Hugo Chavez is dead. The poor of Venezuela loved him. The rich of Venezuela despised him. Modern American media (after Chavez visited the UN and told some unc0mfortable truths about Bush the Dumber and the smell of sulfur) got the message and put the “Full Castro” treatment on him.
Chavez and his “judges” – guess which one did MORE
for their fellow citizens, by several light years …
Naturally, the haters, the sleazebuckets who claim the mantle of “patriots,” without understanding our government, the Usual Suspects, will now proceed to piss on Chavez’ grave and make witty (?) commentary about the passing of this “monster.”
HUGO CHAVEZ, FIERY VENEZUELAN LEADER, DIES AT 58
Frank Bajak / Associated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer….
“Leftist” revival? And, after what WE did in Chile in 1973, these “journalists” have the gall to … oh well. “Free press” and all that rot.
I guess I’m just Old School: his people voted overwhelmingly for him (in fair elections), and I am NOT qualified to overturn their judgment of their leader.
Clearly I lack the hubris to do so, and shall, therefore, remain silent. Requiescat in Pace, Mr. Chavez.
There is something fundamentally skewed that we want to “spread democracy” through bloodshed, but refuse to accept its practice if we do not agree with the will of their people.
I look forward to your letters.
But … just remember WHY Salvador Allende died in Chile in 1973 before pretending the USA has some great moral superiority.
cross-posted from his vorpal sword