Chavez and Socialism: Everything old is new again

chavez-and-cheStill think Hugo Chavez is America’s friend? Or any free man’s friend? AP article here.

Caracas, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened on Monday to close or take over any private school that refuses to submit to the oversight of his socialist government as it develops a new curriculum and textbooks.

It’s not a very big article, but it speaks volumes. I suppose someone has to fill the dictator-shaped vacuum south of Florida that will be left by Castro’s impending demise.

What makes these guys think that these old and busted methods of controlling people will work “this time”?

…the aim is to develop critical thinking,” not to impose a single way of thought.

Yeah, right… and monkeys might fly out of my car’s exhaust pipe. After all he’s seized this year, I think we can safely stop calling him “President”.

Yes, silly, I know the difference between socialism and communism. However, seeing how he has declared himself President for Life, I’m seeing one quickly transform into the other.


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