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Chavez: Visionary Leader Extraordinaire 

by Stephen Lendman

He and Castro matter most. They don't come any better. They transformed their countries responsibly. Doing so made the impossible possible. They did it against long odds. They won over hearts and minds.

Castro did it his way. Chavez chose a Venezuelan model. He envisioned socialism for the 21st century. He wanted it based on "solidarity, fraternity, love, justice, liberty and equality." 

He wanted it built bottom up. He deplored top down. Popular protagonism over bureaucracy was policy.

He abhorred neoliberal harshness. He called it incompatible with democracy. He wanted another way. His legacy reflects his accomplishments.

Eva Golinger knew Chavez. She called him a "grandiose visionary" "dream maker."

Venezuelans loved him. So did millions worldwide. They did so for good reason. He cared. He made a difference. His achievements are remarkable. They can't be ignored.

He was honest, said Golinger . His roots were humble. He grew up in a mud hut. He sold candies on streets. He did so to earn money for his family.

He "dreamed of building a strong, sovereign nation, independent of foreign influence".He dreamed of improving the lives of his people"."

He wanted poverty eradicated. He wanted a better life for Venezuelans. He called it el buenvivir (the good life).

He made dreams come true. He achieved remarkable changes. They're more than just numbers. He transformed one of Latin America's most unequal countries into its most equitable. At the same time, he achieved impressive economic growth.

He did so in 14 years. He spoke truth to power. He did it because it matters. 

He cared about Venezuela's most disadvantaged. He lifted them from poverty. He provided education, healthcare, affordable food, housing, and hope.

"He recognized the rights of the disabled, of indigenous peoples, all genders and sexualities. He broke down barriers of racism and classism and declared himself a socialist feminist."

"He not only made his own dreams come true, but he inspired us all to achieve our fullest potential."

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