El Presidente (for life) has made no secret about his desire to squash political dissent along the way. He nationalizes foreign technology and capital, he shuts down media outlets that disagree with his vision and worldview, and he implements central planning. He devalues the currency, sets prices, and threatens to nationalize any company/business that raises their prices because of his idiotic policies.
A despot can only do things like this for so long before things begin to fall apart.
And now, the AP reports this one:
Venezuela's annual inflation rate has surpassed 30 percent after consumer prices surged in April.
The Central Bank and National Statistics Institute on Friday reported a 5.2 percent increase in consumer prices during April, driving up the annual rate to 30.4 percent.
President Hugo Chavez's government has been struggling against the highest inflation rate in Latin America and a weakening economy in general.
Obama is starting down the same path Chavez is traveling. Maybe not as fast, but his objectives are similar.
Only Hugo has been on the road longer.
Even though Leftist leadership (and the incompetence that naturally comes with it) is the direct cause of negative outcomes across the board, Obama and his thugocrats are still hard at work seeking to advance more faulty policies. The outcomes they produce are the kind that can sink a way of life and standard of living. Any time a leader bases his/her policies on fallacious ideologies, we can expect more suffering and more poverty on a larger scale, except for the ruling class.
But Latin America is full of uneducated masses who are not able to see and understand that Left Wing philosophy is the root cause of many calamities that befall their societies. They are people who are very easy to deceive, because of always having the "gringos" up north to blame. As long as they can be made to believe that the USA is the bad guy, it will be said many more times without challenge.
And if that isn't enough, we have millionaire Hollywood idiots who help the caudillos and their delusional ideations.... by openly saying great things about them.
People like Sean Penn and Michael Moore idolize cold-blooded killers like Castro and Che. Yet, they fail to see that Cuba is one of the most poverty-ridden nations in the entire world. They are enamored with Latin American dictators who destroy the opportunities and means by which people can better themselves. And yet, they excuse the rapid and steady decline that is now made manifest in Venezuela.
The entertainment world's lofty souls are not smart enough to realize that it is their livelihoods which are at stake at this point in time....not mine.
Right now there is an element named La Raza that is seeking to take over much of what is now the western United States and turn it back over to Mexico. This means if they had their way, Hollywood would be paying taxes to the District Fédéral, not Columbia. It's called reconquista or reconquest, and it's nothing new.
Take a look at this speech by a man who said to be a guy named, Ron Gochez. Who he is not that important, he's nobody with very little on the ball. But take a listen to the heroes he mentions:
Elected officials like Rep. Andre Carson say that Tea Partiers are dangerous subversives, they are terrorists and cannot be trusted. But I have yet to hear him or anyone on his political train show much concern for speeches like this.
Saying "those who disagree with the present government could cause someone unstable to snap" seems to be fashionable among Hollywood elitists. Just ask Lance Baxter. But speech just like you heard in this video should be what these guys are really concerned with, and they better do it before it is too late.
Penn, Moore, Baxter, Baldwin, Belafonte, and others who entertain the fantasy of a Simón Bolívar in their lifetime, are living in California. It is they and many good decent people who must think about the possibilities of this guy's dream becoming a reality.
And what do we hear from the White House on things like this? Nothing. They appointed a Supreme Court Justice with ties to this man's group.