Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Huge + Ego = Hugo.....As In Chavez.....The Rise And Impending Fall Of A Ruthless Dic....tator

One of the 2 main guys who inspired me to start my own blog is Aleksander Boyd, the other, Hugh Hewitt . Mr. Boyd who has lived for many of his 37 years in Venezuela and now lives in London as a writer and an e-activist, mainly a conservative, anti-Chavez mover and shaker. Boyd basically packed up his bags in London and moved back to Venezuela about 4 months prior to the 2006 Venezuelan Presidential elections to report daily on the happenings of the contest between Manuel Rosales and Thuggo Chavez. Because Chavez hid his Dictator intentions from the Venezuelan people, he hints at the coming revolt of Venezuelans who "didn't get what they voted for".

He writes........

Well folks, it seems I have been proved wrong... Some of you may think "this guy's a joke" and you could be right. However what seemed normal a month ago it no longer is, for for all intents and purposes Venezuela has become, a de facto dictatorship. No more pretenses, no more posturing, none of that. The all-chavista assembly approved yesterday in first 'discussion' -as if they discussed orders from the dictator- an all-encompasing enabling law, which in practical terms means that Hugo Chavez will govern by decree, ruling on nearly all aspects of the country for the next 18 months. The good thing about this is that from now on, in the literal sense, without hesitation or remorse, we can indulge in calling coupster Chavez as many times as we want a "democratically elected dictator"�, as he always wanted to be. It's official now. Also great to be able to describe Venezuela in its appropriate context as a non democratic country, ruled -by decree- by a militaristic dictator as some of us have maintained for years now.

No wonder why Chavez did not want to debate with Rosales his "proyecto-pais" during the campaign. This time round he was careful enough to conceal the true intentions behind his 'XXI Century Socialism'. Further Chavez's fast moves of late lead me to conclude that he knows something that most of us do not and is acting on it. His rapid actions may have to do with the purported number of votes cast in his favour. Someone high up in Rosales' campaign team said to me in confidence not long ago that an optimistic guess at the number of mesas having been supervised on election day by opposition witnesses pointed at 60%. If the total number of mesas was somewhere around 33,000 the percentage suggests that in 13,200 of them there was no one from the Rosales camp to ensure that the vote was carried out in transparent fashion. What if the race was much closer? What if the margin was not 3 million votes but a few thousands? We will never know, what I am positive about though is that not once during the campaign I heard Chavez saying that he was going to rule by decree come January. Not once. Just imagine this campaign promise:

"compatriots give me your vote and out of love I'll become a dictator, I'll dismiss those upon whom you put your trust in the legislative elections of December 2005 and rule by decree, without consulting you or any of your representatives for that matter, but fear not for this is only for 18 months, until 'XXI Century Socialism' is properly rooted in Venezuela."

Will that have gained him 7 million votes? Most definitely not. Further, why the sudden attack against RCTV? Could it be due to the fact that all official TV channels combined have less than a fifth of RCTV's audience? The dictator needs of communication outlets with reach; no use of having a myriad of grassroot radios, TV channels and Bolivarian 'CNNs' if no one watches, if the message does not reach its target audience, is there? Of greater preoccupation for the hegemon is the social status of RCTV's audience, for although satellite antennas are a common fixture in many ranchos in Caracas, people in that stratum do love their telenovelas, production of which RCTV excels at. The range of personalities depicted in programmes produced by RCTV are part of Venezuelans' idiosyncrasy. Is the dictator bent on changing the fabric and values of our society? You bet, his now public communist persona just proves the point. And I couldn't agree more with sycophant Eva Golinger who, from her ivory tower in Alta Florida, tells the world that this isn't about freedom of expression. It is not, rather it has to do with the dictator's needs of communicating effectively with his alleged constituency.

The radicalization of Chavez's dictatorship will only accelerate his political demise. Let him be, make sure of getting sufficient supplies of popcorn though, for as in Reservoir Dogs the show will end up being rojo, rojito...

Afternoon UPDATE: NewsMax reports........Thousands Fleeing Hugo Chavez's Venezuela

The vote was on December 3, 2006....look what's happening AFTER ONLY 59 DAYS!!


At 7:36 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

G'mornin Joe..what a thorough piece!..I was commenting earlier how shocking it is how Libs adore these monsters!..thanks for the info here..:)

At 10:42 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

I predict a coup in Chavez's future should he keep this up... Lying to the voters is common, but this is beyond the pale!

At 11:35 AM, Anonymous antone - seattle said...

catchy title there joe, let's hope Boyd is right!


At 1:40 PM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

Yep, and I'll never figure that out Angel, must be their inability to live in a world where you survive by your own decisions/actions and personal freedom.

Brooke, I'm with ya on that, you think he's intoxicated with power now, like all addictions, it will only get worse.

Antone, the weird thing about having a blog, especially when you work 10 hours a day, is that you'll wake up in the middle of the night with a thought or a post, just like I did at about 2am this morning!

At 3:06 PM, Blogger Jungle Mom said...

Dont expect a coup, its been tried. Chavez has control of everything and MANY already live in fear. There are already lists of people for retaliation. This is not a sudden thing but an 8 year process, if you count his presidency. If you go back to his failed coup, 15 years!

At 11:01 PM, Blogger Pam said...

I have to say the photo of HUGO in the Venezuelan speedos was worth the trip to your blog tonight! LOL My sister and her family live in Venezuela, so this topic is of utmost importance to me. Also I was pleased to see that NBC actually showed the video of soldiers speaking out about feeling the lack of support. Thanks for including that feed on your blog.

At 5:18 AM, Blogger Yekwana Man said...

Hey Joe,
From what I heard and saw I would say that he did get the amount of votes he says. There were too many checks and balances. I believe that a huge number of people who don't truly support His Highness Hugo or HHH voted for him anyway for their own stomachs sake. They were worried about losing their childs spot in the university,or their job, or their beca (grant of money) or whatever personal cause they might have had. In the lines , they acted like they supported the oppostion, but casting the ballot they cared only for themselves and not the country's future. I have heard so many people who should have known better and also said they didn't support Chavez say, "We didn't know he would do this" Do I believe a coup is coming? NO. The vast majority care only for their skin. If I am wrong and there is a coup. Venezuela will be another Colombia for years to come.

At 11:09 AM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

Jungle Mom, Pam and Yekwana Man,

Thank you for your insight, you have first hand knowledge and would know alot more than an outsider such as me, thanks for the information. I still hold out hope, should oil prices remain low and continue to drop, maybe he'll just "go away".

It's pretty sad how he rules by such fear.

Thank you Pam, that picture sure is a beauty! You know, NBC will shock you every now and then.


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