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Merry X-mas Venezuela. Who's Next?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by John Gault, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    President Chevez is apparently using the outgoing politicians vote to put himself in more control of the country. I hate to keep harping on my love for Ayn Rand (author) but geez, I see the connection everywhere in the news and I can't help but laugh and cry at the same time. Chevez is waging class warfare to promote his agenda. I'm sure that Mr. Chevez, like our president, lives very modestly and does not promote excess in his lifestyle as he does his best to "equalize" the wealth of his country. This philosophy has worked so well in the past as I recall.

    Flurry of laws boost Chavez's power in Venezuela - Yahoo! News
  2. gearhead

    gearhead NC Active Member

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    i wanna be howard roark when i grow up
  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    it's working here too!! I hope we can stop it in time.


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  4. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Just wait.
    The resident lefties will be along any moment to say you are 'nuts' and that 'theres nothing to see here folks, just keep moving'.
  5. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Mark my words, the only way Chevez will relinquish power in the next 30 years is horizontally, he's a dictator for life now.
  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I agree... hopefully he's "ended" in the same way/manner as Pablo Escobar.
  7. pogi

    pogi Gresham, OR Active Member

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    A friend had a cousin visiting from Venezuela and she despises Brother Chavez but when my buddy said we'd trade Barry for Hugo she said she's rather keep Hugo. If that doesn't say something I don't know what does.
  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    LOL... RACIST!! :D
  9. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    [QUOTEMerry X-mas Venezuela. Who's Next?

    The U.S.
  10. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Chavez now has the power to rule by decree. With the new Congress being seated next month I can't for the life of me see how the US is even remotely close to the situation in Venezuela. One of the first steps the newly elected folks are planning is a serious debate about changing the 14th Amendment to no longer allow children born to illegal immigrants automatic citizenship. Looks like things are actually starting to go the RIGHT direction.
  11. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I don't want to shock you all, but this "leftie" sadly agrees with the theme of this thread. I had a college minor in Latin American Affairs and have followed the recent history of Venezuela with keen interest. Chavez, in spite of all of the great advances he has brought to Venezuela in promoting citizen democracy and limiting the gross power of the filthy rich oligarchy, has betrayed much of what he fought for. He has come to believe that HE is indispensible and knows better than his corruptable and unreliable public. It is a bitter tragedy how he has diverged from his original "people's democracy" to his current push to largely bypass congress and rule as an autocrat, an elected dictator if he gets his way. He is completely surrounded by fanatic supporters and has survived many threats generated by the wealth of his rich opponents, and apparently believes that those who doubt him are a tiny and subversive minority.

    Make no mistake: Chaves is still extremely popular in Venezuela and in most of the working class of Latin America---except amongst the rich oligarchs and the upper-upper middle class. But he has lost the support of many students and "intellectuals" who challenge his rule-by-decree government control. Venezuela was a beacon of hope for all in Latin America who long for a successful Democratic Socialist example, but Hugo Chavez's ego and impatience has dimmed that light. It is odd to say, but Cuba has more democracy now than Venezuela does...........................elsullo :(