Dec 02 2007
Will an entire nation voluntarily hand over the reigns of their country to a demagogic ex-military thug today?
Presuming that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez doesn’t just rig today’s referendum on abolishing term limits and rewriting the constitution, the result is still up in the air.
Acclaimed BC author and journalist Terry Glavin has already blogged extensively about Chavez’ oil-fuelled jackboot craziness and conspiracy-mongering. Most people probably share Glavin’s sentiments. Sad to see there are actually Canadians right here on the west coast who have bought into Chavez’ cheap propaganda.
Giving Chavez the finger does not put one into the camp of George Bush Jr. As our own sitting Prime Minister recently put it, “Too often some in the hemisphere are led to believe that their only choices … are to return to the syndrome of economic nationalism, political authoritarianism and class warfare, or to become ‘just like the United States. This is, of course, utter nonsense. Canada’s very existence demonstrates that the choice is a false one.”
UPDATE: The Chavistas took one on the chin tonight. The Mucho Macho Thug-In-Chief lost by 2 per cent (51/49). Presumably he can still try to implement 21st century socialism in his remaining mandate. Hopefully, enough people will be emboldened by the result this evening to prevent him.