The Arrogance of Chavez’ Foreign Advisers

December 18, 2011

Juan Carlos Monedero spews out his brand of revolutionary BS for Madrid’s ABC newspaper

The paid ideologues and advisers of the revolution, like Juan Carlos Monedero above,  are truly arrogant and superficial. After a decade of living off the failed revolution, this is all they can say about what has happened in Venezuela. Some random choices with my comments:

-Chavez has learned to think for himself.

Really? When did this miracle take place? Last Year? Does it mean he no longer needs you? Shouldn’t it be the other way around, he should have been able to think by himself before he got to power rather than learn on the job, screwing up everthing?

-A large part of the budget has been devoted to opening schools so that people can think on their own.

Funny, the record of building schools by the Chavez Government is simply dismal compared to that of the failed IVth. Republic, where did the money go?

-The advance in social terms is spectacular.

Really? Spectacular? Where? Did you read Luis Pedro España’s book on poverty in Chavez’ first ten years? And why didn’t you answer the question about the money? To compare Mexico with Venezuela just because they produce oil is simply ignorant and evasive. Why not Nigeria? Did you also advise Mexico?

-UNESCO has declared Venezuela as a territory free of illiteracy.

Jeez, you still believe that BS? You are “critical” about the world, but have failed to note that illiteracy was not high to begin with in Venezuela and that there was never any such Unesco certification? Have you ever seen this link? Or is this one more official for you? Unesco gives no such certifications! Or have you ever read Francisco Rodriguez’ work? Or you are just not that “critical”?

-The largest indices of crime are in Central America and Mexico, not in Venezuela.

Again, the question was about Venezuela, the country that pays your vacations, not about Mexico or where are  the largest rates of crime. When Chavez got to power Venezuela was not even in the radar in the top ten of crime in the world, now we compete with those countries you mention. You say ten years is not enough, sorry it took ten years to get us to where we are in crime.

-The Bolivarian Government has preferred to pay with high inflation than with 5 million people without jobs like in Spain with low inflation.

Truly pathetic, we have both, high inflation and half the work force does not have formal jobs. Have you ever thought about the effect of high inflation on the poor? You clearly have no clue.

-(Chavez’ Government) needs more time to solve the historical structural problems , linked to corruption, inefficiency and the rentist culture and clientelism as a way of life.

You must be kidding me? Chavez’ Government has promoted corruption, inefficiencies and has been the champion of enhancing the rentist culture to say nothing of clientelism.

With advisers like this, no wonder Chavez has taken it upon himself to begin to think on his own.

23 Responses to “The Arrogance of Chavez’ Foreign Advisers”

  1. Wanley Says:

    When I see communists in Europe living like capitalists (and rich one at that) the word that comes to mind is hipocrisy.

  2. Kepler. Says:


    There is a German professor who apparently got “support” from the Venezuelan embassy for a cátedra de Bolívar (as the embassy itself states).

    He wrote a decent biography of Miranda prior to Chavez coming to power, but then a short history of Venezuela – very pro-Chavez in about 2006, then a huge history of Venezuela – likewise -, in 2008, and just now published a book – another one – on Bolivar. I read the previous ones and I have to say I found them a shame.

    I will write a very extensive post on them – in German, as the books will be read by German speakers – and will write him in an open letter what kind of support he got from the embassy. I hope this can be at least some lesson. Point: I will send that as open letter to Der Spiegel.

    Since 2008 that professor, Michael Zeuske, has kept low profile on Chavez. It seems to me he is more rependant. Still, he was very unprofessional in the way he presented a lot of topics on Venezuela.

    He came from Eastern Germany and his daddy was a Marxist historian who worked in Cuba. I find it incredible that Zeuske is teaching now in Cologne, but so it is. One of the reference he has is from notorious gringo Mark Weisbrot.

    They are everywhere.
    Fortunately, they are less now. Their numbers are counted and I hope their days as sycophants for the Venezuelan milicos as well.

  3. Kim Gone Dead Says:

    You know who is described in the exact way as Monedero describes Chavez by equally ignorant sycophants? Kim Jong Il. You know who’s dead? Yeah, that’d be Kim Jong Il ( )

    • Roy Says:

      Bom.. bom.. bom… Another one bites the dust.

    • Roy Says:

      Of all of the world’s tyrants, I think that Kim Jong Il was the only one that Chavez had not cozied up to. The guy was just too weird for anyone to want to get close to.

      • Kepler. Says:

        Our dear comandante-presidente did mention him and joked about the Axis
        of Evil and said he wanted to go to North Korea. Somehow his
        pawns convinced him not to do it. I will try to find the article,
        but it was sometime around 2004-2005

      • Kepler. Says:

        OK, it was even later:

        Roy: jamás subestimes a nuestro lídercomandantepresidente. Él ya había pensado en ello.

      • gweh Says:

        they did cozy up but backed out at the last moment…it was during one of chavez’ impromptu flying circus tours with new airbus…DPRK was mentioned as destination but not confirmed the reason being the DPRK missile tests. The regime made at least three official comments supporting the missile tests…JVR, Pilin and Chavez all made official announcements. Also heard there is or was military cooperation agreement with DPRK which had their special forces trainers in Venezuela.

  4. CharlesC Says:

    “Just need more time”…heard that a lot already and will
    hear it much more next year…

    • megaescualidus Says:

      “Chavez’ Government) needs more time to solve the historical structural problems…”

      Maybe HC needs 13 more years. The problem (his problem, that is) he only has months left, not years, right?

  5. Ty Huffman Says:

    Nice jacket.

  6. PM Says:

    I can’t believe this guy is a Professor at Universidad Complutense of Madrid. I’ve seen him quite a few times in TV debates on either Venezuela or Cuba.

    He just repeats the same arguments Chavistas do. Only that he’s more prestigious cuz he has a Spanish accent and is a Professor. He’s a dumber, less critical version of Noam Chomsky.

  7. Miguel

    I had the urge to publish my own reply in Spanish. thank you for finding the latest on this creep. Amazing chutzpa!

  8. anon Says:

    The little mercenary in the unflattering picture above is Juan Carlos Monedero, a paragon of the kind of arrogance Miguel is referring to.

  9. Alek Boyd Says:

    The sad things is that public money is actually wasted paying these imbeciles.

  10. moctavio Says:

    upps, the link was not showinf, fixed, it’s from

  11. ramon Says:

    Blah..blah…blah….give me my money. Blah….blah ….blah…give me my money. That is all these advisers say.

  12. geha714 Says:

    Just asking, who’s that guy you’re talking about? Is him the one in the photograph? Is him you’re quoting and from what interview?

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