Chavez’ vision: Venezuela, a country of parasites and inefficiencies

January 24, 2010

Today Hugo Chavez “invented” another wonderful concept that will turn Venezuela into a country of parasites and subsidies that will bankrupt the country in no time. Said the ignoramus:

“In the model  that I envision, public companies will not depend to survive on their installed capacity, nor the quality of its articles, nor their costs, nor their sales, because their continuity would be assured by the State”

Thus, according to this ignorant man that unfortunately is the President of Venezuela, the company will turn its production over to another Government entity that will sell it without any added value. Thus, he claims, thinks, imagines or dreamt, products will be much cheaper and will have the same quality (???) as those produced by capitalist companies. (Not clear how the last part follows)

here you have it, Chavez wants to add to The Devil’s Excrement a model of Venezuelans becoming inefficient parasites, living off the overall subisdy of the State, which according to this “vision” by Chavez will subsidize everything and kill the capiatlist system.

Sounds like the Soviet Union, with the inefficiencies built in to insure the failure of the whole system and the impoverishment of the population.

Way to go Hugo, hard to imagine a worst system than that!!

(Hat tip @lozanomoreno57!)

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13 Responses to “Chavez’ vision: Venezuela, a country of parasites and inefficiencies”

  1. GWEH Says:

    Miguel, don’t you think he’s just preaching to the choir? There’s an ulterior motive here.

    OT, here’s the English transcript of the Jan. 23rd one minute simulcast:

    THE ONE MINUTE SIMULCAST

    23 JANUARY 2010

    MINISTRY ANNOUNCER’S VOICE:

    This is a broadcast from the Communication and Information Ministry of the People’s Power of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the radio and television network.

    CHÁVEZ:

    A simulcast… A simulcast! … Long live Venezuela! … Uproar! … Uproar!

    The Admirable Campaign has begun!

    Oh, tremble ye oligarchs! … Long live Bolivarian Freedom! … Such an uproar! … Such patriotic joy! … Oooh!

    This is a message with the rollicking roar of the Bolivarian people at O’Leary Plaza. The Admirable Campaign has begun.

    We make this announcement to Venezuela by national radio and television simulcast.

    The people have taken to the streets. The streets belong to the people and not to the oligarchy.

    Such an uproar!

    January Twenty-Third!

    January Twenty-Third. We are still in the midst of a national simulcast. We shall give it one more minute in order to say the following:

    Here in the heart of the universal Caracas. The cradle of the South American Revolution. The cradle of Bolívar. The cradle of Miranda. The cradle of Guaicaipuro.

    The cradle of Bolivarianism of the 21st Century. The cradle of Socialism of the 21st Century.

    We send this message to all Venezuelan people.

    To the youth of Venezuela. Youth! Divine Treasure!

    This message as a call to unity, to the struggle, to study.

    To choose the way of dignity for a people who are, and have always been, fundamentally young.

    Young Venezuelans! The Fatherland belongs to you!

    From this very moment on.

    And all of you! It will be your lot to forge the grandiose paths of the 20th Century.

    In order to turn Venezuela into a power on this continent.

    My greetings to Venezuelan women of all ages, from all places.

    Women! Without you the Fatherland would not be a Fatherland.

    Forward with the women’s revolution.

    In order to save the world. In order to achieve balance in society. Gender equality. Social equality.

    I have always said so, the feminist that I am. As was Bolivar. As we should all be as revolutionaries and patriots.

    Without women waging the battle there would be no victory. There would be no Fatherland.

    Women to the forefront! Youth to the forefront! Venezuela’s students!

    There ahead lies the pathway opening up. The road is yours. The Fatherland belongs to all of you.

    Students! Long live the students!

    [He then begins to sing]: “Long live the students…”

    My voice is giving out. Oh, my God!

    Cristóbal Jiménez, who does have a good voice, is somewhere over there. And Federico is somewhere around there with his Latin Combo.

    There we have the students from the UNEFA. Let’s give a round of applause for them and to all the university students. To the secondary school students. To the elementary school students. To all the students. Students! A divine rank! Makers of the future! Builders of dreams and of the Fatherland!

    To Venezuela’s workers! My call, as always, to unity and to the battle for socialism.

    Men and women workers, laborers. Venezuela’s proletarians. United in the battle that is for all of you. For Venezuela’s working families.

    For professionals. For intellectuals throughout Venezuela.

    For decent people.

    This message. Today, January Twenty-Third.

    For thinkers, writers, sculptors.

    My call to all of you.

    To organic intellectuals.

    To continue making your contribution. Your creativity. Your songs. Your poems. Everything, everything.

    For the Venezuelan people.

    For Venezuelan independence.

    For Venezuelan cultural independence.

    For the impulse of our roots as a Fatherland.

    As an Indian Fatherland.

    As a Black Fatherland.

    As a Mestizo Fatherland.

    As a Carib Fatherland.

    A Message of unity to Venezuela’s genuine entrepreneurs and male and female producers

    To work together. In order to bolster the economy, development and productivity.

    To all men. To all women.

    To farmers. To workers in the field. To women workers in the field. To fishermen, to fisherwomen.

    To communal councils. To the people’s power.

    To the communes.

    To the indigenous peoples.

    My call for unity in the struggle for this land’s millennial dignity.

    My usual call to the Venezuelan military.

    To follow the path shown by Bolivar.

    With his example. With his life. With his sword. With his word.

    Venezuelan military people. Today’s military people. Military patriots of yesterday and today.

    Together with the people you are the new male and female liberators of the Fatherland of Simón Bolívar, America´s Great Liberator.

    Finally, this message:

    January Twenty-Third. Fifty-Two years after that day’s endeavor in Caracas. An endeavor of people in the streets.

    An endeavor of hope. An endeavor of struggle. Of freedom.

    This message from my heart:

    Arriving as I did this morning before dawn. From way up there on the mountain. From way up there where one can almost reach the stars. Well over eleven thousand feet above sea level in Bolivia.

    The people of Bolivia, who are also part of the Bolivarian Revolution, send their greetings to all of you. Greetings to all of you from Evo Morales, the Bolivarian President. An Aymara Indian. Liberating Bolivia is what Evo and Bolivian men and women are doing.

    This special, very special, message from my heart to the girls and boys of Venezuela.

    With all my love, the infinite love of a father. And also that of a comrade.

    This message to the boys and girls taken from the shining thoughts of José Martí.

    Everything we do is for you, little boys and girls of the Fatherland and we swear to you that we shall not fail in our determination so that all you will have a Fatherland that is great and free. Egalitarian, beautiful and good.

    Little boys and girls of the Fatherland.

    Well then.

    Let us say goodbye t the simulcast with another rollicking roar.

    Bolivarian uproar!

    National Simulcast!

    From O’Leary Plaza!

    The Bolivarian Offensive has begun!

    The Admirable Campaign!

    Oh, tremble ye oligarchs!

    Long live Freedom!

    MINISTRY ANNOUNCER’S VOICE:

    Thus concludes this broadcast from the Communication and Information Ministry of the People’s Power of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the radio and television network.

  2. GWEH Says:

    Question: What drug(s) is Chavez on?

    I say he’s on Caffeine and Ritalin. I know they sedate him intramuscularly on rare occasions when he flies off his handle. Chavez has to be on something!

  3. Juancho Says:

    DE wrote: ““In the model that I envision, public companies will not depend to survive on their installed capacity, nor the quality of its articles, nor their costs, nor their sales, because their continuity would be assured by the State”

    This is a pretty wonky translation, but let’s look at what is really being said here. First, “insatalled capacity” probably means what a store actually has in stock, the actually goods it has on the shelves to sell. Next, “quality of its articles” is self evident as is “nor their costs.” “Nor their sales” simply means that the survival of a state or “public” company/store wouldn’t depend on said company/store actually selling any goods – and that’s a good thing since by this hare-brained calculus, these companies/stores are almost certain to do no business at all.

    The main problem with Chavez’ pronouncement is that he is trying to redefine consumerism, which is driven by human nature, not Chavez socialism. Put differently, name one sane person in Venezuela, Chavista or otherwise, who doesn’t give a damn about what a store has in stock, doesn’t care about the quality of the goods he or she is going to buy, and doesn’t care what they cost.

    Just how insane the whole Chavez experiment has gone is pretty well summed up in the previous “market strategy,” a philosophy that would literally doom any private company to failure in un mes, o manos.

    When someone has such a clear presciption for failure, and people simply go along with it, who is to blame when the inevitable happens and the shelves go empty, the B shrinks to nothingness and the lights go out??

    Juancho

  4. Floyd Looney Says:

    The capitalists and the jews will be blamed, as always

  5. Roger Says:

    I don’t think say Brazilian Chicken farmers are going to buy into that plan. Nor the Venezuelans who make big commissions importing chicken. What happen with the farms that the government took and gave to the Bolivarians? Looks like Marxist plan B is needed. Thats forced labor you know. We all know how well that would go over.

  6. Michel Says:

    GWEH: For the longest time I’ve heard he’s on lithium, and that when you see him the most delusional (and swollen, eyes almost shut) is when he got the most recent dosage… No idea if it’s true, but I’ve spoken to people that know about the effects of lithium usage and addiction and they’ve all told me the animal fits the profile.

  7. Juancho Says:

    Roger asked: “What happen with the farms that the government took and gave to the Bolivarians?”

    That’s an interesting question – slightly off topic, but I wonder if ANYONE has done any kind of follow up on companies/businesses/properties/farms/
    etc. whcih have been nationalized. Have any of these flourished, or even survived? And in the case of stores like Exito, I don’t understand the basic business model. Like, where the hell is the inventory going to come from to stock the shelves.

    JL

  8. Kepler Says:

    Well, Miguel, I think it is worse than the Soviet system: at least those commies did not intend it to be like that, even if it was bound to be like so.

    They did have a huge interest in increasing productivity, there were the 5-year plans, the quotas that needed (theoretically) to be surpassed, etc.
    The state fixing things was seen as a need when things did not work well (which they did more and more as with any centrally planned complex system that keeps growing).

    I am not defending the communist system at all, but even they were not as shameless as Hugo, even if their calculations never materialized as they should.
    Hugo, on the other side, is even going against what commies were claiming to aim at. He says basically life is for free.

    He is looking at the disease and thinks that is the socialist system “per se”.

    And the sad thing is that millions believe in him because that is the problem in Venezuela: we are a rich nation, we believe, “just like that” (because we have oil, gold, iron), we are the Land of Grace, El Dorado.

    Roger, Juanchez:
    really interesting topic.
    Should be nice to have some kind of overview on that.

  9. concerned Says:

    In light of the fact that he just flew in from Bolivia, it would be safe to assume that he had been chewing coca leaves with Evo like a cow chews it’s cud. Throw in every other behind the counter medication he ingests, the confidence he builds when every word he utters draws applause from the red zombies, and you are guaranteed a “special” speach with unusually grandiose thoughts and dreams. What a delusional piece of $hit.

  10. Bois Says:

    This isn’t a complex problem to figure out.
    It points in one direction – he is simply running out of money.

  11. Roberto Says:

    You notice how he always seems to sniff a lot, and clear his throat? And then the jaw muscles work a bit.
    I used to see a lot of that behavior, but in Discos during the 80’s.


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