Rejoice! Hugo Chavez Is Dead
March 5, 2013 5 Comments
Venezuela’s socialist dictator Hugo Chavez is no more having died of cancer earlier today. Chavez has been a hero of the left for years, despite being a murderer who has ransacked Venezuela. The anti-capitalist dictator allegedly racked up a personal fortune of over $2 billion. Money for me but not for thee seems to be the norm for these maniacal socialist dictators. Chavez spent much of his career attacking those with money and those who dared disagree with them. They no doubt rejoice tonight, though they must be concerned about the socialists who are mobilizing the military.
The media is of course pretending like Chavez was some sort of hero of the people while ignoring his murderous tendencies. The left-wing mainstream press has a tendency to do this. Rep. Jose Serrano and George Galloway tweeted of his glories while mourning the death of the socialist dictator. Over in the UK, they’re reporting that the socialists in Venezuela believe the United States poisoned Chavez with cancer. The climate change crazies ought to go nuts over those claims. Bush perhaps might have taken the opportunity to take out Chavez. But Obama? We don’t even know what his policy was with Chavez.
Chavez was a despicable anti-American socialist. There wasn’t a single dictator he wouldn’t embrace so long as he opposed the United States. That seems to be the common thread among socialists the world over, they oppose out of hand the United States. Whether it’s the Islamic socialists or the socialist dictators of South America, opposition to the United States is a must. It really has little to do with our interference in their neck of the woods. It stems from the Cold War. We cannot forget that most of these dictators were trained by Moscow before the fall of communism. They continue to fall back on their original teachings, whether they hold any water in 2013 or not.
It will be interesting to see what the Obama administration response is. They can’t issue a fawning statement because Chavez spent most of his career attacking the US. On the other hand, Obama’s intellectual background is in the same anti-American rhetoric and theory as Chavez. Read what Obama had to say in the 90′s about the United States and compare it to Chavez. You probably can’t tell the difference between the two. Obama probably dreams of having the dictatorial powers that Chavez had. Complete with the ability to shut down hostile media and to murder difficult political opponents.
The people of Venezuela have a chance to get their country back. The socialism of Chavez didn’t work. Living conditions are no better than when he took over, they’re arguably worse. Chavez got personally rich off the oil industry but he didn’t share that wealth with the people. In that, he lied to them about what he was doing. He nationalized industry not for the benefit of the people but for the benefit of himself and his cronies. In doing so, he made Venezuela poorer, in the very least he didn’t make his constituency any better off. We must all pray that God would bless Venezuela with freedom and that he would call and save many in that country. Those who love freedom will rejoice that this evil dictator is now dead.