[Marxism] Chavez re-elected

Gary MacLennan gary.maclennan1 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 23:39:29 MDT 2012

It is also significant that Capriles felt compelled to promise to keep the
social programs in place.  He was lying of course- absolutely but he had to
acknowledge that the changes that Chavez has brought about in the
Venezuelan common sense.

I noted John's International Socialist comment on Chavez. That is the
libertarian strand in International Socialist thought showing, methinks.  I
have been critical of Chavez in relation to Libya and now Syria, but when I
hear him talk of using the natural resources to benefit the nation and
especially the poor, I cannot help but think of the handful of billionaires
who control Australia's natural resources.

Oh for a dose of Chavismo down under.



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