Wednesday, January 10, 2007

'New era' in socialism beginning, Chávez says

Translation of El Burro's Inauguration Speech today:

"People of Venezuela. From this day on, the official language of Venezuela will be Swedish. Silence! In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check. Furthermore, all children under 15 years old, are now 15 years old."

Ok, infidels, what was really quoted was from the Woody Allen movie, Bananas. But with El Burro as with his patriarch, fifo, reality imitates fiction which imitates reality. El Burro finally admitted what we've all been saying, that he is a card carrying red underwear communist imbecile. He is now making more Cuban style reforms such as eliminating the need for congressional approval of legislation wherein now he can simply rule by decree. He also repeated his desire for a constitutional amendment that would scrap limits to the number of consecutive terms a president can serve. This would allow him to run again for office after his new term expires in 2013. In other words, he ain't getting out of office except at gunpoint or if called home by the grim reaper. Let's face it. Venezuela is up the excrement creek.
His speech also parrots fifo where he proclaims with his right hand raised: "Fatherland. Socialism or death -- I swear it," invoking the fifo's call to arms. He called Jesus Christ a socialist akin to Trotsky and cited the nice things about Marx and Lenin. He will follow through on confiscation of private property as he says, "All of that which was privatized, let it be nationalized." As a result, the Venezuelan stock market has crashed and he blames it on alarmists.

So what will this "new era" look like? We've seen it all before....

Meet the New Socialism, the Same as the old Communism.

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