Weil nails it once again

May 25, 2009


(Chavez from his plane: “Equality, equality, equality, the whole country equal to all of you”)

While some may think the above cartoon is a a parody, it isn’t. When you create no value all you do is redsitribute the wealth in such a way that everyone in Venezuela will be poor. Chavez is not only not creating wealth, but destroying it and the end result will be what the cartoon lampoons.

I am back home, will take time to get up to speed…

10 Responses to “Weil nails it once again”

  1. Paul Says:

    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
    You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
    You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
    You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
    You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.

    You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
    You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.

  2. GeronL Says:


    according to this article, socialism ain’t working too well

  3. Andres F Says:

    If you create value, wealth redistribituion is not as irrational, but it still is wrong.

  4. concerned Says:

    In the immortal words of Forest Gump…”Stupid is as stupid does”. With every action, this government proves it’s stupidity. With every stupid action, the opposition shows it’s passivity.

    As far as the international community is concerned, the policies of Chavez are the will of the majority due to the results (albeit manipulated and incorrect) of the past elections. Until a majority voices discontent with these policies, the international community will not and should not get involved.

    Every unresisted policy change, brings another two tomorrow as Chavez only becomes more bold. Other blogs are questioning why the international community (specifically Obama) doesn’t condemn these actions. The international press even today, questions whether Chavez is diminishing the democratic rights of all Venezuelans as there appears to be no resistance to his changes. It’s not just about the oil…Until there is active resistance, there will be no international support.

    It’s all relative. Compared to China, Zimbabwe, Burma or Cuba, Venezuela is much better off and therefore much lower on the radar. Any changes will, and should come from within, but I think Chavez has made enough enemies or enough people nervous for massive support for the opposition if and when they grow a pair.

  5. Nobody Special Says:

    Governments do not create anything. Creative, industrious motivated people create things.

    Some people see the role of government as one of maintenance: that the government’s role should be limited to things like infrastructure and conflict management because people are capable of running their own lives without interference. Others see the role of government as one of control: people cannot be trusted and societies need a strong hand to guide and control them.

    If it were just this difference of opinion the problem could be solved.

    The problem is that there is another group of people who also have an opinion: the ruling elite all over the world view “the people” as their chattel property: stupid people who must be controlled, taxed, regulated and “managed” from the time they’re born until the time they die.

    Over time, the tendency in every government is to consolidate power and control in the hands of the government. In this respect the Chavistas are no different from the elite in any other government: They create conflict in order to take advantage, they cause problems in order to implement the solutions and the goal is always to obtain more power and control.

    The only major difference between the Chavistas and the ruling elite in other countries is that the Chavistas are killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. It isn’t that they are more immoral than the thugs running other countries, it’s that they’re stupid and incompetent.

    Doing business in Venezuela has convinced me that most Venezuelans cannot look at any business as a going concern or as a long-term investment. The desire is always to take whatever money is on the table and to hell with tomorrow. These are the people now running the government… and they’re too stupid to see that refusing to make the necessary investment for the future means that the gravy train is going to end… it’s an attitude of “I’m up, pull up the ladder.”

  6. Andres F Says:

    Wealth redistribution might not be as irrational if you create wealth, but it still is.

  7. Andres F Says:

    Wealth redistribituion might not be as irrational if you create wealth, but it still is.

  8. island canuck Says:

    Welcome back Miguel.

    Lot’s has been happening so you’ll plenty of things to talk about.

  9. concerned Says:

    For Chavez so loved the poor, he made millions more…

  10. Robert Says:

    “…..everyone in Venezuela will be poor.” I recall someone in one of the blogs many years saying something along the lines of “chavez has 100% of the poor voters but won’t be happy until 100% of the voters are poor.”

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