The misery Chavez inflicted upon his own people
Dictators not immune to the Grim Reaper
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A shiver to remind him of his own mortality should have danced over President Barack Obama upon hearing about the death of his book-giving friend and fellow traveler in Socialism Hugo Chavez.
Both men shared so much in common. Both held and hold a stranglehold over millions of people in their respective countries; both worshipped and still worship at the altar of socialism. Both were made omnipotent courtesy of the Boob Tube.
Chavez was 57, Obama is 51.
But as powerful as he was and with as much control as he exerted over the masses in the everyday life of the little Venezuelan people, Chavez fell prey to man’s inevitable fate: death by natural causes.
No army on Earth can keep the Grim Reaper from coming to claim its own.
The day after his death, Chavez’s friend Obama sent out word that “the United States reaffirms its support for the Venezuelan people and its interest in developing a constructive relationship with the Venezuelan government”.
The perfunctory messages to the mourning sent out by politicians are too often hypocrisy laden.
For facts prove Obama did zero to ease the suffering of the Venezuelans under the dictatorship of Hugo Chavez. Throughout his rule, Chavez, Obama-like always maintained “I am not a dictator.”
Even before he’s laid to rest, the leftist movement to lionize Chavez is already out there.
Shortly after Chavez’s death was announced, Rep. Jose E. Serrano (D-NY) tweeted the following.”
“Hugo Chavez was a leader that understood the needs of the poor. He was committed to empowering the powerless. RIP Mr. President.”
But while Serrano came out openly to praise Chavez on Twitter, former U.S. Congressman, Citizens Energy Corp. CEO Joe Kennedy, the man who did more to enable the Chavez presence in America than any other, has seemingly gone to ground.
“Joe Kennedy has consistently elevated the Venezuelan dictator to a position of goodness that most likely few people living under his reign would necessarily agree with”, Michael Haltman, of The Political Commentator, wrote this morning.
Kennedy’s current Citizens Energy Corp. ad contends that “when we asked the biggest oil companies to help families in need, only CITCO, the people of Venezuela and President Hugo Chavez responded. Thanks to them, Citizens Energy is able to deliver millions of gallons of fuel to families.”
The misery Chavez inflicted upon his own people was aptly described in a 2010 Investors Business Daily article. ...”Crime is the defining fact of life in today’s Venezuela. About 96% of all murder victims are poor and lower-middle class, the very people Chavez claims to represent.
“Ever since Chavez became president in 1999, Venezuelan cities have become hellholes in which murder rates have more than quadrupled. At 233 per 100,000, or one murder every 90 minutes, the rate in Caracas now tops that of every war zone in the world, according to an official National Statistics Institute study released Wednesday.”
In life the victims of dictators come to think cruel dictators will live forever.
But dictators the world over have one thing in common with the people upon whom they inflict so much pain. That is, just like the common man, even the most brutal of dictators are stopped in their tracks by terminal illness and death.