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Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Bolivia Nationalizes Natural Gas Industry

Hugo Thuggo Chavez Lite - a.k.a Evo Morales, Dictator of Bolivia - has nationalized the natural gas industry in that country. The international community has the unmitigated gall to act surprised. A communist is as a communist does.

8 comments:

Michigan-Matt 5/02/2006 02:18:00 PM  

I met Morales when he was still a member of Congress in late 2001... the guy is pure evil and anti-American, anti-Western as they get in SA. Hell, I wouldn't be suprised if he put out the welcome mat for the Taliban dispora.

PS> nice blog, great insights, good writing.

Sangroncito 5/07/2006 04:27:00 PM  

Why do conservatives always call democratically elected leaders whom they don't like dictators?

Kevin 5/07/2006 04:37:00 PM  

Sangroncito,

We don't call democratically elected leaders dictators

Sangroncito 5/07/2006 06:14:00 PM  

But Morales was democratically elected, as was Chavez of Venezuela, as was Ortega of Nicaragua in the 80's ( and who may be democratically elected again in November) yet conservatives use the word dictator to describe them, as you have used the word right here in this post to label Morales!

Kevin 5/07/2006 08:10:00 PM  

Perhaps Morales was properly elected the first time. But I guarantee you it will be the last time.

What will you say when he, like Thuggo Chavez begins speaking of being President for Life (or at least 3 decades.) When Morales like Ortega during the horrible Sandinista regime of the 80s, refuses to step down from power and squelches all dissent and opposition. What then? Will you speak out against him? Will you tell him to obey the constitution of Bolivia, or will you allow him to make one "amendment" after another to place himself on a perpetual throne? You know that’s what will happen as well as I do. A dictator is as a dictator does.

Oh, and who will the poor slobs that "elected" these bastards come crying to when they want to get rid of them but can't? I won't name the country, but its initials are USA.

They may be in for a rude awakening. We don't have unlimited patience. Personally, I say let Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua rot. They're making their beds, let them lie in them.

Sangroncito 5/08/2006 03:51:00 PM  

Ortega stepped down peacefully and constitutionally when he was defeated at the polls in 1990.

The idea that "we don't have unlimited patience" is one of the reasons the U.S. has such a miserable image abroad. We proclaim democracy, but undermine it when countries dare to elect leaders that we don't like.

Obviously I'm a lefty so I don't see the Sandinistas as horrible. But left or right, how can the U.S. say "democracy my way or no way?" and expect to be taken seriously in the world.

Kevin 5/08/2006 05:00:00 PM  

I'm not surprised by your admission that you like the Sandinistas; actually I just assumed it.

Ortega stepped down because the international community and the growing call by the people of Nicaragua for freedom to return left him little choice. I bet he won't make mistake twice.

Quite honestly, I'm ambivalent about "spreading democracy" around the world. I think some cultures are just incapable of it. If people want to live in despotic shitholes, I say let them. It really should be no concern to us. And quite honestly I don't care if the Marxist Brothers (Castro, Evo and Thuggo) like us or not.

The only foreign policy I want is the one that says: "If you do anything to hurt us or our allies, there won't be much left of you. So think carefully about whether you want us a friends or enemies."

Sangroncito 5/09/2006 12:15:00 AM  

The dialogue was interesting....I live in San Francisco, probably the most left-leaning city in the U.S., so I almost never meet a conservative, much less a gay one!
I'm off to Florida in a couple of hours...I'm sure I'll run into a few conservatives there!
Have a good week.

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