoontz Says:

    Well, the national recall in 2004 and election in 2006 (where there was a large difference between the results of the outcome) supported him, so apparently the Venezuelan people like them more than you do.

    Perhaps you should instruct Venezuelans on what they should like. Oh wait, the private media in that country are already doing that. Apparently Venezuela merely needs more instruction.

  3. mad dog Says:

    “(where there was a large difference between the results of the outcome) supported him, so apparently the Venezuelan people like them more than you do.”

    Well see how long this lasts.

    “Apparently Venezuela merely needs more instruction.”

    Maybe just a history of what happens when leaders gain absolute power.

  4. briankoontz Says:

    There’s a functional constitution in Venezuela, so they’ll be fine. It’s nice to see you looking out for democratic interests though.

    The interesting factor is what pressure the US and allies can bring to bear on the situation, and whether that economic pressure will cause a loss of popular support.

  5. Aldo Vidali Says:

    (Permission to republish granted by author A.V.)
    The Conservative Lunacy
    according to
    Federico Fellini, Al Gore, Hugo Chavez,
    and Modern Science


    Decades before Al Gore wrote The Assault on Reason, Maestro Federico Fellini and I were on a Dantesque odyssey in the world beyond death. On that fantastic voyage of the mind, we shared a glimpse into the future. “There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life,” he would say. We saw it was so, and that story will soon be retold as it supports Gore’s views on reason and environmental sanity and Hugo Chavez’ dream of a just global commonwealth and an end to poverty.

    Conservatism is an ancient disease that now threatens all life on Earth. This implicit fact has at last been confirmed by modern science in an extensive study funded jointly by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health at the National Institute of Health. Assistant Professor Jack Glaser of the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, and Visiting Professor Frank Sulloway of UC Berkeley joined lead author, Associate Professor John Jost of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and Professor Arie Kruglanski of the University of Maryland at College Park, to probe 50 years of research literature about the psychology of conservatism.

  6. mad dog Says:

    Yes, in a way you are correct, Aldo. But a much more relevant threat, socialism, is a far greater danger to the earth. The problem is that both are collectivists, and place individual rights in the back seat. Collectivism kills science, creativity, innovation, prosperity and most importantly, freedom. Notice how rapidly the world improved once Capitalism became dominant?

  7. Roberto Says:

    Chávez is not governing by decree. It is within the law in Venezuela since a long time ago that a President can make laws, and it is not Chávez the first one to do so.

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