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The Killing Fields Of Caracas
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 25 August 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 08/26/2010 4:42:15 PM PDT by IBD editorial writer

Socialism: Quick, what's the murder capital of the world: Kabul? Juarez? Try Caracas, Venezuela, a city whose dictator, Hugo Chavez, has made murder a means of extending his control.

The silent protest at Monday night's Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas was invisible to nearly everyone — except Venezuelans. On her final catwalk, the ranking Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez, suddenly whipped out a Venezuelan flag in a patriotic but protocol-breaking gesture.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: caracas; chavez; crime; juarez; mexico; missuniverse; thugs; venezuela
The Chavistas do not like information about the crime situation in Caracas getting out one bit. They are really starting to thrash now - and may be threatening Miss Universe.
1 posted on 08/26/2010 4:42:17 PM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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She can stay with me. No reason to go back to Venezuela until Obamas buddy is deposed.


2 posted on 08/26/2010 4:49:16 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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I was wondering where and when these things would be taking place. Tyrannies and utopias only move forward when blood greases the skids.

They never change. They never vary.


3 posted on 08/26/2010 4:50:55 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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Tyrannies and utopias only move forward when blood greases the skids. They never change. They never vary.

Excellent statement! And apparently history-bereft naifs never learn. I fear for our American future.

4 posted on 08/26/2010 5:44:59 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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He uses his goon squads to deal with opponents. It gets written up as street crime and with so much of it, who’s to say it isn’t.

The true problem is this:

When you tell people that wealth is criminal, it takes away the moral prohibition against violent crime. But it isn’t the wealthy who really suffer in this case, they can afford security. Its ordinary people who must walk the streets and face the constant threat of attack. Venezuela has always had street crime and it has always nourished the notion that wealth is ill-gotten; the ruling elite of Venezuela have been socialists for the last fifty years at least. But the message that wealth is criminal has never been spoken so nakedly from the highest office in the land, and the result is hell on earth.

The resentment against wealth bites everyone, because everyone has more than someone. And, again, once the moral prohibition against violent crime has disappeared its the vulnerable who suffer, not the wealthy.

The irony is that the Chavez family and his inner circle use their power to profit from this as oligarchs always do.


5 posted on 08/26/2010 6:05:52 PM PDT by marron
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Instead of Castroite firing squads or Stalinesque gulags, Chavez outsources the dirty work of socialism to criminals while throwing dissidents in jail and threatening to censor newspapers.

You cannot possibly read that article without seeing the parallels between Chavaz and the POS currently in the WH. The above tactic is yet to take place but imo, it is in Obama's mind and will be attempted.

6 posted on 08/26/2010 6:08:24 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Extremism in defense of Liberty is sometimes necessary...)
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“Chavez also demeaned work, urging the poor to take his handouts. As a result, 40% of Venezuela’s 20 million workers are now unemployed, with seven of eight not wanting work, according to the National Statistics Institute.”

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Incredible, %40 unemployment, with employment being out of fashion and lawlessness encouraged.

Well, let’s look on the bright side. I’m gather FARC has given up on Columbia. Why bother? Chavez has given them his blessing to do their worst in Venezuela. Pretty damn dumb of him, as it looks like they might be taking him down in the near future.


7 posted on 08/26/2010 6:56:22 PM PDT by sinanju
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