Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite Save As Favorite View Article Stats
1 comment

OpEdNews Op Eds

Bolivariansm in Venezuela

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 7 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Valuable 3   Must Read 2   Well Said 2  
View Ratings | Rate It

Headlined to H3 1/6/13

Become a Fan
  (191 fans)

opednews.com

Bolivarianism in Venezuela

Venezuelans get political, economic and social benefits Americans can't imagine.

by Stephen Lendman

With or without Chavez, it's institutionalized. It greatly improved the lives of most Venezuelans. It's become part of the national culture. It won't wane and die.

It reflects Simon Bolivar's vision. He defeated the Spanish, liberated half of South America, and advocated using national wealth responsibly, fairly and equitably.

He strove to overcome what he called the imperial curse "to plague Latin America with misery in the name of liberty." 

Chavez is his modern-day incarnation. Chavismo reflects Bolivarian principles. He instituted them. They've become hardwired and institutionalized. Venezuelans won't tolerate returning to their ugly past. 

Why should they? Constitutional law mandates what Americans can't imagine. 

Venezuelans get free education to the highest levels and quality healthcare, subsidized food and housing, land reform, respect for indigenous rights, job training, micro credit, affordable electricity and cooking gas, gasoline at 7 cents a gallon, and other social, economic, and political benefits. 

Americans get force-fed austerity, growing poverty, high unemployment, unaddressed homelessness and hunger, and a government beholden solely to business and privileged elitism.

Venezuela's far from perfect. Major problems remain. Positive steps are taken to overcome them. Under Chavez, great strides have been made.

America is polar opposite. Class war rages. Wealth is redistributed up. Business and super-rich elites benefit at the expense of most others. Social benefits are on the chopping block for elimination. 

For growing millions, America isn't fit to live in. Bipartisan complicity plans much worse ahead. Venezuelans are governed by officials who care. Chavez leads them. 

He's struggling to recover from his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months. He hopes to be cancer-free. He overcame earlier post-operative problems.

On January 4, Granma International called his condition "complicated by (a severe) pulmonary infection." Venezuelan Communication and Information Minister Ernesto Villegas confirmed it.

On national television, his official communique said the following:

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7

 

I was born in 1934, am a retired, progressive small businessman concerned about all the major national and world issues, committed to speak out and write about them.
Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act

Daniel Estulin's "True Story of the Bilderberg Group" and What They May Be Planning Now

Continuity of Government: Coup d'Etat Authority in America

America Facing Depression and Bankruptcy

Lies, Damn Lies and the Murdoch Empire

Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine Alert

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
1 people are discussing this page, with 1 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

Back in 1945, when I was entering my third year in... by M.I. Lee on Sunday, Jan 6, 2013 at 3:40:12 PM