Archive for August 30th, 2005

Chavez may fool Jesse Jackson, about himself and Venezuela, but he can’t fool us.

August 30, 2005

I find it
remarkable that Hugo Chavez even
dares to suggest
that he will ask for the extradition of a US citizen for
calling for his assassination, when between the two of them, the only man who has a track record killing
people is Chavez himself. Besides the 200 killed in the 1992 coup, there are
over one hundred deaths in opposition marches, people from both sides, because when
the shooting begins, the bullets haven’t figured out how to distinguish opposition
bodies from his supporters. And afterwards, these crimes simply go unpunished.

just the same, hundreds of his supporters have been selectively killed in Guarico state by the state police, but in a despicable
at the top, which Chavez was part of,
as stated publicly by his advisers, Governor Manuitt, whose police forced
committed the barbaric killings, as determined by the pro-Chavez dominated National
Assembly, was exonerated in private for the good of the revolution and the case has been laid to rest.

if it
is a crime for Robertson to call for the assassination of Hugo Chavez,
what can
we think of the hundreds of times that Hugo Chávez has threatened us
with the “weapons” he has? His own citizens, the people that he is
supposed to lead without discrimination
were repeatedly threatened on nationwide television with the “arms” and
the “weapons”
of the revolution. Wasn’t Chávez doing the same thing he is accusing
Robertson of, but
against millions of his people? Isn’t that threatening a genocide?
Should we then impeach
him? Try him? Deport him? Get rid of him? After all, Chavez is
Government and as such has a higher responsibility
than go around threatening and intimidating the citizens of his own
country. Which
he has done for seven years.

Oh yes,
ever since Chavez managed to twist around the results of the referendum he has
been showing us the face of the “new” and “gentler” and “nicer” Chavez and his
buddy, the murderous Dictator Fidel Castro, but those of us that have seen the
hatred in his face, that have felt his threats when he has told us the
revolution is armed, will never forget or forgive. Those of us who saw the
shameless attacks, killings and injuries of the opposition marchers will never
forgive or forget. Those of us that have seen the relentless prosecution of the
Government’s enemies when hideous crimes go unnoticed and impune, will always
remember. Those of us that daily see the signs and evidence of blatant corruption
and exhibition of wealth and power by Government officials with absolute
impunity will never pardon them. Those of us that have seen the daily defense
of this autocratic regime by servile followers, will always remind those that
supported it of their role as direct collaborators. There will be no excuses.

So please
Mr. Chavez do not try to tell us you are a nice guy, because you aren’t. You only
care about Hugo Chavez, his power and his perks. You have run over your friends
and allies at every turn and continue to do so. From that day in 1992 that you
brought 200 soldiers to Caracas
to participate in the coup, without telling them what they were about to do, to the day that you told the
Generals that you had resigned, you have done nothing but show a lack of
scruples and an incredible ability to lie and cheat.

So don’t
tell me about Mr. Robertson, you are just like him, you only believe in threats
and confrontations and if it is needed, you can kill, maim and injure in order
to save yourself and the revolution. Robertson probably can’t.

And I can’t
help but wonder what that fool Jesse Jackson is doing here. A man that claims
to stand against nuclear power visiting you, who is just starting a nuclear
program or claiming to be. A man who claimed to stand against militarism, which happens to be you
favorite trait and obsession. A man who claims to defend the rights of
minorities to vote, a right that you have stepped and trampled over
with treachery and tricks. To say nothing of Chavez’ sexist and racist
against the highest ranked African American woman ever to hold
public office in the US., discussed here.
Just because of that, Mr. Jackson, you should despise Mr. Chavez. It was offensive to
everything you ever stood for and agaisnt what any decent people should defend.

But I
guess that just like Mr. Chavez, the principles of politicians all have a price,
I just did not know that Jackson’s
was so low, just an airplane ride, a tin medal and a few gallons of cheap gas.