Skip to comments.Venezuela's Chavez announces plans for 'collective property' under shift toward socialism
Posted on 03/25/2007 6:32:11 PM PDT by Dan Evans
CARACAS, Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez announced Sunday that his government's sweeping reforms toward socialism will include the creation of "collective property."
Vowing to undermine capitalism's continued influence in Venezuela during his television and radio program "Hello President," Chavez said state-financed cooperatives would operate under a new concept in which workers would share profits.
"It's property that belongs to everyone and it's going to benefit everyone," said Chavez, a close ally of Cuban leader Fidel Castro whom opponents accuse of leading Venezuela toward Cuba-style communism.
Chavez a leftist former paratrooper popularly known as "El Comandante" said his government fully respects private property, but pledged to replace capitalist ideals with socialist principles on cooperatives such as cattle ranches and farms.
"It cannot be production to generate profits for one person or a small group of people that become rich exploiting peons who end up becoming slaves, living in poverty and misery their entire lives," he said.
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What a surprise. The practise of collectivizing property didn't cause that to happen in the Soviet Union, North Korea or Cuba did it?
workers would share profits
What profits? Why would a collective stab it's own citizens by overcharging them to earn profits?
I didn't see this coming. What a surprise!
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
The dreaded but.
Ragnar Danneskjöld, where are you?
well, this idiocy will collapse under its own weight, and pretty soon - unless someone bumps off this pineapple, in which case it will collapse even sooner.
Yep, but it doesn't look like that will stop him. Coming soon - forced relocation of both peasants and professionals to collective farms, five-year plans, gulags, and fawning New York Times reporting about the progress made under his benevolent reign... That is, until he gets the full Ceausescu treatment...
Ahhh..what a dream.
I've got two one way tickets for anyone that wants to give up their US citizenship for that POC country.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm,maybe I'm jumping to conclusions here,but I'm beginning to suspect Chavez is a communist. Nah,he can't be,Joe Kennedy thinks he's great !!!
Maybe his buddy Mugabe can train him on his world-class 3-step Farming For Socialists:
1) Drive out or kill everyone that knows how to grow food;
2) Give the farms to people that don't know how to grow food;
3) Drive out or kill the reporters that are writing about the ensuing mass starvation.
Latin American Left Ping
The wank Chavez hurtles headlong into rabid stupidity.
Each generation has to find out the follies of socialism for itself. We've done some unpleasant things in South America but nothing compared to what they are about to do to themselves, I fear.
I really would like the next presidential debate to include a question about the Monroe Doctrine (however I am not so sure I would like the answer)..
just my .02
"Ragnar Danneskjöld, where are you?"
LOL - I'm reading that right now and it's amazing how relevant and fresh it still is after, what, 50 years?
Also, after evolving into a staunch conservative since college, the book means so much more reading it now than it did when I first read it 30 years ago.
Venezuela is on its way to the economic success enjoyed in Cuba and Zimbabwe. Watch for a massive exodus of skilled workers and business owners.
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