The revolution never ceases to amaze…

June 14, 2009

Sometimes, one is amazed at the ability of the revolution to invent new concepts or justify the unjustifiable. This week was no exception and while each of these items may not make a post, all combined provide a glimpse at the empty revolution:

—While President Chavez continues preaching that his Government will be austere even if oil prices go up, reality says otherwise, even acknowledging that in the past his Government wasted too much money. But Chavez says that and we learn that the Venezuelan National Assembly has already approved extra spending of US$ 6 billion over what was approved in the budget for 2008, which included an across the board 6.5% cut with a US% 66 billion budget.

—And how about discrimination in the revolution? According to the President of Caracas’s subway system, the new line 5 of the subway will have two of its stations cut, because “they benefit” the oligarchs”. Now, I could understand this if there was a Country Club station, but one of those cut is the Bello Campo station, which certainly brings the definition of oligarch to a new low level.

Here is a view of Bello Campo from Google maps:

bellocampo

Not only it is at best a lower middle class area, but notice the barrio on the right composed of two barrios, La Cruz and Bello Campo, not precisely oligarchs. It would also be located near the Gustavo Herrera high school a public high school. So, I am not sure Mr. Farias knows much about where the oligarchy lives. Maybe he was just looking for an excuse, like no money. Funny, there is always money for weapons and the like.

(The guy was removed for saying this on June 16th. will the stations be restored?)

—And I guess participatory democracy only works if Chavez agrees with it, because after the neighbors of La Candelaria voted in favor of the Sambil Mall that Chavez wanted to expropriate, the thug himself said last week that the Mall was “not going to be” , because “it was a monster of capitalism”. Chavez acknowledged that HE made that decision, despite the fact that the mall had received all of the required permits from the municipality.

—Which only makes you wonder what will happen if Chavez’ plan to take over land in the Chacao municipality is defeated in today’s vote. The municipality was going to build a Civic Center, but Chavez PSUV party had something else in mind, so the matter was put to vote today. Lines were very long for the vote in favor of using the land of the old Chacao market for a Civic Center which would become part of a new area in Chacao together with the New Chacao Free Market. This market is a new modern building (I don’t particularly like it, but it is a huge improvement over the old). Results are not in, but expect the Center to be approved by a large majority. (early reports are that it passed with 90% of the votes. Correction Monday morning: the Civic Center was approved 20,604 to 140…let’s see what the Government’s excuse is now!)

—And proving once again that he is a Dictator, Chavez warned today newly elected Governor of Tachira State Perez Vivas, that he will end up in Peru like Manuel Rosales. Thus, if you are succesful in an election Chavez will either find something to accuse you of and run you out of the country, or he will take away all of your responsabilities a la Ledezma. Some democracy, no?

10 Responses to “The revolution never ceases to amaze…”


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  2. ErneX Says:

    They fired the Metro president, Diosdado is going to be on charge in the meantime.

  3. Jorge Says:

    I think the RED PEN soon running out of INK !
    First country start going down, but now the spiral starts !
    Food, Venirauto, GM close next week for a while, bye bye Toyota, foreign investers, tourism, sanitation (this place getting worse), medical places, free speach, CADIVI, inflation, safe places, Policia, la Guardia Nacional, Ports, our great Simon the Satellite, we have the penis phone, but not enough penises being made and sold, We havethe RED PARTY democracy, like Soviets had!

  4. John Smith Says:

    Hello my friends,

    The recent events in Iran remind me of the t-shirts and bumper stickers seen everywhere in the US before this last election. They simply read: “Had enough?”

    The Iranian protestors believe hundreds of thousands in the streets will make a difference. They seem to be ready to put it all on the line… they’ve had enough.

    At what point will we be ready to say no mas…no more…have we have had enough of this thug in Miraflores…enough of this moron who seems to think that simply sticking to a failed ideology will somehow overcome a thousand years of proven economic theory?

    Are the potholes and frequent police stops between Puerto la Cruz and Caracas enough? Where is OUR accounting of the petro-dollars? Are the murders and crime in Caracas enough? Where is OUR demand for the rule of law? Is the crushing of freedom and free speech enough. Where did OUR souls go?

    Enough, I say.

    Forget about going to Doral or Weston, or Spain. Think of our parents…think of our children.

    End this death spiral now. Look at the Iranians and learn and improvise and rid our wonderful country of this vile cancer once and for all. Do it while oil is below US$70. Do it while his “amigo” Amedinafool is reeling. Do it while the world is interested in supporting people throwing off the the shackles of a dictator and saving their country for their children.

    If enough is not now, when? We’ve had enough days of “una sola fiesta”.

    We’ve surely had enough….

  5. moctavio Says:

    Well, according to Chavez, oligarchs and capitalists are like animals, so either they don’t think or they just follow the herd.

  6. jacky Says:

    Why would an oligarch use the subway in venezuela?

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  8. Deanna Says:

    And wouldn’t this new metro line benefit the people who have to clean the houses of the so-called oligarchs???? They can go to work faster that way.

  9. dillis Says:

    The new metro line only benefits the oligarchs?
    I thought it was only the escualidos that are full of odio!

  10. Bieler-Romero Says:

    I wonder who are the technicians at “Metro de Caracas” that remain silence in front of the blasphemies of its president. The “Chavismo” can be so malicious that it ignores all the laws of Mass Transit upon which the route of a Heavy Rail Train (HRT) is decided. This is just another example of the type of people who are calling the shots in our country. Have we seen enough?


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