Tuesday, December 28, 2010
...the "basic" truth of Chavez and Venezuela...!
Chavez and Pancho, plus others of the "group" of which some have left him similarly as family have left Castro or Hussein of Irak...!
chavez dad & mum
chavez family number ? ? ?
chavez brother adan !?
secrets of chavez and more secrets...!?!???
maria isabel rodriguez [chavez wife 2-first lady 1]
Former Venezuelan first lady Maria Isabel Rodriguez pictured with Chavez? political rival, Ismael Garcia, said Chavez failed to pay child support
Why I oppose Chavez
This is an anti Chavez blog. It has been so because the author knew before Chavez won the 1998 election that nothing good could come from a failed, partially educated, uncouth, middle level army officer.
I knew in 1998 that someone who had failed so miserably the 1992 coup, in a country where a coup should have been a piece of cake at the time, where he had the easiest part to do as Caracas has only three exits, easily blockaded in case some one tries to come from Maracay to control the coupsters, I knew that someone who failed that miserably could not manage successfully a modern country.
Let's not confuse success and political power. If the success of Chavez at retaining office cannot be disputed, his failure at managing the country cannot be disputed either. In 11 years the currency has gone from around 500 per USD to around 6,000 per USD, and its inflation rate is in the double digits, highest than anyone else in Latin America, by far. Today Venezuela is a country where jobs are not being created outside the public sector, where we experience routine electric outages, where our faucets are increasingly dry, where elemental basic grocery shopping requires that you visit at least two stores, where health care is collapsed at the hospital level and deficient at the primary care, where you can get murdered at the cash machine for as little as 100 USD. No other indicators to gauge the failure are needed.
I have opposed Chavez since before his first election because I cannot trust a military who spent his life conspiring to overturn democracy. Also because I am basically allergic to any military participation in government, accepting them as a necessary evil at best, that must be supervised at all times closely by the civilians in charge,. And most of all because Chavez and his immediate colleagues are a sub product of the worst that Venezuelan armies have been able to produce.
I have opposed Chavez from the start because he is not a democrat. Because he changed the Constitution on a whim, selling the need as a snake potion. I have always known that constitutions are only as good as the people that apply them and no constitution could work in the hands of a thug like Chavez. In April 1999 I am proud to say that I was in the few 10% of voters who said NO to constitutional change. And I have been proved right almost every day since that fateful referendum.
I oppose Chavez because I am educated, well read, cosmopolitan, Liberal in the US of A sense, or Social Democrat in Europe, and thus I know full well that Chavez is a reactionary throw back to Venezuela's past of strongmen, set ideas, and the evil caudillos that bled our country since its Independence wars.
But because I am well educated I cannot ignore that Venezuela was a mess with little prospect to improve fast in 1998. People were in a hurry and thus the snake potion seller won. I watched, bemused, people who should have known better go and vote for Chavez, and regretting it today bitterly, and yet without even a word of apology for what they brought upon us. Still, understanding why they did so, as I had no words to stop them, no clue as how to explain that it was our march to political Armageddon. And thus I resent Chavez because he made Venezuela worse today than what it was in 1998, now a deeply divided and intolerant country where what ones associates with abuse of power has become our set of values. With Chavez our vices have often become virtues.
And thus the need for that blog which started in 2003, to document, to narrate, to tell our tale of descent into barbarity and perhaps outright savagery.
...many new positive things exist for the poor of Venezuela, as old age pensions, but the whole picture is grim...!
...two or more wives have left Chavez, and who is with him, knows more shit than the others...!
...IF YOU WANT TO WRITE A TRUE BIOGRAPHY BLACKMARKET BOOK ON CHAVEZ, i am sure you would fill up more than one volume...!
...additionally twitter of chavez has stopped since 24dec2010...! ! ! :
...some benefits on paper from chavez are good, but the implementation and his oversight have been fruitless...! making it really more of a "smoke screen"...!
...allegedly there is more hospital and medicine services for the poor...!
...but as for costs for my medicine, i would go broke as there is no government coverage for doctor prescribed medications...!
...the price/wages ratio is of "poordom"...! my brother as a university professor and family of 4, after more than 10 years, was making my piddly squat wages of canada...!
...the old venezuela of democracy, was just as bad or worse for me...! catholics reigned...!
AS TO ME AND PURE LOGIC, MY WIFE HAS FOUND IT VERY HARD TO BE AND FACE THE ILLOGIC "NORMAL" WORLD, AND STAND BY MY SIDE...! THIS ALSO HAPPENS EVEN TO THE BEST, BUT SURELY TO THE WORST...!
ANYWAY MY WIFE HAS "BALLS" AND WILL FIGHT WITH ME THE PURE LOGIC BATTLE AGAINST THE "NORMAL" ADVANCED WORLD AND COUNTRIES...! NOT TO CONQUER BUT TO BETTER AND FREE YOU ALL TO A BETTER HAPPINESS OF LOGIC...!